Dear Incoming Students,

We warmly welcome you to the Institute of Anthropology at the University of Leipzig! We invite you to surf on our homepage so that you are informed about everything. A regular visit to our sites is recommended as they are constantly updated. Here we would like to inform you about the most important links:


Academic Lab

The Academic Lab offers extracurricular workshops that help students learn to more effectively write academic papers. The Academic Lab also provides workshops focused on academic (poster) presentations, and reading, listening, and studying strategies as well as special language courses for German and international students who have English and German as academic languages. In addition, the Academic Lab offers research and writing consultations that are open to all Leipzig University students. Special advising programs for international students round off the program.

Information about current events may be found HERE.

Network of Anthropology

At the moment, this network connects 400 students, lecturers and alumni of the anthropology community in Leipzig and makes information about the institute, job offers and internships, interesting events as well as call-for-papers for anthropological and subject-related symposia quickly accessible to all parties involved.

The subscription to the network is made via

To send your own email to all members, send your message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pictures of Our Students

The pictures which serve as a banner for the homepage come from our students and graduate students who have agreed to share their anthropological insights. By clicking on the respective photo, you may view the short texts which place the pictures in their social and cultural context and sketch the history of their origin. We would like to thank the hardworking contributors and we would be happy to receive further pictures from study related / scientific research travels. All students are invited to participate.


Annette Veit
 Tel + 49 341 97 37 220
Fax + 49 341 97 37 229
Office Hours:
10 am - 11 am
1 pm - 2 pm


Ursula Rao
 +49 341 97 37 221
Institut für Ethnologie
Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig