The academic landscape within Leipzig also benefits from cooperation with the Fraunhofer IZI: The Leipzig University, the Leipzig University of Applied Science (HWTK) and the Graduate School of Management (HHL) have found in the Fraunhofer IZI a strong partner for research cooperations and the development of joint programs for teaching and advanced vocational training, which enhance local attractiveness from an economic and scientific point of view. Thus, for example, students of business administration from the HHL have already been successfully involved in practical scientific projects with their development of business plans or marketing concepts. A particularly intensive cooperation connects the Fraunhofer IZI and the Institute for Clinical Immunology of the University Leipzig.
The outstanding collaboration work with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and its institutes and clinics directly opposite the Fraunhofer IZI building deserves special mention. Research involving animal experiments does not only serve the development of new products for human medicine, but also contributes to the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in veterinary medicine.
The Faculty of Medicine has traditionally been an extremely important partner with many interactions, also in teaching and advanced education. The Fraunhofer IZI has been working closely together with institutional and clinical areas of radiology, nuclear medicine and diagnostics for several years now in order to develop sophisticated imaging procedures for large animal models.