Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - LMU
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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - LMU • Munich, Germany

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich - LMU was founded in 1472 by Duke Ludwig IX of Bavaria-Landshut, is Germany's sixth-oldest university in continuous operation, and it is located in the heart of Munich, Germany. In 1802, the university was officially named Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität by King Maximilian I of Bavaria in his as well as the university's original founder's honor. With more than 500 years on their back, LMU counts with 50,000 students, from those around 7,812 are International Students that come from more than 130 different countries. LMU Munich has 18 different faculties like the Faculties of Catholic and Protestant Theology, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the Faculty of History and the Arts or the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion. Students at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich can choose from more than 200-degree programs, as well as teacher training courses in over 100 major and 140 additional subjects. LMU is one of Europe’s leading research universities, this is beneficial for everyone, from students to professors. The university´s efforts to excel in individual and interdisciplinary collaborations create an environment that motivates and benefits graduate students in their field of studies. LMU maintains an extensive network of contacts with more than 500 institutional partners worldwide. These partnerships give the students the opportunity to develop their research skills as well as their own personal and interpersonal skills much farther. Students at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich – LMU have the advantage of choosing study exchange or research collaboration mainly through Europe, North America, and Asia. LMU is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has entered into strategic research collaborations with internationally renowned institutions such as Harvard Medical School, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Tokyo. LMU counts with 35 Nobel laureates among them Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen and Theodor W. Hänsch. It ranks 17th worldwide by the number of Nobel laureates. Pope Benedict XVI and The sociologist Max Weber were professors at LMU Munich.

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