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Excellent conditions for excellent people

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.

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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

18 faculties with one of Germany’s best library systems

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.

9 Focus Areas

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.

  • Ancient Studies

  • Area Studies with an emphasis on Eastern Europe

  • Nanosciences

  • Origin of the Universe

  • Photonics and Quantum Optics

  • Molecular Biosystems

  • Neurosciences

  • Protein Sciences

  • Translational Health Science

8 Areas of High Potential

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

  • Learning Sciences

  • Earth Sciences

  • Plant Sciences

  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Individual research

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.

Honors for 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.

Nobel
Prizes

Leibniz
Prizes

Humboldt
Professorships

European Research
Council Grants