Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is a leading research university in Europe. Since its founding in 1472 it has been committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching.
LMU has consistently been one of the most successful universities in the German Excellence Competitions aimed at strengthening top-level university research: In the current third phase of competitions, the Excellence Strategy, LMU was successfully awarded four Clusters of Excellence, applied for jointly with the Technical University of Munich (TUM), as well as funding for its long-term strategy program, LMUexcellent – A New Perspective.
LMU, Munich and the world
Research, teach or study in Munich, in the heart of Europe! Munich is one of the major seats of knowledge and learning in Germany and one of Europe's foremost centers for research and education, technology and the media. LMU cooperates with 600 partners on all five continents. And LMU is also cosmopolitan at home: people from more than 130 countries study, teach and research together on campus.
Once again in 2021, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München holds a top position in the World Reputation Ranking of the Times Higher Education Magazine, where the LMU appears in place 32. Accordingly, LMU is among the most renowned universities in Europe. The World Reputation Ranking evaluates the reputation of a university in teaching and research by consulting renowned scientists from all over the world.