Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Contact No: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 0
Location: Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 , Munich, Germany - 80539
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) established in 1472 was commonly known as University of Munich or LMU. It’s a public research university; it is also considered as Germany’s oldest universities. The University of Munich is particularly considered as one of the most prestigious universities in Germany's as well as in Europe's. The LMU has recently been offered the title of "elite university" under the German Universities Excellence Initiative.
LMU Munich has consistently ranked among the world's top 100 universities in various international ranking surveys such as Academic Ranking of World Universities and Times Higher Education Supplement which ranks over 1000 universities worldwide.
The main campus of the university is provided by Munich U-Bahn's Universiy station. The university originally existed as the University of Ingolstadt in Ingolstadt and was then moved to Landshut by Maximilian IV Joseph. Later it was moved to the capital of Bavaria, Munich, by Louis I. It is named after Louis IX, Duke of Bavaria and Maximilian I, King of Bavaria.
The university was situated in the Old Academy until a new building in the Ludwigstrasse was completed. The university's main buildings are grouped around Geschwister-Scholl-Platz and Professor-Huber-Platz on Ludwigstrasse, extending into side streets such as Akademiestrasse, Schellingstrasse and Veterinärstrasse.
LMU Munich is divided into 18 faculties which group together major areas of teaching and research.
Courses offered by Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich