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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Established 1472/1826
Type Public
Rector Bernd Huber
Staff 12.629; 700 Professors (without assistant professors)
Students 46,885
Location Munich, Germany
Website www.uni-muenchen.de/
Main building of the Ludwig Maximilians University
Main staircase of the university, Munich
The Atrium at the main building

The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (German: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), also known as LMU, is a university in Munich and, with almost 47,000 students, is the biggest university in Germany. The majority of foreign exchanges at the University of Munich are with European universities. The main building is situated in Ludwigstrasse. The university's main campus is served by the Munich U-Bahn's Universität station. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... February 20 - Orkney and Shetland are returned by Norway to Scotland, due to a defaulted dowry payment Possible discovery of Bacalao (possibly Newfoundland, North America) by João Vaz Corte-Real. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings, but all of them indicate someone who is in charge of something. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität_München_04-05-22. ... Image File history File links Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität_München_04-05-22. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (993x1518, 133 KB) Description: LMU Haupstiege, München. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (993x1518, 133 KB) Description: LMU Haupstiege, München. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 2150 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 2150 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... Ludwigstraße, Munich The Ludwigstrasse in Munich is one of the citys four royal avenues. ... Georg-Brauchle-Ring station (U1) The Munich U-Bahn system is an electric railway public transport network (a metro or subway system) in Munich. ...


According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2006), the LMU is the highest ranked German university (51st), and according to the German FOCUS ranking, the LMU is the second highest ranked German university (behind the Technical University of Munich). Munich University of Technology, or Technical University of Munich (TUM) (in German: Technische Universität München, TUM), is a major German university located in Munich (and the towns of Garching and Freising outside of Munich). ...

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History

The university originally existed as the University of Ingolstadt from 1472 (foundation right of Louis IX the Rich) to 1802 in Ingolstadt and was then moved to Landshut by Maximilian IV Joseph (the later Maximilian I King of Bavaria). After a short time it was moved to the capital of Bavaria, Munich, in the year 1826, by Louis I. It is named after Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria and Maximilian I, King of Bavaria. The University of Ingolstadt was founded in 1472 by Louis the Rich, the Duke of Bavaria at the time, and its first Chancellor was the Bishop of Eichstätt. ... February 20 - Orkney and Shetland are returned by Norway to Scotland, due to a defaulted dowry payment Possible discovery of Bacalao (possibly Newfoundland, North America) by João Vaz Corte-Real. ... Duke Louis IX of Bavaria (23. ... --69. ... Ingolstadt (Austro-Bavarian: Inglstådt) is a city in the Free State of Bavaria, Germany. ... Landshut is a city in Bavaria in the south-east of Germany both belonging to Eastern and Southern Bavaria. ... King Maximilian I of Bavaria. ... For other uses, see Bavaria (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Ludwig I (or Louis I, which is the French form of his name, his godfather was Louis XVI of France) (Strasbourg, August 25, 1786 – February 29, 1868 in Nice) was king of Bavaria from 1825 until the 1848 revolutions in the German states. ...


During 1943 the White Rose group of anti-Nazi students conducted their campaign of opposition to Hitler at this university. Pope Benedict XVI studied at the Ducal Georgianum of the university, and later wrote his doctoral thesis and Habilitation there. This article is about the German resistance movement. ... Papal Arms of Pope Benedict XVI. The papal tiara was replaced with a bishops mitre, and pallium of the Pope was added beneath the coat of arms. ... The Ducal Georgianum (German: Herzogliches Georgianum) is a theological seminary of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. ... Habilitation is the highest academic qualification a person can achieve by his/her own pursuit in certain European countries. ...


Nowadays the LMU Munich is part of 24 Collaborative Research Centers funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and is host university of 13 of them. It also hosts 12 DFG Research Training Groups and three international doctorate programs as part of the Elite Network of Bavaria. It attracts an additional 120 million euros per year in outside funding and is intensively involved in national and international funding initiatives.


LMU Munich has a wide range of degree programs, with 150 subjects available in numerous combinations. 16% of the 47,000 students who attend the university come from abroad.


In 2005, Germany’s state and federal governments launched the Excellence Initiative, a contest among its universities. With a total of 1.9 billion euros, 75 percent of which comes from Berlin, its architects aim to strategically promote top-level research and scholarship. The money is given to more than 30 research universities in Germany. This article is about the capital of Germany. ... This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ...


The Initiative will fund three project-oriented areas: Graduate schools to promote the next generation of scholars, clusters of excellence to promote cutting-edge research and “future concepts” for the project-based expansion of academic excellence at universities as a whole. In order to qualify for this third area, a university had to have at least one internationally recognized academic center of excellence and a new graduate school. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


After the first round of selections, LMU Munich was invited to submit applications for all three funding lines: It entered the competition with proposals for two graduate schools and four clusters of excellence.


On Friday 13th October 2006, a blue-ribbon panel announced the results of the Germany-wide Excellence Initiative for promoting top university research and education. The panel, composed of the German Research Foundation and the German Science Council, has decided that LMU Munich will receive funding for all three areas covered by the Initiative: one Graduate school, three “excellence clusters” and general funding for the university’s “future concept”. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Faculties

The University currently consists of 20 faculties:

The official numeration of the faculties developed historically: The faculty 6 (Forestry) became part of the Technical University of Munich by October 1999; the faculty 13/14 was created by merger of two faculties. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ... Veterinary medicine is the application of medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic principles to companion, domestic, exotic, wildlife, and production animals. ... This article is about the study of time in human terms. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... Philosophy of science is the study of assumptions, foundations, and implications of science, especially in the natural sciences and social sciences. ... Church of Religious Science Religious Science, also known as Science of Mind, was founded in 1927 by Ernest Holmes (1887–1960) and is a religious movement within the New Thought Movement. ... Psychological science redirects here. ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... Open Directory Project: Literature World Literature Electronic Text Archives Magazines and E-zines Online Writing Writers Resources Libraries, Digital Cataloguing, Metadata Distance Learning Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Classicism in Literature The Universal Library, by Carnegie Mellon University Project Gutenberg Online Library Abacci - Project Gutenberg texts matched with Amazon... The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. ... For other meanings of mathematics or uses of math and maths, see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). ... Computer science (informally: CS or compsci) is, in its most general sense, the study of computation and information processing, both in hardware and in software. ... This article is about the field of statistics. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... For other uses, see Chemistry (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ... Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, knowledge), also referred to as the biological sciences, is the study of living organisms utilizing the scientific method. ... Earth science (also known as geoscience or the geosciences), is an all-embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth. ... Environmental science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment; with a focus on pollution and degradation of the environment related to human activities; and the impact on biodiversity and sustainability from local and global development. ... The Paläontologische Museum München (Palaeontological Museum Munich) is a German national natural history museum situated in Munich, Bavaria. ... Munich University of Technology, or Technical University of Munich (TUM) (in German: Technische Universität München, TUM), is a major German university located in Munich (and the towns of Garching and Freising outside of Munich). ...


Notable alumni and faculty

Main article: List of Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich people

Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich has produced several notable individuals. The alumni of Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich played a major role in the development of quantum mechanics. Max Planck, the founder of quantum theory and Nobel laureate in Physics in 1918, was an alumni of the university. Founder of quantum mechanics such as Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli and others were associated with the university. For a less technical and generally accessible introduction to the topic, see Introduction to quantum mechanics. ... “Planck” redirects here. ... For a less technical and generally accessible introduction to the topic, see Introduction to quantum mechanics. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... For a less technical and generally accessible introduction to the topic, see Introduction to quantum mechanics. ... Werner Karl Heisenberg (December 5, 1901 – February 1, 1976) was a celebrated German physicist and Nobel laureate, one of the founders of quantum mechanics and acknowledged to be one of the most important physicists of the twentieth century. ... This article is about the Austrian-Swiss physicist. ...


Notes

See also

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External links

  • University of Munich Website (German) (English)
  • Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich for foreign students on iAgora - Reviews by former Erasmus and other international students in Munich.
  • 360° Panorama at the Ludwig Maximilians University

Coordinates: 48°09′03″N, 11°34′49″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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The university originally existed as the University of Ingolstadt from 1472 (foundation right of Louis IX the Rich) to 1802 in Ingolstadt and was then moved to Landshut by Maximilian IV Joseph (the later Maximilian king of Bavaria).
After the first round of selections, LMU Munich was invited to submit applications for all three funding lines: It entered the competition with proposals for two graduate schools and four clusters of excellence.
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