American Studies Leipzig is one of the most distinguished programs in Germany.
It has recently been ranked as excellent by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat). The Center for Higher Education (CHE) has also provided the BA and MA programs with the ranking of excellent. ASL has also been awarded three prestigious international professorships: The Fulbright-Leipzig Chair for American Studies, the DAAD Professorship for American and International Studies, and the Picador Chair for Literary Studies.
The Institute for American Studies is also a leader in primary research. The German Science Foundation (DFG) has, for example, funded the multi-year project, "Post-Revolutionary American Identity Construction in a Transatlantic Context".
American Studies has its own dedicated library at the University of Leipzig. The Frank Freidel Memorial Library was established in 1997 based on the very generous donation of books from the renowned historian, Professor Frank Freidel, from Harvard University. The Library currently contains around 10,000 volumes and is open-stacks (i.e. direct access).
Whether teaching, research, or resources, American Studies Leipzig is a program of unusual excellence in Germany.