Welcome to Munich
Munich (German: München, Bavarian: Minga) is the capital city of Bavaria and has a population of more than 1.5 million, making it the third-most populous city in Germany.
Munich is located in the south of Bavaria and is famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture, and the annual Oktoberfest. Munich’s cultural scene is second to none in Germany, with the museums even considered by some to outrank Berlin in quality. Although it was heavily damaged during World War II, many of its historic buildings have been rebuilt and the city center appears mostly as it did in the late 1800s.
Munich is a major international center of business, engineering, research and medicine exemplified by the presence of two research universities, a multitude of smaller colleges, headquarters of several multinational companies and world-class technology and science museums like the Deutsches Museum and BMW Museum. It is Germany’s most prosperous city and makes it repeatedly into the top 10 of global quality-of-life rankings. Munich’s ability to stay at the forefront of technological developments and maintain its cultural heritage is often summarized in the characterization as a city of “laptop and lederhosen”.
The Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU) is located in the heart of Munich. LMU is recognized as one of Europe’s premier academic and research institutions. Since its founding in 1472, LMU has attracted inspired scholars and talented students from all over the world. The University is one of the leading research universities in Europe, with a more than 500-year-long tradition. The University is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. It is a public corporation with the right of self-governance within the confines of the law. At the same time, it is a state entity divided into a central administration and 18 faculties. The faculties themselves house various academic bodies such as departments and institutes, as well as managing units. In order to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration, members of these academic bodies can merge to form crossdisciplinary centers. Around 700 professors research and teach at the LMU in all disciplines of knowledge for around 51.000 students.