Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

The Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU), or briefly University of Munich is a university in the Bavarian capital Munich. It is named after its founder Duke Ludwig the rich and the Elector Max IV named Joseph.

There are are nearly 42,000 students enrolled at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich . Approximately 700 professors teach 18 faculties. She is one of the largest universities in Germany. The annual budget is just under 340 million euros. The University Hospital and its budget are not members of the LMU, as it is, the University Hospital is a separate legal entity independent of the university.

With 160 courses, the University of Munich offers a very wide range of subjects, among which some, otherwise in the German-speaking subjects are not offered. In technical subjects, the LMU in direct competition with the Technical University of Munich.

The University of Munich is not a campus university, but over several locations. In addition to the main building at the Geschwister-Scholl-Platz (immediately adjacent outbuildings), there are, inter alia, the so-called high-tech campus in Grosshadern Clinic and the inner city, the women's clinic at the Maistraße and many others across the city distributed Institute building, such B.

A few hundred metres north of the so-called Schweinchenbau (pedagogy and psychology, because of the so-called pink Gebäudeanstrichs), a few hundred metres apart from the southwest Pinakotheken the mathematics building (in the partly physics, computer science and geology lectures will be held) or in the former building of the radio station Radio Free Europe Institute accommodated at the English Garden (Geschwister-Scholl Institute of Political Science, Communication Studies, East Asian customers, Science, the Institute for Biomolecular optics and the Center for Information and Language Processing).


The University of Munich is divided into 18 departments:
01 Catholic theology
02 Evangelical Theology
03 Law
04 Betriebswirtschaftslehre
05 economics
07 medical (including dentistry)
08 veterinary medicine
09 and Art History, Science
10 philosophy, scientific theory and religious studies
11 psychology and pedagogy
12 Kulturwissenschaften
13/14 Languages and Literatures
15 Social Sciences
16 mathematics, computer science and statistics
17 Physics
18 Chemistry and Pharmacy
19 Biology
20 geosciences

The official number of faculties is historical reasons: The Faculty of Forestry heard 06 since October 1999 on the Technical University of Munich; faculty 13/14 created by merging two faculties


In a global comparison of Newsweek from 2006, the LMU place 63, but they are also 16 European universities had before him, but within just ahead of Bayern Munich University of Technology ranks. In a ranking of The Times newspaper from the year 2004 they occupied the 4th place nationwide, Shanghai Jiao Tong League Annual Ranking 2007 occupied the LMU rank 53 in the world ranking, and 1st in Germany.

The University of Munich ranked equal 65th in the 2007 THES-QS World University Ranking

The University of Munich ranked 93rd in the 2008 THES-QS World University Ranking

The University of Munich ranked 98th in the 2009 THES-QS World University Ranking

The University of Munich ranked 66th in the 2010 QS World University Ranking

The University of Munich ranked 62nd in the 2011 QS World University Ranking
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