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Academic Quality for Quality Academics

The University of Erlangen-N├╝rnberg has founded the Leonardo-Kolleg to serve the interests of its best top students. This institution is unique in Germany and has set itself the goal of enabling its students, amongst other things, to meet high-profile personalities in the academic community and from the field of culture to engage in discussion of trends and developments in their subjects, the contemporary relationship between science and society in general and in particular to discuss the future they envisage for themselves in the changing world of science. What makes this institution unique is the fact that it has been founded on the basis of student initiative and is financed by their willingness to forgo their entitlement to exemption from student fees in the interests of their subject.