Students of psychology know that the discipline has its deepest roots in eastern Germany, specifically in the city of Leipzig. The year 1879 is regarded as the 'birth year' of psychology as the philosopher Wilhelm Wundt established the first psychological laboratory at the University of Leipzig at that time. Leipzig is now a large urban area of approximately 500,000 inhabitants, and the Leipzig Symphony and Leipzig Opera House have helped establish the city as one of Germany's great cultural centers. The University of Leipzig, portions of which are pictured at left, was founded in 1409 and is still regarded as one of the finer institutions of higher learning in all of Europe. This university, founded over 600 years ago, is still growing and expanding, as can be seen in the major construction project depicted in the photo. Department chair Dr. Mitchell Metzger, psychology majors Niki Valentine and Katie Schuster, and eleven other participants in the "AU in Germany" program recently visited Leipzig in their tour through eastern Germany.