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The University of Leipzig was founded in 1409 and is one of the oldest Universities in Germany. It is an interdisciplinary and international comprehensive university consisting of 14 faculties and 128 institutes with more than 35,000 persons involved in research, teaching, and study. Leipzig is a dynamic cosmopolitan city with long historical and cultural traditions. The major features of Leipzig and the University are a state-of-the-art infrastructure with attractive surroundings where everything is just one step away. A survey of the European Commission indicates that Leipzig is among the three big cities in Europe where life is most worth living.