Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

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    LMU Munich is divided into 18 fac­ul­ties which group together major areas of teach­ing and research. The uni­ver­sity has a clas­si­cal aca­d­e­mic pro­file rang­ing from the human­i­ties and cul­tural sci­ences, law, eco­nom­ics, and social sci­ences to med­i­cine and nat­ural sciences.

    Numer­ous research cen­ters spe­cial­iz­ing either in one sub­ject area or cross­ing the bor­ders of indi­vid­ual dis­ci­plines as well as one of Germany’s finest library sys­tems com­plete the well-​differentiated research infra­struc­ture at LMU. The Med­ical Cen­ter of the Uni­ver­sity of Munich pro­vides the max­i­mum level of care and the high­est stan­dard of treat­ment and nurs­ing. With 2,300 beds, it is, next to the Char­ité in Berlin, the largest insti­tu­tion of this kind in Germany.

    The diver­sity of research at LMU Munich depends on close col­lab­o­ra­tion with research cen­ters far beyond the con­fines of the uni­ver­sity. As a lead­ing Ger­man uni­ver­sity, it enjoys excel­lent rela­tion­ships with renowned part­ner research insti­tutes.


    As a gen­uine “uni­ver­si­tas” with a broad range of sub­jects, LMU Munich pro­vides excel­lent con­di­tions for inno­v­a­tive basic research, both within indi­vid­ual dis­ci­plines and through inter– and trans­dis­ci­pli­nary col­lab­o­ra­tions across var­i­ous fields of knowl­edge. 700 pro­fes­sors and 3,600 aca­d­e­mic staff mem­bers research and teach in 18 fac­ul­ties and numer­ous research cen­ters.

    LMU Munich’s suc­cess in the Germany-​wide Excel­lence Ini­tia­tive has con­firmed the university’s out­stand­ing research record, par­tic­u­larly in the field of fun­da­men­tal research. How­ever, the com­pet­i­tive posi­tion of LMU Munich is also shown by the fact that it is reg­u­larly rated at the top end of national and inter­na­tional rank­ings. Research fund­ing is a crit­i­cal fac­tor in a university’s suc­cess and a sig­nif­i­cant indi­ca­tor of the strength of its research. LMU Munich attracts a wide range of research fund­ing at regional, national, and Euro­pean lev­els. Key sources of research fund­ing are the Ger­man Research Foun­da­tion (DFG) and the Euro­pean Union.

    By imple­ment­ing university-​wide strat­egy processes, LMU Munich has suc­ceeded in per­ma­nently enhanc­ing its pro­file as a research-​intensive uni­ver­sity.


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