Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität: 500 years of tradition and an “excellent” future
Founded in 1472 in Ingolstadt and since 1826 located in Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München is one of the most prestigious universities in Europe and also one of the largest. The wide range of courses comprises around 150 subjects, ranging from Law and Economics through the Social Sciences and the Humanities to Medicine and the Natural Sciences.
The University attracts a large number of students each year. Currently, over 50,000 students, about sixteen percent of which are international students, take advantage of diverse spectrum of courses.
From distinguished research grant winners to undergraduate students, all members of the LMU Munich community are engaged in generating new knowledge for the benefit of society at large. The University is particularly noted for providing excellent conditions for innovative basic research, both within individual disciplines and through inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations across various fields of knowledge.
Location: Munich, Germany
Munich is Germany‘s third largest city and offers ideal conditions for studying and conducting research within a lively metropolitan yet charming and secure environment. It has a long and impressive history as a hub for research, inventions and higher learning.
Even though Munich is known best for its annual beer fest, the Oktoberfest, its real charm lies in its qualities as a major cultural centre. It houses world-famous museums and galleries, theatres and concert houses, and in addition, it surrounds a beautiful landscape.
A stroll through the “Englische Garten” provides a relaxing break from studying. With the Alps less than an hour away, skiing and mountain biking skills are easily improved. Visiting one of the city’s famous beer gardens is the perfect way to crown a day filled with stimulating lectures.
Review from a student
Abhilasha Boruah (alumna, Fall 2017 at LMU) wrote a poem about her experience.
Academic Highlights and Specific Research Opportunities
LMU Munich is built on the four pillars of classical academic research: Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Medicine. The University is now home to 18 faculties, almost accommodating all disciplines, except Engineering.
The historic part of the campus is home to the Humanities and is located in the city centre, close to the Bavarian State Library and numerous archives. Interdisciplinary centres of research such as the Centre for Language and Literature Studies or the Munich Ethics Referral Center.
Standing for networked research of the highest quality, .a new High-Tech-Campus has grown in the south-west of Munich, in direct vicinity of the Max Planck Institutes of Biochemistry and Neurobiology, At the High-Tech Campus the focus is on Life Sciences.
The world-class research at LMU is exemplified by its clusters of excellence in the Natural Sciences – the Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPSM), the Munich–Center for Advanced Photonics (MAP) and the Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM).