Jubilee Ceremony – 125 Years of HHL


Salles de Pologne, Hainstraße 16/18, 04109 Leipzig


November 08, 2023

1.00 p.m. - 5.45 p.m. (CET)


Get in touch (until Oct 24, 2023): event@hhl.de

Celebrate with us the founding of HHL 125 years ago!

In 1898, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management was founded as the first academic educational institution for business people in the German-speaking world. Let’s celebrate  together and share ideas about the future.

It is a great pleasure for us to cordially invite you to the celebration of the 125th anniversary of HHL on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 in the marvellous Salles de Pologne in Leipzig.

You can expect an interesting event with keynote speeches by Dr. Joana Breidenbach, cultural anthropologist and entrepreneur, as well as Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker, former CEO & Chairman at Roland Berger
The panel discussion that follows addresses the future role of business schools.

The afternoon will end with a get-together with sparkling wine, coffee and cake.


  • 01.00 p.m. – Admission
  • 01.30 p.m. – Musical opening
  • Welcome by the Dean of HHL Prof. Dr. Tobias Dauth
  • Impulse lecture by Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker
  • Impulse lecture by Dr. Joana Breidenbach
  • Panel discussion “The role of business schools in the transformation processes of business and society” with Prof. Dr. Karolin Frankenberger, Pamela Taylor, Dr. Joana Breidenbach, Dr. Malte Persick, Rolf Schrömgens, Prof. Dr. Burkhard Schwenker
  • Musical conclusion
  • 03.45 p.m. – Get-together
  • 05:45 p.m. – End of the event

We look forward to celebrating and also exchanging ideas with you.

(The event language is German.)

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

HHL is a university-level institution and ranks amongst the leading international business schools. The goal of the oldest business school in German-speaking Europe is to educate entrepreneurial, responsible and effective business leaders. HHL stands out for its excellent teaching, its clear research focus, its effective knowledge transfer into practice as well as its outstanding student services. Study programs include Master in Management programs (General Management, Finance), a Master in Entrepreneurship program as well as  MBA programs (General Management, Finance). All programs can be completed full-time or mostly also part-time. HHL also runs a Doctoral Program. The HHL Executive Education offers state-of-the-art management seminars for executive talents. Besides its main campus in Leipzig, the university maintains study locations in Cologne and Munich. HHL is accredited by AACSB International and ACQUIN. hhl.de