Welcome to the Institute for Energy Policy and Energy Economics

shaping the global landscape of energy in the heart of Europe

War in Ukraine



After the attack by Russian troops on Ukraine on the night of 24 February 2022, there is bewilderment at the Institute of Energy Policy and Energy Economics and the University of Leipzig. Our solidarity goes out to the entire Ukrainian population.

Due to the current situation, we cannot restart our application process for the intake 2023.

The Secret of our Success

When the institute launched MEEBA together with the University of Leipzig and MGIMO in 2007, the program was a key factor in the academic and entrepreneurial cooperation of European and Russian energy companies.

Hand in hand with the European Energy Exchange, Gazprom Germania, ONTRAS, TOTAL Germany, Wintershall, VNG and many more companies in the energy field, MEEBA offers its students both: academic expertise and practical insights and applications. These are the four main pillars of our program:

highest quality education with an interdisciplinary approach


current and future challenges of a rapid growing industry


leading industries worldwide & major players in the sector

A few things we’re great at

find out more about our MEEBA-program and become an expert in the field of energy


study in a select international group with participants from all over the world: Asia, America, Africa and Europe


acquire a Master of Science from second oldest university in Germany


gain a deep insight in the energy industry through a split study program: focussing on enery sources as oil and gas as welle as renewables and future technologies


acquire additional qualifications, such as the official trader certificate of the European Energy Exchange (EEX), and join workshops with companies like PwC, KfW and Gazprom


within the Master’s program, students specialize not only in the field of energy economics and business administration but also acquire & put into practice relevant skills in the following fields:

European &

International Law

– International Arbitration

– Case study in Berlin

Financial Modelling

and IFRS

– Financial Modelling – Corporate Finance

– International Finance

Energy and Commodity Trading

– EEX Trading Training – Energy Management – Commodity Trading

Climate Change & Protection

– EU-Policy

– Environmental Challenges – Real Projects


and Design Thinking

– Business Development – Strategy – Project Lead

Logistics, Storage & Transport

– Maritime Transport

– Pipeline Economics – Future means

Challenges & Opportunities

– Introduction to IT

– LNG, Hydrogen Gas – Renewable Energy

Student Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our students say:

Enthusiasm for Europe & Russia, interest in the economic and legal part of the Energy Sector and the ambition to connect with great students and alumni worldwide brought me to this master program.

Lars Krützfeldt

Third Semester,

Business background

Already during the Master I had several job offers. After returning from Russia I started as working student at the EEX and today, after finishing my studies, I took the opportunity to engage as business developer and member of the strategy team at the exchange.

Maria Lukovic

Alumna, graduated 2018 Law background

Coming from Engineering, this program offers me the opportunity to get a broad insight into economics, finance and management while staying focussed on international energy issues and technological challenges.

Amjad Kashman
Alumnus Engineering background

Latest News from our Blog

Find out about past or current business and study trips,

events and guest lectures at our blog.

Summer semester 2019 in Moscow

First impressions from our student Lukas Wackwitz in Moscow: The second semester of our German-Russian double degree Master program takes place in the capital of Russia, Moscow, and started on[…]

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COP 24 in Katowice

Lara Schech, student of the M.Sc. International Energy Economics and Busness Administration, took part as youth delegate and present with federal environment minister Svenja Schulze during the Talanoa Dialogue for[…]

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International Gas Forum in Saint Petersburg 2018

Since 2011 a group of Russian, American and European companies organize the International Saint Petersburg Gas Forum every October, parallel to the influential and even larger Energy Forum in Moscow.[…]

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In order to participate in the double degree,

you will need to fulfill the following three requirements


In any field with a minimum

of 180 ECTS


A minimum of B2 English proficiency

Knowledge of Russian or German is not mandatory


Substantial postgraduate work experience (minimum 1 year)

Our Team

The Master program is an intense experience – in order to provide the best education, support and preparation, we do our best to lead you to a successful career in Germany, Europe and worldwide

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruckner

Chairman of the institute

Chair for Energy  Management and Sustainability Leipzig University

Prof. Dr. Robert Holländer

Vice-chairman of the institute

Chair of Environmental Technology  and  Environmental Management Leipzig University

Miss Maren Rath

MEEBA coordinator

driee@wifa.uni-leipzig.de +49 341 9733524
Students from Germany

Looking back at a long common history, MEEBA was initiated as an opportunity to enable stronger economic & academic ties between Germany & Russia.

Students from Switzerland, Austria & Germany join our program every year to discover the world of energy and to strengthen their ties to Russia.
from the EU and worldwide

Students from the European Union and all over the world have completed MEEBA: engineers from Jordania, lawyers from Mexico, economists from the Philipines and even IT-students from New Zealand.

Providing assistance during the entire program, we allow students from in- and outside the EU to enjoy education in Germany ad Russia – in English.
Students from Russia

Students from Russia have the opportunity to start the Master’s program either in Germany or in Russia: while in Leipzig you start in English, in Moscow the first semester is in Russian.

For further information on the exchange program of MGIMO please visit their website or get in touch with their program coordinator.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and our coordinator 

Miss Maren Rath

Additionally, you are welcome to contact our Alumni via LinkedIn and get in touch with current MEEBA students