With up to 2.5 million €, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the highest endowed German award. It is often referred to as the German Nobel Prize. The grant serves to improve the working conditions for scientists and scholars, expand their research possibilities, reduce administrative cost and make it easier to employ young academics.

Laureates

2010
Professor Jürgen Osterhammel, Department of History and Sociology


2003
Professor Albrecht Koschorke, Department of Literary Studies


2000
Professor Aditi Lahiri, Department of Linguistics


1998
Professor Regine Hengge-Aronis


1992
Professor Jürgen Mlynek, Department of Physics

1989
Professor Jürgen Mittelstraß, Department of Philosophy