Anniversary at the Weinberg Campus: Images of the High-Tech Site
The Weinberg Campus is the scientific centre of the university. From biology to chemistry to physics, it is home to numerous university institutes and buildings. Many non-university research institutions, such as the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics or the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, are located here.
Around 100 companies are currently operating on the Weinberg Campus, from small start-ups to globally active corporations. Many of the companies are based out of the eight technology and founders’ centres (TGZ). Now there are a total of 27,000 square metres of space where they can implement their ideas.
Viewed from above: The Weinberg Campus covers a total of 134 hectares and offers plenty of space for a large network that brings together, in a profitable way, various institutions operating the areas of research, development and production. There’s still room for the technology park to continue to expand in the future.
The Weinberg Campus is a high-tech location. In the last 25 years around one billion euros has been invested in a site that is also the heart of the university’s scientific campus. The density of research institutes is high on the nearly 134-hectare site. This is accompanied by numerous successful companies that have often emerged from start-ups. Important drivers of the process are technology and founders’ centres. The first one opened in 1993 and the technology park was born. Professor Reinhard Neubert - a scientist, Prorector and entrepreneur - is one of the pioneers of this development. He talks with Ines Godazgar in an interview. Read more
The area between the Heide district in Halle and the river Saale was used in the past for very different things. The land-use demarcation “vineyard” (Weinberg in German) was based on the fact that vineyards had been officially documented multiple times on this land since the 13th century. The fruit played such an important role in Mediaeval wine culture that in 1750 the chronicler Dreyhaupt compared the good wine to that of the Rhine Valley. Read more
Knowledge transfer is only successful when it is coupled with excellent basic research. The staff at the Institute of Physics are doing just that. The institute is not only home to three collaborative research centres (CRC) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) and one Alexander von Humboldt professorship. Its researchers have excellent international ties and have regularly attracted notice through articles published in renowned journals. Read more
Employees at enspring GmbH on the Weinberg Campus are on the lookout for the ideal material for capacitors and lithium-ion batteries. They are able to take advantage of the excellent working environment and the university’s scientific expertise. Falk Lange, a PhD student at MLU and the founder of enspring, now also wants to gain a foothold in China. Hence, the story of enspring GmbH is also the story of basic researchers who have become business people active on the international stage. Read more