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At LMU, we thrive on the specialist knowledge, the diverse perspectives and the curiosity of our students, faculty members and administrative staff.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Huber
President, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
As one of Europe's leading research universities, LMU looks back on 550 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 German Excellence Strategy, a nationwide competition to promote top-level university research.
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.
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.
Diverse. Excellent. LMU