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LMU at a
3 Editorial

5 History

7 Faculties

27 Studying at LMU Munich

43 International Network

51 Research

85 Research Centers

113 Affiliated Institutions

123 Living in Munich

131 Governance and Structure

138 Facts and Figures

143 LMU Shop

144 Index

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Get an idea of who we are the University in

the heart of Munich. As one of Europes leading
research universities, LMU is committed to the
highest international standards of excellence in
research and teaching. LMU at a Glance is
designed to provide an overview, and help you
find your way around our University.

LMU Munich has again taken the top spot in

the German Excellence Initiative, in an im-
pressive repeat of its winning performance in the very first round of
the competition in 2006. In the second phase of the Initiative in 2012,
all of the nine proposals submitted by LMU for four Graduate Schools,
four Clusters of Excellence and the Institutional Strategy were
approved for funding. The result is nothing short of sensational, and
it is in many ways a measure of LMUs strength in research and the
wide spectrum of expertise among its faculty.

Building on its 500-year-tradition of scholarship, LMU covers a broad

spectrum of disciplines, ranging from the humanities and cultural
studies through law, economics and social studies to medicine and the
sciences. With degree programs available in 150 subjects in numerous
combinations, the array of courses we have to offer is extremely wide.
Some 49,000 students are currently taking advantage of these oppor-
tunities. They view their studies as an investment in the future, a
launching pad for their later careers.

Exchange is at the core of the globalization of knowledge. Thats why

LMU Munich cooperates closely with more than 400 partner universities
and research institutes all over the world in areas extending from
academic contacts and student exchanges to the design of joint degree
programs and dedicated summer programs. Our broad network of
international contacts includes some 7,000 students from 125 countries
and 1,500 staff members, who have joined LMU for several months
or for much longer to study, teach and pursue research.

We put our faith in open minds, imagination and promising ideas.

Welcome to LMU Munich!

Prof. Dr. Bernd Huber

President, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt Mnchen



When Duke Ludwig the Wealthy of Bavaria-Landshut obtained papal

permission to found Bavarias first university in 1472, no one could
have imagined that over the next five hundred years the new institution
would move twice and was destined to become one of the largest
universities in Germany, and one of the countrys major research

The University began with four faculties in Ingolstadt, where it con

tributed to the flowering of German Humanism and played a major
role in the Counter-Reformation. Prior to the move to Landshut over
three hundred years later, the growing influence of the Enlightenment
had made itself felt. The second move at the beginning of the 19th
century, this time to the heart of the monarchys residential city of
Munich, brought an expansion of the faculties and a huge advance
in the sciences.

Forced to conform to the dictates of the National Socialists, the Uni

versity experienced the darkest period in its history in the 1930s
and 1940s. Despite being all but completely destroyed during the war,
the University provided the venue for the Bavarian Constitutional
Convention of 1946. This was held in the Aula Maxima, which had
remained unscathed.

LMU was rebuilt thanks to the concerted efforts of many, and in the
decades that followed, it developed into one of the leading universities
in Europe. With its 47,000 students, 700 professors and 3,600-strong
academic staff, LMU continues to build on its distinct identity and
its core skills in research and teaching in order to confront both
future academic challenges and the hugely complex demands of our
changing world.

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History Faculties


One of the best known resistance groups to emerge during the Nazi
regime was formed within university circles. Several students at
LMU, centered around Hans Scholl and his sister Sophie, Alexander
Schmorell, Willi Graf, Christoph Probst and Professor Kurt Huber, set
up a group in 1942 that would later be remembered as the White
Rose. In June and July 1942, Hans Scholl and Alexander Schmorell
wrote and distributed the first four White Rose leaflets protesting
against Nazi rule. On their return from the Eastern Front in November
1942, they intensified their commitment to resist tyranny and enlisted
the help of others who shared their views. Their fifth and sixth leaflets
were also disseminated in other cities.

On 18 February 1943, Hans and Sophie Scholl tossed copies of their

sixth leaflet, an audacious and courageous call for resistance to the
Nazis, from the gallery into the central atrium of the Main Building at
LMU. Soon afterwards, the Scholls and their friend Christoph Probst
were arrested. All three were executed within days. Show trials and
death sentences for other members of the White Rose followed.

The Annual White Rose Memorial Lecture, a ceramic inlay installed

outside the entrance to the Universitys Main Building, a marble
plaque on the second floor, and a bronze relief in the atrium serve
as reminders of the student resistance group.

In 1987 surviving members of the group, with relatives and friends, set
up the White Rose Foundation (Weie Rose Stiftung e.V.). Ten years
later, the Foundation, actively supported by the University, established,
and continues to manage, the DenkSttte Weie Rose just off the
central atrium. The permanent and several temporary exhibitions are
open to the public as well as extensive documentation, audio and
multimedia presentations and guided tours. Guided tours for groups,
as well as conversations with surviving members of the group, can be
arranged by appointment.

The White Rose (Denksttte Weie Rose)

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 56 78, 21 80 53 59
Opening hours: Monday Friday 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

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Faculty of Catholic Theology Faculty of Protestant Theology

Number of students: 512 Orthodox Theology Number of students: 228

Men: 249 Number of students: 32 Men: 88
Women: 263 Men: 24 Women: 140
International students: 64 Women: 8 International students: 21
International students: 22
Professors: 22 Professors: 12
Academic staff: 26 Canon Law Academic staff: 23
(postgraduate studies)
Number of students 27
Men 21
Women 6
International students 10

The Faculty of Catholic Theology was one of the four faculties that The Faculty of Protestant Theology focuses on research on the Christian
made up the University of Ingolstadt, the foundation that eventually faith and its past and present impacts. It fosters a spirit of ecumenical
gave rise to LMU Munich. Many eminent scholars have taught here: openness and Protestant tolerance, collaborating closely with the
Johannes Eck and Petrus Canisius during the Reformation, Ignaz von Faculty of Catholic Theology, the Institute of Orthodox Theology, the
Dllinger in the 19th century, Martin Grabmann and Michael Schmaus Faculty of Cultural Studies (including the Munich Center of Ancient
in the 20th. Among the Facultys most distinguished alumni is Pope Worlds) and the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the
Benedict XVI, who wrote both his doctoral dissertation and his post- Study of Religion.
doctoral Habilitation thesis at LMU.
In addition to training Lutheran pastors and religion teachers for all
The Faculty comprises four Institutes of Theology (Biblical, Historical, types of schools, the Faculty is one of the pillars of the interfaculty
Systematic and Practical) as well as several Study Centers and Research program in religious studies. Important research facilities at the Faculty
Units. The latter include the following specialized research institutions: include the Office for Contemporary Church History as well as the
The Martin Grabmann Research Institute for Medieval Theology and Institute for Youth and Church. The Faculty also houses a research team
Philosophy researches issues of mediaeval philosophy, the Ecumenical which prepares the scholarly edition of the works of Ernst Troeltsch.
Research Institute focuses on the dialog between the various Christian The Faculty cooperates with the Institute Technology-Theology-Natural
churches, and the Klaus-Mrsdorf-Studies of Canon Law offers its own Sciences (see p. 120) and is involved in the Center of Ecumenical
postgraduate course for theologians and lawyers. The Institute of Research.
Orthodox Theology, which is affiliated with the Faculty and is staffed by
three professors, is the only institution of its kind at a public university
in Western Europe.

Dean: Prof. Dr. Knut Backhaus Dean: Prof. Dr. Christoph Levin
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Gerd Hfner Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwab

Deans Office: Deans Office:

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room D 101 Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room C 019
80539 Munich 80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 24 16 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 34 78
Email: Email:

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Faculty of Law Faculty of Business Administration

Munich School of Management

Number of students: 4,284 Number of students: 3,060

Men: 1,741 Men: 1,417
Women: 2,543 Women: 1,643
International students: 584 International students: 452

Professors: 35 Professors: 27
Academic staff: 82 Academic staff: 135

The Faculty of Law at LMU Munich is one of the largest in Germany. In both teaching and research the Faculty of Business Administration
In addition to its compulsory program, it offers a wide range of is one of the leading institutions of its kind in Germany, and is con-
courses in special fields as well as the opportunity to qualify in inter- sistently ranked among the top business schools. Among its strengths
national and European business law following successful completion are its distinguished teaching body, highly qualified students and close
of the German Erste Juristische Prfung or Zweites Staatsexamen or contacts with the business world, and its integration in an extensive
an equivalent degree program elsewhere. national and international research network.

Students who hold a foreign degree can also obtain a degree in German Students receive a scientifically based, comprehensive education that
Law. The Faculty places special emphasis on research, especially on has long met contemporary demands for an international outlook and
the historical and international dimensions of law, and on career an emphasis on practice-oriented skills. The main areas of focus are
development for junior academics. the fields of Accounting, Finance, Innovation, Strategy & Marketing
and Leadership & Learning. Company recruiters are aware of the
excellent training offered by the School and have a correspondingly
high regard for LMU graduates.

Dean: Prof. Dr. Stefan Korioth Dean: Prof. Dr. Andreas Richter
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Helmut Satzger Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Manfred Schwaiger

Deans Office: Deans Office:

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room D 109 Ludwigstrae 28 VG, Room 04
80539 Munich 80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 23 25 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 22 28, 31 52
Email: Email:

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Faculty of Economics Faculty of Medicine

Number of students: 953 Number of students: 5,864

Men: 656 Men: 2,235
Women: 297 Women: 3,629
International students: 122 International students: 1,086

Professors: 26 Professors: 167

Academic staff: 65 Academic staff: 375

In the Faculty of Economics, junior academics and established experts LMUs Faculty of Medicine is the largest medical training institution in
teach and carry out research side by side, covering a broad spectrum southern Germany. The Faculty encompasses the Medical Center of the
of economics. Leading researchers from abroad further enhance the University of Munich (sited at two locations in Grohadern and in down
program by serving as visiting fellows at the Center for Economic town Munich) as well as preclinical and clinical-theoretical facilities.
Studies (CES).
With the Medical Curriculum Munich MeCuM the Faculty of
The Faculty of Economics offers a wide-ranging program with a broad Medicine has established new forms of teaching and learning for
choice of subject options. Exchange programs provide students with the study of medicine. The Faculty has also earned an international
the opportunity to complete part of their studies abroad. A two-year reputation for both academic and clinical work, as illustrated by the
masters program taught in English is also on offer. high level of external funding it has attracted for Collaborative
Research Centers, postgraduate Research Training Groups, research
units and national and international joint projects.

Medical Education and Teaching Management and Academic Affairs

n Student Office: n O ffice for Doctoral Candidates:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 89 03 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 89 04
n Student Office MeCuM: n O ffice for Professorial Candidates:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 89 10, Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 89 06
89 11 n A dministrative Office:
Email: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 89 01
Dean: Prof. Dr. Martin Kocher Email:
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Gebhard Flaig

Deans Office: Dean: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Maximilian Reiser FACR, FRCR
Schackstrae 4, 4th Floor, Room 405 Vice-Deans (students): P rof. Dr. Michael Meyer (Preclinical Medicine)
80539 Munich Prof. Dr. Martin Reincke (Clinical Medicine)
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 69 01 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Gernet (Dentistry)
Email: Deans Office:
Bavariaring 19
80336 Munich

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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of History and the Arts

Number of students: 1,899 Number of students: 2,528

Men: 264 Men: 835
Women: 1,635 Women: 1,693
International students: 110 International students: 281

Professors: 32 Professors: 43
Academic staff: 199 Academic staff: 114

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at LMU Munich is the only The Faculty of History and the Arts forms one of the top locations for
institution for veterinary training and research in southern Germany. high-level research and practice-oriented teaching, and is regularly
ranked among the top institutions in the humanities. The Faculty
The Faculty offers an extensive curriculum ranging from basic consists of two departments. The Department of Arts covers the fields
science subjects such as physiology and biochemistry to clinical of art history, musicology and theater studies as well as art education
and paraclinical training including courses in food hygiene and and music education. The Department of History comprises a large
veterinary and public health. Graduates of the Faculty are therefore variety of disciplines concentrating on specific epochs, topics and/or
qualified to take up positions of responsibility in the fields of both regions.
animal and human health.
The Faculty collaborates closely with the major archives, museums
and theaters in Munich. The centrally located Historicum houses
the Department of History as well as the largest historiographical
collection in Germany. It therefore provides exceptional working
conditions for both research and teaching.

Dean: Prof. Dr. Joachim Braun Dean: Prof. Dr. Marie-Janine Calic
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Thomas Gbel Vice-Deans (students): P rof. Dr. Knut Grich (History)
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sding (Arts)
Deans Office:
Veterinrstrae 13 Deans Office:
80539 Munich Amalienstrae 52, Room 007
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 25 12 80799 Munich
Email: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 29 97

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Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
the Study of Religion

Number of students: 810 Number of students: 3,509

Men: 450 Men: 635
Women: 360 Women: 2,874
International students: 122 International students: 320

Professors: 12 Professors: 34
Academic staff: 29 Academic staff: 157

The Faculty offers degree programs in philosophy and religious The Department of Psychology comprises 13 research units, which
studies. It also contributes substantially to the courses in philosophy encompass the entire field of the psychological sciences. The spectrum
and ethics that are part of LMUs teacher training program. of basic and applied research ranges from the neuroscientific founda-
tions of human perception, cognition, emotion, and behavior to their
Research focuses on ancient philosophy, Renaissance philosophy, systematic and empirical investigation within applied social, clinical,
German idealism, analytical philosophy, political philosophy, and and organizational contexts.
theoretical and practical philosophy. The Faculty is also involved in
the postgraduate program Politics Law Philosophy (PRP), which The Department of Education and Rehabilitation is subdivided into
addresses aspects of globalization and international justice. Further- three institutes: the Institute of Pedagogy, Education and Socialization
more, the field of logic and philosophy of science, which deals with Research, the Institute of School and Teaching Research and the Insti-
formal and philosophical logic, fundamental principles of philosophy tute of Prevention, Integration and Rehabilitation Research. Its specific
and the general methodology of formal and empirical science, is at research interests include lifetime educational processes, further
the core of the Facultys interests. The program in religious studies education, social learning and the promotion of new learning cultures,
lays special emphasis on Buddhism, the history of religion in Europe, the development of teaching, educational disparities, and prevention,
and the theory and methodology of religious studies. intervention and rehabilitation.

Dean: Prof. Dr. Julian Nida-Rmelin Dean: Prof. Dr. Frank Fischer
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Thomas Ricklin Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Thomas Eckert

Deans Office: Deans Office:

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room D 113 Leopoldstrae 13, Room 1410
80539 Munich 80802 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 29 77 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 52 89
Email: Email:

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Faculty of Cultural Studies Faculty of Languages and Literatures

Number of students: 2,216 Number of students: 9,122

Men: 696 Men: 2,196
Women: 1,520 Women: 6,926
International students: 386 International students: 1,409

Professors: 35 Professors: 61
Academic staff: 71 Academic staff: 287

The Faculty of Cultural Studies houses disciplines that apply philo In terms of student numbers, the Faculty of Languages and Literature
logical, archaeological, anthropological or sociological methods to the Studies is the largest Faculty at LMU Munich. Conducting high-caliber
exploration of cultures both ancient and modern, primarily in southern research at international level, the three departments offer a range
and southeastern Europe and Asia (Near and Middle East, South and of languages and literatures that is unique in Germany, covering both
East Asia). living languages and languages from past eras.

The Facultys courses and research programs cover a period that Students can choose from a wide variety of subjects, including
stretches from prehistory to the present day. The broad range of topics Indo-European Linguistics, Finno-Ugric Studies and Classics, English
on offer is augmented by cooperative ventures with a large number and American Studies, Romance, Italian and Nordic Studies, or
of museums and other research facilities. These partnerships with Comparative Literature. In addition, the Faculty is home to one of
non-university institutions make LMU Munich an ideal center for the the largest institutes of German Studies in the world.
study of cultural sciences.
Research- and practice-oriented subjects such as German as a Foreign
Language, Publishing Studies and Media Didactics prepare students
for a broad and rich professional life in a society in which cross-
cultural communication skills are among the most important quali

Dean: Prof. Dr. Johannes Moser Dean: Prof. Dr. Klaus Benesch
Vice-Deans (students): Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Ulrich Detges
Prof. Dr. Rolf Michael Schneider (Archeology and Near Eastern Studies)
Prof. Dr. Franz-Karl Ehrhard (Asian Studies und Ethnology) Deans Office:
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room D 117
Deans Office: 80539 Munich
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room D 107 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 38 50
80539 Munich Email:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 23 31

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Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics

Number of students: 3,125 Number of students: 3,885

Men: 1,266 Men: 2,284
Women: 1,859 Women: 1,601
International students: 452 International students: 477

Professors: 24 Professors: 49
Academic staff: 98 Academic staff: 156

The Faculty of Social Sciences is the fourth largest Faculty at LMU The Department of Mathematics conducts research in many core
Munich in terms of student numbers and encompasses sociology, fields of mathematics, which are also relevant to physics, information
communications and political science as core subjects. The common technology and economics. It offers Bachelors, Masters and teacher
feature of those three disciplines is their interest in the status of training programs.
people in society (also in a historical context), thereby providing
insights that are relevant for todays and tomorrows world. The Department of Computer Science conducts research with a focus
on mobile computing and IT management, database systems and
The Faculty offers a total of ten different major or minor programs data mining, semantic web, software engineering, logic and formal
and provides the opportunity to earn the doctoral degree Dr. rer. pol. methods, as well as bioinformatics and media informatics. It is distin-
or Dr. phil. guished by its interdisciplinary connections with numerous partners
in the sciences and humanities. The department also trains students
from all fields in the basics of information technology.

The Department of Statistics carries out research on the development

of empirical models and methods for statistical data analysis. It
pursues an interdisciplinary approach, combining theoretical research
and applications in empirical sciences such as economics, medicine,
biology and sociology.

Dean: Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Brosius Dean: Prof. Dr. Volker Heun
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Norman Braun, PhD Vice-Deans (students): P rof. Dr. Thomas Augustin
Prof. Dr. Werner Bley (Spokesperson)
Deans Office: Prof. Dr. Hans Jrgen Ohlbach
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room A 114
80539 Munich Deans Office:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 36 45, 53 63 Theresienstrae 39 / I
Email: 80333 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 45 03

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Faculty of Physics Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Number of students: 1,726 Number of students: 2,242

Men: 1,422 Men: 964
Women: 314 Women: 1,278
International students: 214 International students: 269

Professors: 50 Professors: 37
Academic staff: 311 Academic staff: 320

The Faculty of Physics is one of the largest in Germany. More than Chemistry, biochemistry, and pharmacy are at the core of modern
400 scientists cover nearly all the fields of modern physics: astronomy sciences. The investigation of chemical and biochemical processes at
and astrophysics, cosmology, molecular biophysics, statistical physics, the molecular level and on the nanometer scale represents the basis
solid-state physics, nanophysics, high-energy physics, mathematical of life and material sciences.
physics, laser optics and quantum optics, meteorology, and physics
education. Its many Collaborative Research Centers and Research Rising to todays challenges, the Faculty engages in the latest fields
Training Groups funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), as of research and actively participates in Collaborative Research Centers
well as a considerable number of networks supported by the European (Sonderforschungsbereiche), various projects of the Excellence
Union, guarantee high standards in research. Educational programs Initiative, and other joint ventures. According to the demands of
in Europe and the US, and an extensive selection of internships, bring science and industry, the Faculty provides a large variety of courses
students into contact with the global academic community and help from the principles of chemistry and biochemistry to the development
them to establish a sound basis for their future careers at an early of pharmaceuticals and materials. State-of-the-art laboratories and
stage. equipment are available for research and teaching.

Within the context of the German Excellence Initiative, the Faculty The Faculty is located on the HighTechCampus in Grohadern/
of Physics is coordinator of the Clusters of Excellence Nanosystems Martinsried near the Medical Center of the University of Munich, the
Initiative Munich (NIM) and Munich Center for Advanced Photonics LMU Biocenter, and the Max Planck Institutes of Biochemistry and
(MAP). Furthermore, the Faculty is involved in the Clusters Center Neurobiology.
for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CISPM) and Origin and
Structure of the Universe.

Dean: Prof. Dr. Axel Schenzle Dean: Prof. Dr. Herbert Mayr
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Erwin Frey Vice-Deans (students):
Prof. Dr. Manfred Heuschmann (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Deans Office: Prof. Dr. Franz Paintner (Pharmacy)
Schellingstrae 4, 4th Floor, Room H439
80799 Munich Deans Office:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 33 40 Butenandtstrae 5 13, Building F, Room F5.026
Email: 81377 Munich-Grohadern
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 7 70 00

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Faculty of Biology Faculty of Geosciences

Number of students: 1,620 Number of students: 1,435

Men: 508 Men: 801
Women: 1,112 Women: 634
International students: 266 International students: 129

Professors: 41 Professors: 26
Academic staff: 196 Academic staff: 114

Biology is perhaps the leading scientific discipline of the 21st century Exploring, Understanding and Framing Change Globally, Regionally,
and forms the core of the life sciences. It is the only subject that Locally. In line with this philosophy, studies in geography and geo
encompasses all the functions and interactions of organisms from the sciences at LMU Munich focus on sustainable spatial management,
molecular to the organismic and systemic levels, and thus contributes global change and Earth system science.
to a holistic understanding of life principles.
The geography programs center on the use of new information techno
The Biocenter, opened in 2008 and equipped with state-of-the art logies (remote sensing, GIS, modelling, net) for sustainable resource
laboratories and lecture rooms, is one of the largest additions to LMUs use, global change and climate impacts adaptation. The geoscience
HighTechCampus in Grohadern/Martinsried. It provides excellent programs within the GeoCenter of LMU Munich and the Technische
conditions for research and teaching in the fields of anthropology, Universitt Mnchen apply a natural science-based approach to
botany, developmental biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, the Earth system. Particular emphasis is placed on topics such as
human genetics, microbiology, neurobiology, systematic biology, cell geodynamics, risks associated with natural disasters, utilization of
biology and zoology. materials as well as geobiology and the evolution of organisms and
their ecosystems through time and space.
The Facultys high level of research and teaching is impressively
reflected in its many Collaborative Research Centers and Research
Training Groups funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG),
focus programs, colloquia for junior scientists, extensive externally
funded research projects, numerous joint projects (both national and
international) and business spin-offs.

Dean: Prof. Dr. Martin Parniske Dean: Prof. Dr. Gert Wrheide
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Heinrich Jung Vice-Dean: Prof. Dr. Ralf Ludwig
Vice-Deans (students): P rof. Dr. Karsten Schulz (Geography)
Deans Office: Prof. Dr. Peter Gille (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
Grohaderner Strae 2, Room B 01.030
82152 Planegg-Martinsried Deans Office:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 7 41 20 Luisenstrae 37 / I, Room 223
Email: 80333 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 65 06

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Studying at LMU Munich

Studying at LMU Munich

LMUs faculty combine the best academic training with real-world

experience. They enhance the students learning experience with
their expertise and dedication in the classroom. LMU is committed
to helping students settle in quickly, achieve their goals and develop
their talents and interests. LMU Munich attracts a large number of
highly motivated international students every year 14 percent of its
49,000 students come from 125 countries. Some 6,500 students from
abroad pursue a degree at LMU, while some additional 500 students
spend a semester or two in Munich as exchange students from partner
universities or as participants in LMUs Junior Year Abroad programs.

Programs available in 150 subjects in numerous combinations

The array of courses LMU has to offer is extremely wide, ranging
from the humanities and cultural studies through law, economics and
social studies to medicine and the sciences. Course credits awarded
for the programs are compatible with ECTS grading scales, and are
transferable between institutions throughout Europe. Currently,
all bachelors and most masters programs are taught in German,
but there is a growing number of masters programs that are taught
entirely in English. For detailed information about the programs,
admission requirements, possible combinations and academic
degrees, please consult

Research-oriented teaching
As a University with a strong focus on research, LMU enables
gifted young people to lay the foundations for a research career by
emphasizing the links between research and course content at all
stages of academic training.

International student life

To get international students off to a good start and provide personal
assistance during their stay, LMU Munich offers a broad range of
services, cooperating with numerous partners whose help covers
finding accommodation to familiarization and integration programs
and language courses.

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Masters programs Economics
LMU Munich currently offers the following masters programs Contact: Ines Pelger
taught in English: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 69 03
Advanced Materials Science English Studies
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 289 13111
Email: index.html
Contact: PD Dr. Enno Ruge
American History, Culture and Society Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 53 06 Email:
Contact: Thea Diesner
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 2797 Epidemiology
Contact: Dr. Ulla Schlipkter
Astrophysics Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 70 95 74 98 Email:
Contact: Prof. Dr. Albert Pauldrach
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 60 21 European Master of Science in Management
Contact: Lilli Gritschneder
Biochemistry Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 3902 Email:
Contact : Dr. Heidi Feldmann
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 76 978 Evolution, Ecology and Systematics
Contact: Dr. Alice Edler
Biology Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 74 234 Email:
Contact: Michael Bgle
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 74 226 Geophysics
Chemistry Contact: Prof. Heiner Igel Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 42 04
Contact: Dr. Thomas Engel Email:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 77 690
Email: International Occupational Safety and Health
Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology for Professionals Contact: Prof. Dr. Katja Radon, MSc
Contact: David Reinhardt Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 24 85
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 70 95 45 99 Email:

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Logic and Philosophy of Science
Contact: Prof. DDr. Hannes Leitgeb
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 61 71

Neuro-Cognitive Psychology (ESG)
Contact: Dr. Petra Redel
Phone: +49 (0) 89/ 21 80 48 29

Contact: Dr. Alexander Kaiser
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 74 182

Contact: Lina Epp

Psychology Masters Program in the Learning Sciences
Contact: Nicole Heitzmann
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 72 545

Software Engineering
Phone: +49 (0) 821 / 5 98 21 78

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Elite Network of Bavaria (Graduate programs) Exchange programs and summer university

Four graduate programs have been established as part of the Elite Between 800 to 1,000 students from partner universities enrol as
Network of Bavaria at LMU Munich. The excellence programs were exchange students at LMU Munich every year, attending courses
selected from over 100 project concepts offered by Bavarian universities for a semester or year. In two junior-year programs, around 110
and are intended to qualify especially capable students for future students from North American partner universities spend their third
positions as researchers or for leadership positions in the business year of studies in Munich, in addition to some 450 attendees of the
world. Munich International Summer University (MISU).
ERASMUS program and LMUexchange program
East European Studies (good knowledge of German required) As part of the ERASMUS program, LMU Munich has concluded over 1,000 individual agreements promoting student and lecturer mobility
Contact: Julia Lechler with 400 universities in all EU and European Economic Area countries,
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 54 79 including Turkey, Croatia and Switzerland. A further 170 exchange
agreements with non-European international institutions are in place.
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics Between 800 to 1,000 students from LMUs partner universities spend some time in Munich every year.
Contact: Dr. Robert Helling
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 45 23
Email: Junior Year in Munich
Germanys oldest study-abroad program is the Junior Year in Munich,
Neurosciences organized by Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. It is open to all third-year (junior-year) students at US universities and has
Contact: Dr. Alexander Kaiser been held at LMU Munich since 1952. Up to 80 students avail of the
Email: program every year.
Neuro-Cognitive Psychology Year of Study in Munich
Contact: Dr. Petra Redel The Year of Study in Munich program was designed by Lewis and
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 48 29 Clark College in Portland, Oregon, for third-year students at smaller
Email: liberal-arts colleges, offering them the opportunity to study at
LMU Munich for one year and attend a German cultural program.
Approximately 30 students take part each year.

China Scholarship Council Elite Program

In 2005, LMU was the first German university to enter into a formal
cooperation with the China Scholarship Council. The scholarships
enable the completion of a full doctoral program abroad or may be
designed as a Sandwich Program, allowing doctoral students to
start and finish their doctoral theses at their home institutions and
undergo one or two years of high-quality research training abroad
in between.

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Munich International Summer University (MISU) n Bavarian University Center for China (BayCHINA):
Munich International Summer University (MISU) ranks among the
largest and most renowned summer schools in Germany. In summer
2011, about 550 participants converged on Munich from approximately n Bavarian University Center for Latin America (BAYLAT):
80 countries. MISU provides students from all over the world with the
opportunity to expand their academic horizons and participate in an
attractive cultural program while living in one of the worlds most n Bavarian Academic Center for Central,
friendly and vibrant cities with a rich history. MISU includes a variety Eastern and Southeastern Europe (BAYHOST):
of courses in German and challenging summer academies in English,
currently covering law, media science, European Studies, environmental
and natural sciences and medicine. In addition, LMU Munich offers n Bavarian-Indian Center for Business and
selected special programs for international students and doctoral University Cooperation (BayIND):
candidates (non-degree programs).
n Bavaria California Technology Center (BaCaTeC):
Individual Faculties also hold summer programs and academies.
More information is available on the Faculties websites at:

EUROScholars is a program tailored to the North American higher
education market and organized by a group of member universities of
the League of European Research Universities (LERU), of which LMU
Munich is a founder member. The program makes it possible for
advanced students from the United States and Canada to spend a
semester as junior researchers in Europe and gain new insights into
current research in their field.

Bavarian International Academic Centers

The Bavarian State Ministry for Sciences, Research and the Arts
supports Bavarian universities in developing and maintaining an
international profile by means of the Elite Network of Bavaria and
five Bavarian International Academic Centers, two of which the
Bavarian-American Center (BAZ) and the Bavarian-French University
Center (BFHZ) are located in Munich.

Elite Network of Bavaria Programs

n Bavarian-American Center (BAC) /

Bavarian American Academy (BAA):,

n LUniversit franco-allemande /
Centre de Coopration Universitaire Franco-Bavarois:,

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Support Services for Students

To get international students off to a good start and provide personal

assistance during their stay, LMU Munich offers a broad range of
services, cooperating with numerous partners whose help extends
from finding accommodation to familiarization and integration
programs and language courses. Just a few examples of services
for students are given below.

Advisory Service for Students with Disabilities

Students and prospective students with disabilities or chronic illnesses
or diseases are invited to contact the Advisory Service for Students
with Disabilities directly with their specific questions regarding
admission requirements, special conditions for tests and examinations,
etc. A special leaflet Studying at LMU Munich Information for the
Disabled and Chronically Sick is available from the service.

Contact: Irene Mosel, M.A.

Advisory Service for Disabled Students
Ludwigstrae 27, Room G 122
Support services 80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 13 67
for students Email:
Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday by appointment only

Volunteers of the Advisory Service

Volunteers assist students with disabilities in mastering the problems
of day-to-day university life.

Contact: Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
Barrier-free access to the rest and service room from the Amalienhalle
80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 29 63, 58 16
Mobile: +49 (0) 170 / 4 24 05 63

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Disabled persons officer Student Admissions Office

The Student Admissions Office deals with admission, matriculation,
Dr. Christoph Piesbergen change of courses, re-registration, leave of absence, and exmatriculation.
Leopoldstrae 13, Room 3308
80802 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 5177
Email: Opening hours: M
 onday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 11:30 a.m.
(Waiting tickets dispenser until 11:30 a.m.)

Thursday 1:30 3 p.m. (Waiting tickets dispenser until 3 p.m.)

Deputy disabled persons officer
During matriculation times and while admissions are being processed, opening
hours are subject to alteration. Please consult notice board and Internet pages.
Dr. Gabriele Wimbck
Zentnerstrae 31, Room 002 (Ground Floor) University main building, Rooms E 011/E 114
80798 Munich Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 6306
Opening hours: Tuesday 2 3 p.m.
Study Information Service (SIS)
Whether you need information on the range of programs available
Career Service at LMU Munich, on the procedures for application or registration,
Student und Arbeitsmarkt, the career service of LMU Munich, offers on aptitude tests, leave of absence or exmatriculation the Study
a program for students enabling them to gain orientation, additional Information Service (SIS) has the answer. SIS combines the telephone
qualifications and practical experience in professional fields. They helplines of the Student Admissions Office and LMU Munichs Central
increase their job prospects and prepare for work in both subject- Student Advisory Service and is available daily.
related and non-subject-related professions. Student und Arbeitsmarkt
carries out projects to improve the job prospects of graduates and
fosters contacts between the University and the employment market. Opening hours: Monday Thursday 9 a.m. 2 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. 12 p.m.
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 90 00
Email inquiry form at
Student und Arbeitsmarkt
Ludwigstrae 27/ I
80539 Munich Studentenwerk Mnchen
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 21 91
Email: For all social, financial and cultural concerns, the Studentenwerk
(Munich Student Union) is one of the first offices to contact. Whether
you need information on accommodation, food, financial aid (such as
Central Student Advisory Office Federal Training Assistance Act) or counseling (child care, cultural activities, psychosocial guidance, legal and general advice etc.), the
team of the Studentenwerk will be glad to assist you. The website
Central Student Advisory Office provides a wide range of information
Ludwigstrae 27, 1st Floor, Room G109 in English, French, Chinese and German about the services from the
80539 Munich Studentenwerk. International students coming to Germany who dont
Opening hours: M
 onday Friday 9 12 a.m. benefit from a scholarship can also take advantage of the Studenten-
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1 4 p.m. werks service package including student accommodation, special
Opening hours in August: Monday Friday 9 12 a.m. counseling by tutors, and more. Also, the Studentenwerk runs the can-
General information and information leaflets are available from the Information teens and cafeterias at LMU Munich (see p. 124).
Library of the Central Student Advisory Service (Ludwigstrae 27/I., Room G109).
For information on the range of programs at LMU and appointments with an
advisor, please call the Study Information Service at +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 90 00 Studentenwerk Mnchen, Leopoldstrae 15, 80802 Munich
(SIS, see p. 39). Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 3 81 96 0

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International Counseling Office for International Students Learning German

at LMU Munich
The Intercultural Counseling Office of the Institute for Intercultural Preparatory College
Communication provides direct and immediate assistance to foreign The Preparatory College is a two-semester course in preparation for an
students at LMU Munich. It helps with the organization of studies assessment test for entrance to German universities, and is designed
as well as with problems that arise from living in a new cultural for university applicants whose international school-leaving certificates
environment or from adjusting to German teaching and learning styles. require them to complete this test. Places in the program are assigned
The staff at this facility, which is funded by tuition fees, advises stu- by the Bavarian university to which the student applies. Application for
dents on how best to structure their courses and on the prerequisites the program must therefore be submitted to the respective Bavarian
for performance assessment, or helps design tailor-made study university.
programs in short, with all the issues which can have a negative
impact on a foreign students studies. The portfolio is rounded off
with orientation and training workshops which make use of the expert Deutschkurse bei der Universitt Mnchen e.V.
knowledge of senior students of Intercultural Communication. The The Deutschkurse bei der Universitt Mnchen e.V. is one of the
most recent activity is the series of intercultural talks taking place largest language teaching and test centers in Munich for international
four times per semester. They provide international students with the university applicants, students and guest academics. In close cooperation
opportunity to share their experiences and to connect with German with LMU and the other universities in Munich, courses that prepare
students. students for, or accompany their studies are offered. The Deutsch kurse also is an approved test center for the DSH (Deutsche Sprach-
prfung fr den Hochschulzugang Test of German Language Ability
Contact: for University Admission), TestDaF and TestAS.
Intercultural Counseling Office /english
Ludwigstrae 27, 2nd Floor, G 209
80539 Munich
Email: Language Center
Counseling during semester: Wednesday 10 a.m. 4 p.m. The University of Munich Language Center coordinates an extensive
Counseling during holidays: on request range of language courses. These courses are aimed at LMU students
who wish to improve their career opportunities by studying languages
in addition to their degree courses. The program consists of fast-track
University of Munich International Club (IUCM) general language and language-for-specific-purposes courses in more
The International University Club Munich (IUCM) is an initiative of than 40 languages. The current semester and holiday course program
LMU Munich alumni and cooperates closely with the LMU Munich as well as information on language learning and self-study learning
International Office. Its activities include organization of the Inter can be seen on the Language Centers website:
national Summer University MISU (summer academies, language
courses), language and orientation courses before and during the
semesters and organizational assistance in short-term study programs. Schellingstrae 3, 4th Floor, Room 420 80799 Munich
Prof. Dr. Angela Hahn
Dr. Bettina Raaf
Kai Wede (executive director) Gabriele Vollmer
Katrin Dmmler (coordination) Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 21 43
Internationaler Universittsclub Mnchen e. V. (IUCM e.V.) Email:

Take a look at
for more information about the many possibilities to learn German
at LMU Munich.

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International Network

LMU Munich has a long tradition as a top-level European research

university that is clearly reflected in its international character and
its dense network of academic collaborations in areas from research
to teaching and student exchange. The majority of LMU Munichs
contacts and strategic initiatives are based in Europe, followed by
North America and Asia.

In the context of the European Unions successful roster of programs,

LMU Munich takes part in ERASMUS student and staff mobility
exchanges, Erasmus Mundus programs and EU third-country projects.
LMU Munich also participates in collaborative ventures outside Europe,
and has concluded faculty-based cooperation agreements with more
than 500 partner universities all over the world. These include arrange
ments for academic contacts, student exchanges and the provision
of joint degree programs. Numerous collaborations and exchange
activities at individual and departmental levels further extend the
close-knit international network.

In addition, strategic research collaborations facilitate the formation

of close contacts with selected top universities worldwide and the
establishment of new forms of cooperation. These are funded by the
institutional strategy LMUexcellent and serve to enhance LMU
Munichs status at national and international level.

LMU Munich is the academic home of almost 7,000 foreign students,

who come from 125 countries, the largest contingent at any German
university and the equivalent of 14 percent of LMU Munichs student
population. Of these students, 71% come from come from Europe,
19% from Asia, and 7% from North and South America. Approximately
1,500 Visiting Fellows teach and do research at LMU Munich, including
numerous Research Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
(246 between 2007 and 2011). LMU offers a wide range of specific
support services for both students and researchers from abroad.

Its continuing commitment to internationalism in teaching and research

brings a significant volume of extramural funding to LMU Munich.
Apart from the Universitys success in obtaining support from inter
national grant agencies, such as the German Academic Exchange
Service (DAAD), many other sources offer funding opportunities which
help to ensure that its students, alumni and academics will retain a
competitive edge.

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International Office Membership in international associations

The International Office coordinates LMUs international university LMU Munich has long been aware of the international dimensions
partnerships, helps to initiate contacts with the individual faculties and of scholarship and science, and was actively involved in founding the
is responsible for the necessary organizational procedures. The Office major German networks and organizations in the field of academic
is the first port of call for delegations and visitors from international exchange.
universities, and assists in the planning, arrangement and coordination
of LMU Munichs international academic connections. It organizes Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) /
representation for LMU Munich abroad at major international education GATE Germany / German Academic International Network (GAIN)
fairs and annual networking meetings in North America, Europe and LMU Munich is a founder member of the German Academic Exchange
Asia. Within the scope of the institutional strategy LMUexcellent, the Service (DAAD) and can always be found among the select group of
International Office acts as a key service center coordinating research universities that have earned the highest levels of financial support
collaborations with strategic partners in Europe, North America and for their international programs from the agency. LMU Munich is also
Asia. The International Office offers a wide range of services designed an active participant in the German Consortium for International
to get foreign students and visiting scholars off to a good start, and University Marketing (GATE Germany) via both the involvement of
provides personal assistance during their stay, cooperating with the International Office and many faculty-level activities. Moreover,
numerous partners in areas ranging from finding accommodation to LMU Munich is involved in the activities of the German Academic
integration programs and language courses. International Network (GAIN), the association of German academics in North America.
International Office
Ludwigstrae 27
80539 Munich League of European Research Universities (LERU)
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 28 23
Email: LMU Munich is one of the founding members of the League of
European Research Universities (LERU), an association of 21 leading
research-intensive universities with a common commitment to quality
in a highly competitive international research environment. Founded
Overseas Representatives of LMU Munich in 2002, LERU actively contributes to shaping European policies in
the areas of higher education and research, with a key goal being to
LMU Munich maintains a presence in key education and research ensure long-term and extensive investment in basic research. The
markets such as North America and China. The University operates an President of LMU Munich, Professor Bernd Huber, has been Chairman
office in New York, with a view to raising the profile of its education of LERU since May 2008.
and research programs in the United States and expanding relations
with US universities and research institutes. In China, LMU Munich
is represented by Academic Liaison Officers based in Shanghai. In Venice International University (VIU)
response to the rapid pace of change in higher education in China, VIU was founded in 1997 as an international campus with the goal
the International Office coordinates faculty-level services designed of fostering joint education and research opportunities. LMU Munich
for Chinese degree and doctoral students at LMU Munich, including is a founder member of VIU, which has now grown into a collaboration
special scholarship programs. of ten leading universities in Europe, USA and Asia. VIU, which is
located on the island of San Servolo, offers annual programs for under-
Academic Liaison North America Academic Liaison China graduate and graduate students as well as special events. Applicants
Dipl. Kffr. Andrea Adam Dr. Thomas Zimmer can enrol on the VIU website. Many faculties at LMU Munich also
Email: Email: offer regular block seminars and international conferences at San

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European University Association (EUA) Munich-Harvard Alliance for Medical Education

LMU Munich is a founder member of the European University Associa
tion (EUA), the largest association of European universities with 850 The foundation of the Munich-Harvard Alliance for Medical Education
members from 47 countries within the European higher education in 1996 was the beginning of a successful joint venture between the
area. The EUA represents the views of its member universities in Faculty of Medicine at LMU Munich and Harvard Medical School in
working groups and advisory bodies, and cooperates with international Boston. Its goal was to fundamentally reform medical training in
organizations such as the European Commission, OECD, UNESCO and Munich. In addition, numerous collaborative projects for continuing
the Council of Europe. education were launched. This joint venture has produced an impressive record.

International cooperations within LMUexcellent LMU Munich was among the first universities in Germany to adopt
an innovative undergraduate medical curriculum, which was named
The institutional strategy LMUexcellent involves cooperation with MeCuM the Medical Curriculum Munich. This curriculum was first
leading international research institutions and universities. These implemented in 2004 and is designed to equip students with professional
collaborations provide an opportunity to facilitate and support research skills, research qualifications and psychosocial expertise. MeCuM was
contacts and new forms of cooperation between LMU Munich and developed on the basis of the knowledge and experience acquired
selected partner universities. during systematic faculty training courses, which were organized along the lines of the Harvard model of Problem-Oriented Learning (POL) in
small groups. MeCuM is a progressive method that introduces new
LMU-UC Berkeley Research in the Humanities teaching and learning techniques to students at all stages of training,
The University of California, Berkeley, and LMU Munich have estab and has since been adopted as a model for curriculum development
lished a joint program to pursue innovative, collaborative research in at many other institutions of higher education.
the Humanities. The cooperation aims at bringing forward the
exchange of faculty members, graduate students, and postdocs in
the fields of the humanities. Research projects which receive funding Chair for Medical Education
under the LMU-UCB Research in the Humanities program include In August 2011 the Faculty of Medicine at LMU Munich established
conferences and workshops as well as visiting professorships and the Chair for Medical Education to promote research on different
research stays for doctoral students and postdocs. aspects of teaching and education in Medical Sciences.
An interdisciplinary academic team of physicians, healthcare pro
LMU-Todai Cooperation in the Sciences fessionals, psychologists and educationalists, computer scientists and
The cooperation between the University of Tokyo (Todai) and LMU is members of other health professions, led by Prof. Dr. med. Martin
meant to increase academic collaboration, particularly in the natural Fischer, MME (Bern) is committed to the further development of medi-
sciences, to facilitate the exchange of researchers, and to strengthen cal didactics and empirical research in undergraduate and continuing
the promotion of junior academics. The cooperation program focuses medical education. Research is done under laboratory conditions as
most notably on physics, chemistry, and biology. Researchers from well as in the field, using quantitative and qualitative approaches.
both universities pursue joint research projects, hold international The main subject areas for this research are:
conferences, and publish their results. nq  uery-based and case-based learning, diagnostic competency,
learning from errors
Young Scientist Forum n l earning in groups and in interprofessional environments
The LMU-Harvard Young Scientists Forum (YSF) was established to nd  evelopment, implementation and evaluation of computer-based
facilitate academic exchange and joint research projects. The YSF is learning programs
represented by the Munich Center for Neurosciences (MCN) and the na  ssessment and evaluation in undergraduate and continuing medical
Center for Intergrated Protein Science (CIPSM) and aims at providing education
a series of regular meetings in order to bring together doctoral stu- Furthermore, the Chair was assigned by the Faculty of Medicine to
dents, postdocs and senior faculty members from both universities. ensure the quality, consistency and standardization of undergraduate

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assessment and the evaluation of teaching within the Medical Curriculum

Munich (MeCuM), to extend and develop the range of technology
enhanced learning at the Faculty, and to provide training on how to
teach effectively for lecturers and other teaching staff.

MeCuM StEP - Studierende Exzellenz Programm:

An Elite Program during the Year of Practical Training
MeCuM StEP is a further development of the Munich-Harvard Alliance
(1996 2011). The program is addressed to students in their year of
practical training (elective period). Each year selected scholarship
holders will have the opportunity to spend part of their final year at
Harvard (USA), Weill Cornell Medical College (USA), the University of
Cincinnati College of Medicine (USA), the University of Queensland
School of Medicine (Australia) or the University of Alberta Faculty of
Medicine & Dentistry (Canada).With this novel scholarship program,
the Faculty of Medicine at LMU Munich hopes to generate creative
stimuli for the development of MeCuM by directly involving the
student body.

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As a genuine universitas with a broad range of disciplines, LMU

Munich provides excellent conditions for innovative research, both
within individual disciplines and through inter- and transdisciplinary
collaborations across various fields of knowledge. Seven hundred
professors and 3,600 academic staff members research and teach in
18 faculties (see p. 8 - 25) and numerous research centers (see p.
85 - 111). Their knowhow and creative intelligence form the foundation
of the Universitys excellent research record as recognized by many
national and international university rankings.

LMU Munichs success in the German Excellence Initiative has

confirmed its outstanding research record. In the second phase of this
Germany-wide competition promoting cutting-edge university research,
all of the nine proposals submitted by LMU were approved for funding.
The Graduate Schools in Neurosciences, Systems Biology, Classical and
Ancient Studies, and Eastern European Studies support outstanding
doctoral students (see p. 53 - 57), while the four Clusters of Excellence
conduct innovative and multidisciplinary research in the areas of
Nanoscience, Protein Research, Laser Physics, and Systems Neurology
(see p. 58 - 63). In the coming five years, LMU will vigorously pursue
the strategic objectives set out in its Institutional Strategy LMUexcellent
and further encourage the formation of priority areas to achieve a
sustained enhancement of LMUs academic profile.

Focusing support on cutting-edge research

Within LMUexcellent, programs for the promotion of early-career
researchers will be restructured to increase their effectiveness. Recruit-
ment policies designed to facilitate the appointment of outstanding
scholars and scientists will be further developed and LMUs governance
structures will continue to be professionalized. Moreover, an innovative
concept for research-oriented teaching will be developed, and specific
measures in the areas of equality and diversity will be put into effect.

Research funding
LMU Munich attracts a wide range of research funding at regional,
national and European levels. Key sources of research funding are
the German Research Foundation (see p. 75) and the European Union. _lmu/research/collaborations

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Promoting the next generation of researchers

LMU Munich provides talented graduate students with a wide variety
of training options. Besides the traditional doctoral supervision scheme
of individual professorial mentoring, LMU offers a growing number of
structured doctoral programs, covering a broad spectrum of disciplines
(see p. 66 - 74). To attract the worlds most talented graduates and
scholars to LMU Munich, the university makes a point of providing
them with various support services ensuring optimum conditions for
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Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich


At the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN-LMU) The new Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM)
doctoral students in various areas of the neurosciences explore issues provides interdisciplinary training at the interface of experiment and
related to one of the most fundamental problems in modern science: theoretical analysis for young life scientists. Drawing on a range of
how does the brain work? As its name implies, GSN adopts a systemic disciplines represented at LMU, including biochemistry, bioinformatics,
and organismal perspective, and encompasses the entire spectrum structural biology, medicine, physics and mathematics, the School
of the neurosciences from molecular and cell biology through systems- will equip students with the skills necessary for modern quantitative,
based neurobiology and the theory of science to neuropsychology, systems-oriented bioscience. Thematically, the School focuses on the
neurophilosophy and clinical neuroscience. control of gene expression and the interplay between diverse control
mechanisms within complex regulatory networks.
Cooperation partners:
Department for Neurobiology at the LMU Biocenter Martinsried, Cooperation partners:
the Faculties of Medicine, Psychology, and Philosophy at LMU Munich, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Helmholtz Center Munich
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Munich, Max Planck National Research Center for Environmental Health
Institutes for Neurobiology, Ornithology, and Psychiatry, Helmholtz
Center Munich National Research Center for Environmental Health Funded: 1 Nov 2012 through 31 Oct 2017

Funded: 1 Nov 2006 through 31 Oct 2017 Coordinator:

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gaul
Coordinator: Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe Gene Center and Department of Biochemistry
Division of Neurobiology Feodor-Lynen-Strae 25, House A
Department Biology II 81377 Munich
Grohaderner Strae 2, Room B03.002 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 76 878
82152 Planegg-Martinsried Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 76 999
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 74 302 Email:
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 74 304

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Distant Worlds: Munich Graduate School for Graduate School for East and Southeast
Ancient Studies European Studies

The Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies will investigate the The Graduate School will explore the political, cultural and historical
fundamental principles that sustained and structured antique cultures. dimensions of change in East and Southeast Europe. Particular atten-
To analyze questions pertaining to the construction and organization tion will be given to the interplay between East and Southeast Europe
of these cultures, the School makes use of the specialist knowledge and other regions of the world. In addition to the core subjects of history
of ancient societies to be found at LMU in the areas of Prehistory, and Slavic studies, several other disciplines in the humanities, social
Early Medieval History, Ancient History, Classical Philology, Indology, sciences and cultural studies will contribute to the School. Coordinated
and Sinology. Other Munich-based institutions in the field of prehistory jointly by LMU Munich and the University of Regensburg, the Graduate
and ancient history actively support the work of the School. School also draws on the combined expertise of several independent
research institutions in Munich and Regensburg. /east-european-studies
Cooperation partners:
Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Staatliche Antikensammlung Speaker universities:
und Glyptothek, Staatliches Museum gyptischer Kunst, Staatliche Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt Mnchen, Universitt Regensburg
Mnzsammlung Mnchen, Staatliches Museum fr Vlkerkunde,
Archologische Staatssammlung Mnchen, Deutsches Archologisches Cooperation partners:
Institut (DAI), Verlag Walter de Gruyter und OIKOS Netherlands Bavarian State Library, Collegium Carolinum (Munich), Institute for
German Culture and History in Southeast Europe (Munich), Institute for
Funded: 1 Nov 2012 through 31 Oct 2017 East European Law (Regensburg), Institute for East European Studies
(Regensburg), Institute for Southeast European Studies (Regensburg),
Coordinator: Central Institute for Art History (Munich)
Prof. Dr. Martin Hose
Professor of Greek Philology Funded: 1 Nov 2012 through 31 Oct 2017
Faculty of Languages and Literatures
Schellingstrae 3 VG, Room S 329 Coordinator at LMU Munich:
80799 Munich Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 35 58 Professor of Eastern European History
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 23 55 Department of History, Schellingstrae 12, Room 432, 80539 Munich
Email: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 54 80
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 56 56

Coordinator at the University of Regensburg:

Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer
University of Regensburg, Institute of History
Phone: +49 (0) 941 / 943 37 92 or 54 75

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Nanosystems Initiative Munich

The Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) has established itself inter-

nationally as one of the foremost research centers in its field since its
inception in 2006. The design and the control of artificial and multi-
functional nanosystems define the basis of NIMs scientific mission,
which brings together specialists in nanophysics, chemistry and the
life sciences. Within the second phase of the Excellence Initiative,
the research program has been extended in order to investigate the
functionality of such synthetic nanosystems in complex surroundings
and under realistic conditions. Artificial nanosystems have a wide
range of possible applications in areas such as information technology
and biotechnology, and in living cells.

Cooperation partners:
Clusters of Excellence Technische Universitt Mnchen, University of Augsburg, Max Planck
Institutes of Biochemistry and of Quantum Optics, Helmholtz Center
Munich National Research Center for Environmental Health, Bavarian
Academy of the Sciences, Deutsches Museum

Funded: 1 Nov 2006 through 31 Oct 2017

Prof. Dr. Jochen Feldmann
Chair of Photonics and Optoelectronics
Department of Physics and CeNS
Amalienstrae 54
80799 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 33 59
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 33 56 or 33 57 (Secretary)
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 34 41

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Research / Clusters of Excellence

Center for integrated Protein Science Munich Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics

The Munich Center for integrated Protein Science (CiPSM) has become At the Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP) physicists,
the premier facility for protein research in Germany. Set up in 2006, the chemists, biologists and medical experts are developing ground
Cluster aims to build up a comprehensive picture of protein functions breaking light- and laser-based particle sources. Since its foundation
as isolated molecules, multi-subunit complexes and molecular machines in 2006, the Cluster has been regarded as one of the leaders in laser
that mediate cell processes. So far, work at CiPSM has focused on the science. All parameters of light from its rate of propagation to its
molecular properties of specific proteins. In the future, more emphasis spectral composition can now be precisely controlled. Scientists at
will be placed on understanding their function in cellular networks and MAP are developing and using new light sources to obtain detailed
on the chemical manipulation of proteins for therapeutic and diagnostic insights into the microcosmos by steering and tracing electrons with
purposes. The Cluster employs a wide range of modern chemical, bio- controlled light forces. In combination with innovative imaging
chemical, genetic and biophysical methods. In this area the Cluster not techniques, new laser-driven secondary sources promise to improve
only uses and further develops existing methods but has set as a major the diagnosis and therapy of life-threatening diseases. Novel laser-
goal the invention of completely new technologies. powered particle sources also have the potential to greatly enhance the
success rates of treatments for many types of cancer.
Cooperation partners:
Technische Universitt Mnchen, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Cooperation partners:
Helmholtz Center Munich National Research Center for Environ Technische Universitt Mnchen, Universitt der Bundeswehr
mental Health Mnchen, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Helmholtz Center
Munich National Research Center for Environmental Health
Funded: 1 Nov 2006 through 31 Oct 2017
Funded: 1 Nov 2006 through 31 Oct 2017
Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell Coordinator:
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz
Butenandtstrae 5 13, House F Chair of Experimental Physics Laser Physics
81377 Munich Faculty of Physics
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 77 750 Am Coulombwall 1
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 77 756 85748 Garching
Email: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 32 905 602
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 32 905 649

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Research / Clusters of Excellence

Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology Origin and Structure of the Universe
(SyNergy) (Speaker university: Technische Universitt Mnchen)

Neurodegenerative, inflammatory and vascular disorders have tradi Several renowned scientists from LMU Munich are participating in
tionally been studied in isolation from one another. The Munich Cluster Origin and Structure of the Universe, hosted by the Technische
for Systems Neurology (SyNergy) has chosen to take an integrative Universitt Mnchen. The main focus is to explore central questions
approach with a view to breaking down such artificial boundaries of astrophysics, particle physics and nuclear physics: the innermost
and unraveling the interactions between the different underlying structure of matter, space and time; the nature of the fundamental
pathologies that contribute to the development of neurological disease. forces as well as the structure, geometry and content of our universe.
Thus, the researchers involved in the Cluster will study how inflammation
reactions influence neurodegenerative processes, how microvascular
and degenerative mechanisms combine to cause tissue damage, and
how immune cells interact with the blood-brain barrier. To tackle these Funded: 1 Nov 2006 through 31 Oct 2017
issues, the SyNergy Cluster, which will now be established as part
of the Excellence Initiative, will create a network of highly qualified
specialists, bringing basic and clinical researchers together with
experts in systems analysis. /synergy

Cooperation partners:
Technische Universitt Mnchen, Deutsches Zentrum fr Neuro
degenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE), Helmholtz Center Munich
National Research Center for Environmental Health, Max Planck
Institutes for Biochemistry, Neurobiology and Psychiatry

Funded: 1 Nov 2012 through 31 Oct 2017

Prof. Dr. Christian Haass
Chair of Metabolic Biochemistry
Adolf Butenandt Institute (Faculty of Medicine)
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 75 471
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 75 415

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Graduate Center

The Graduate Center is the central coordination and service center

for doctoral studies at LMU Munich, providing advice and support to
university lecturers and coordinators in designing and implementing
structured doctoral programs. Candidates receive information on all
aspects of doctoral studies, in particular on existing doctoral programs
at LMU Munich. In addition, the Graduate Center offers a wide range
of courses for interdisciplinary further qualification for doctoral

Graduate Center
Giselastrae 10
80802 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 97 31
Doctoral programs

Collaborative Research Centers

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Research / Doctoral programs

Doctoral programs Doctoral program Environment and Society
LMU Munich provides talented doctoral students with a wide variety of
training options. Candidates can complete their doctoral degree in one Program Manager: Dr. des. Elisabeth Zellmer
of a hundred subjects. Besides the traditional doctoral supervision scheme Rachel Carson Center
of individual professorial mentoring, LMU offers a growing number of Leopoldstrae 11a
80802 Munich
doctoral programs. For detailed information on the basic administrative Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 72 367
steps required of a doctoral candidate, please get in touch with the Email:
relevant faculty (see p. 8 - 25) and the International Office (see p. 44).

For more information on doctoral studies at LMU Munich, see
Doctoral program Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Humanities and Cultural Science
Program Manager: Dr. Georg Strack
Distant Worlds: Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ZMR) Schellingstrae 12
80799 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 54 49
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Martin Hose Email:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 35 58 Office hours: Monday Friday 2 6 p.m.
For more information, see p. 56

Doctoral Program of Modern and Contemporary History

Doctoral program Buddhist Studies Program Manager: Dr. des. Martin Schmidt
ProMoHist (Department of History)
Amalienstrae 52, Room 317
Program Manager: Dr. Simone Heidegger 80799 Munich
Doctoral Program Buddhist Studies Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 55 69
Oettingenstrae 67 Email:
80538 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 9516

Doctoral program Poland and Germany in Modern Europe

Doctoral program Classical and Ancient Studies
Program Manager: Dr. Anna Jakubowska
Program Manager: Dr. G. Neunert Department of History
Institute of Egyptology History of East and Southeast European History
Katharina-von-Bora-Strae 10, Room 243 Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80333 Munich 80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 289 27 544 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 58 33
Email: Email:

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Research / Doctoral programs

Forms of Prestige in Cultures of the Ancient World PhD program Empirical Speech and Language Processing
(DFG Research Training Group 1144)
Program Manager: Dr. Christoph Draxler
Program Manager: Dr. Caroline Veit Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing
Department of History, Institute of Ancient History Schellingstrae 3
Schellingstrae 12 80799 Munich
80799 Munich Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 28 11
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 23 87 Email:

ProLit PhD Program in Literature

Globalization and Literature: Representations, Transformations,
(DFG Research Training Group 1733) Program Manager: Dr. Markus Wiefarn Schellingstrae 10, Room 403
80799 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 68 80
Program Manager: Dr. des. Fabienne Imlinger Email:
Ludwigstrae 25, Room E 02
80799 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 30 08

PhD Program ProArt

Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies Program Manager: Alice Klose M.A. /east _european_studies Department of Arts
Zentnerstrae 31, Room 014
80798 Munich
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 67 86
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 54 80 Email:
Email: Office hours:
For more information, see p. 57 Wednesday 10:00 noon and by arrangement

Premodern Textuality (Elite Network of Bavaria)

LIPP International Doctoral Program in Linguistics:
Language Theory and Applied Linguistics Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Thomas Borgstedt
Department of German Studies, Comparative Literature,
Nordic Studies and German as a Foreign Language
Program Manager: Dr. Caroline Trautmann Institute of German Philology
LIPP Schellingstrae 9, Room 106
Schellingstrae 10, Room 402 80799 Munich
80799 Munich Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 57 41
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 38 46 Email:

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Research / Doctoral programs

Religious Cultures in Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries Natural Sciences and Medicine
(DFG IRTG 1542) CHROMATIN Assembly and Inheritance of Functional States
Program Manager: Laura Hlzlwimmer
Department of History
Schellingstrae 12, Room 523
80539 Munich Program Manager: Dr. Joern Boeke
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 55 44 Adolf Butenandt Institute
Email: Schillerstrae 44
Office hours: Monday Friday 8 a.m. 2 p.m. 80336 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 75 460

Social Science and Economics

Graduate School Life Science Munich: From Molecules to Systems
Doctoral training program Learning Sciences
Program Manager: Dr. Cornelia Kellermann
Program Manager: Nevena Konstantinova Faculty of Biology
Munich Center of the Learning Sciences (PF 36) Grohaderner Strae 2, Room E 03.026
Leopoldstrae 11b, Room 225 82152 Planegg-Martinsried
80802 Munich Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 74 76 5
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 72 54 5 Email:

Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (DFG-GSC 82)

Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE)
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Carsten Eckel Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe
Department of Economics Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 74 302
Kaulbachstrae 45 Email:
80539 Munich For more information, see p. 54
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 56 29

Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM)

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gaul
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 76 878
For more information, see p. 55

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Research / Doctoral programs

Integrated Analysis of Macromolecular Complexes and Hybrid Orientation and Motion in Space
Methods in Genome Biology (DFG-GRK 1721) (DFG Research Training Group 1091)

Program Managers: Dr. Petra Wollmann / Dr. Gregor Witte Program Manager: Maj. Catherine Botheroyd
Gene Center Munich Neurological Clinic, Grohadern campus
Feodor-Lynen-Strae 25 Marchioninistrae 23
81377 Munich 81377 Munich
Email: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 70 95 48 23

Leukocyte Trafficking
(DFG-SFB Integrated Research Training Group) Particle Physics in the Energy Frontier of New Phenomena (DFG Research Training Group 1054)
Program Manager: Karin Bodewits, PhD
Walter Brendel Center for Experimental Medicine Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Otmar Biebel
Marchioninistrae 15 Department of Physics Experimental Physics
81377 Munich Am Coulombwall 1
Phone: + 49 (0) 89 / 21 80 76 50 5 85748 Garching
Email: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 289 14 098

NanoBioTechnology (International Doctoral Program) PhD Program International Health
(CIH Center for International Health)
Program Manager: Marilena Pinto
Center for NanoScience (CeNS)
Department of Physics
Schellingstrae 4, 5th floor Program Manager: Dr. Gnter Frschl
80799 Munich CIH Center for International Health
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 3390 Georgenstrae 5
Email: 80799 Munich
Office hours: Monday Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 17 60 6

Oligonucleotides in Cell Biology and Therapy (DFG-GRK 1202) Protein Dynamics in Health and Disease (Elite Network of Bavaria)

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Endres Program Manger: Dr. Kai Hell
Medical Clinic City Center Department of Physiological Chemistry
Ziemssenstrae 1 Butenandtstrae 5
80336 Munich 81377 Munich
Office: Monika Fahrenkamp Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 77 100
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 73 00 Email:

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Research / Doctoral programs Research / DFG Collaborative Research Centers

RECESS Regulation and Evolution of Cellular Systems DFG Collaborative Research Centers
(DFG IRTG 1563) Collaborative Research Centers, or Sonderforschungsbereiche (SFB),
are long-term university research centers in which scientists and
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ralf Zimmer researchers work together within a cross-disciplinary research
Department of Informatics Institute of Bioinformatics program. The Collaborative Research Center Program is operated
Amalienstrae 17, 80333 Munich by the German Research Foundation (DFG). LMU Munich is the co-
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 40 52
Email: ordinating university for the following SFBs:
Office hours: Tuesday 12 2 p.m.

SFB 646 Networks in Genome Expression and Maintenance

Funded: 1 Jan 2009 31 Dec 2012
Statistics: Theory and Methods for Empirical Modelling
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Patrick Cramer
Program Manager: Dipl-Ing. Manuel J. A. Eugster Department of Chemistry
Department of Statistics Gene Center Munich
Ludwigstrae 33 Feodor-Lynen-Strae 25
80539 Munich 81377 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 64 54 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 7 69 51
Email: Email:

THESIS: Complex Processes in the Earth Theory, Experiment, SFB 684 Molecular Mechanisms of Normal and Malignant
Simulations (Elite Network of Bavaria) Hematopoiesis Funded: 1 Jan 2010 31 Dec 2013
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Bunge
Section for Geophysics Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Stefan Bohlander
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Medical Clinic and Policlinic III, Grohadern
Theresienstrae 41, 80333 Munich Marchioninistrae 15
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 42 25 81377 Munich
Email: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 70 95 25 51

For more information on the doctoral programs and projects in which

LMU Munich participates, see: SFB 749 Dynamics and Intermediates of Molecular Transformations
Funded: 1 July 2011 30 June 2015

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell

Office: Birgit Carell
Department of Chemistry
Butenandtstrae 5 13
81377 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 77 75 1

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Research / DFG Collaborative Research Centers

SFB TR 5 Chromatin Assembly and Inheritance of

SFB 870 Assembly and Function of Neuronal Circuits in Sensory Functional States
Processing Funded: 1 Jan 2009 31 Dec 2012
Funded 1 Jan 2010 31 Dec 2013
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Peter B. Becker
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe Adolf Butenandt Institute
Office: Kristina Vaupel Chair of Molecular Biology
LMU Biocenter Schillerstrae 44
Grohaderner Strae 2 80336 Munich
82152 Planegg-Martinsried Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 7 54 27
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 74 166 Email:
Email: Office: Carolin Brieger
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 7 54 11

SFB 914 Trafficking of Immune Cells in Inflammation,

Development and Disease SFB/TR15 Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems
Funded: 1 July 2011 30 June 2015 Funded: 1 Jan 2012 31 Dec 2015

Coordinator : Prof. Dr. Barbara Walzog Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Klaus M. Schmidt
Office: Dr. Tobias Kemme Chair of Economic Theory
Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology Ludwigstrae 28
Walter Brendel Center of Experimental Medicine 80539 Munich
Schillerstrae 44 Office: Dr. Ines Pelger
80336 Munich Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 69 03
Phone: +49 89 / 21 80 75 409 Email:

SFB/TR127 Biology of Xenogenic Cell and Organ Transplantation

SFB 1032 Nanoagents for Spatiotemporal Control of Molecular Funded: 1 July 2012 30 June 2016
and Cellular Reactions
Funded: 1 July 2012 30 June 2016 Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Bruno Reichart
Medical Center of the University of Munich
Walter Brendel Center of Experimental Medicine
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Rdler Marchioninistrae 27
Department of Physics / Soft Condensed Matter Group 81377 Munich
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 70 95 37 27
80539 Munich Email:
Phone: + 49 (0) 89 / 21 80 24 38

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Support Services for Scholars

Exchange is at the core of the globalization of knowledge. To attract

the worlds most talented graduates and scholars to LMU Munich,
the University makes a point of providing them with various support
services ensuring optimum conditions for their research.

Center for Leadership and People Management

The Center for Leadership and People Management is a research,

training and counselling institute at LMU Munich, offering a target-
group-related program in human resources development for both
experienced and junior academics. Its major aim is to optimize
personnel management and communication through lectures, inten-
sive training sessions, and individual coaching. The Center also offers
an individual peer-to-peer mentoring program for students. In order
to further professionalize teaching, a special course for outstanding
lecturers has been developed. The Center also studies the Universitys
work and management culture. Several research projects explore
ways of optimizing leadership in the academic environment.
Support services
for scholars Director: Prof. Dr. Dieter Frey, Chair of Social Psychology
Project Coordinator: Dr. Silke Weisweiler
Giselastrae 10, Room 303, 80802 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 97 75

Dual Career Service

The Dual Career Service is designed to support highly qualified

academics who intend to take up posts at the University and their
families in all matters related to their relocation to Munich. The main
task of the Dual Career Service is to assist the partners of academics
who come to work at LMU in finding appropriate career opportunities
in Munich. The Dual Career Service is also available to answer
questions on issues such as the application process and further
education, and provides information on social integration in Munich.

Susanne Seifermann Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 5927

Leopoldstrae 3, Room 103 Email:
80802 Munich

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Research / Support services for scholars

Information Office of Research Funding Office of Knowledge and Technology Transfer

The team of the Information Office of Research Funding assists The Office of Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KFT) initiates and
researchers and young academics in their applications for outside supervises cooperative projects between LMU Munich and industry.
funding from national and international funding organizations as well The main tasks of the KFT lie in establishing and promoting contacts
as from the EU. Information events and the brochure FiT (available in between academia and industry, dealing with requests and assisting
German only) give an overview of national, European and international projects concerning the transfer of research and technology, advising
research funding programs. The Office also provides in-depth con about and assisting with the founding of firms close to the University,
sulting and support including guidelines on programs and preparation advising inventors, exploiting patents, and organizing participation at
of applications, support in contractual negotiations and project trade fairs and in the field of the virtual university.
management, and project support.
Frauenlobstrae 7a
Frauenlobstrae 7a 80337 Munich
80337 Munich Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 7 22 00
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 7 22 70 Email:

International Center for Science and the Humanities
in Munich The PROFiL program offers continuing education in the field of
academic teaching. The five-day intensive course covers content
The International Center for Science and the Humanities in Munich, directly linked to real-life teaching situations, and enables participants
in the immediate vicinity of the University, was founded by Munichs to practice the skills acquired during the course. PROFiL is designed
two universities, LMU Munich and Technische Universitt Mnchen, for lecturers and other staff members with teaching assignments.
and by the Max Planck Society. Its goal is to facilitate and enliven The program provides well-founded rhetorical, didactical and
exchange between Munich academics many of whom support the methodological knowledge that helps participants to master the
association as members and their international guests. The Center challenges of everyday teaching. PROFiL cooperates with Sprach-
provides reasonably priced accommodation for visiting researchers raum, the LMU initiative devised to enhance language use as a key
and their families, a club area for members with reading room and competence. Sprachraum instructors also offer further education
library, a seminar room and a broad range of conferences, meetings, in a variety of formats in the field of communication. Courses are
concerts and lectures. primarily conducted in German. Information on courses in English is available on request.
Internationales Begegnungszentrum der Wissenschaft Mnchen e.V.
Amalienstrae 38 Coordinator: Dr. Andreas Hendrich
80799 Munich Frauenlobstrae 7a
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 28 66 86 0 80337 Munich
Email: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 7 23 20
Office hours: Email:
Monday Thursday: 8:15 a.m. 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 4 p.m.,
Friday: 8 a.m. 3 p.m.

Learning German

For more information about the many possibilities to learn German at

LMU Munich, see p. 41.

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Nobel Prize Winners

Nobel Prize Winners

The Universitys particular importance for research is evidenced

by 13 Nobel laureates who completed their award-winning work
at LMU Munich.

Wilhelm Conrad Rntgen Physics

(1845 1923) 1901

Adolf von Baeyer Chemistry

(1835 1917) 1905

Wilhelm Wien Physics

(1864 1928) 1911

Max von Laue Physics

(1879 1960) 1914

Richard Willsttter Chemistry

(1872 1942) 1915

Heinrich Wieland Chemistry

(1877 1957) 1927

Werner Heisenberg Physics

(1901 1976) 1932

Adolf Butenandt Chemistry

(1903 1995) 1939

Feodor Lynen Medicine

(1911 1979) 1964

Karl Ritter von Frisch Medicine

(1886 1982) 1973

Konrad Lorenz Medicine

(1903 1989) 1973

Gerd Binnig Physics

(*1947) 1986

Theodor W. Hnsch Physics

(*1941) 2005

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Research Centers

Center for Advanced Studies (CAS)

The Center for Advanced Studies at LMU Munich (CAS) is a forum for
in-depth interdisciplinary academic exchange. Its activities promote a
variety of forms of cooperation between various LMU Munich depart-
ments and foster the international exchange of ideas in research. CAS
identifies and sets up CAS Focus Areas, which support outstanding
LMU Munich scholars in realizing innovative and cooperative research
projects. Its members have access to a comprehensive range of
services that assist them to implement their own interdisciplinary
research projects. To cultivate academic exchange, CAS members
are encouraged to invite outstanding researchers from Germany and
abroad to LMU Munich for short-term visits. One of CASs most
important tasks is to promote promising young scholars.

Director: Prof. Dr. Christof Rapp

Managing Director: Dr. Annette Meyer
Seestrae 13
80802 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 72 080

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Research Centers

ArchaeoBioCenter BioImaging Network Munich (BIN)

The ArchaeoBioCenter studies the roles of biodiversity, resource utili- The BioImaging Network Munich (BIN) is a collaboration involving
zation, subsistence strategies, and changes in climate, landscape and groups from four imaging centers located on LMUs HighTechCampus
cultural practices in the evolution of anthropogenic ecosystems from in Grosshadern/Martinsried. The BIN is dedicated to the development
the Stone Age up to the present day. The basic approach involves the and application of a wide range of bioimaging methods, on scales
analysis of the archaeological record, using macro- and microscopic ranging from the substructure of molecules to living animals. The
methods and molecular biological techniques. The primary goal is to network makes possible the optimal utilization of resources. By
understand the relationship between humans and the natural environ- combining available expertise, it also enables efficient exploitation
ment, and the impact of man on the natural world. The ArchaeoBioCenter of emerging opportunities offered by new scientific developments
fosters collaborations between cultural studies and natural sciences, and a coordinated approach to the acquisition of new equipment.
and draws on the expertise of five Faculties at LMU. Collaborative Thus, a high level of knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment can be
research projects, a structured doctoral program, and scientific events provided for research and teaching. Techniques used include X-ray
such as workshops further promote interdisciplinary education. crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy and several unconventional variants of light microscopy.

Coordinator: Dipl. Biol. Andrea Grigat Contact: PD Dr. Steffen Dietzel Office:
Institute for Paleoanatomy, Domestication Research and the Walter-Brendel Center for Marchioninistrae 27
History of Veterinary Medicine Experimental Medicine 81377 Munich/Grohadern
Kaulbachstrae 37 Marchioninistrae 15 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 76 509
80539 Munich 81377 Munich/Grohadern Email:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 548 84 38 20, +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 57 10
Fax: +49 (0 )89 / 21 80 62 78

Center for Advanced Management Studies (LMU CAMS)

Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics LMU CAMS is a forum for international collaboration in the field of
management studies. CAMS allows the Faculty of Business Adminis
The Arnold Sommerfeld Center (ASC) is an international center for tration at LMU to invite internationally renowned experts as well as
theoretical physics which builds on the legacy of Arnold Sommerfeld, talented young researchers to join LMUs management faculty for
one of the founding fathers of modern theoretical physics. The Center working visits which typically last between one and three weeks. In
offers a broad range of lectures, seminars and workshops providing seminar presentations, CAMS Visiting Researchers discuss advanced
a dynamic program for visitors and integrating guest academics into research methods and new lines of research with doctoral students
advanced tuition courses. The ASC is open to all subjects within the and other researchers at LMU. CAMS is largely financed by donations
scope of theoretical physics and promotes interdisciplinary research from private donors and sponsors.
projects in this field.
Director: Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, PhD
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Dieter Lst Coordinator: Sarah Bettina Eckardt
Scientific Manager: Dr. Michael Haack Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and
Theresienstrae 37 Entrepreneurship (INNO-tec)
80333 Munich Faculty of Business Administration, LMU Munich
Phone: + 49 (0) 89 / 21 80 43 72 Kaulbachstrae 45
Administrative Office: 45 38 80539 Munich
Email: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 29 86

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Research Centers

Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) Center for Information and Language Processing (CIS)

The Center for Applied Policy Research was founded in 1995 to CIS is an internationally renowned research institute for language
coordinate independently funded practice-oriented research under processing. CIS researchers investigate and develop methods and
the leadership of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner Weidenfeld. Work is algorithms for automated language processing, especially for lexical
organized around four research groups and an Academy of Leadership databases and their application to algorithmic language analysis. Huge
& Competence, which share a common approach to research on the data collections in the form of text corpora (web corpora in particular)
application of policy. As an independent think tank, CAP strives to form the basis for their studies. Among other achievements, CIS has
foster a practice-based focus as a necessary complement to basic constructed the worlds largest German electronic dictionary (CISLEX).
research. Based on the results of its work, CAP provides advice to Work is underway on the construction of morphological dictionaries
decision makers in politics, economics, science and the mass media, for many other European languages, and for Chinese and Korean.
and formulates suggestions and recommendations for improving their Other areas of research concern the development of new search
work. engines for the Internet, the analysis of biotechnical texts, queries in XML-structured texts, techniques for approximate search in texts and
dictionaries, and methods for error correction.
CAP Center for Applied Policy Research
Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science
Maria-Theresia-Strae 21
81675 Munich CIS Center for Information and Directors:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 13 00 Language Processing NN
Email: Oettingenstrae 67 Prof. Dr. Klaus Ulrich Schulz
80538 Munich Email: schulz@cis.uni-muenchen
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 97 21

Center for Empirical Studies (CEST)

The Center for Empirical Studies is a research initiative set up to CIH Center for International Health
promote links between research groups from various faculties that
work on demanding problems involving the use of empirical data and The interdisciplinary CIH Center for International Health addresses
modern statistical methods. Methodological challenges include the the issues of combating life-threatening diseases, reducing child
modeling of unobserved heterogeneity and the measurement of latent mortality and improving maternal health in developing countries, set
traits, which arise in similar form in empirical studies in areas such as Millennium Development Goals by the United Nations. Since lack of
as economics, sociology and psychology. The aim of the center is to medical personnel is a major obstacle to progress in most of these
enhance the extraction of information in complex empirical studies by countries, CIH focuses on training researchers and personnel in the
providing access to the most efficient and appropriate methodologies health service sector. CIH can draw on over 20 years of cooperation
for study design and data analysis. between LMU Munich and developing countries. The Center was a successful entrant in the competition Higher Education Excellence
in Development Cooperation and was awarded five million euros in
Contact: Dipl.-Stat. Margret Oelker funding by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). At CIH,
Institute of Statistics four faculties and twelve institutes at LMU Munich collaborate with over
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 38 47 50 universities, ministries and organizations in developing countries.

Chairman: Prof. Dr. med. Michael Hoelscher

Program Manager: Dr. med. Guenter Froeschl
Georgenstrae 5
80799 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 17607

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Research Centers

Center for Internet Research and Media Integration (CIM) Center for Negotiation and Mediation (CVM)

The Center for Internet Research and Media Integration (CIM) at The CVM is a research unit attached to the Faculty of Law at LMU
LMU Munich is a joint initiative of the Departments of Business Munich. At the Center a young team of scholars explores novel
Administration, Communication Science and Computer Science, with approaches to arbitration and conciliation, drawing on insights from
the aim of analyzing the development of the communications industry the areas of Law and Economics, Psychology, Game Theory and
as exemplified by digital media, particularly the Internet. The mission Communication Theory. The CVM also offers a range of inter
of CIM is to support research projects which their initiators and disciplinary training courses which provide instruction in the effective
participants cannot realize on their own or within the boundaries of conduct of negotiations and school participants in techniques of
their own subjects. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). These programs are designed to cater for students of all disciplines as well as for trainee lawyers
and fully qualified professionals. In addition, the CVM organizes
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess lectures, roundtable discussions and workshops, and participation
Administrative Office: Hannelore Wimmer in moot courts. It offers a complete program of study leading to
Ludwigstrae 28 certification as a commercial mediator.
80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 63 90
Center for Negotiation and Mediation Office Administrator:
Veterinrstrae 5 Andrea Regele
80539 Munich Email:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 14 37
Center for NanoScience (CeNS) Email:

The Center for NanoScience (CeNS) stimulates and coordinates

research in the nanosciences in the Munich area. The Center promotes
multidisciplinary collaborative projects and fosters synergy effects Center for Neuropathology and Prion Research (ZNP)
by offering a dynamic platform for the exchange of expertise and
technical instrumentation. Since its foundation in 1998 at LMU, CeNS Clinical neuropathology at the ZNP is chiefly concerned with the
has developed into a broad network of researchers from the Faculties pathologenesis and genetics of brain tumors and neurodegenerative
of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Biology and Medicine. Junior disorders. Experimental neuropathology focuses on studies in trans
and senior researchers at CeNS meet and discuss the latest findings genic mouse models with a view to understanding the origins of brain
at weekly colloquia, workshops and annual conferences. The graduate tumours and the cause and course of Alzheimers and Parkinsons
programs for PhD and MSc students include workshops, seminars and diseases as well as prion-based conditions such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob
a lecture series on nanosciences, together with training in professional disease; crucially with a view to identifying effective therapies for
skills. In addition, CeNS supports entrepreneurial ideas and the neurodegenerative illnesses. The ZNP also plays a coordinating role
translation of research results into industrial applications. in BrainNet, a network of European brain banks which collect brain tissues and make them available to researchers. ZNP also serves as the
Reference Center for Prion Diseases and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Center for NanoScience (CeNS) within the German Association for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy.
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich
Scientific Board:
Prof. Dr. Hermann E. Gaub (Spokesman) Director:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bein Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Hans Kretzschmar FRCPath
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schollwck Feodor-Lynen-Strae 23
81377 Munich
Managing Director: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 78 00 0
Dr. Susanne Hennig
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 57 91

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Center for Quantitative Risk Analysis (CEQURA) Center of Eastern European Studies (ZfO)

The Center for Qualitative Risk Analysis (CEQURA) carries out research The Center of Eastern European Studies (ZfO) houses interdisciplinary
projects in the area of risk management, adopting an explicitly inter- research and teaching programs dedicated to Eastern and South-
disciplinary approach. The Center focuses on strategies for measuring, eastern Europe. The staff includes specialists in political and social
modeling and forecasting risk using methodologies and insights sciences, theology and ethnology, as well as historians and literary
derived from fields such as social sciences, economics, public finance scholars. The aim of the ZfO is to illuminate the process of social,
and natural sciences. A second major goal is to promote knowledge political and cultural transformation that is in progress throughout the
transfer between the spheres of theory and practice. region by placing it in its historical context and to study its longterm implications for the rest of Europe and the wider world. The ZfO
participates in scientific collaborations with many universities and
Coordinator: Prof. Stefan Mittnik PhD research establishments in Eastern and Southeastern Europe and
Seminar for Finance Econometrics also cooperates with the Centers for Eastern European Studies at the
Department of Statistics University of California in Berkeley and the University of Alberta in
Akademiestrae 1, 1st Floor
80799 Munich Edmonton.
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 32 24

Director: Center of Eastern European Studies (ZfO)

Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel Schellingstrae 12, Room 430
Contact: 80799 Munich
Petra Thoma Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 54 80
Center for Reproductive Biology, Medicine and Department of History Email:
Biotechnology at LMU Munich (ReproZentrum)

The Center for Reproductive Biology, Medicine and Biotechnology

(ReproZentrum) seeks to build an interdisciplinary forum for the Center of Ecumenical Research (ZF)
exchange of ideas, to promote cooperation in teaching and research,
and to advance education in human and veterinary medicine. Goals The Center for Ecumenical Research (ZF) is run jointly by the
include integration of basic research and clinical applied research, Faculties of Catholic and Protestant Theology and the Institute of
joint utilization and advancement of research infrastructure, and Orthodox Theology. The Center is thus the only European institution
organization of seminars and workshops. The Center offers inter of its kind at a state university which provides students with an
disciplinary and cross-species training in reproductive physiology opportunity to participate in advanced ecumenical research in an
and pathology and in veterinary livestock management in the context ongoing dialog with the major Christian denominations and creeds.
of veterinary medicine. Emphasis is placed on a practical, hands-on The aim of the Centers research is to elucidate the factors, both
education for students and postgraduates, which includes training theological and non-theological, that are responsible for the split
with extra-faculty partners. The ReproZentrum also offers a range between the Christian churches and to investigate their significance
of services, such as consulting for biotechnological service centers for the future. In addition, it supports church-governing bodies in
in human and veterinary medicine. enhancing ecumenical attitudes and perspectives. A further important topic is to widen the ecumenical perspective in order to encompass
inter-religious dialog (primarily a trialog between Judaism, Christianity
Coordinators: Prof. Dr. med. Christian J. Thaler and Islam).
Prof. Dr. med. vet. Holm Zerbe Division of Endocrinology and Reproductive
ReproZentrum at LMU Munich Medicine
Clinic for Ruminants Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sonnenstrae 16 Campus Grohadern Director: Prof. Dr. Bertram Stubenrauch
85764 Oberschleiheim 81377 Munich Chair of Dogmatic and Ecumenical Theology
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
Administrative Office: Rita Radloff 80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 788 30 Phone: + 49 (0) 89 / 21 80 32 86
Email: Email:

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Center of Historical Language Studies (ZhS) Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ZMR)

The Center of Historical Language Studies (ZhS) is an interfaculty The objective of the Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies
working group that covers the fields of philology and language studies, (ZMR) is to further enhance LMU Munichs teaching and research
set up at LMU Munich in cooperation with the Bavarian Academy of strengths in the fields of medieval and Renaissance studies, attracting
Sciences and Humanities. The Center reflects the interactions between students to the subjects and opening new perspectives in the study of
the history and contemporary evolution of languages and investigates the relevant eras. It addresses academic specialists as well as students
topics such as diachronic philology, linguistic relatedness and recon and a broader academic public, and covers a wide interdisciplinary
struction of proto-languages as well as language contact, sociolinguistics range of subjects. Members of the teaching staff at the ZMR give
and cultural history. It provides academics and scientists with a forum regular lecture series, teach an interdisciplinary summer academy and
for high-level interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. are involved in promoting young academics. The Center collaborates closely with Munich-based institutions engaged in top-level projects in
medieval and Renaissance studies. The city thus offers an environment
Coordinator: Ludwigstrae 25, 1st Floor, Room 103 for crossdisciplinary study and research in this field which is unique in
PD Dr. Peter-Arnold Mumm 80539 Munich Germany.
Prof. Dr. Olav Hackstein Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 24 86, Fax: 53 45
Chair in Historical and Email:
Indo-European Linguistics Secretary: Elke Bergmeier
1st Coordinator: 2nd Coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Claudia Mrtl Prof. Dr. Bernhard Teuber
Schellingstrae 12 Ludwigstrae 25
80799 Munich 80539 Munich
Center of Language and Literature Studies: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 54 39 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 23 80
Language Text Culture (ZSL) Email: c.maertl@ Email: Bernhard.Teuber@romanistik.
The Center of Language and Literature Studies (ZSL) supports highly
qualified doctoral candidates preparing dissertation projects in one of
its three main areas: Variation Contact Change, Figures in
Textuality and Narration and Knowledge. The Center breaks new Centre for Organelle Research (CORE)
ground in research by pooling key areas in language, literature and
cultural studies in a productive manner and combining them to yield The origins of life and the development of organisms have always
new perspectives. Doctoral candidates are given the opportunity at an represented a key area of research in natural sciences. Now a new
early stage to discuss issues in depth with experts in the widely varied dynamism is anticipated in the field as decoding of whole genomes
research fields represented in the Faculty of Languages and Literatures. proceeds and major progress is made in the analysis of genomes,
Since 2008, students at the Center have also been accepted into the proteins, and cellular processes. These advances in genomics,
Facultys Linguistics- or Literature-based International Doctoral proteomics, and metabolomics deliver deeper insights not only into
Program (LIPP/ ProLit; see p. 68 - 69), where they receive intensive the functioning of organisms, but also into the evolutionary processes
support from renowned scholars. that underlie the emergence of new species. A critical factor in the development of higher organisms was the integration of unicellular
organisms, which now form important constituents of our cells. As
Coordinators: Administrative Office: an interfaculty institution, the Munich Centre for Organelle Research
Prof. Dr. Thomas Krefeld Marco Runge (CORE) aims to consolidate and expand existing research expertise
Institute of Romance Philology Schellingstrae 3 in these endosymbiotic organelles.
Email: thomas.krefeld@ 80799 Munich Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 62 92
Email: Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Jrgen Soll
Prof. Dr. Robert Stockhammer Department of Biology I, Division of Botany
Institute of Comparative Literature Grohadernerstrae 2 4
Email: 82152 Planegg-Martinsried
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 74 750

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Chemical Dynamics From Femtochemistry to Functional Nanosystems

Biological Machines
The successful application of a combination of top-down fabrication
While dynamic processes are an essential constituent of chemistry methods and bottom-up self-assembly to the realization und under-
and the life sciences, an understanding of their temporal dimension is standing of new functional nanostructures is the essential goal of the
often still lacking. Researchers at LMU Munich are global leaders in Functional Nanosystems Initiative. The functionalities and intended
this field, with projects ranging from research into new methods using applications of the various nanosystems to be studied range over
ultrashort laser pulses and specific spectroscopic processes to studies a broad spectrum, from functional supramolecular structures and
on single molecules and live cells. Collaboration with the outstanding hybrid nanodevices to quantum information processing and molecular
theoretical research groups at LMU Munich in this area is now machines.
directed at producing groundbreaking work. One area of special
interest concerns the dynamics of complex biochemical systems,
aimed at producing a synthesis of molecular probes and neuronal Director: Prof. Dr. Erwin Frey
switches. In addition, practical and theoretical analyses of the elemen- Functional Nanosystems
tary steps in molecular processes are being conducted on reaction Theresienstrae 37
80333 Munich
sequences occurring on varying time scales. Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 45 38

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Thomas Bein

Contact: Regina Huber Gene Center Munich
Phone: + 49 (0) 89 / 21 80 7 76 21
Email: please use the contact form at:
The Gene Center at LMU Munich conducts interdisciplinary research
and teaching in key areas of the life sciences. The aim is to unravel
the molecular mechanisms underlying fundamental biological pro
Flaubert Center Munich cesses, with special emphasis on the regulation of gene expression.
Disciplines represented include structural biochemistry, cell biology,
The Flaubert Center Munich is part of the LMU Institute of Romance genetics, developmental biology, and virology. The Gene Center is
Philology and cooperates closely with the Centre Flaubert (CNRS, now expanding to take in the emerging discipline of molecular
ENS) in Paris. Its objective is to liberate the French novelist from the systems biology, with the aim of developing mechanistic and
confines of national philology, striving towards a European research quantitative descriptions of regulatory processes and networks.
association that extends beyond binational relations. The research Over the next years, the Gene Center will be serving as a nucleus
focus is on illuminating Flauberts incorporation of the Ancients, for establishing a new Research Center for Molecular Biosystems.
the emerging field of oriental studies, and theology. A Flaubert guest
professorship to be held by internationally renowned scholars, made
possible by the Excellence Initiative, and a research library, sponsored Gene Center, Feodor-Lynen-Strae 25, 81377 Munich
by the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation, are designed to open Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 7 67 71
up new horizons in Flaubert studies. The Flaubert Lectures are
published by August Verlag, Berlin. The Center is co-financed by the
DFG (German Research Foundation) and the ANR (Agence Nationale
de la Recherche).

Director: Flaubert-Zentrum
Prof. Dr. Barbara Vinken, PhD Schnfeldstrae 13a
Administrative Manager: 80539 Munich
Dr. Gesine Hindemith Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 7 24 80
Institute of Romance Philology Email: flaubert-zentrum@

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Research Centers

GeoBio-Center Interdisciplinary Center for Cognitive Language Studies

The GeoBio-Center promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between
geo-, life, and environmental sciences, addressing scientific questions ICCLS provides a platform for in-depth scholarly exchange and
in the fields of geobiological and biodiversity research. Joint projects interdisciplinary collaboration between specialists in fields as diverse
examine themes including metabolic cycles in geobiological systems, as linguistics, language teaching research, literary studies, psychology
research into evolution and interactions between living and non-living and neurology. The Centers main objective is to promote cross-disci
matter on different temporal and spatial scales. The GeoBio-Center plinary research on cognitive aspects of use, systematics, acquisition,
has a comprehensive range of technical equipment, such as diving loss and teaching of language(s). The Center invites researchers from
robots and laboratories, at its disposal. The Centers members comprise other universities and research institutions to contact and cooperate
academics and scientists from various Faculties of LMU Munich and with its members of staff.
the Bavarian Natural History Collections, in addition to representatives
of other national and international universities. The GeoBio-Center
also offers collaborative, interdisciplinary courses and lectures that Chair: Prof. Dr. Hans-Jrg Schmid
transcend traditional subject boundaries. General Manager: Elmar Thalhammer Interdisciplinary Center for Cognitive Language Research (ICCLS)
Department of English and American Studies
Institute of English Philology
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Gert Wrheide Schellingstrae 3 RG
Administrative Office: Ursula Bommhardt 80799 Munich
Section of Palaeontology & Geobiology, Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 29 27
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Richard-Wagner-Strae 10
80333 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 66 02
Interdisciplinary Center for Palliative Medicine (IZP)

The aim of the Interdisciplinary Center for Palliative Medicine at the

Medical Center of the University of Munich on the Grohadern
Human Science Center (HWZ) Campus is to care for patients with advanced disease and ensure that
they have the best possible quality of life. Clinical care of patients is
The general goal of the Human Science Center is to achieve a better provided in the Palliative Care Unit, by the hospital support team in
understanding of anthropological universals and cultural specifics, the main hospital and in the home care setting by a dedicated team.
and their relevance for the different phases of human life. Research A specific team looks after children with advanced disease. At the
projects are devoted to topics like cognitive and functional competence Center, specialists in various medical disciplines serve patients needs.
and their dependence on cultural conditions, criteria for the design Social workers, psychologists and chaplains, and other professionals
of technologies appropriate to the abilities of users of all ages, the such as physiotherapists and breathing therapists, also belong to the
anthropological basis of art, and the study of basic concepts like time team. Together with patient care, research as well as undergraduate
or thinking, combining results from the neurosciences with insights and postgraduate teaching are essential parts of the Centers role.
from physics, philosophy, sociology, cognitive science and computer
science. The Center brings together renowned experts from LMU
Munich and other national and international institutions. Its findings Director: Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Bausewein, PhD MSc
are disseminated in lecture series, books and scientific articles, new Interdisciplinary Center for Palliative Medicine
teaching programs, and by consulting for industry. Grosshadern Medical Campus
Marchioninistrae 15 81377 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 70 95 49 30
Human Science Center
Goethestrae 31, 80336 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 7 56 51

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Lasky Center for Transatlantic Studies Jewish and Near Eastern Studies

The Lasky Center for Transatlantic Studies at LMU houses the literary The Jewish and Near Eastern Studies Initiative straddles the Faculty
archive and library of the American publicist Melvin J. Lasky, and of History and the Arts and the Faculty of Cultural Studies. The
focuses on the study of transatlantic relationships in the fields of culture, Centers goal is to become a nationally and internationally known
history, and politics. The Center promotes and stimulates scholarly center of excellence in Near Eastern and Jewish issues. The project
interactions by presenting exhibitions and lectures, and organizing is a collaborative venture between the departments of Jewish History,
workshops and conferences. An internship program gives students the the major departments in Near East-related cultural studies and
opportunity to become acquainted at first hand with the analysis and philology, and the Department of Ancient Near East Studies.
evaluation of historical source documents. The Center also administers
the annual Edmund Spevack Award for outstanding contributions by Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Hans van Ess
junior researchers. Institute of Sinology Kaulbachstrae 51a
80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 23 62
Director: Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch Email:
LMU Munich
Office: Leopoldstrae 11a
80802 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 72352
Email: Laboratory for Extreme Photonics (LEX Photonics)

The newly opened Laboratory for Extreme Photonics (LEX Photonics)

on LMUs Garching Campus is now in operation. In the two large
Japan Center experimental areas in the building, physicists are working on the next
generation of high-intensity lasers. These high-end laser systems will
The Japan Center covers all teaching and research activities at LMU be capable of producing ultrashort and extremely energetic bursts of
Munich related to Japanese literature, history and cultural history, light, which can be used for particle acceleration and in attosecond
religion and philosophy, society, politics, and economy. It also research to capture details of the fastest processes in the microcosm.
coordinates cooperative schemes in research and teaching between
LMU and Japanese universities. It offers bachelors, masters, and Contact:
doctoral degree courses in Japanese Studies as well as masters Dr. Zsuzsanna Major
degree courses in Religion and Philosophy of Asia, while also address Am Coulombwall 1
85748 Garching
ing the needs of students of economics and business administration Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 289 14 021
by offering Japanese Economy and Society as an optional subject. Email:
In addition, the Center holds language courses for students from all
fields of study and within limits for external participants. Regular
seminars and lectures provide interested members of the public with
up-to-date information on matters concerning Japan. The Center is
part of the Faculty of Cultural Studies.

Japan Center
Oettingenstrae 67
80538 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 98 20, 98 00

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LMU Entrepreneurship Center (LMU EC) Munich Arts Research Centre (MARC)

The LMU Entrepreneurship Center (LMU EC) promotes entrepreneurial The Munich Arts Research Centre (MARC) addresses two major
thinking and practice as major drivers of todays knowledge society. challenges in contemporary research on art: mediality and globality.
It seeks to translate research findings and ideas generated at LMU Mediality in art raises the key issue of the increasing permeability of
Munich and in the Munich region into groundbreaking business models the boundaries between traditional forms of art. Digital media provoke
and corporate concepts. To this end, LMU EC offers courses tailored a paradigm shift towards a different perception of the arts, which
for students from all faculties and for researchers, employees and complements the current dominance of speech- or text-based ways
partners. In collaboration with LMUs Research and Technology Transfer of thinking and may even represent an alternative to them. The
Office, LMU EC advises students, graduates, scientists and academics Centers second focus is on questions related to globalization and
who wish to found their own companies. The Center conducts scientific processes of cultural interdependence. The concept of art is coming
studies that enhance understanding of the economic and social signifi- under increasing scrutiny and criticism from other cultural perspec
cance of the entrepreneurial spirit, and uses the results to develop tives. The primary thesis is that both tendencies, although frequently
policy recommendations for budding entrepreneurs and economic associated with current technological and economic developments,
decision-makers. actually have older historical roots or can only be explained in relation to them.
Director: Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, PhD Office:
Associate Director: Prof. Dr. Bernd Rudolph Giselastrae 10, 2nd Floor Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Christopher Balme
Executive Director: Andy Goldstein 80802 Munich Department of Arts
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 62 06 Contact: Dr. Miriam Drewes
80539 Munich Email: entrepreneurship- Zentnerstrae 31 80798 Munich
Phone.: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 67 86

Maier-Leibnitz Laboratory (MLL)

The Maier-Leibnitz Laboratory for Nuclear and Particle and Accelerator Munich Center for Editorial Theory (MZE)
Physics (MLL) is designated as a central academic institution of LMU
Munich. Run jointly by LMU and the Technische Universitt Mnchen, The purpose of the Munich Center for Editorial Theory is to provide a
it is devoted to research and teaching in the fields of nuclear, particle, formal framework for efficient interdisciplinary cooperation between
and accelerator physics as well as their applications to other areas of Munich-based institutions where large-scale editorial projects are
science, technology and medicine. At its site in Garching near Munich, underway, with a view to encouraging collaboration between university
MLL operates a Tandem Van de Graaff accelerator capable of delivering and non-university groups. The Center offers guidance and support for
a potential of up to 14 million volts, which can accelerate atomic nuclei those engaged in the preparation of scholarly editions by promoting
to high velocities and is used for research in the areas of nuclear the pooling of expertise, facilities and resources and by advising on
physics, nuclear astrophysics, material analysis, radiation biology and data and information management.
medicine. Construction of a source for ultracold neutrons at the neutron
source FRM II and a center for applications of laser-accelerated ion
beams is planned for the near future. Contact: Clemens Radl Email:

Maier-Leibnitz Laboratory
Am Coulombwall 6
85748 Garching
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2 89 1 42 71

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Munich Center for Islamic Studies (MZIS) Munich Center for Neurosciences Brain and Mind (MCN)

The Munich Center for Islamic Studies brings together academic and The Munich Center for Neurosciences Brain and Mind (MCN), a
non-academic institutions. It covers various disciplines, including network of research groups in the Munich area, promotes national
Near and Middle Eastern studies, anthropology, and history of Islamic and international collaborations in neurobiology, cognition and the
art. In addition to the core regions of the Near East, it encompasses interaction of brain and mind. MCN encompasses all research areas
Africa and Central and Southeast Asia, as well as the pertinent local that bear on questions of brain and mind, including philosophy
languages. The Centers public lecture series Mosaic: Cultures of and experimental neurosciences, computational neuroscience and
Islam offers insights into the manifold aspects of Islamic societies. psychology. The Center also designs and implements integrated, training programs for junior scientists, in the context of the Graduate
School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN-LMU; see p. 54), for example.
MZIS Munich Center for Islamic Studies International teaching staff and visiting professors contribute to an
c/o Institute of Near and Middle Eastern Studies inspiring learning and research environment by participating in several
Veterinrstrae 1 excellent lecture series within the ambit of the MCN.
80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 24 33
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe
LMU Biocenter
Grohaderner Strae 2
82152 Planegg-Martinsried
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 74 303
The investigation of philosophical problems using the methods of
mathematical logic is the major focus of interest at the Munich Center
for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP). This approach neither reduces
philosophy to mathematics or natural sciences nor does it regard Munich Center for Teacher Education at LMU (MZL)
age-old philosophical topics such as the nature of truth, knowledge
or reason, the external world or morality as old-fashioned. The MCMP The main aim of the MZL is the advancement of research-based
views mathematics simply as a toolbox that can be used to derive teacher education tailored to the demands of a specific vocational
philosophical conclusions from certain assumptions. The Center aims field. The MZL coordinates a cross-faculty study program that provides
to promote close collaboration with other areas of philosophy and students with a choice of more than 30 subjects within courses of study
with specialists in computer sciences and neural sciences. In so doing, for all school types. Teacher education at LMU is based upon strong
it hopes to bring the special talents of leading experts to bear on research and teaching units in the fields of didactics, educational
unsolved problems in the theoretical and empirical understanding of sciences and psychology, as well as various branches of natural
thought processes. sciences and humanities. The Center also provides further education for qualified teachers, especially for those who supervise students
during their compulsory teaching practice. MZL members are involved
Director: Prof. Dr. Hannes Leitgeb in high-profile international research and development projects, such
Chair of Logic and Linguistic Philosophy, LMU as PISA, and play an active role in school and curriculum development.
Ludwigstrae 31, Room 226
80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 61 71
Email: Munich Centre for Teacher Education at LMU (MZL)
Administrative Office
Schellingstrae 10, 3rd Floor
80799 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 67 71

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Munich Center of Ancient Worlds (MZAW) Munich Center of the Learning Sciences (MCLS)

The Munich Center of Ancient Worlds (MZAW) is a seven-faculty The MCLS aims to advance interdisciplinary research on the
working group for subjects related to ancient cultures. The Center conditions, processes, and outcomes of learning. In addition, it
promotes interdisciplinary cooperation in research and teaching. It offers excellent research-based education and research training in
serves as a point of assembly and focus for existing working groups the field of the learning sciences. The Center is part of a strong
and research projects, and initiates, plans and organizes new groups international network of learning scientists. Its collaborative research
and projects. Further areas of focus at MZAW include the promotion model links social sciences and humanities with natural sciences.
of junior academics and the organization of joint events. The Center In terms of methodologies, MCLS members employ a range of
cooperates with other departments and research groups at LMU empirical and quantitative approaches, including brain imaging
Munich, and with non-university institutions and comparable and mathematical modeling, observation methods of behavior and
establishments in Germany and abroad. cognition research, formative and summative evaluation methods, and representative surveys and tests. The MCLS offers a Masters
Program of Neuro-Cognitive Psychology, a Psychology Masters
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Walther Sallaberger Program in the Learning Sciences, and a doctoral training program.
Program Manager: Dr. Gregor Neunert
Institute of Egyptology
Katharina-von-Bora-Strae 10
80333 Munich Director: Prof. Dr. Frank Fischer Munich Center of the Learning Sciences
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 289 27 544 Chair of Education and Leopoldstrae 13
Email: Educational Psychology 80802 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 51 46

Munich Center of Health Sciences (MC-Health)

Munich Ethics Referral Center (MKE)
The Munich Center of Health Sciences (MC-Health) carries out research
in areas that pose major challenges for our healthcare system, such as The Munich Ethics Referral Center (MKE) publishes position papers on
ageing, growth of chronic diseases, and ongoing medical innovations, current ethical issues that affect science, politics, and public opinion.
particularly in genome research and biotechnology. The Center adopts It promotes ethical research at LMU Munich and provides an inter
a quantitative and empirical approach, bringing together scientists from disciplinary network for cooperative solutions to ethical problems in
five faculties at LMU Munich. The capacity for competitive research the sciences and in society. In light of the significant potential for such
available at the Center is substantially enhanced by its partnership research at LMU Munich, the MKE continually revisits earlier research
with Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen, which has founded a new institute and builds upon interdisciplinary perspectives. The MKE promotes
of genetic epidemiology and provides an institute on health economics. international cooperation in the field of ethical research and offers a
Research at the Center focuses on determinants of health and disease, forum for discussions and the exchange of research results. A public
ways of improving prevention and treatment in health care, and inno- lecture series enables the community at large to engage with the
vations in healthcare markets. issues. A central pillar of the MKEs mission is to coordinate the teaching of ethics at LMU Munich.
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Reiner Leidl
Institute for Health Economics and Health Care Management Academic Director: Prof. Dr. Stephan Sellmaier
Ludwigstrae 28 RG Munich Ethics Referral Center
80539 Munich Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
Phone: + 49 (0) 89 / 21 80 14 58 80539 Munich
Email: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 60 83

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Munich Risk and Insurance Center (MRIC) Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC)

The MRIC offers a platform for Munich scientists who concern them- The Rachel Carson Center (RCC) is an international center for research
selves with insurance and risk management in the context of their own and education in the environmental humanities. It was founded as a
subdiscipline. Its goal is to encourage exchanges between theory and joint initiative of LMU Munich and the Deutsches Museum. The RCC
practice, and intensify contacts with other experts at home and aims to strengthen the role of the humanities in current political and
abroad. Fireside discussions, seminar series, study projects supported scientific debates about the environment by engaging with the public
by prominent firms, and provision of career advice also belong to through exhibitions, film screenings, public lectures, conferences,
the instruments the Center uses to increase the attractiveness of the publications, and the online Environment & Society Portal. Another
science of insurance. The choice of research topics is characterized main emphasis is its support for its Carson Fellows, highly regarded
by close attention to the integration of areas like the economics of researchers from all over the world and various disciplines, who work
insurance, actuarial mathematics and insurance law. This approach on topics such as environmental history, resource scarcity, natural
ensures that themes like individual and societal management of risks disasters, risk cultures, and landscape transformation. Students and
associated with natural disasters, pensions and life insurance, and postgraduates benefit from this expertise through LMUs MISU
the interdependencies that link capital and insurance markets form summer program and the PhD program Environment and Society.
part of the agenda.
Director: Schackstrae 4 Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch Prof. Dr. Helmuth Trischler
Prof. Dr. Andreas Richter 80539 Munich Leopoldstrae 11a Deutsches Museum
Program Coordinator: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 35 52 80802 Munich Museumsinsel 1
Stephanie Meyr Email: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 72 352 80538 Munich

Munich School of Ancient Philosophy (MUSA) Interdisciplinary Research Center for Contemporary Music
Theater Sound and Movement (SaM)
The Munich School of Ancient Philosophy (MUSA) is chiefly concern
ed with the philosophy of Ancient Greece and Rome. Motivated by the The classification schemes that have been developed in the context
conviction that illuminating insights into classical philosophy can only of conventional theater studies often prove inadequate when applied
come from an intimate knowledge of philological and philosophical to contemporary forms of experimental music theater. The Research
issues, the MUSA incorporates both perspectives into its approach to Center Sound and Movement was founded as an interdisciplinary
the subject. The MUSA also promotes the development of promising and international network to explore new ways of dealing with the
young scholars, both postdocs and, more especially, doctoral students. challenges posed by this theatrical form. In this endeavor, the Center
A carefully structured doctoral program enables the latter to explore cooperates with playhouses and opera houses as well as many
the evolution of ancient philosophy during diverse phases of Antiquity. international theater festivals.
Prof. Dr. Christof Rapp Director: Prof. Dr. Jrgen Schlder
Munich School of Ancient Philosophy Institute for Theater Studies, LMU Munich
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 Georgenstrae 11
80539 Munich 80799 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 72 171 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 24 90
Email: Email:

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Research Centers

Walter Brendel Center of Experimental Medicine (WBex) University Library (UB)

The Walter Brendel Center of Experimental Medicine (WBex) at the The University Library (UB) is the central service provider for the
LMU Medical Center (Grohadern Campus) is dedicated to research at information and literature needs of research, teaching and study at
the interface between cellular, clinical and animal model systems. The LMU Munich. The Library system consists of the Main University
Center combines the expertise of the LMU Munich Institutes of Surgical Library, the Main Textbook Collection, twelve large subject libraries
Research and of Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology. Key and a number of departmental libraries. The 90,000 volumes in the
areas of research include organ blood flow and vascular regulation, Central Textbook Collection provide general study literature for use
inflammation, organ regeneration after infarction or stroke, and the in the library, and are also available on direct loan. The Main Library
coagulation cascade. The Center is named after the cardiovascular also houses the Universitys valuable older collections, with holdings
physiologist Walter Brendel, who founded the Institute of Surgical of over 3,000 manuscripts, 3,600 incunabula and 475,000 early prints.
Research at LMU Munich. He was among the first German scientists The Library also offers access to e-journals, e-books and subject
to establish a research institute in which teams of researchers worked databases, as well as to LMUs electronic publication platforms Open
together to develop new pathophysiological concepts and treatment Access LMU and LMU Digital Theses.
methods for disorders resulting from surgery and intensive medical
procedures. University Library
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich
Chairman: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 24 29 (Information)
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Pohl Email:
Marchioninistrae 27
81377 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 76 501

University Archive

The University Archive preserves LMUs documentary legacy, which

comprises the official records of the University Administration (Rector
and Senate, Faculties and Administrative Departments) for the entire
period since the Universitys foundation in 1472. The Archive also has
its own reference library, which houses sources for the history of LMU
and of the German university landscape as a whole.

University Archive
Edmund-Rumpler-Strae 9
80939 Munich
Secretarial Office
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 72 100

Opening hours: Monday 10 a.m. 5 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. 6 p.m.

The University Archive welcomes visits from scholars with a legitimate
research interest. Advance notification is required.

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Affiliated Institutions

Animal Welfare Information Center for Biomedical

Research (tiz-bifo)

The Animal Welfare Information Center for Biomedical Research

(tiz-bifo), set up by the Scientific Animal Welfare Society (GWT), is
a working group of animal welfare officers, scientists in preclinical
research, and technicians. It provides practice-oriented professional
training for scientists in the humane handling of experimental animals.
The Centre offers courses in the care and use of laboratory animals
(held in German and English), which conform to the Recommenda-
tions for Education and Training of Category B and C Persons issued
by the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associa-
tions, as well as training sessions, seminars, workshops, conferences,
and a comprehensive advisory service for researchers working with
animals and for Laboratory Animal Science (LAS) supervisors.

Animal Welfare Information Center for Biomedical Research (tiz-bifo)

Gesellschaft fr wissenschaftlichen Tierschutz mbH (GWT)
Truderinger Strae 287
81825 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 420 24 833
Mobile: +49 (0) / 172 826 9482
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 420 24 850

Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts

The Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts is an association of leading figures

in the art world. It was founded in 1948 by the Free State of Bavaria as
its most important center for cultivation of the arts. It represents the
revival of the Royal Academy of Arts in Munich, which was established
in 1808 to provide according to Schellings articles of incorporation
a liberal society of art. The decree of 1948 charged the Academy
with the mandate to diligently observe and support the development
of the arts by every expedient means or to offer suggestions for their
support. In addition, its task is to contribute to the intellectual dis-
cussion between the arts as well as between art and society, and to
champion the dignity of the arts.

Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts

Max-Joseph-Platz 3
80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 29 00 77 0

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Affiliated Institutions

Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BADW) Bavarian State Collection of Anthropology and
The Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities is one of the
catalysts of academic research in Bavaria. Its foundation in 1759
marked the beginning of modern scholarship and research in the arts Director (Anthropology): Prof. Dr. Gisela Grupe
and sciences throughout Southern Germany. Today the Academy is Professor of Anthropology and Environmental History
at once a learned society, a research institution of international stature LMU Munich Department Biology I
Director (Palaeonanatomy): Prof. Dr. Joris Peters
and a venue for lively scholarly discussion. In 2010, the Academy Chair of Palaeoanatomy and the History of Veterinary Medicine
also set up a fellowship program for gifted Bavarian post-docs. The LMU Munich Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Academy mainly supports long-term projects in the humanities and in Karolinenplatz 2a
80333 Munich
natural sciences which provide the basis for further advances and help Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 5 48 84 38 0
safeguard Bavarias cultural heritage. The BADW also operates the Email:
Walther Meissner Institute for Low Temperature Research and the
Leibniz Data Processing Center, one of three National Supercomputing
Centers in Germany. Bavarian State Collection of Botany
Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Alfons-Goppel-Strae 11 Director: Prof. Dr. Susanne Renner Menzinger Strae 67
80539 Munich Chair of Systematic Botany 80638 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2 30 31 0 LMU Munich Department Biology I Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 1 78 61 26 5
Email: Email:

Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg

Bavarian Natural History Collections

The Bavarian Natural History Collections (SNSB) together comprise Director: Prof. Dr. Susanne Renner, Chair of Systematic Botany
a comprehensive research institution for Natural History in Bavaria. LMU Munich Department Biology I
They encompass five State Collections (in Zoology, Botany, Paleontology Deputy: PD Dr. Ehrentraud Bayer
Managing Director of the Collections of the Botanical Garden
and Geology, Mineralogy, Anthropology and Paleoanatomy), the Technical Director: Stefan Wiegert
Botanical Garden Mnchen-Nymphenburg and eight public museums Menzinger Strae 61 65
in Munich, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Eichsttt and Nrdlingen. Housing 80638 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 1 78 61 31 0
about 30 million items, the SNSB rank among the largest natural Email:
history collections in the world. Research at the SNSB focuses mainly
on past and present bio- and geodiversity, and the evolution of animals
Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg
and plants. The collections and museums also play an instrumental
role in public and academic education.

Administrative Headquarters
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Haszprunar
Menzinger Strae 71
80638 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 17 99 92 4 0

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Affiliated Institutions

Bavarian State Collection of Mineralogy, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience

Munich Crystal Museum (BCCN Munich)
The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Munich
Director: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schmahl (BCCN Munich), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and
Chair of Structure Research of Inorganic and Biogenic Geomaterials Research, is part of the National Bernstein Network for Computational
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Neuroscience established in Germany. Research at the BCCN Munich
Division of Cristallography of LMU Munich
Theresienstrae 41 focuses on neuronal representations of space and time. Groups from
80333 Munich various scientific disciplines study the mechanisms underlying brain
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 43 12 function by combining experimental neuroscience with advanced data
analysis, computer simulation, and mathematical modeling. The Center
connects two universities (LMU Munich, Technische Universitt
Mnchen), the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology and two companies
(npi electronic and Med-El). Regular Bernstein Colloquia, a guest
Bavarian State Collection of Palaeontology and Geology scientist program, international workshops and summer schools for
Paleontological and Geological Museum doctoral students round out the Centers program.

Director: Prof. Dr. Gert Wrheide, Chair of Paleontology and Geobiology Contact: Prof. Dr. Andreas V. M. Herz
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Department Biology II
Section of Paleontology of LMU Munich Grohaderner Strae 2
Richard-Wagner-Strae 10 82152 Planegg-Martinsried
80333 Munich Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 74 801
Phone.: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 66 30 Email:

Collegium Carolinum (CC)

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology Founded in 1956, the Collegium Carolinum (CC) is Germanys only
research institution dedicated to the history of the Czech and Slovak
Director: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Haszprunar, Chair of Systematic Zoology regions. The CC is part of a worldwide network that links 40 academic
LMU Munich Department Biology I experts. Its research program focuses on contemporary history,
Mnchhausenstrae 21 including the history of memory and commemoration, and the social
81247 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 81 07 0 histories of communism, religion and migration. Besides publishing
Email: scholarly journals such as Bohemia: A Journal of History and
Civilisation in East Central Europe, the CC maintains the largest
specialized library in Western Europe devoted to the history of the
Bohemian lands and Czechoslovakia. It also publishes monographs
Museum of Man & Nature and conference proceedings. The CC is affiliated with LMU Munich and also contributes to teaching at the Universities of Passau and
Regensburg. Schloss Nymphenburg
Director: Dr. Michael Apel, Maria-Ward-Strae 1b
Managing Conservator at the 80638 Munich
Museum of Man & Nature Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 17 95 89 120 Hochstrae 8
Email: 81669 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 55 26 06 0

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Affiliated Institutions

Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen German Research Center Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ)
for Environmental Health
The Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ) was founded in 1949 to
The Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen is Europes leading research center study the phenomenon of National Socialism. Research at the IfZ
for environmental health. The Center explores chronic and complex today concerns itself with the whole of German contemporary history
diseases that arise from the interaction between environmental factors in its wider European context. With research divisions in Munich and
and individual genetic disposition. Key areas of focus are diabetes Berlin, the IfZ has close links with leading institutions abroad and
mellitus and chronic diseases of the lung, as well as the mechanisms has built up a broad infrastructure for historical scholarship. Its inter-
underlying neurodegeneration, infection, cancer, and other common nationally renowned library devoted to contemporary history and an
diseases. The Center strives to develop innovative approaches to archive that houses documents from unofficial sources covering the
prevention, diagnosis and therapy based on a mechanism-based period since the end of World War I are both open to the public and
understanding of disease processes. At present, Helmholtz Zentrum provide individual guidance services for users. The IfZ is also charged
Mnchen comprises 40 independent scientific institutes and research with the maintenance and presentation of materials held in the Ober-
units and has about 2,000 staff members. It belongs to the Helmholtz salzberg Documentation near Berchtesgaden.
Association, Germanys largest research organization, a consortium
of 17 scientific/technical and biological/medical research centers. Director: Prof. Dr. Andreas Wirsching
Institute of Contemporary History
Leonrodstrae 46 b
Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen 80636 Munich
German Research Center for Environmental Health Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 12 68 8 0
Ingolstdter Landstrae 1
85764 Neuherberg
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 31 87 0, Fax: 33
Institute of Law for Lawyers

Founded in 1995, the aim of the Institute of Law for Lawyers is to

Ifo Institute Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at combine theory and practice. Since then the institute has offered
the University of Munich numerous workshops for students, interns and young lawyers. In
addition to its programs, it is also involved in the scholarly main
The Ifo Institute was founded in January 1949 to provide Information tenance of the regulation of the legal profession. The Institutes
und Forschung Information and Research and as one of the leading library rounds out the facility for users.
economic research institutes in Europe, it has served these needs
ever since. Its tasks consist of three components: applied economic
research, policy consulting for the public and private sectors, and Director: Prof. Dr. Horst Eidenmller, LL.M. (Cambr.)
services for researchers, business, government and the general public. Managing Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Schnemann
In 2002, Ifo was officially affiliated with LMU as an Institute at the Institute of Law for Lawyers
Prof.-Huber-Platz 2
University of Munich. It cooperates closely with the Center for 80539 Munich
Economic Studies (CES) and CESifo GmbH. CESifo is also the brand Email:
name under which the international activities of Ifo, CES and CESifo
GmbH are subsumed. Ifo is a member of the Leibniz Association
and receives institutional funding from the German government.

Ifo Institute Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

at the University of Munich
Poschingerstrae 5, 81679 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 92 24 0

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Affiliated Institutions

Institute of Technology Theology Natural Sciences Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG)
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG) is an
The Institute of Technology Theology Natural Sciences (TTN) is an independent, non-profit research organization. Since its establishment
affiliated institute of LMU Munich, founded in 1992 to promote critical in 1948, 17 Nobel laureates have emerged from its ranks, putting it
and constructive public discussion of ethical issues in the sciences and on a par with the most prestigious research institutions worldwide.
technology in relation to the values of Christianity. The TTN takes an Max Planck Institutes perform basic research in the areas of natural,
interdisciplinary approach to ethical issues that arise in the fields of life and social sciences, and in the arts and humanities. They focus
genetic engineering in medicine and agriculture, agro-ethics, energy, on fields that are particularly innovative, do not fit within the organi
and economics in order to develop dialog models and scientific expertise zational framework of universities because of their interdisciplinary
that can usefully contribute to public discourse. character, or are especially demanding in terms of funding and time. New institutes are established to answer forward-looking scientific
questions, while others are closed, i.e., when their research fields
Managing Director: have become well established at universities.
Dr. Stephan Schleissing
Institute Technology Theology Natural Sciences at LMU Munich (TTN)
Marsstrae 19
80335 Munich Administrative Headquarters:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 55 95 600 Hofgarten 8
Email: 80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 08 0

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the

Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (LRZ) Munich School of Political Science

The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy The Munich School of Political Science is an independent institution at
of Sciences and Humanities is the academic computer center for LMU Munich. It nurtures political sciences and education, and serves
LMU Munich and for other universities in Munich. The LRZ provides as a point of contact between academia and political practice. To this
support in all aspects of computer use, runs the communication end, it offers a program of study in political science which leads to an
network of the universities in Munich, including national and inter academic degree (University Diploma in Political Science), conferred
national connections, and provides computer power on a wide variety by the LMU Faculty of Social Sciences. The institution also offers a
of systems. doctoral program leading to the degree of Doctor of Political Science. The School gives students who lack the formal qualifications necessary
for admission to university an opportunity to study political sciences
Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy and conclude their studies with a final examination. The School also
of Sciences and Humanities produces the Zeitschrift fr Politik, the oldest scientific review of
Boltzmannstrae 1 political science in Germany.
85748 Garching
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 3 58 31 80 00
Servicedesk: +49 (0) 89 / 3 58 31 88 00
Rector: Prof. Dr. Rupert Stettner
Vice Rector: Dr. Horst Mahr
Chancellor: Elmar R. Schiecke
The Munich School of Political Science
Ludwigstrae 8
80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 28 80 39 9 0

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Living in Munich

Living in Munich

Munich is one of the worlds most friendly and vibrant cities and home
to approximately 1.35 million people. With a number of world-famous
museums, art galleries, the opera house and ballet and musical stages,
the capital city of Bavaria is a major European cultural center. It is
located in close proximity to the Bavarian Alps and offers a variety of
lakes, castles and leisure activities in the countryside around the city.

The Main University Building is located only a few steps away from
the Englischer Garten, one of the worlds largest urban public parks,
and presents its community a variety of cafes, bookstores, theater and

Enjoy the unparalleled resources of a university neighbourhood offering

distinct advantages that are the embodiment of Munich whether
your interests lie in art, culture, history, nightlife, restaurants, food,
or shopping.

The following pages provide information about a selection of canteens

and cafeterias as well as leisure activities.

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Canteens and cafeterias Sports

Main University Campus (City Center) Munich University Sports

Form of payment: Legic Card, no cash accepted The Munich University Sports offers all members of Munichs uni
versities a comprehensive program of sports ranging from aerobics
Mensa Leopoldstrae to yachting. A major part of its activities focuses on fitness and health
(Main University Campus Canteen and Cafeteria) sports. The details of all programs are published twice a year on the
Leopoldstrae 13a website of Munich University Sports. Those wishing to participate
in university sports must be holders of a membership card issued
Cafeterias in Main University Building with a valid semester stamp (students: 7.50 euros, staff: 12.50 euros);
Adalbertstrae 5 swimming pool activities and events require that participants acquire
Ludwigstrae 28 / coffee bar an additional stamp (students: 15 euros; staff: 20 euros).
Mensaria Schellingstrae (Schellingstrae Cafeteria)
Schellingstrae 3 Connollystrae 32
80809 Munich
Mensaria Schillerstrae (Schillerstrae Cafeteria) Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2 89 2 46 67 or 2 46 68
Schillerstrae 47
Opening hours of the Secretarys Office
Mensaria Goethestrae (Goethestrae Cafeteria) (issue of membership cards, sale of tokens):
Monday Wednesday 9 to 11 a.m. and Thursday 5 7 p.m.
Goethestrae 70 (Special opening hours at beginning of semester and during semester break)

HighTechCampus (Grohadern-Martinsried)
Form of payment: Legic Card, no cash accepted Sports in Munich
The web page of the Munich Sports Office makes available extensive
Mensa Martinsried (Grohadern Campus Canteen) information about athletics in Munich. An A-Z databank describes
Grohaderner Strae 6 every sporting program in Munich, organized by 250 sports, and offers
detailed information on organizers, addresses and sport venues. Sports
Mensaria Grohadern (Grohadern Campus Cafeteria) fans and athletes can also check the calendar for the latest on sporting
Butenandtstrae 13 (Building F) events and times. In addition, the user is provided with current infor-
mation on leisure sports, school sports, support and venues.
For more information on canteens
and cafeterias in Munich, see Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 444 88 287 21 Email:

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Collegium Musicum Palestrina Ensemble Munich
Abaco-Orchester Mnchen (LMU Symphony Orchestra) Director: Dr. Venanz Schubert
Rehearsal: Wednesday 7 9 p.m.
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 98 29 02 09
Director: Joseph Bastian Contact for orchestra-related issues: Email:
Rehearsal: Wednesday 7:15 9:30 p.m. Regina Pschel
Klenze-Gymnasium Phone: +49 (0) 178 / 86 94 292
Wackersbergerstrae 59 Email:
Contact for new players: Collegium Muwicum Choir and Orchestra at the Institute
Barbara Plomer, Katarina Harnacke of Musicology

Director: Angelika Tasler and Email: collegium.muwicum@

Viktor Tpelmann
Sinfonietta: Symphony Orchestra of the Munich Universities Choir rehearsal: Monday 6 8 p.m.
Orchestra rehearsal: Monday 8 10 p.m.

Director: Hartmut Zbeley Contact: Cornelia Gtz University Choir Munich

Rehearsals only during semester: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 829 550 87
Wednesday 7:15 p.m. (answering machine)
Lecture Hall 0120 Email:
Technische Universitt Mnchen Director: Johannes Kleinjung Registration at the first rehearsal
Arcistrae 21 Rehearsal: Tuesday 7 9:30 p.m. of each new semester only
Kleine Aula (Small Lecture Theater), Contact: Silvia Kolossa
Room A 120, Email:
University Main Building
ODEON Sinfonie Orchestra
Vocal Ensemble of the Institute of Musicology
Director: Contact:
Julio Doggenweiler Fernndez Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 46 13 48 13
Rehearsal: Thursday 7 10 p.m. Mobile: +49 (0)176 / 666 10 762
Please enquire about the rehearsal venue Email: Director: Martin Zbeley
in the ODEON office. Rehearsal: Tuesday 7:20 10 p.m.
Hall 206 B, University Main Building
Open to students of all subjects
Young Munich Symphony Orchestra

Director: Bernhard Koch Contact: Bernhard Koch Ensembles at the Institute of Music Education
Rehearsal: Monday 7:30 p.m. Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2 71 20 10
Katholische Hochschulgemeinde Mobile: +49 (0) 179 / 62 33 885
Leopoldstrae 11 Email: info@junge-muenchner-
80802 Munich Big Band at the Institute for Music Education

Director: Prof. Joe Viera

Young Peoples Symphony Orchestra Munich Rehearsal: Tuesday 7 9:15 p.m. Leopoldstrae 13, Room 1501
80802 Munich

Director: Alejandro Vila Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 26 01 95 82

Contact: Jrgen Keil Email:

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Cantio Mnchen Chamber Choir at the Institute for ELSA / European Law Students Association
Music Education

Director: Michael Prager, M.A. Office at the Institute of International Law

Rehearsal: Monday 7 8:30 p.m. Veterinrstrae 5
Leopoldstrae 13 80539 Munich
80802 Munich Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 61 04

Orchestra at the Institute for Music Education

Marketing Between Theory and Practical Life
Director: Bernhard Willer
Rehearsal: Monday 8:30 p.m.
Leopoldstrae 13, Room 1501
80802 Munich Office Munich
P.O. Box 34 01 26
80098 Munich
Plenary meeting every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Kaulbachstrae 45, Room 004

Pastoral care

Autonomous student organizations Roman Catholic University Community
AEGEE Mnchen e.V. / Association des Etats Gnraux des Etudiants Leopoldstrae 11 Monday Friday 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
80802 Munich Monday Thursday 2 4 p.m.
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 3 81 03 0 Email:
Arcisstrae 21
80333 Munich
Protestant University Community
AIESEC LC Munich Friedrichstrae 25 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 a.m. 4 p.m.
80801 Munich Wednesday 1 p.m. 4 p.m.
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 33 99 72 30 Friday 9:30 a.m. 3 p.m.
Ludwigstrae 27, 2nd Floor or 35 Email:
80539 Munich Counseling:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 63 41

Medical Student Representatives at the Institute of Anatomy Greek Orthodox Metropolie, Bavarian Section
and Cell Biology

Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology Archpriest Apostolos Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 3 61 57 88 or
Pettenkoferstrae 11 Malamoussis 3 61 34 45
80336 Munich Ungererstrae 131 Email:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 89 20 80805 Munich

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Governance and Structure

LMU Munich is a public corporation with the right of self-governance

within the framework of the law. It is simultaneously a state institution
divided into a central governing body and 18 faculties.

The University Executive Board is composed of six members: the

President and the five Vice Presidents for Finance and Administration,
Teaching and Studies, Academic Appointments, Research, and Inter
national Affairs. The Executive Board is elected by the University
Council, the main body for decisions related to university policy and
assigned to support the Executive Board. The University Council
comprises members of the University as well as high-ranking and
experienced representatives from the private sector, the professional
world and other branches of academia. Each faculty houses a number
of academic institutions (departments, institutes, managing units
and centers). To strengthen interdisciplinary cooperation, members
of academic institutions may also form cross-faculty working groups.

The basic statutes of LMU Munich, which came into effect on June 16,
2007, effectively form its constitution. In addition, the structure of
LMU was extended to include central committees for strategic issues.

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University Executive Board University Council

The German university reform strengthened the status of the University

Council as the Universitys central decision-making body. The Council
President Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Bernd Huber elects the President and Vice Presidents of the University and can also
decide to vote them out. In addition, it makes decisions concerning the
Leopoldstrae 3, 80802 Munich basic statutes, university development, and establishment, change and
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 24 12 discontinuation of courses. The University Council presides for a four-
Email: year term.

Office: Dr. Cornelia Glck

Vice Presidents Leopoldstrae 3
80802 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 67 59
Vice President for Teaching and Studies: Prof. Dr. Martin Wirsing Email:
Vice President for Research: Prof. Dr. Beate Kellner
Vice President for Academic Appointments: Dr. Sigmund Stintzing
Vice President for International Affairs: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Pohl
Students Representation

Leoppoldstrae 15
80802 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 20 72

Womens Representative of LMU Munich

Leopoldstrae 3, 80802 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 24 12 The Womens Representative of LMU Munich supports the University
Email: by fullfilling its task of promoting equality between the sexes ( 46,
LMU Munich Statutes). As a member of all university boards, she
ensures that equality-related issues are given adequate consideration,
for example, the appointment of professors or plans for the future
Vice President for Finance and Administration: development of the university. The Womens Representative initiates,
Dr. Christoph Mlke develops and supervises gender-specific projects.

Leopoldstrae 3 Dr. Margit Weber

80802 Munich Schellingstrae 10
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 32 69 80539 Munich
Email: Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 36 44

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Committees University Research Committee

The University Research Committee acts in an advisory capacity to
LMU Munich is a so-called Group University, a self-governing the University Executive Board, Governing Board and the Board of
University in which all groups that are stakeholders are represented University Representatives.
in its corporate bodies, i.e.:
n Professors University Teaching Committee
n Academic staff The University Teaching Committee addresses all trans-disciplinary
n Non-academic staff matters related to study and teaching and acts in an advisory capacity
n Students to the University Executive Board, the Governing Board and the Board
of University Representatives. It also participates in the development
Each of these four groups appoints delegates to respective committees and revision of the study programs offered at the university and in the
according to an allotment system. development of a quality assurance system for teaching.

University Governing Board University Investigating Commission

The University Governing Board comprises the members of the Uni The members of this standing committee investigate complaints of
versity Executive Board, the deans of the 18 faculties, the Womens academic misdemeanors.
Representative, and one representative each from the academic staff,
non-academic staff, and student body. The Board is responsible for
drawing up the long-range university plan, passes proposals concerning Faculty Councils
research areas, establishes key budget categories and passes applications
concerning subdivision of the University into faculties. The Faculty Councils are the autonomous government bodies of the
18 faculties. The Faculty Councils elect the Deans and Vice Deans
Board of University Representatives (students) from the faculties professors. The Councils advise and make
The Board of University Representatives is composed of 16 elected decisions concerning all important affairs of their faculty, including
members, the Womens Representative and her deputy. The six statutes governing professorial and doctoral applications, examination
members of the Executive Board attend meetings in an advisory and degree regulations.
capacity. Members of the Board of University Representatives make
decisions over issues including any of primary significance for research, Members: Twelve or 24 members from each of the four groups, with
support of young academics, and compliance with equality goals in the 13th or 25th member in each case being the womens representa-
addition to themes related to the university statutes, particularly tive of the faculty.
examination and degree regulations (with the exception of the basic
statutes). They also issue statements on academic appointments.

University Committees
The four central University Committees are standing bodies. Their
members are appointed by the Board of University Representatives
in consultation with the University Governing Board.

University Advisory Committee

The University Advisory Committeess responsibilities include advising
the University Executive Board, the Governing Board and the Board of
University Representatives in transdisciplinary affairs and the develop-
ment of a mission statement and strategic concept for LMU Munich,
with special emphasis on the Excellence Initiative.

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Organizational diagram

University Executive Board

University Governing
Council Board
5 Vice Presidents

Central Central University University Committees Board of University

Institutions Institutions University Administration

Faculties classified by subject groups

Humanities Law, Economics Medicine Natural Sciences

and Cultural Studies and Social Sciences

Faculty of Faculty of Law Faculty of Medicine Faculty of

Catholic Theology Mathematics, Computer
Science and Statistics

Faculty of Faculty of Faculty of

Protestant Theology Business Administration Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Physics

Faculty of Faculty of Faculty of

History and the Arts Economics Chemistry and Pharmacy

Faculty of Faculty of Faculty of Biology

Philosophy, Philosophy Psychology and
of Science and Educational Sciences
the Study of Religion Faculty of Geosciences

Faculty of
Faculty of Social Sciences
Cultural Sciences

Medical Center
Faculty of of the University of Munich
Languages and Literatures

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Facts and Figures

Students As of Winter Semester 2011 / 2012

Students Total 49,180 Other academic staff (full-time equivalents, excl. hospitals) 2,848
Women 30,435 Non-academic staff (full-time equivalents, excl. hospitals) 2,431
Men 18,745 Hospital (full-time equivalents*)
Freshmen in 1st university semester Doctors 1,528
(Summer 2011 + Winter 2011/12) 10,234 Nurses 1,666
International students Total 6,949 Tech. services 216
Women 4,695 Other staff 4,323
Men 2,254
* As of 2009 according to the Annual Report of the Medical Center
Completed As of Summer Semester 2010 and of the University of Munich.
degrees Winter Semester 2010/11
Budget in million euros As of 2011
Basic degrees Totals 6,311
Women 4,001 University (excl. hospital)
Men 2,310 Total 488,6
Bachelor 1,067 State endowment
Master 343 Total 303,2
Diplom 1,249 Staff 217,6
Magister 1,347 Administrative budget 46,0
State Exam (excluding teachers) 1,969 Teaching and research 39,7
Doctoral degrees Total 1,211 Third-party funding
Women 664 Total 114,7
Men 547 German Research Foundation (DFG) 40,5
Habilitation (as of calendar year 2010) Excellence Initiative 27,4
Total 112 Federal 16,7
Women 34 EU 9,7
Men 78 Endowed Chairs 1,5
State of Bavaria 0,5
Staff As of December 1, 2011 Other 18,4
Tuition Fees for improving the conditions for studying
Professors Total 734 (Winter Semester 2011/12 and Summer Semester 2012) 34,2
Women 124 Operating costs 20,1
Men 610 Construction 19,1
Chairs (W3) Total 377 Other 2,3
Women 50
Men 327
Professorships (W2) Total 329
Women 64
Men 265
Junior Professorships
(W1) Total 28
Women 10
Men 18

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Only some of the Universitys sites are included in this map.

1. LMU main buildings, several locations downtown

2. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, campus Oberschleiheim
3. Institutes of Sciences
4. Medical Center of the University of Munich, Grohadern
5. Medical Center of the University of Munich,
downtown medical campus
6. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
7. Institutes of the Faculty of Physics, campus Garching

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LMU Munich clothing and gifts

Office supplies and conference needs, fashion clothing or souvenirs

the LMU Shop in the striking pink building at Leopoldstrae offers
the entire range of over 70 items featuring the LMU Munich design.
From hoodies and T-shirts to writing pads and trendy mugs, the range
is expanded and updated every semester.

Many will enjoy browsing in the 90-square-meter shop, but of course

the full range can also be purchased online at

LMU Shop
Leopoldstrae 13 (Schweinchenbau)
80802 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 1 78 80
LMU Shop is close to the U3 and U6, station Giselastrae

Opening hours during semester: Monday Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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A Center for International Health (CIH-LMU) 89

Advanced Materials Science (masters program) 28 Center for Internet Research and Media Integration 90
Advisory Service for Students with Disabilities 95 Center for Leadership and People Management 79
American History, Culture and Society (masters program) 28 Center for NanoScience (CeNS) 90
Animal Welfare Information Center for Biomedical Research Center for Negotiation and Mediation (CVM) 91
(TIZ-BIFO) 113 Center for Neuropathology and Prion Research (ZNP) 91
ArchaeoBioCenter 86 Center for Quantitative Risk Analysis (CEQURA) 92
Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics 86 Center of Eastern European Studies (ZfO) 93
Arts, Faculty of the 15 Center of Ecumenical Research 93
Assembly and Function of Neuronal Circuits in Sensory Center of Historical Language Studies 68
Processing (SFB 870) 76 Center of Information and Language Processing (CIS) 89
Astrophysics (masters program) 28 Center of Language and Literature Studies:
Language Text Culture 66
B Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ZMR) 69
Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts 113 Centre for Organelle Research (CORE) 78
Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities 114 Chemical Dynamics From Femtochemistry to
Bavarian International Academic Centers 34 Biological Machines 96
Bavarian Natural History Collections 114 - 116 Chemistry (masters program) 28
Bavarian State Collection of Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy 115 Chemistry and Pharmacy, Faculty of 23
Bavarian State Collection of Botany 115 China Scholarship Council Elite Program 33
Bavarian State Collection of Mineralogy, Choirs 126 - 128
Museum Reich der Kristalle 116 CHROMATIN Assembly and Inheritance of Functional States
Bavarian State Collection of Palaeontology and Geology, (doctoral program) 71
Paleontological and Geological Museum 116 Chromatin Assembly and Inheritance of Functional States
Bavarian State Collection of Zoology 116 (SFB TR 5) 77
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Classical and Ancient Studies (doctoral program) 66
(BCCN Munich) 117 Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology for Professionals
Biochemistry (masters program) 28 (masters program) 28
BioImaging Network Munich 87 Clusters of Excellence 58 - 63
Biology (masters program) 28 Collaborative Research Centers (SFB) 75 - 77
Biology of Xenogenic Cell and Organ Transplantation Collegium Carolinum (CC) 117
(SFB / TR 127) 77 Computer Science, Faculty of 21
Biology, Faculty of 24 Cultural Studies, Faculty of 18
Board of University Representatives 134
Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg 115 D
Buddhist Studies (doctoral program) 66 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) 45
Budget 138 Deutschkurse bei der Universitt Mnchen e.V. 41
Business Administration, Faculty of 10 Disabled persons officer 38
Distant Worlds: Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies 56
C Doctoral programs 66 - 74
Canteens and Cafeterias 124 Dual Career Service 79
Career Service 38 Dynamics and Intermediates of Molecular Transformations
Catholic Theology, Faculty of 8 (SFB 749) 75
Center for Advanced Management Studies (CAMS) 87
Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) 85 E
Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP) 88 East European studies (graduate program) 32
Center for Empirical Studies (CEST) 88 Economics (masters program) 29
Center for integrated Protein Science Munich (CiPSM) 60 Economics, Faculty of 12

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Economics, Munich Graduate School of 70 Globalization and Literature: Representations,

Educational Sciences, Faculty of 17 Transformations,Interventions (doctoral program) 68
Elite Network of Bavaria 32 Governance and structure 131 - 137
Empirical Speech and Language Processing (doctoral program) 69 Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems (SFB TR 15) 77
English Studies (masters program) 29 Graduate Center 65
Environment and Society, Doctoral program 67 Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies 57
Epidemiology (masters program) 29 Graduate School Life Science Munich:
ERASMUS 33 From Molecules to Systems 71
European Master of Science in Management (masters program) 29 Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM) 55
European University Association (EUA) 46 Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences 54
EUROScholars 34
Evolution, Ecology and Systematics (masters program) 29 H
Exchange programs and summer university 33 - 34 Helmholtz Zentrum Munich German Research Center for
Environmental Health 118
F History 5
Faculties 8 - 25 History and the Arts, Faculty of 15
Faculty Councils 135 Human Science Center 98
Faculty of Biology 24
Faculty of Business Administration 11 I
Faculty of Catholic Theology 8 Information Office for Research Funding 80
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy 23 Institute for Economic Research at LMU Munich (ifo) 118
Faculty of Cultural Studies 18 Institute of Contemporary History (IFZ) 119
Faculty of Economics 12 Institute of Law for Lawyers 119
Faculty of Geosciences 25 Institute Technology Theology Natural Sciences (TTN) 120
Faculty of History and the Arts 15 Integrated Analysis of Macromolecular Complexes and
Faculty of Languages and Literatures 19 Hybrid Methods in Genome Biology (doctoral program) 72
Faculty of Law 10 Interdisciplinary Center for Cognitive Language Studies (ICCLS) 99
Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics 21 Interdisciplinary Center for Palliative Medicine (IZP) 99
Faculty of Medicine 13 International Center for Science and the Humanities in Munich 80
Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies 16 International Counseling Office for International Students
Faculty of Physics 22 at LMU Munich 40
Faculty of Protestant Theology 9 International Health (doctoral program) 73
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences 17 International Network 43 - 48
Faculty of Social Sciences 20 International Occupational Safety and Health (masters program) 29
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 14 International Office 44
Flaubert Center Munich 96
Functional Nanosystems 97 J
Forms of Prestige in Cultures of the Ancient World Japan Center 100
(doctoral program) 68 Jewish and Near Eastern Studies 101
Facts and figures 138 Junior Year in Munich 33

Gene Center Munich 97 Laboratory for Extreme Photonics (LEX Photonics) 101
GeoBio-Center 98 Language Center 41
Geophysics (masters program) 29 Languages and Literatures, Faculty of 19
Geosciences, Faculty of 25 Lasky Center for Transatlantic Studies 100
German Academic International Network (GAIN) 45 Law, Faculty of 10
German courses 41 League of European Research Universities (LERU) 45

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Learning Sciences (doctoral program) 70 Nano-Bio-Technology (International Doctoral Program) 72

Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) 59
Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (LRZ) 120 Networks in Genome Expression and Maintenance (SFB 646) 75
Leukocyte Trafficking (doctoral program) 72 Neuro-cognitive Psychology (ESG) (masters program) 30, 32
LIPP International Doctoral Program in Linguistics: Neurosciences (masters program) 30, 32
Language Theory and Applied Linguistics 68 Nobel Prize Winners 82
Literatures, Faculty of 19
LMU Entrepreneurship Center (LMU EC) 102 O
LMU Munich Overseas Representatives 36 Office for Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KFT) 81
LMU Shop 143 Oligonucleotides in Cellbiology and Therapy (doctoral program) 72
LMU-Todai Cooperation in the Sciences 46 Orchestras 126 - 128
LMU-UC Berkeley Research in the Humanities Program 46 Organizational diagram 137
Logic and Philosophy of Science (masters program) 30 Orientation and Motion in Space (doctoral program) 73
Origin and Structure of the Universe 63
M Overseas Representatives of LMU Munich 44
Maier-Leibniz Laboratory (MLL) 102
Master programs 28 - 30 P
Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics, Faculty of 21 Particle Physics in the Energy Frontier of New Phenomena
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG) 121 (doctoral program) 73
Medical Center of the University of Munich 13 Pastoral care 129
Medicine, Faculty of 13 Pharmacy, Faculty of 23
Medieval and Renaissance Studies (doctoral program) 67 Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies,
Modern and Contemporary History, ProMoHist (doctoral program) 67 Faculty of 16
Molecular Mechanisms of Normal and Malignant Physics (masters program) 30
Hematopoiesis (SFB 684) 75 Physics, Faculty of 22
Munich Arts Research Centre (MARC) 103 Poland and Germany in Modern Europe (doctoral program) 67
Munich Center for Editorial Theory (MZE) 103 Premodern Textuality (doctoral program) 69
Munich Center for Islamic Studies (MZIS) 104 Preparatory College 41
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) 104 ProArt (doctoral program) 69
Munich Center for Neurosciences Brain and Mind (MCN) 105 PROFiL 81
Munich Center for Teacher Education at LMU (MZL) 105 Programs of study 27 - 30
Munich Center of Ancient Worlds (MZAW) 106 ProLit PhD Program in Literature 69
Munich Center of Health Sciences (MC-Health) 106 Protein Dynamics in Health and Disease (doctoral program) 73
Munich Center of the Learning Sciences (MCLS) 107 Protestant Theology, Faculty of 9
Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy) 62 Psychology and Educational Sciences, Faculty of 17
Munich Ethics Referral Center (MKE) 107 Psychology of Excellence in Business and Education
Munich International Summer University (MISU) 34 (masters program) 30
Munich Risk and Insurance Center (MRIC) 108
Munich School of Ancient Philosophy (MUSA) 108 R
Munich School of Political Science 121 Rachel Carson Center (RCC) 109
Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP) 61 RECESS Regulation and Evolution of Cellular Systems
Munich-Harvard Alliance for Medical Education 47 (doctoral program) 74
Museum of Man & Nature 116 Religious Cultures in Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Music 126 - 128 (doctoral program) 70
Religious Studies, Faculty of 16
N ReproZentrum 92
Nanoagents for Spatiotemporal Control of Molecular and Roman Catholic University Community 109
Cellular Reactions (SFB 1032) 76

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Social Sciences, Faculty of 20
Software Engineering (masters program) 30
Sound and Movement Interdisciplinary Research Center
for Contemporary Music Theater 109
Sports 125
Statistics, Faculty of 21
Statistics: Theory and Methods for Empirical Modelling
(doctoral program) 74
Student Admissions Office 39
Student Advisory Office 38
Student Organizations 128 - 129
Studentenwerk Mnchen (Munich Student Union) 39
Student Representation 133
Study Information Service (SIS) 39

Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (graduate program) 32
THESIS: Complex Processes in the Earth:
Theory, Experiment, Simulations (doctoral program) 74
Trafficking of Immune Cells in Inflammation,
Development and Disease (SFB 914) 76

University Advisory Committee 134
University Archive 110
University Council 133
University Executive Board 132
University Governing Board 134
University Investigating Commission 135
University Library 111
University of Munich International Club (IUCM) 40
University Research Committee 135
University Teaching Committee 135

Venice International University (VIU) 45
Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of 14

Walter Brendel Center of Experimental Medicine (WBex) 110
White Rose / Weie Rose Memorial Room 7
Womens Representative of LMU Munich 133

Year of Study in Munich 33
Young Scientists Forum 46

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