Meet the LMU Faculties
LMU Munich has a classical academic profile ranging from the humanities and cultural sciences, law, economics, and social sciences to medicine and natural sciences. The University is divided into 18 faculties and enjoys one of Germany’s finest library systems. Creative thinking, problem-solving and research are central to LMU’s academic programs. With over 2,000 beds, its Medical Center is one of the most prestigious and largest institutions of its kind in Germany.
LMU Munich is divided into 18 faculties which group together major areas of teaching and research.
Faculty of Catholic Theology
Faculty of Protestant Theology
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Business Administration – Munich School of Management
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Faculty of History and the Arts
Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Faculty for the Study of Culture
Faculty of Languages and Literatures
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics
Faculty of Physics
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
Faculty of Biology
Faculty of Geosciences
Home of outstanding academics
LMU Munich’s long-term goal is to become one of the most highly visible universities worldwide in all of its four subject groups – Humanities and Cultural Sciences; Law, Economics and Social Sciences; Natural Sciences; and Medicine.
LMU Munich therefore aims to attract outstanding academics at all career levels to the University and support innovative research ideas.
The nine Focus Areas constitute internationally established interdisciplinary fields of research, to which the participating research groups have been making significant contributions for quite some time.
Area Studies with an emphasis on Eastern Europe
Origin of the Universe
Photonics and Quantum Optics
Translational Health Science
The eight currently designated Areas of High Potential are interdisciplinary in character, and all possess considerable potential to develop into Focus Areas.
Globalization and Art Production
Pre-Modernity and Early Modernity
Environment and Society
Governance and Decision-Making in Economic Systems
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Many academics at LMU Munich conduct internationally acknowledged research outside of large collaborations. In addition to the top-level research performed in Focus Areas and Areas of High Potential, their outstanding individual contributions form a key component of LMU Munich’s international research profile.
Early-career researchers and professors who visit LMU within the LMU-China Academic Network program for at least one year can benefit from LMU’s dedicated welcome services: The LMU Gateway Office assists new international academic staff and their families in all matters related to their relocation to Munich. LMU’s Dual Career Service provides career assistance for partners of new academic staff members at LMU.
Leading members of LMU’s academic staff are regularly represented among the winners of prestigious national and international research prizes. These awards honor highly innovative, pioneering contributions that extend the boundaries of established fields and reveal the outlines of entirely new areas of research.