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About LMU 2018-04-04T10:17:06+00:00

Welcome to the University of Munich!

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München in the heart of Munich is recognized as one of Europe’s premier academic and research institutions.

The University is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching in a wide diversity of fields—from the humanities and cultural studies through law, economics and social sciences to medicine and natural sciences. This is also reflected in the designation of LMU as a “university of excellence” in the context of the German Excellence Initiative, a nationwide competition to promote top-level university research.

Since our founding in 1472, LMU has attracted inspired scholars and talented students from all over the world, keeping the University at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change our complex world.

The University is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching in a wide diversity of fields—from the humanities and cultural studies through law, economics and social sciences to medicine and natural sciences. This is also reflected in the designation of LMU as a “university of excellence” in the context of the German Excellence Initiative, a nationwide competition to promote top-level university research.

Since our founding in 1472, LMU has attracted inspired scholars and talented students from all over the world, keeping the University at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change our complex world.

President’s Welcome

Ni hao!

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, LMU looks back on 500 years of tradition and forward to the challenges and responsibilities ahead.

LMU’s faculty—whether they are early career professors or internationally renowned prize-winners—form the foundation of the University’s distinguished record in research.

Their expertise, dedication, and creativity underpin the University’s success in the Germany-wide Excellence Initiative, a competition in which LMU has won the largest amount of grant support awarded to a single institution.

LMU is home to over 50.000 students from more than 130 countries around the globe. They benefit from the University’s uniquely wide array of study programs and its strong focus on research. Our students view their studies as a springboard to a rewarding career, not least because Munich is one of Germany’s major centers for technology and the media.

When you come to LMU, you join a community dedicated to making the most of their talents, curiosity, and opportunities. I am both honored and humbled to be part of this community.

Prof. Dr. Bernd Huber
President, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Excellence from the time
of the Ming Dynasty till now

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A true universitas with a long history, LMU is one of the great German research universities, and its roots reach deep into the past. It was founded in Ingolstadt in 1472, and flourished during the Age of Humanism. By the time it was transferred to Landshut in 1800, its faculty had absorbed the spirit of the Age of Enlightenment. The move to the capital city of the young Kingdom of Bavaria in 1826 ushered in a period of academic expansion that saw the incorporation of new fields of research and the establishment of new faculties. Today LMU Munich forms part of an international network of leading research universities. Covering a broad and increasingly differentiated array of fields, LMU offers an environment that provides a first-rate education and nurtures innovative research.