Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München is one of Europe's leading academic and research institutions. Since its founding in 1472, LMU has attracted inspired scholars and talented students from all over the world. With its classical academic profile ranging from the humanities and cultural sciences, law, economics, and social sciences to medicine and natural sciences, the university is divided into 18 faculties and enjoys one of Germany’s finest library systems. LMU has a long tradition as a top-level European research university, clearly demonstrated in its international character and its areas of academic cooperation - from research to teaching and student exchange.
As a member of the Europaeum - a consortium of 17 leading European universities founded in 1992 by Oxford University - the network offers opportunities for academics and graduates through international conferences, summer schools, colloquia, bursaries, and a professional skills training programme for doctoral students. Moreover, LMU is a founding member of the European University Association (EUA) which represents more than 800 universities and national rectors' conferences in 48 European countries as well as founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), Venice International University (VIU), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the European University Alliance for Global Health (EUGLOH).
LMU is located in the heart of Munich as a major centre for higher education, research, technology, and the media. Its location within easy reach of the Bavarian Alps, its urban flair, its rich palette of cultural institutions and the wide variety of leisure activities attract a large number of visitors and international students from all over the world. The International Office is the first port of call for students who are interested in completing a degree here or just visiting for a semester or a year, as well as for students from LMU Munich who want to spend some time studying abroad.