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LMU at a
                                                           3    editorial

                                                           4    History / the White Rose

                                                           7    Faculties

                                                           26   Studying at LMU Munich

                                                           34   International network

                                                           40   Research

                                                           60   Interdisciplinary research and study units, central institutions

                                                           83   affiliated institutions

                                                           94   Support services

                                                           102 Living in Munich

                                                           110 governance and structure

                                                           118 Facts and figures

                                                           120 Site plan LMU locations

                                                           122 LMU-Shop

                                                           124 Index

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                       Get an idea of who we are – the university in
                       the heart of Munich. LMU Munich is one of the
                       leading research universities in Europe, with
                       a more than 500-year-long tradition. We build
                       upon our success in the Excellence Initiative, a
                       Germany-wide competition promoting top-level
                       university research, to enhance our research
                       profile over the next years and strengthen our
                       position at an international level.

LMU Munich stands for excellent research coupled with a highly
sophisticated range of study programs. “LMU at a Glance” is designed
to give you an overview as well as to help you find your way quickly
around our university.

Some 700 professors and 3,600 academic staff members conduct
research and teach in the university’s 18 faculties, providing a wide
and well-differentiated spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge,
whether humanities and cultural sciences, law, economics and sociol-
ogy, or medicine and the sciences.

With degree programs available in 150 subjects in numerous combi-
nations, the array of courses we have to offer is extremely wide. Some
47,000 students, 15 percent of whom come to us from abroad, are cur-
rently taking advantage of these opportunities. 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. That’s why
LMU Munich cooperates closely with more than 400 partner univer-
sities and research institutes all over the world which regulate areas
from academic contacts and student exchanges to the design of joint
degree programs and dedicated summer programs.

We put our faith in open minds, imagination and promising ideas.
Welcome to LMU Munich!

Prof. Dr. Bernd Huber
President, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

HISTORY                                                                     HISTORY


          When Duke Ludwig the Wealthy of Bavaria-Landshut obtained papal
          permission to found Bavaria‘s 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 country‘s major research centers.

          The university began with four faculties in Ingolstadt, where it contrib-
          uted to the flowering of German Humanism and played a major role in
          the Counter-Reformation. Prior to the move to Landshut over 300 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 monarchy’s 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
          university 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
together with other like-minded individuals, centered around Hans
Scholl and his sister Sophie as well as Alexander Schmorell, set up a
group in 1942 later to be remembered as the White Rose. On 18
February 1943, Hans and Sophie Scholl tossed copies of their sixth
leaflet, an audacious and courageous campaign calling for resistance
to the Nazis, from the gallery of the main university building into the
atrium. Soon thereafter, the Scholls and their friend Christoph Probst
were arrested and executed within only a few 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 university‘s main entrance as well as a bronze relief in the atrium
serve as a reminder of the student resistance group.

Believing that formal commemoration is not enough, surviving mem-
bers of this movement united in the Weiße Rose foundation, together
with LMU, installed a memorial site, located in the university‘s main
building. It was inaugurated on 28 June 1997 by the then President
of the Federal Republic of Germany, Roman Herzog. A permanent
and several temporary exhibitions are open to the public as well as
extensive documentation, audio and multimedia presentations and
guided tours. Discussion groups with Franz J. Müller, a surviving
member of this movement, are available upon request.

The White Rose (Denkstätte Weiße Rose)
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 56 78, 21 80 - 53 59
Email: info@weisse-rose-stiftung.de
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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FACULTIES                                                                                                                                    FACULTIES

Faculty of Catholic Theology                                                   Faculty of Protestant Theology

    Catholic Theology                                                           Number of students:               225
    Number of students:            441                                          Men:                               96
    Men:                           249                                          Women:                            129
    Women:                         192                                          International students:            29
    International students:         62
    Professors:                     21                                          Professors:                        12
    Academic staff:                 22                                          Academic staff:                    25

    Klaus-Mörsdorf-Studies of Canon Law
    Number of students:              32
    Men:                             28
    Women:                            4
    International students:           9

    Orthodox Theology
    Number of students:             33
    Men:                            19
    Women:                          14
    International students:         24

The Faculty of Catholic Theology was one of the four faculties that            The Faculty of Protestant Theology focusses on research of the
made up the University of Ingolstadt, the foundation that eventually           Christian faith and its past and present impacts. It fosters a spirit of
gave rise to LMU Munich. Many eminent scholars have taught here:               ecumenical openness and protestant tolerance, collaborating closely
Johannes Eck and Petrus Canisius during the Reformation, Ignaz von             with the Faculty of Catholic Theology, the Institute of Orthodox
Döllinger in the 19th century, Martin Grabmann and Michael Schmaus             Theology, the Faculty of Cultural Studies (including the Munich Center
in the 20th.                                                                   of Ancient Worlds) and the Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of
                                                                               Science and the Study of Religion.
The Faculty comprises four Institutes of Theology (Biblical, Historical,
Systematic and Practical) as well as several Study Centers and Research        In addition to training Lutheran pastors and religion teachers for all
Units. The latter include the following specialized research institutions:     types of schools, the Faculty is one of the pillars of the interfaculty
The Martin Grabmann Research Institute for Medieval Theology and               program in religious studies. It is also involved in interdisciplinary
Philosophy researches issues of mediaeval philosophy, the Ecumenical           courses in the fields of medical ethics, media ethics and cultural history.
Research Institute focuses on the dialog between the various Christian         Important research facilities at the Faculty include the Office for
churches, and the Klaus-Mörsdorf-Studies of Canon Law offers its own           Contemporary Church History as well as the Institute for Youth and
postgraduate course for theologians and lawyers. The Institute of              Church. The Faculty also houses a research team which prepares the
Orthodox Theology, which is affiliated with the Faculty and is staffed by      scholarly edition of the works of Ernst Troeltsch. [The Faculty cooper-
three professors, is the only institution of its kind at a public university   ates with the Institute Technology-Theology-Natural Sciences (see p.
in Western Europe.                                                             90) and is involved in the Center of Ecumenical Research.]

Dean: Prof. Dr. Konrad Hilpert                                                 Dean: Prof. Dr. Christoph Levin
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Gerd Häfner                                    Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwab

Dean’s Office:                                                                 Dean’s 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: dekanat@kaththeol.uni-muenchen.de                                       Email: Dekanat@evtheol.uni-muenchen.de
www.kaththeol.lmu.de                                                           www.en.evtheol.lmu.de

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FACULTIES                                                                                                                                 FACULTIES

Faculty of Law                                                              Faculty of Business Administration –
                                                                            Munich School of Management

 Number of students:              3838                                       Number of students:              2632
 Men:                             1574                                       Men:                             1189
 Women:                           2264                                       Women:                           1443
 International students:           569                                       International students:           418

 Professors:                        31                                       Professors:                         20
 Academic staff:                    71                                       Academic staff:                    132

The Faculty of Law at LMU Munich is one of the largest in Germany. In       In both teaching and research the Faculty of Business Administration is
addition to its compulsory program, it offers a wide range of courses in    one of the leading institutions of its kind in Germany, and is consistently
special fields as well as the opportunity to qualify in international and   ranked among the top business schools. Among its strengths are its
European business law following successful completion of the German         distinguished teaching body, highly qualified students and close
Staatsexamen or an equivalent degree program elsewhere. Students            contacts with the business world, and its integration in an extensive
who hold a foreign degree can also obtain a degree in German Law.           national and international research network.
The Faculty places special emphasis on research, especially on the
historical and international dimensions of law, and on career develop-      Students receive a scientifically based, comprehensive education that
ment for junior academics.                                                  has long met contemporary demands for an international outlook and
                                                                            an emphasis on practice-oriented skills. The main areas of focus are
                                                                            the fields of Accounting, Finance, Innovation, Marketing & Strategy
                                                                            and Human Resources Management.

                                                                            Company recruiters are aware of the excellent training offered by the
                                                                            School and have a correspondingly high regard for LMU graduates.

Dean: Prof. Dr. Dr. Alfons Bürge                                            Dean: Prof. Dr. Thomas Hess
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Helmut Satzger                              Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Manfred Schwaiger

Dean’s Office:                                                              Dean’s Office:
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, room D 109                                      Ludwigstraße 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: Dekan@jura.lmu.de                                                    Email: dekanat@bwl.lmu.de
www.jura.lmu.de                                                             www.en.bwl.lmu.de

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FACULTIES                                                                                                                                        FACULTIES

Faculty of Economics                                                    Faculty of Medicine

 Number of students:               876                                   Number of students:                5654
 Men:                              571                                   Men:                               2159
 Women:                            305                                   Women:                             3495
 International students:           131                                   International students:             973

 Professors:                        17                                   Professors:                          155
 Academic staff:                    65                                   Academic staff:                      362

Junior academics and established experts teach and carry out research   The Faculty consists of the Medical Center of the University of Munich
side by side in this Faculty, covering a broad spectrum of economics.   (sited at two locations in Großhadern and in downtown Munich), the
Leading researchers from abroad further enhance the program by          preclinical and academic facilities, and the clinical-theoretical facilities.
serving as visiting fellows at the Center for Economic Studies (CES).   It is the largest medical training institution in southern Germany. With
                                                                        the Medical Curriculum Munich – MeCuM – the Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Economics offers a wide-ranging program with a broad     has established new forms of teaching and learning for the study of
choice of subject options. Exchange programs provide students with      medicine. The Faculty has also earned an international reputation for
the opportunity to complete part of their studies abroad. A 2-year      both academic and clinical work, as illustrated by the high level of
Master’s program taught in English is also on offer.                    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 Office for Doctoral Candidates:
                                                                        Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 - 89 03             Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 - 89 04
                                                                        n Student Office MeCuM®:                      n Office for Professorial Candidates:
                                                                        Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 - 89 10 / - 89 11   Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 - 89 06
                                                                        Email: studiendekanat07@lmu.de                n Administrative Office:
                                                                                                                      Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 - 89 01
                                                                                                                      Email: dekanat07@lmu.de

Dean: Prof. Dr. Andreas Haufler                                         Dean: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Maximilian Reiser FACR, FRCR
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Martin Kocher                           Vice-Deans (students): Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer (Preclinical Medicine)
                                                                        Prof. Dr. Martin Reincke (Clinical Medicine)
Dean’s Office:                                                          Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Gernet (Dentistry)
Schackstraße 4 / IV, room 405
80539 Munich                                                            Dean’s Office:
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 69 01                                       Bavariaring 19
Email: student.office@vwl.uni-muenchen.de                               80336 Munich
www.vwl.lmu.de                                                          www.med.uni-muenchen.de

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FACULTIES                                                                                                                               FACULTIES

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine                                               Faculty of History and the Arts

 Number of students:                1899                                      Number of students:                2382
 Men:                                268                                      Men:                                770
 Women:                             1631                                      Women:                             1612
 International students:             125                                      International students:             288

 Professors:                          33                                      Professors:                          39
 Academic staff:                     196                                      Academic staff:                     105

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at LMU Munich is the only instution       The Faculty of History and the Arts consists of two departments. The
for veterinary training and research in southern Germany. Veterinary         Department of Arts covers the fields of art history, musicology and
medicine is a highly popular subject. The extensive curriculum starts        theater studies, as well as art education and music education. The
with basic science subjects such as physiology and biochemistry, and         Department of History comprises a large variety of disciplines (concen-
later on also focuses on clinical and paraclinical training including        trating on specific epochs, topics and/or regions). Together they form
courses in food hygiene and veterinary and public health. Graduates of       one of the top locations for high-level research and practice-oriented
the Faculty are therefore qualified to take up positions of responsibility   teaching, and are regularly ranked among the top institutions in the
in the fields of both animal and human health.                               humanities. 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 historiogra-
                                                                             phical collection in Germany. It therefore provides exceptional working
                                                                             conditions for both research and teaching.

                                                                             Dean: Prof. Dr. Marie-Janine Calic
Dean: Prof. Dr. Joachim Braun                                                Vice-Deans (students): Prof. Dr. Knut Görich (History),
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Thomas Göbel                                 Prof. Dr. Ulrich Söding (Arts)

Dean’s Office:                                                               Dean’s Office:
Veterinärstraße 13                                                           Amalienstraße 52, room 007
80539 Munich                                                                 80799 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 25 12                                            Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 29 97
Email: dekanat08@lmu.de                                                      Email: dekanat09@lmu.de

www.vetmed.lmu.de                                                            www.en.geschichts-und-kunstwissenschaften.lmu.de

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FACULTIES                                                                                                                                  FACULTIES

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

 Number of students:              674                                          Number of students:                4398
 Men:                             374                                          Men:                                709
 Women:                           300                                          Women:                             3689
 International students:          112                                          International students:             366

 Professors:                       12                                          Professors:                          34
 Academic staff:                   23                                          Academic staff:                     169

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

Dean: Prof. Dr. Julian Nida-Rümelin
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Alfons Reckermann                             Dean: Prof. Dr. Joachim Kahlert
                                                                              Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Thomas Eckert
Dean’s Office:
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, room D 113                                        Dean’s Office:
80539 Munich                                                                  Leopoldstraße 13, room 1410
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 29 77                                             80802 Munich
Email: dekanatfak.10@lrz.uni-muenchen.de                                      Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 52 89
www.philosophie.lmu.de                                                        Email: dekanat11@lmu.de
www.religionswissenschaft.lmu.de                                              www.fak11.lmu.de

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FACULTIES                                                                                                                                    FACULTIES

Faculty of Cultural Studies                                                    Faculty of Languages and Literatures

 Number of students:             2047                                           Number of students:              8595
 Men:                             653                                           Men:                             2148
 Women:                          1394                                           Women:                           6447
 International students:          342                                           International students:          2480

 Professors:                        32                                          Professors:                        60
 Academic staff:                    99                                          Academic staff:                   279

The Faculty of Cultural Studies houses disciplines that apply philologi-       In terms of student numbers, the Faculty of Languages and Literature
cal, 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 of
and southeastern Europe and Asia (Near and Middle East, South and              languages and literatures that is unique in Germany, covering both
East Asia).                                                                    living languages and languages from past eras.

The Faculty’s courses and research programs cover a period that                Students can choose from a wide variety of subjects, including Indo-
stretches from prehistory to the present day. The broad range of topics        European Linguistics; Finno-Ugric Studies and Classics; English and
on offer is augmented by cooperative ventures with a large number of           American Studies; Romance, Italian and Nordic Studies or Comparative
museums and other research facilities. These partnerships with non-            Literature. In addition, the Faculty is home to one of the largest insti-
university institutions make LMU Munich an ideal center for the study          tutes for German Studies in the world.
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 qualifications.

Dean: Prof. Dr. Klaus Vollmer                                                  Dean: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schweier
Vice-Deans (students): Prof. Dr. Rolf Michael Schneider (Archeology and Near   Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Hans Sauer
Eastern Studies), Prof. Dr. Franz-Karl Ehrhard (Asian Studies und Ethnology)   Managing Director: Dr. Jörg Wormer

Dean’s Office:                                                                 Dean’s Office:
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, room D 107                                         Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, room D 117
80539 Munich                                                                   80539 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 23 31                                              Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 38 50
Email: dekanat12@lmu.de                                                        Email: dekanat13@lmu.de

www.kulturwissenschaften.lmu.de                                                www.fak13.lmu.de

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FACULTIES                                                                                                                                          FACULTIES

Faculty of Social Sciences                                                      Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics

 Number of students:              2933                                           Number of students:             3360
 Men:                             1230                                           Men:                            2017
 Women:                           1703                                           Women:                          1343
 International students:           434                                           International students:          448

 Professors:                         18                                          Professors:                       36
 Academic staff:                    108                                          Academic staff:                  151

In terms of numbers of students, the Faculty of Social Sciences is the          The Department of Mathematics conducts research in many core fields
fourth largest Faculty at LMU Munich. It encompasses as core subjects           of mathematics, which are also relevant to physics, information technol-
sociology, communications and political science. The feature common             ogy and economics. It offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and teacher training
to all three disciplines is their interest in the status of people in society   programs.
(also in a historical context), and the insights they provide justify their
continuing relevance for today’s and tomorrow’s world. The Faculty              The Department of Computer Science conducts research with a focus
offers a total of ten different major or minor programs and provides the        on mobile computing and IT management, database systems and data
opportunity to earn the doctoral degree Dr. rer. pol. or Dr. phil.              mining, semantic web, software engineering, logic and formal methods,
                                                                                as well as bioinformatics and media informatics. It is distinguished 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. Heinrich Hussmann
Dean: Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Brosius                                              Vice-Deans (students): Prof. Dr. Thomas Augustin (Spokesperson),
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Norman Braun Ph.D.                                  Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Donder, Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Ohlbach

Dean’s Office:                                                                  Dean’s Office:
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, room A 114                                          Theresienstraße 39 / I
80539 Munich                                                                    80333 Munich
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 36 45, - 53 63                                      Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 45 03
Email: dekanat15@lmu.de                                                         Email: dekanat@mathematik.uni-muenchen.de

www.sozialwissenschaften.lmu.de                                                 www.mathematik-informatik-statistik.lmu.de

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FACULTIES                                                                                                                                   FACULTIES

Faculty of Physics                                                            Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

 Number of students:                1711                                       Number of students:            2023
 Men:                               1388                                       Men:                            840
 Women:                              323                                       Women:                         1183
 International students:             207                                       International students:         232

 Professors:                          52                                       Professors:                      35
 Academic staff:                     416                                       Academic staff:                 282

The Faculty of Physics is one of the largest in Germany. More than            Chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacy are central to modern science.
400 scientists cover nearly all the fields of modern physics: astronomy       Research into chemical and biochemical processes at the molecular
and astrophysics, cosmology, molecular biophysics, statistical physics,       level and the advance into the field of nanometry represent the basis
solid-state physics, nanophysics, high-energy physics, mathematical           of both biosciences and material sciences. Rising to today’s challenges,
physics, laser optics and quantum optics, meteorology, and physics            the Faculty engages in the latest fields of research and is well repre-
education. Its many Collaborative Research Centers and Research               sented in special research projects and joint ventures. Fully aware of
Training Groups funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), as            the demands of science and industry, the Faculty provides a wide range
well as a considerable number of networks supported by the European           of subjects, including its programs in chemistry, biochemistry, and drug
Union, guarantee high standards in research. Educational programs in          research. The faculty’s state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment play
Europe and the US, and an extensive selection of internships, bring           a decisive role. The Faculty is located at the HighTechCampus in
students into contact with the global academic community and help             Großhadern/Martinsried in the immediate vicinity of Medical Center of
them to establish a sound basis for their future careers at an early stage.   the University of Munich, the LMU Biocenter and the Max Planck
                                                                              Institute for Biochemistry in Martinsried.

Dean: Prof. Dr. Axel Schenzle                                                 Dean: Prof. Dr. Martin Biel
Vice-Dean (students): Prof. Dr. Erwin Frey                                    Vice-Deans (students): Chemie: Prof. Dr. Manfred Heuschmann
                                                                                                     Pharmazie: Prof. Dr. Franz Paintner
Dean’s Office:                                                                Dean’s Office:
Schellingstraße 4 / IV, room H439                                             Butenandtstraße 5-13, Building F, room F5.026
80799 Munich                                                                  81377 Munich-Großhadern
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 33 40                                             Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 70 00
Email: dekanat17@lmu.de                                                       Email: Dekanat@cup.lmu.de
www.en.physik.lmu.de                                                          www.cup.lmu.de

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FACULTIES                                                                                                                                FACULTIES

Faculty of Biology                                                         Faculty of Geosciences

 Number of students:              1415                                      Number of students:                1341
 Men:                              447                                      Men:                                759
 Women:                           1968                                      Women:                              582
 International students:           240                                      International students:             121

 Professors:                        39                                      Professors:                          25
 Academic staff:                   178                                      Academic staff:                     119

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 geosci-
encompasses all the functions and interactions of organisms from the       ences at LMU Munich focus on sustainable spatial management, global
molecular to the organismic and systemic levels, and thus contributes      change and Earth system science.
to a holistic understanding of life principles.
                                                                           The geography programs center on the use of new information tech-
The Biocenter, openend in 2008 and equipped with state-of-the art          nologies (remote sensing, GIS, modelling, net) for sustainable resource
laboratories and lecture rooms, is one of the largest additions to LMU’s   use, global change and climate impacts adaptation. The geoscience
HighTechCampus in Großhadern/Martinsried. It provides excellent con-       programs within the GeoCenter of LMU Munich and the Technische
ditions for research and teaching in the fields of anthropology, botany,   Universität München apply a natural science-based approach to the
developmental biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, human      Earth system. Emphasis is placed on topics such as geodynamics, risks
genetics, microbiology, neurobiology, systematic biology, cell biology     associated with natural disasters, utilization of materials, bioevolution
and zoology.                                                               and paleoclimatic research.

The Faculty’s 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. Wolfram Mauser
                                                                           Vice-Deans (students): Prof. Dr. Karsten Schulz, Geography,
                                                                           Prof. Dr. Peter Gille, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Dean: Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe    Dean’s Office:                          Dean’s Office:
Vice-Dean (students):              Großhaderner Straße 2, room B 01.030    Luisenstraße 37 / I, room 223
Prof. Prof. Dr. Jörg Nickelsen     82152 Planegg-Martinsried               80333 Munich
                                   Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 41 20     Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 65 06
                                   Email: dekanat@zi.biologie.lmu.de       Email: dekanat20@lmu.de

www.biologie.lmu.de                                                        www.geo.lmu.de

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                         STudYInG AT LMu MunICH

                         LMU’s faculty combine the best academic training with real-world
                         experience. They enhance the student‘s learning experience with their
                         expertise and dedication in the classroom. LMU is committed to help-
                         ing students settle in quickly, achieve their goals and develop their
                         talents and interests. Various combinations of major and minor sub-
                         jects for degree programs and the opportunity to spend a semester or
                         two in Munich as an exchange student are an offer.

                         With its diversified range of subjects LMU Munich attracts a large
                         number of highly motivated international students every year – 15 per-
                         cent of its 47,000 students come from countries other than Germany.

                         Since 2009, the former Magister and Diploma programs have been
                         replaced by the new Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Course credits
                         awarded for the programs are compatible with ECTS grading scales,
                         and are transferable between institutions throughout Europe.

                         Currently, all Bachelor’s and most Master’s programs are taught in
                         German, but there is a growing number of master programs that are
                         taught entirely in English. For detailed information about the pro-
                         grams, admission requirements, possible combinations and academic
                         degrees please consult


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Master’s programs                                                    Evolution, Ecology and Systematics
LMU Munich currently offers the following Master’s programs taught   Contact: Dr. Alice Edler
in English:                                                          Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 74 208
                                                                     Email: edler@bio.lmu.de
Advanced Materials Science
www.ams.cup.lmu.de/                                                  Geophysics
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 76 21                                  www.geo.lmu.de/studium/studiengaenge/mgeophysik
Email: ams.office@lrz.tum.de                                         Contact: Prof. Heiner Igel
                                                                     Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 42 04
Astrophysics                                                         Email: heiner.igel@geophysik.uni-muenchen.de
Contact: Prof. Albert Pauldrach                                      Physics
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 60 21                                    www.en.physik.lmu.de/programs/degrees/msc_physics
Email: uh10107@usm.lmu.de                                            Contact: Lina Epp
                                                                     Email: lina.epp@physik.uni-muenchen.de
www.biologie.lmu.de/studium/studiengaenge/master_bio                 Psychology Master‘s Program in the Learning Sciences
Contact: Michael Bögle                                               www.en.mcls.lmu.de/master
Phone: +49 (0) /2180 -74266                                          Contact: Nicole Heitzmann
Email: biokoord@bio.lmu.de                                           Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-3058
                                                                     Email: masterlearningsciences@psy.lmu.de
www.en.msc-epidemiologie.med.lmu.de/msc                              Psychology of Excellence in Business and Education
Contact: Dr. Ulla Schlipköter                                        www.psy.lmu.de/excellence/
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 70 95 - 74 98                                    Contact: Nicole Heitzmann
Email: schli@ibe.med.uni-muenchen.de                                 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 30 58
                                                                     Email: masterlearningsciences@psy.lmu.de
European Master of Science in Management
www.european-master.com/                                             Software Engineering
Contact: Prof. Manfred Schwaiger                                     http://swt.informatik.uni-augsburg.de/elite/se/
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 56 40                                    Phone: +49 (0) 821 / 5 98 21 78
Email: schwaiger@lmu.de                                              EMail: elite-se@uni-augsburg.de

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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 Net-     Up to 1,000 students from partner universities enrol as exchange stu-
work of Bavaria at LMU Munich. The excellence programs were selected       dents at LMU Munich every year, attending courses for a semester or
from over 100 project concepts offered by Bavarian univer-sities and are   year. In two junior year programs, around 70 students from North
intended to qualify especially capable students for future positions as    American partner universities spend their third year of studies in
researchers or for leadership positions in the business world.             Munich, in addition to some 450 attendees of the Munich International
www.lmu.de/elitestudiengaenge                                              Summer University (MISU).

East European studies (good knowlegde of German required)                  ERASMuS program and LMuexchange program
www.osteuropastudien.lmu.de/oes_english                                    As part of the ERASMUS program, LMU Munich has concluded over
Contact: Dr. Anna Jakubowska                                               1,000 individual agreements promoting student and lecturer mobility with
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 54 79                                          400 universities in all EU and European Economic Area countries and
                                                                           in Switzerland. A further 170 exchange agreements with non-European
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics                                       international institutions are in place. More than 1,000 students from
www.theorie.physik.lmu.de/TMP                                              LMU’s partner universities spend some time in Munich every year.
Contact: Dr. Robert Helling                                                www.lmu.de/international/exchanges
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 45 23
Email: helling@theorie.physik.uni-muenchen.de                              Junior Year in Munich
                                                                           Germany’s oldest study-abroad program is the Junior Year in Munich,
neurosciences                                                              organized by Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. It is open to all
www.mcn.lmu.de/                                                            third (junior)-year students at US universities and has been held at LMU
Contact: Dr. Alexander Kaiser                                              Munich since 1952. Up to 80 students avail of the program every year.
Email: master-neurosci@lmu.de                                              www.jym.wayne.edu

neuro-Cognitive Psychology                                                 Year of Study in Munich
www.psy.lmu.de/ncp/                                                        The Year of Study in Munich program was designed by Lewis and
Contact: Dr. Petra Redel                                                   Clark College in Portland, Oregon for third-year students at smaller
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 48 29                                          liberal-arts colleges, offering them the opportunity to study at LMU
Email: ncp@psy.lmu.de                                                      Munich for one year and attend a German cultural program. Approxi-
                                                                           mately 40 students take part each year.

                                                                           Munich International Summer university (MISu)
                                                                           Munich International Summer University (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 world’s most friendly and vibrant cities with a rich history. MISU
                                                                           includes a variety of courses in German as a Foreign Language and
                                                                           challenging short programs in English, currently covering law, media
                                                                           science, European Studies, natural sciences and medicine. In addition,
                                                                           LMU Munich offers selected special programs for international students
                                                                           and doctoral candidates (non-degree programs). Individual faculties
                                                                           also hold summer programs and academies.

                                                                           China Scholarship Council Elite Program
                                                                           LMU was the first German university to enter into a formal cooperation

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with the China-Scholarship-Council in 2005. 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 undergoing one or
two years of high-quality research training abroad in between.

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): www.amerikahaus.de, www.amerika-akademie.de
n L‘Université franco-allemande / Centre de Coopération Universitaire
Franco-Bavarois: www.bfhz.uni-muenchen.de, www.dfh-ufa.org
n Bavarian University Center for China (BayCHINA):
n Bavarian University Center for Latin America (BayLAT):
n Bavarian Academic Center for Central BAYHOST), Eastern and
Southeastern Europe: www.bayhost.de
n Bavarian-Indian Center for Business and University Cooperation
(BayIND): www.bayind.de
n Bavaria California Technology Center (BaCaTec): www.bacatec.de

The Elite Network of Bavaria funds doctoral programs and 21 interna-
tionally oriented graduate programs, the majority of which are taught
in English. LMU Munich is involved in eleven of these and hosts four
of them.

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                        InTERnATIOnAL nETWORK

                        LMU Munich has a long tradition as a top-level European research uni-
                        versity 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 Munich’s contacts and stra-
                        tegic initiatives are based in Europe, followed by North America and Asia.

                        In the context of the European Union’s 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 con-
                        cluded faculty-based cooperation agreements with more than 500 partner
                        universities all over the world. These include arrangements 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 estab-
                        lishment of new forms of cooperation. These are funded by the institu-
                        tional strategy LMUexcellent and serve to enhance LMU Munich’s sta-
                        tus 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 15 percent of LMU Munich’s student population.
                        75% of these students come from Europe, 15% from Asia, and 6% from
                        North and South America. Approximately 1,500 Visiting Fellows teach
                        and do research at LMU Munich, including 90 Research Fellows of the
                        Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. LMU offers a wide range of spe-
                        cific 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 university’s success in obtaining support from
                        international grant agencies, many other sources offer funding oppor-
                        tunities which help to ensure that its students, alumni and academics
                        will retain a competitive edge. The German Academic Exchange Ser-
                        vice (DAAD) alone contributes over four million euros per year to LMU
                        Munich in the form of grants for German and international students as
                        well as international projects.


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International Office                                                           Academic Liaison China
                                                                               Dr. Thomas Zimmer
The International Office coordinates LMU’s international university            Email: china.international@lmu.de
partnerships, helps to initiate contacts with the individual faculties and
is responsible for the necessary organizational procedures. The Office is      Academic Liaison Southeast Asia
the first port of call for delegations and visitors from international uni-    Dipl. Jur. Yodchai Sudhidkanakul
                                                                               Email: sea.international@lmu.de
versities, and assists in the planning, arrangement and coordination of        www.lmu.de/international/sea
LMU Munich’s international academic connections. It organizes repre-
sentation for LMU Munich abroad at major international education
fairs and annual networking meetings in North America, Europe and
Asia. Within the scope of the institutional strategy LMUexcellent, the        Membership in international associations
International Office acts as a key service center coordinating research
collaborations with strategic partners in Europe, North America and Asia.     LMU Munich has long been aware of the international dimensions of
                                                                              scholarship and science, and was actively involved in founding the
The International Office offers a wide range of services designed to get      major German networks and organizations in the field of academic
foreign students and visiting scholars off to a good start, and provides      exchange.
personal assistance during their stay, cooperating with numerous part-
ners in areas ranging from finding accommodation to integration pro-          deutscher Akademischer Austausch dienst (dAAd) /
grams and language courses.                                                   GATE Germany / German Academic International network (GAIn)
www.en.lmu.de/students/int_student_guide                                      LMU Munich is a founder member of the German Academic Exchange
www.en.lmu.de/scholars/visit_scholars                                         Service (DAAD) and can always be found among the select group of
                                                                              universities that have earned the highest levels of financial support for
 International Office                                                         their international programs from the agency. LMU Munich is also an
 Ludwigstraße 27                                                              active participant in the German Consortium for International University
 80539 Munich                                                                 Marketing (GATE Germany) via both the involvement of the International
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 28 23
 Email: international@lmu.de                                                  Office and many faculty-level activities. Moreover, LMU Munich is
                                                                              involved in the activities of the German Academic International Network
                                                                              (GAIN), the association of German academics in North America.
Overseas Representatives of LMu Munich                                        www.gate-germany.de
LMU Munich maintains a presence in key education and research mar-
kets such as North America and China. The university operates an office       League of European Research universities (LERu)
in New York, with a view to raising the profile of its education and          LMU Munich is one of the founding members of the League of European
research programs in the United States and expanding relations with US        Research Universities (LERU), an association of 22 leading research-
universities and research institutes. In China and Southeast Asia, LMU        intensive universities with a common commitment to quality in a highly
Munich is represented by Academic Liaison Officers based in Shanghai          competitive international research environment. Founded in 2002, LERU
and Bangkok. In response to the rapid pace of change in higher educa-         actively contributes to shaping European policies in the areas of higher
tion in China, the International Office coordinates faculty-level services    education and research, with a key goal being to ensure long-term and
designed for Chinese degree and doctoral students at LMU Munich,              extensive investment in basic research. The President of LMU Munich,
including special scholarship programs.                                       Professor Bernd Huber, has been Chairman of LERU since May 2008.
 Academic Liaison north America
 Dipl. Kffr. Andrea Adam                                                      Venice International university (VIu)
 Email: usa.international@lmu.de                                              VIU was founded in 1997 as an international campus with the goal of
                                                                              fostering joint education and research opportunities. LMU Munich is a
                                                                              founder member of VIU, which has now grown into a collaboration of
                                                                              ten leading universities in Europe, USA and Asia. VIU, which is located

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on the island of San Servolo, offers annual programs for undergraduate       Young Scientist Forum
and graduate students as well as special events. Applicants can enrol        The LMU-Harvard Young Scientists´ Forum (YSF) was established to
on the VIU website. Many faculties at LMU Munich also offer regular          facilitate academic exchange and joint research projects. The YSF is
block seminars and international conferences at San Servolo.                 represented by the Munich Center for Neurosciences (MCN) and the
www.univiu.org                                                               Center for Intergrated Protein Science (CIPSM) and aims at providing a
                                                                             series of regular meetings in order to bring together doctoral students,
European university Association (EuA)                                        postdocs and senior faculty members from both universities.
LMU Munich is a founder member of the European University Associa-
tion (EUA), the largest association of European universities with 760
members from 45 countries within the European higher education area.         Munich-Harvard Alliance for Medical Education
The EUA represents the views of its member universities in working
groups and advisory bodies, and cooperates with international organi-        The foundation of the Munich-Harvard Alliance for Medical Education
zations such as the European Commission, OECD, UNESCO and the                in 1996 was the beginning of a successful joint venture between the
Council of Europe.                                                           Faculty of Medicine at LMU Munich and Harvard Medical School in
www.eua.be                                                                   Boston. Its goal was to fundamentally reform medical training in
                                                                             Munich. In addition, numerous collaborative projects for continuing
                                                                             education were launched. This joint venture has produced an impres-
International cooperations within LMuexcellent                               sive record.
The institutional strategy LMUexcellent involves cooperation with leading
international research institutions and universities. These collaborations   MeCuM
provide an opportunity to facilitate and support research contacts and       LMU Munich was the first university in Germany to launch an innova-
new forms of cooperation between LMU Munich and selected partner             tive, challenging overall concept for the training of young doctors:
universities.                                                                MeCuM – the Medical Curriculum Munich (launched in 2003) imparts
www.lmu.de/excellent                                                         professional skills, scientific qualifications and psychosocial expertise.
                                                                             The concept is based on the knowledge and experience the faculty
LMu-uC Berkeley Research in the Humanities                                   gained through specialist sandwich courses, organized after 1997 along
The University of California, Berkeley and LMU Munich have established       the lines of the Harvard model of problem-oriented learning in small
a joint program to pursue innovative, collaborative research in the          groups (POL). This Munich model of a gradual introduction of new
Humanities. The cooperation aims at bringing forward the exchange of         teaching and learning methods for all students was adopted as a curricu-
faculty members, graduate students, and postdocs in the fields of the        lum development model at many other institutions of higher education.
humanities. Research projects which receive funding under the LMU-           www.mecum-online.de
UCB Research in the Humanities program include the conferences and
workshops, as well as visiting professorships and research stays for         “Teach the Teacher” program
doctoral students and postdocs.                                              Decisive factors for the success of the training scheme are both the
                                                                             quality of the course contents combined with the course organization
LMu-Todai Cooperation in the Sciences                                        and the didactic and social skills of the lecturers. The Munich-Harvard
The cooperation between the University of Tokyo (Todai) and LMU is           Alliance concept for a specific “Teach the Teacher” program has
meant to increase academic collaboration, particularly in the natural        gained national and international recognition.
sciences, to facilitate the exchange of researchers, and to strengthen
the promotion of junior academics. The cooperation program focusses          Elite program during the practical year
most notably on physics, chemistry, and biology. Researchers from both       As part of the Munich-Harvard Alliance an exclusive training program
universities pursue joint research projects, hold international confer-      has been developed for students taking part in the practical year (PY).
ences, and publish their results.                                            Every year selected scholarship holders have the opportunity to spend
                                                                             part of their PY at Harvard.

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           As a genuine “universitas“ with a broad range of subjects, LMU Munich
           provides excellent conditions for innovative research, both within indi-
           vidual disciplines and through inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations
           across various fields of knowledge. 700 professors and 3,600 academic
           staff members research and teach in 18 faculties (see p. 7) and numer-
           ous research centers (see p. 60). Their know-how and creative intelli-
           gence form the foundation of the university’s outstanding research record
           as recognized by many national and international university rankings.

           LMU Munich’s success in the German Excellence Initiative has con-
           firmed the university’s outstanding research record. In this national
           competition promoting cutting-edge university research, LMU Munich
           was successful in all three lines of funding in the first round of proposals
           in 2006, receiving more funds than any other German university. The
           new Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences supports outstanding
           PhD students (see p. 42), while the three Clusters of Excellence con-
           duct innovative and multidisciplinary research in the areas of proteins
           research, photonics and nanoscience (see p. 43 - 46). Within the frame-
           work of its institutional strategy “LMUexcellent,” the university aims to
           achieve its longterm objectives by focusing on recruitment, investment,
           promotion of young academics, international attractiveness for academ-
           ics and students, and gender mainstreaming.

           Research funding is a critical factor for a university‘s success and a sig-
           nificant indicator for the strength of its research. 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. 56 - 58) and the European Union.

           Promoting the next generation of researchers is essential for an inno-
           vative university. LMU Munich therefore 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. 47 - 51). The university’s strong
           research record is evidenced by numerous research prize recipients,
           including 13 Nobel laureates who completed their award-winning work
           at LMU Munich.


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Graduate school of systemic Neurosciences GsN-LMU                          center for Integrated Protein science Munich (cIPsM)

At the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences GSN-LMU, groups           At the Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM), leading
of researchers working in various areas of neuroscience seek answers       Munich-based scientists are developing a new kind of protein research.
to one of the most fundamental questions in modern science: how does       The focus of interest is on the role of proteins, which as central biological
the brain work? The GSN-LMU is part of the Munich Center for Neuro-        macro-molecules condition, among other things, the structure and
sciences – Brain & Mind (see p. 75), one of the broadest academic          function of all organisms. This necessitates research at different levels
environments that Munich has to offer in the field of neurosciences. The   of complexity – from isolated proteins to proteins in the living organ-
program thus provides a combination of the most varied methodological      ism. One emphasis at CIPSM is on research into protein dynamics.
approaches in biology, computational neuroscience, neurophysiology,        Modern techniques assist in observing proteins in living cells and in
neuropsychology, philosophy of science and neurophilosophy, opening        various types of tissue as well as in animals. Different related areas focus
up greater capacity for new questions, innovative approaches and con-      on the biophysical analysis of proteins, protein folding, the structure of
cepts. Internationally recruited graduates at the GSN-LMU benefit from     protein complexes, the interaction of proteins with nucleic acids, the
individual and interdisciplinary mentoring by leading researchers from     manipulation of protein functions and neurodegenerative illnesses.
different fields of neuroscience and profit from Munich’s exceptionally
diverse academic environment. All this allows them to develop beyond       cooperation partners:
their specific professional qualifications.                                Technische Universität München, Max Planck Institutes of Biochemistry
                                                                           and Neurobiology, helmholtz Zentrum München – National Research
cooperation partners:                                                      Center for Environmental health
Department for Neurobiology at the LMU Biocenter Martinsried, the
Faculties of Medicine, Psychology, and Philosophy at LMU Munich,
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Munich, Max Planck
Institutes for Neurobiology, Ornithology, and Psychiatry, helmholtz
Zentrum München – National Research Center for Environmental

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe
Vice Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas Brandt, FRCP                   Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell
Program Manager: Dr. Alexandra Stein
                                                                           Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
LMU Biocenter                                                              Butenandtstraße 5-13
Großhaderner Straße 2                                                      81377 Munich
82152 Planegg-Martinsried                                                  Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 77 50
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 74 312                                         Email: Thomas.Carell@cup.uni-muenchen.de
Email: gsn@lmu.de

www.gsn.lmu.de                                                             www.cipsm.de

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Munich centre for advanced Photonics (MaP)                                 Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)

At the Munich Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP), globally distin-        The role nano structures play in information technology and in life
guished researchers in photonics are developing new coherent light         sciences is growing continuously. While many individual building
sources and laser-driven particle sources. MAP‘s aims are to achieve       blocks in the nanometer sector have been developed in the past few
higher intensities, complete control of light pulses, better frequency     years, relatively little is known to date about how these components
precision and higher pulse power. The new beams will allow biologists      are integrated in complex systems. It is therefore one of the principal
and medical scientists to investigate the structure of biomolecules,       objectives of the Nanosystems Initiative (NIM) to create a broad range
monitor the tiniest alterations in tissues, and use this knowledge for     of artificial and multifunctional nanosystems, to understand the way
diagnosis and treatment of tumors, for example. The Centre‘s wide-         they function and ultimately to control them. This is the only way to
ranging interdisciplinary and international network will create a unique   ensure their use in information technology and in life sciences. In a
infrastructure in photonics and establish a powerful pool of expertise     total of five sub-areas the focus ranges, for example, from quantum
for the development of the next generation of laser technology and its     nanophysics to nanosystems for energy conversion and biomedical
use in biomedical applications.                                            nanotechnologies. NIM brings together scientists of international
                                                                           repute from various research facilities in Munich and different disci-
cooperation partners:                                                      plines such as physics, biophysics, physical chemistry, biochemistry,
Technische Universität München, Max Planck Institutes for Biochemistry,    pharmaceutics, biology, electrical engineering and medicine to form
Extraterrestrial Physics, Plasma Physics and Quantum Optics, Universität   one unique research association.
der Bundeswehr Neubiberg, Siemens AG Sector healthcare
                                                                           cooperation partners:
                                                                           Technische Universität München, University of Augsburg, University of
                                                                           Applied Sciences München, Walther-Meißner-Institute, Walter Schottky
                                                                           Institute, Max Planck Institutes of Biochemistry and of Quantum Optics,
                                                                           Deutsches Museum, Center for NanoScience (CeNS)

                                                                           Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Jochen Feldmann
                                                                           Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)
                                                                           Schellingstraße 4
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz                                       80799 Munich
Chair of Experimental Physics − Laser Physics                              Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 33 59, Office: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 33 57
Am Coulombwall 1                                                           Email: feldmann@lmu.de
85478 Garching
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 329 05 - 602                                           Co-Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Friedrich C. Simmel
Email: map.info@physik.uni-muenchen.de                                     Chair of Bioelectronics (E 14)
                                                                           Technische Universität München
Co-Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Michael Molls                                    Center for Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials (ZNN)
Klinikum rechts der Isar                                                   Am Coulombwall 4a
Ismaninger Straße 22                                                       85748 Garching
81675 Munich                                                               Phone: +49 89 289 11470
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 41 40 45 01                                            Email: friedrich.simmel@wsi.tum.de
Email: molls@lrz.tu-muenchen.de

www.munich-photonics.de                                                    www.nano-initiative-munich.de

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Participation in other clusters                                            Graduate center

Within the Germany-wide Excellence Initiative scheme, LMU Munich           The Graduate Center is the central coordination and service center for
also participates in two other Munich clusters of excellence, both of      doctoral studies at LMU Munich, providing advice and support to
which are coordinated by the Technische Universität München.               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
Origine and structure of the Universe                                      at LMU Munich. In addition, the Graduate Center offers a wide range of
Several renowned scientists from LMU Munich are participating in           courses for interdisciplinary further qualification for doctoral candidates.
“Origin and Structure of the Universe – The Cluster of Excellence for      www.graduatecenter.lmu.de
Fundamental Physics.” Its main focus is to explore central questions of
astrophysics, particle physics and nuclear physics: the innermost struc-
ture of matter, space and time, the nature of the fundamental forces as
well as the structure, geometry and content of our universe.

cognition for Technical systems
Scientists from LMU Munich are also participating the cluster of            Graduate Center
excellence “Cognition for Technical Systems.” This cluster combines         Giselastraße 10
academic knowledge from different areas of neurosciences, natural           80802 Munich
                                                                            Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 97 31
sciences, engineering, computer science and the humanities with the         Email: graduatecenter@lmu.de
aim to develop cognition for technical systems such as vehicles, robots
and factories.
                                                                           Doctoral programs

                                                                           LMU Munich provides talented doctoral students with a wide variety
                                                                           of training options. Candidates can complete their doctoral degree in
                                                                           one of 100 subjects. Besides the traditional doctoral supervision
                                                                           scheme of individual professorial mentoring, LMU offers a growing
                                                                           number of doctoral programs. For detailed information on the basic
                                                                           administrative steps required of a doctoral candidate, please get in
                                                                           touch with the relevant faculty (see p. 8 - 25) and the International
                                                                           Office (see p. 36).

                                                                           For more information on doctoral studies at LMU Munich, see

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humanities and cultural science                             Forms of Prestige in cultures of the ancient World
                                                            (DFG Research Training Group 1144)
Doctoral program “Buddhist studies“                         www.grk-prestige-im-altertum.lmu.de
                                                             Program Manager: Dr. Caroline Veit
 Program Managers: Dr. Simone heidegger, Dr. Steffen Döll    Department of history, Institute of Ancient history
 Doctoral Program “Buddhist Studies“                         Schellingstraße 12
 Oettingenstraße 67                                          80799 Munich
 80538 Munich                                                Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 23 87
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 98 09                           Email: c.veit@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
 Email: buddhismus-studien@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

                                                            LIPP − International Doctoral Program in Linguistics:
Doctoral program “classical and ancient studies“            “Language Theory and applied Linguistics”
www.mzaw.lmu.de/paw                                         www.en.lipp-lmu.de

 Program Manager: Dr. G. Neunert                             Program Manager: Dr. Caroline Trautmann
 Institute of Egyptology                                     LIPP
 Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10, room 243                      Schellingstraße 10, room 402
 80333 Munich                                                80799 Munich
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 289 27 544                              Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 38 46
 Email: G.Neunert@lmu.de                                     Email: trautmann@lipp.lmu.de

Doctoral program “Medieval and Renaissance studies“         PhD program “empirical speech and Language Processing“
www.zmr.lmu.de/promotion                                    www.en.esp.phonetik.uni-muenchen.de

 Program Manager: Dr. Georg Strack                           Program Manager: Sibylle von Tiedemann
 Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ZMR)            Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing
 Schellingstraße 12                                          Schellingstraße 3
 80799 Munich                                                80799 Munich
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 54 49                           Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 28 11
 Email: georg.strack@lmu.de                                  Email: sibylle.tiedemann@phonetik.uni-muenchen.de
 Office hours: Monday - Friday, 2 - 6 p.m.

                                                            Doctoral program “environment and society“
Doctoral Program of Modern and contemporary history         www.en.proenviron.carsoncenter.lmu.de
                                                             Program Manager: Dr. des. Elisabeth Zellmer
 Program Manager: Dr. Susanne Friedrich                      Rachel Carson Center
 ProMohist                                                   Leopoldstraße 11a
 Amalienstraße 52, room 317                                  80802 Munich
 80799 Munich                                                Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 72 367
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 55 69                           Email: proenviron@carsoncenter.lmu.de
 Email: promohist@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

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ProLit − PhD Program in Literature                            social science and economics
                                                              Doctoral training program “Learning sciences“
 Program Manager: Dr. Markus Wiefarn                          www.en.mcls.lmu.de/dtp
 Schellingstraße 10, room 403
 80799 Munich                                                  Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Frank Fischer
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 62 92                             Program Manager: Jan Zottmann
 Email: prolit@lrz.uni-muenchen.de                             Munich Center of the Learning Sciences (PF 36)
                                                               Leopoldstraße 13, 80802 Munich
                                                               Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 63 17
                                                               Email: jan.zottmann@psy.lmu.de

Doctoral training program of the Department of the arts
                                                              Munich Graduate school of economics
 Program Manager: Dr. Miriam Drewes                           www.en.mgse.vwl.lmu.de
 Department of Arts
 Zentnerstraße 31, room 014
 80798 Munich                                                  Coordinator: Prof. Sven Rady, PhD
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 67 86                             Department of Economics,
 Email: proart@lrz.uni-muenchen.de                             Institute of Dynamic Economic Theory
 Office hours: Wednesday 10.00 − noon and by arrangement       Kaulbachstraße 45, 80539 Munich
                                                               Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 56 29
                                                               Email: mgse@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Premodern Textuality (Elite Network of Bavaria)
www.textualitaet.lmu.de                                       Natural sciences and Medicine

 Program Manager: Prof. Dr. Thomas Borgstedt                  chROMaTIN – assembly and Inheritance of Functional states
 Department of German Studies, Comparative Literature,        (DFG-SFB TR5)
 Nordic Studies                                               www.transregio5.lmu.de/grad_program
 Institute of German Philology
 Schellingstraße 9, room 106
 80799 Munich                                                  Program Manager: Dr. Joern Boeke
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 57 41                             Adolf Butenandt Institute
 Email: thomas.borgstedt@germanistik.uni-muenchen.de           Schillerstraße 44
                                                               80336 Munich
                                                               Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 75 460
                                                               Email: joern.boeke@med.uni-muenchen.de

Religious cultures in europe in the 19th and 20th centuries
(DFG IRTG 1542)
www.igk-religioese-kulturen.lmu.de/summary                    Graduate school Life science Munich: From Molecules to systems
 Program Manager: Laura hölzlwimmer
 Department of history                                         Program Manager: Dr. Cornelia Kellermann
 Schellingstraße 12, room 523                                  Graduate School Life Science Munich
 80539 Munich                                                  Faculty of Biology
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 55 44                             Großhadernerstraße 2
 Email: Laura.hoelzlwimmer@lrz.uni-muenchen.de                 82152 Planegg-Martinsried
 Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.                Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 74 765
                                                               Email: lsm@bio.lmu.de

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Graduate school of systemic Neurosciences (DFG-GSC 82)               Particle Physics in the energy Frontier of New Phenomena
www.gsn.lmu.de                                                       (DFG Research Training Group 1054)
 see p. 42
                                                                      Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Otmar Biebel
                                                                      Department of Physics – Experimental Physics
                                                                      Am Coulombwall 1
                                                                      85748 Garching
                                                                      Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 289 - 14 098
                                                                      Email: otmar.biebel@physik.uni-muenchen.de
Nano-Bio-Technology (International Doctoral Program)

 Program Manager: Marilena Pinto                                     PhD program “International health“
 Center for NanoScience (CeNS)                                       www.international-health.lmu.de
 Department of Physics
 Schellingstraße 4, 5th floor
 80799 Munich                                                         Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Michael hoelscher
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 3390                                     Program Manager: Dr. med. Guenter Froeschl
 Email: recruiting@cens.de                                            Georgenstraße 5
 Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.                       80799 Munich
                                                                      Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 17607
                                                                      Email: cih@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Oligonucleotides in cellbiology and Therapy (DFG-GRK 1202)
                                                                     Protein Dynamics in health and Disease (Elite Network of Bavaria)
 Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Endres                           www.protein-dynamics.de
 Medical Clinic City Center
 Ziemssenstraße 1
 80336 Munich                                                         Program Manger: Dr. Kai hell
 Office: Monika Fahrenkamp                                            Department of Physiological Chemistry
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 - 73 00                                    Butenandtstraße 5
 Email: monika.fahrenkamp@med.uni-muenchen.de                         81377 Munich
                                                                      Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 77 100

Orientation and Motion in space (DFG Research Training Group 1091)   RECESS − Regulation and Evolution of Cellular Systems
www.neuro.mpg.de/english/phd_info/grk1091                            (DFG IRTG 1563)
 Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Andreas Straube
 Neurological Clinic, Großhadern campus                               Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ralf Zimmer
 Marchioninistraße 15                                                 Department of Informatics – Institute of Bioinformatics
 81377 Munich                                                         Amalienstraße 17
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 70 95 - 39 01                                    80333 Munich
 Email: andreas.straube@med.uni-muenchen.de                           Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 40 52
                                                                      Email: zimmer@bio.ifi.lmu.de
                                                                      Office hours: Tuesday, 12 – 14 pm

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statistics: Theory and Methods for empirical Modelling        n helmholtz Graduate School
                                                              hELENA – helmholtz Graduate School Environmental health
 Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Torsten hothorn                       www.helmholtz-helena.de/
 Department of Statistics
 Ludwigstraße 33
 80539 Munich
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 64 07                            n Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN)
 Email: torsten.hothorn@stat.uni-muenchen.de
 Office hours: see website                                    hybrid organic-inorganic nanostructures for photonic
                                                              and optoelectronics (ICARUS)

ThesIs: complex Processes in the earth: Theory, experiment,   Quantitative Estimation of Earth‘s Seismic Sources
simulations (Elite Network of Bavaria)                        and Structures (QUEST)
http://thesis.geophysik.uni-muenchen.de                       www.quest-itn.org

 Coordinator: Prof. Dr. hans-Peter Bunge                      Integrated approaches to study gene regulation during
 Section for Geophysics                                       cellular differentiation (InteGeR)
 Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences               www.integer-itn.org
 Theresienstraße 41
 80333 Munich
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 42 25                            Chloroplast Signals (COSI)
 Email: hans-peter.bunge@geophysik.uni-muenchen.de            www.univie.ac.at/cosi

                                                              Post-graduate training network for capacity building
                                                              to control ticks and tick-borne diseases (POSTICK)
Participation in other doctoral programs                      http://www.postick.eu/

n International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS)           Small Artery Remodelling (SmArt)
IMPRS for Competition and Innovation –
Legal and Economic Determinants                               From Mathematical Logic To Applications (MALOA)
www.imprs-ci.ip.mpg.de                                        www.maths.leeds.ac.uk/maloa

IMPRS for Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences:
From Biology to Medicine

IMPRS on Advanced Photon Science

IMPRS for Astrophysics

IMPRS on Elementary Particle Physics

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DFG collaborative Research centers                                        sFB 870 assembly and Function of Neuronal circuits in sensory
                                                                          Processing, Duration: 01.01.2010 − 31.12.2013
Collaborative Research Centers, or Sonderforschungsbereiche (SFB),        www.neuro.bio.lmu.de/
are long-term university research centers in which scientists and
researchers work together within a cross-disciplinary research program.    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe
The Collaborative Research Center Program is operated by the German        Office: Kristina Vaupel
Research Foundation (DFG). LMU Munich is the co-ordinating univer-         LMU Biocenter
                                                                           Großhaderner Straße 2, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried
sity for the following SFBs:                                               Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 74 166
                                                                           Email: vaupel@biologie.uni-muenchen.de

humanities and cultural science

sFB 573 Pluralization and authority in early Modern Times,                sFB 571 auto-Immune Reactions: From Manifestations via Mecha-
15th – 17th century, Duration: 01.01.2008 − 31.12.2011                    nisms to Therapy, Duration: 01.01.2008 − 31.12.2011
www.sfb-frueheneuzeit.uni-muenchen.de                                     http://sfb571.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de/

 Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Andreas höfele                                     Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Reinhard hohlfeld
 Office: Uta Liebl                                                         Institute of Clinical Neurology
 Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1                                                Medical Center of the University of Munich / Großhadern campus
 80539 Munich                                                              Marchioninistraße 17, 81377 Munich
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 13 89                                         Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 78 28 8
 Email: sfb-frueheneuzeit@lbz.uni-muenchen.de                              Office: Jutta Marks
                                                                           Email: Jutta.Marks@med.uni-muenchen.de

Natural science and Medicine

sFB 646 Networks in Genome expression and Maintenance                     sFB 594 Molecular Machines in Protein Folding and Protein
Duration: 01.01.2009 − 31.12.2012                                         Transport, Duration: 01.07.2008 − 30.06.2012
http://sfb646.lmb.uni-muenchen.de                                         http://sfb594.web.med.uni-muenchen.de/

 Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Patrick Cramer                                     Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Roland Beckmann
 Department of Chemistry                                                   Department of Biochemistry
 Genzentrum der LMU                                                        Office: Karin hauck-Otte
 Feodor-Lynen-Straße 25                                                    Butenandtstraße 5, Gebäude B
 81377 Munich                                                              81337 Munich
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 69 51                                       Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 77 12 9
 Email: cramer@lmb.uni-muenchen.de                                         Email: hauck@bio.med.uni-muenchen.de

sFB 749 Dynamics and Intermediates of Molecular Transformations           sFB 596 Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
Duration: 01.07.2007 − 30.06.2011                                         Duration: 01.07.2008 − 30.06.2012
www.sfb749.de                                                             www.sfb596.med.uni-muenchen.de

 Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Thomas Carell                                      Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Christian haass
 Office: Birgit Carell                                                     Adolf-Butenandt-Institut, Lehrstuhl für Stoffwechselbiochemie /
 Department of Chemistry                                                   Chair of Metabolic Biochemistry
 Butenandtstraße 5 - 13                                                    Office: Barbara Kassner
 81377 Munich                                                              Schillerstraße 44, 80336 Munich
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 77 75 1                                       Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 75 45 4, - 75 47 2
 Email: Birgit.Carell@cup.uni-muenchen.de                                  Email: sfb596@med.uni-muenchen.de

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sFB 684 Molecular Mechanisms of Normal and Malignant               Nobel Prize Winners
hematopoiesis, Duration: 01.01.2010 − 31.12.2013
                                                                   The university‘s particular importance for research is evidenced by
 Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Stefan Bohlander                           13 Nobel laureates who completed their award-winning work at LMU
 Medical Clinic and Policlinic III, Großhadern                     Munich.
 Marchioninistraße 15
 81377 Munich
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 70 95 - 25 51                                 Wilhelm conrad Röntgen            Physics
 Email: Stefan.bohlander@med.uni-muenchen.de                       (1845 - 1923)                     1901

                                                                   adolf von Baeyer                  Chemistry
                                                                   (1835 - 1917)                     1905
sFB TR 1 endosymbiosis: From Prokaryotes to eukaryotic Organells
Duration: 01.07.2009 − 30.06.2012                                  Wilhelm Wien                      Physics
www.endosymbiosis.de                                               (1864 - 1928)                     1911

 Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Soll                                Max von Laue                      Physics
 Department of Biology, Division of Botany                         (1879 - 1960)                     1914
 Office: Pelagia Mahmoud
 Menzinger Straße 67
 80638 Munich                                                      Richard Willstätter               Chemistry
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 47 53                               (1872 - 1942)                     1915
 Email: sfb-tr1@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
                                                                   heinrich Wieland                  Chemistry
                                                                   (1877 - 1957)                     1927

sFB TR 5 chromatin – assembly and Inheritance of functional        Werner heisenberg                 Physics
states, Duration: 01.01.2009 − 31.12.2012                          (1901 - 1976)                     1932
                                                                   adolf Butenandt                   Chemistry
 Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Peter B. Becker                            (1903 - 1995)                     1939
 Adolf-Butenandt-Institut, Lehrstuhl für Molekularbiologie /
 Chair of Molecular Biology                                        Feodor Lynen                      Medicine
 Schillerstraße 44
 80336 Munich                                                      (1911 - 1979)                     1964
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 54 27
 Email: pbecker@mol-bio.med.uni-muenchen.de                        Karl Ritter von Frisch            Medicine
 Office: Carolin Brieger                                           (1886 - 1982)                     1973
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 54 11
 Email: cbrieger@mol-bio.med.uni-muenchen.de                       Konrad Lorenz                     Medicine
                                                                   (1903 - 1989)                     1973

                                                                   Gerd Binnig                       Physics
                                                                   (*1947)                           1986

                                                                   Theodor W. hänsch                 Physics
                                                                   (*1941)                           2005

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INTERDISCIplINARy RESEARCh AND                                              CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

                                    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 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 ser-
                                    vices that assist them to implement their own interdisciplinary research
                                    projects. To cultivate academic exchange, CAS members are encour-
                                    aged to invite outstanding researchers from Germany and abroad to
                                    lMU Munich for short-term visits. One of CAS most important tasks is
                                    to promote junior researchers, with special emphasis on supporting
                                    promising young scholars at lMU Munich.

                                     Director: prof. Dr. Christof Rapp
                                     Managing Director: Dr. Annette Meyer
                                     Seestraße 13
                                     80802 Munich
                                     phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 72 080
                                     Email: info@cas.lmu.de

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STUDy UNITS, CENTRAl INSTITUTIONS                                                                            STUDy UNITS, CENTRAl INSTITUTIONS

Analysis and Modelling of Complex Systems                                      Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics
in Biology and Medicine (BioMed-S)
                                                                               The Arnold Sommerfeld Center (ASC) is an international center for
BioMed-S utilizes methods from bioinformatics, mathematics, physics            theoretical physics which builds on the legacy of Arnold Sommerfeld,
and statistics for the modeling and analysis of complex biological and         one of the founding fathers of modern theoretical physics. The Center
biomedical systems, working in cooperation with partners from the fields       offers a broad range of lectures, seminars and workshops providing a
of biology and medicine. The Center focuses on fields opened up by             dynamic program for visitors and integrating guest academics into
genomics, like systems biology, and their application to medicine and          advanced tuition courses. The ASC is open to all subjects within the
drug development, but its interests extend to population biology. Through      scope of theoretical physics and promotes interdisciplinary research
the interaction of three specific clusters devoted to quantitative biology     projects in this field.
and biostatistics, complex systems in molecular medicine and structure         www.asc.physik.lmu.de
and dynamics of functional modules in model organisms, BioMed-S
strives to combine findings in molecular systems biology and insights           Coordinator: prof. Dr. Dieter lüst
drawn from population biology, epidemiology and clinical studies, in            Scientific Manager: Dr. Michael haack
order to generate a knowledge base that will ultimately be of use for           Theresienstraße 37
                                                                                80333 Munich
the public healthcare sector.                                                   phone: + 49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 43 72
www.biomed-s.lmu.de                                                             Administrative Office: - 45 38
                                                                                Email: asc@theorie.physik.uni-muenchen.de

 Coordinator: prof. Dr. ludwig Fahrmeir
 Department of Statistics
 ludwigstraße 33
 80539 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 22 20                                             BioImaging Network Munich (BIN)
 Email: ludwig.fahrmeir@stat.uni-muenchen.de
                                                                               The BioImaging Network Munich (BIN) is a collaboration involving
                                                                               groups from lMU Munich’s four imaging centers, located at the
                                                                               highTechCampus Großhadern/Martinsried. Research and teaching in
Animal Welfare Information Center for                                          the network cover the development and application of a wide range
Biomedical Research (TIZ-BIFO)                                                 of bioimaging methods, focusing on scales from the substructure of
                                                                               molecules to living animals. The network makes possible the optimal
The Animal Welfare Information Center for Biomedical Research (TIZ-            utilization of resources. By combining available expertise it also allows
BIFO) is a working group based at lMU Munich. Its goal is to ensure            for efficient exploitation of emerging opportunities offered by new
appropriate and practical training of scientists in the care and responsible   scientific developments and a coordinated approach to the acquisition
handling of laboratory animals, offering training courses, workshops           of new equipment. Thus, a high level of knowledge and state-of-the-art
and interdisciplinary symposia and consulting. The Animal Welfare              equipment can be provided for science and teaching. Techniques used
Information Center for Biomedical Research now incorporates a Center           include X-ray crystallography, cryo-electronmicroscopy and several
of Excellence for New Innovative Technologies and Standarized Envi-            unconventional variants of light microscopy.
ronmental Conditions in Animal laboratories. TIZ-BIFO offers training          www.bin.lmu.de
courses, workshops, interdisciplinary symposia and consulting services.
www.tiz-bifo.de                                                                 Contact: pD Dr. Steffen Dietzel
                                                                                Walter-Brendel-Center of Experimental Medicine
                                                                                Mailing Address:
 The Animal Welfare Information Center for Biomedical Research (TIZ-BIFO)       Marchioninistraße 15
 Medical Center of the University of Munich                                     81377 Munich (Großhadern)
 Division of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Biochemistry                       Administrative Office:
 Nußbaumstraße 20                                                               Marchioninistraße 27
 80336 Munich                                                                   81377 Munich (Großhadern)
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 - 56 40                                              phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 76 509
 Email: peter.scheuber@gwt-de.de                                                Email: dietzel@lmu.de

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STUDy UNITS, CENTRAl INSTITUTIONS                                                                        STUDy UNITS, CENTRAl INSTITUTIONS

Center for Applied Policy Research (C·A·P)                                 CIH® Center for International Health

The Center for Applied policy Research was founded in 1995 to coordi-      The interdisciplinary CIh® Center for International health addresses
nate independently funded practice-oriented research under the lead-       the issues of combating life-threatening diseases, reducing child mor-
ership of prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner Weidenfeld. Work is organized          tality and improving maternal health in developing countries, set as
around four research groups and an Academy of leadership & Compe-          Millennium Development Goals by the United Nations. Since lack of
tence, which share a common approach to research on the application        medical personnel is a major obstacle to progress in most of these
of policy. As an independent think tank, C·A·p strives to foster a prac-   countries, CIh® focuses on training researchers and personnel in the
tice-based focus as a necessary complement to basic research. Based        health service sector. CIh® can draw on over 20 years of cooperation
on the results of its work, C·A·p provides advice to decision makers in    between lMU Munich and developing countries. The Center was a
politics, economics, science and the mass media, and formulates sug-       successful entrant in the competition “higher Education Excellence in
gestions and recommendations improving their work.                         Development Co-operation” and was awarded five million euros in
www.cap-lmu.de/english                                                     funding by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). At CIh®,
                                                                           four faculties and twelve institutes at lMU Munich collaborate with over
 C·A·p Center for Applied policy Research                                  50 universities, ministries and organizations in developing countries.
 Geschwister Scholl Institute of political Science                         www.international-health.lmu.de
 Maria-Theresia-Straße 21
 81675 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 13 00                                          CIh® Center for International health
 Email: cap.office@lrz.uni-muenchen.de                                      Chairman: prof. Dr. med. Michael hoelscher
                                                                            program Manager: Dr. med. Guenter Froeschl
                                                                            Georgenstraße 5
                                                                            80799 Munich
                                                                            phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 17607
Center of Information and Language Processing (CIS)                         Email: cih@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

CIS is an internationally renowned research institute for language pro-
cessing. CIS researchers investigate and develop methods and algo-
rithms for automated language processing, especially for lexical data-     Center for Internet Research and Media Integration (CIM)
bases and their application to algorithmic language analysis. huge data
collections in the form of text corpora (web corpora in particular) form   The Center for Internet Research and Media Integration (CIM) at lMU
the basis for their studies. Among other achievements, CIS has             Munich is a joint initiative of the Departments of Business Administra-
constructed the world’s largest German electronic dictionary (CISlEX).     tion, Communication Science and Computer Science, with the aim of
Work is underway on the construction of morphological dictionaries for     analyzing the development of the communications industry as exempli-
many other European languages, and for Chinese and Korean. Other           fied by digital media, particularly the Internet. The mission of CIM is to
areas of research concern the development of new search engines for the    support research projects which their initiators and participants cannot
Internet, the analysis of biotechnical texts, queries in XMl-structured    realize on their own or within the boundaries of their own subjects.
texts, techniques for approximate search in texts and dictionaries, and    www.en.zim.lmu.de
methods for error correction.
www.cis.uni-muenchen.de                                                     Coordinator: prof. Dr. Thomas hess
                                                                            Administrative Office: hannelore Wimmer
                                                                            ludwigstraße 28
 CIS - Center of Information and language processing                        80539 Munich
 Oettingenstraße 67                                                         phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 63 90
 80538 Munich                                                               Email: wimmer@bwl.lmu.de
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 97 21
 Email: sekr@cis.uni-muenchen.de

 Directors: prof. Dr. Franz Guenthner
 Email: gue@cis.uni-muenchen.de
 prof. Dr. Klaus Ulrich Schulz
 Email: schulz@cis.uni-muenchen

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Center of Language and Literature Studies:                                    Center for NanoScience (CeNS)
Language – Text – Culture (ZSL)
                                                                              The Center for NanoScience (CeNS) stimulates and coordinates
The Center of language and literature Studies (ZSl) supports highly           research in the nanosciences in the Munich area. The Center promotes
qualified doctoral candidates preparing dissertation projects in one of its   multidisciplinary collaborative projects and fosters synergy effects by
three main areas: “Variation − Contact − Change,” “Figures in Textuality”     offering a dynamic platform for the exchange of expertise and techni-
and “Narration and Knowledge.” The Center breaks new ground in                cal instrumentation. Since its foundation in 1998 at lMU, CeNS has
research by pooling key areas in language, literature and cultural studies    developed into a broad network of researchers from the Faculties of
in a productive manner and combining them to yield new perspectives.          physics, Chemistry and pharmacy, Biology and Medicine. Junior and
Doctoral candidates are given the opportunity at an early stage to            senior researchers at CeNS meet and discuss the latest findings at
discuss issues in depth with experts in the widely varied research fields     weekly colloquia, workshops and annual conferences. The graduate
represented in the Faculty of languages and literatures. Since 2008,          programs for phD and MSc students include workshops, seminars and
students at the Center have also been accepted into the Faculty‘s             a lecture series on nanosciences, together with training in professional
linguistics- or literature-based International Doctoral program (lIpp/        skills. In addition, CeNS supports entrepreneurial ideas and the transla-
prolit; see p. 49), where they receive intensive support from renowned        tion of research results into industrial applications.
scholars.                                                                     www.cens.de
                                                                               Center for NanoScience (CeNS), Geschwister-Scholl-platz 1, 80539 Munich
 Coordinators:                        prof. Dr. Robert Stockhammer
 prof. Dr. Thomas Krefeld             Institute of Comparative literature      Scientific Board:                             Managing Director:
 Institute of Romance philology       Schellingstraße 3, room 415              prof. Dr. hermann E. Gaub (Spokesman)         Dr. Marie-Christine Blüm
 ludwigstraße 25                      80799 Munich                             prof. Dr. Thomas Bein                         phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 57 91
 80539 Munich                         phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 30 06;       prof. Dr. Ulrich Schollwöck                   Email: bluem@cens.de
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 22 89    Office: - 33 79
 Email: thomas.krefeld@               Email: stockhammer@
         romanistik.uni-muenchen.de           lrz.uni-muenchen.de

                                      Administrative Office: Sabine Bals      Center of Eastern European Studies (ZfO)
                                      Schellingstraße 3
                                      80799 Munich
                                      phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 62 92       The Center of Eastern European Studies (ZfO) houses interdisciplinary
                                      Email: prolit@lrz.uni-muenchen.de       research and teaching programs dedicated to Eastern and South-Eastern
                                                                              Europe. The staff includes specialists in political and social sciences,
                                                                              theology and ethnology, as well as historians and literary scholars. The
                                                                              aim of the ZfO is to illuminate the process of social, political and cultural
                                                                              transformation that is in progress throughout the region by placing it
                                                                              in its historical context, and to study its long-term implications for the
                                                                              rest of Europe and the wider world. The ZfO participates in scientific
                                                                              collaborations with many universities and research establishments in
                                                                              Eastern and Southeastern Europe, and also cooperates with the Centers
                                                                              for Eastern European Studies at the University of California in Berkeley
                                                                              and the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

                                                                               Director: prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel
                                                                               Administrative manager: Dr. des. lou Bohlen
                                                                               Department of history
                                                                               Center of Eastern European Studies (ZfO)
                                                                               Schellingstraße 12, room 433
                                                                               80799 Munich
                                                                               phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 54 85
                                                                               Email: lou.bohlen@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

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Center of Ecumenical Research (ZöF)                                           Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ZMR)

The Center for Ecumenical Research (ZöF) is run jointly by the Facul-         The objective of the Center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ZMR)
ties of Catholic and protestant Theology and the Institute of Orthodox        is to raise the profile of lMU Munich‘s teaching and research strengths
Theology. The Center is thus the only European institution of its kind at     in the fields of medieval and Renaissance studies, attracting students to
a state university which provides students an opportunity to participate      the subjects and opening new perspectives in the study of the medieval
in advanced ecumenical research in an ongoing dialog with the major           and Renaissance eras. It addresses academic specialists as well as stu-
Christian denominations and creeds. The aim of the Center’s research is       dents and a broader academic public, and covers a wide interdisciplinary
to elucidate the factors, both theological and non-theological, responsible   range of subjects. Members of the teaching staff at the ZMR give regular
for the split between the Christian churches, and to investigate their        lecture series, teach an interdisciplinary summer academy and are
significance for the future. In addition, it supports church governing        involved in promoting young academics. The Center collaborates closely
bodies in enhancing ecumenical attitudes and perspectives. A further          with Munich-based institutions engaged in top-level projects in medieval
important topic is to broaden the ecumenical perspective to encompass         and Renaissance studies. The city thus offers an environment for cross-
inter-religious dialog (primarily a trialog between Judaism, Christianity     disciplinary study and research in this field which is unique in Germany.
and Islam).                                                                   www.zmr.lmu.de
                                                                               1st Coordinator:                          2nd Coordinator:
 Director: prof. Dr. Bertram Stubenrauch                                       prof. Dr. Claudia Märtl                   prof. Dr. Bernhard Teuber
 Chair of Dogmatic and Ecumenical Theology                                     Schellingstraße 12                        ludwigstraße 25
 Geschwister-Scholl-platz 1                                                    80799 Munich                              80539 Munich
 80539 Munich                                                                  phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 54 39         phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 23 80
 phone: + 49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 32 86                                            Email: c.maertl@mg.fak09.                 Email: Bernhard.Teuber@
 Email: oekumene@kaththeol.uni-muenchen.de                                            uni-muenchen.de                           romanistik.uni-muenchen.de

Center of Historical Language Studies (ZhS)                                   Chemical Dynamics – From Femtochemistry
                                                                              to Biological Machines
The Center of historical language Studies (ZhS) is an interfaculty
working group that covers the fields of philology and language studies,       While dynamic processes are an essential constituent of chemistry and
set up at lMU Munich in cooperation with the Bavarian Academy of              the life sciences, an understanding of their temporal dimension is often
Sciences and humanities. The Center reflects the interactions between         still lacking. Researchers at lMU Munich are global leaders in this field,
the history and contemporary evolution of languages, and investigates         with projects ranging from research into new methods using ultrashort
themes including diachronic philology, linguistic relatedness and             laser pulses and specific spectroscopic processes to studies on single
reconstruction of proto-languages, research on language contact,              molecules and live cells. Collaboration with the outstanding theoretical
sociolinguistics and cultural history. It provides academics and scien-       research groups at lMU Munich in this area is now directed at producing
tists with a forum for high-level interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.        groundbreaking work. One area of special interest concerns the dynam-
www.sprachwiss.lmu.de                                                         ics of complex biochemical systems, aimed at producing a synthesis of
                                                                              molecular probes and neuronal switches. In addition, practical and the-
 Coordinator: pD Dr. peter-Arnold Mumm                                        oretical analyses of the elementary steps in molecular processes are
 Institute of Comparative and Indo-European linguistics                       being conducted on reaction sequences occurring on varying time scales.
 ludwigstraße 25 / I, room 103                                                http://bein.cup.uni-muenchen.de
 80539 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 22 06
 Email: mumm@lmu.de                                                            Coordinator: prof. Dr. Thomas Bein
                                                                               Contact: Regina huber
                                                                               phone: + 49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 76 21
                                                                               Email: please use the contact form at: http://bein.cup.uni-muenchen.de

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Flaubert Center Munich                                                         Gene Center Munich

The Flaubert Center Munich is part of the lMU Institute of Romance             The Gene Center at lMU Munich conducts interdisciplinary research
philology and cooperates closely with the Centre Flaubert (CNRS, ENS)          and teaching in key areas of the life sciences. The aim is to unravel the
in paris. Its objective is to liberate the French novelist from the confines   molecular mechanisms underlying fundamental biological processes,
of national philology, striving towards a European research association        with special emphasis on the regulation of gene expression. Disciplines
that extends beyond binational relations. The research focus is on illu-       represented include structural biochemistry, cell biology, genetics,
minating Flaubert’s incorporation of the Ancients, the emerging field of       developmental biology, and virology. The Gene Center is now expanding
oriental studies, and theology. A Flaubert guest professorship to be           to take in the emerging discipline of molecular systems biology, with
held by internationally renowned scholars, made possible by the Excel-         the aim of developing mechanistic and quantitative descriptions of
lence Initiative, and a research library, sponsored by the Carl Friedrich      regulatory processes and networks. Over the next years, the Gene Center
von Siemens Foundation, are designed to open up new horizons in                will be serving as a nucleus for establishing a new Research Center for
Flaubert studies. The Flaubert lectures are published by August Ver-           Molecular Biosystems.
lag, Berlin. The Center is cofinanced by the DFG (German Research              www.genzentrum.lmu.de
Foundation) and the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche).
www.flaubert-zentrum.romanistik.lmu.de                                          Gene Center
                                                                                Feodor-lynen-Straße 25
                                                                                81377 Munich
 Director: prof. Dr. Barbara Vinken, ph.D.                                      phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 67 71
 Administrative Manager: Dr. Gesine hindemith
 Institute of Romance philology
 Schönfeldstraße 13a
 80539 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 24 80                                           GeoBio-Center
 Email: flaubert-zentrum@romanistik.uni-muenchen.de

                                                                               The GeoBio-Center promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between
                                                                               geosciences, life sciences and environmental sciences, addressing sci-
                                                                               entific issues in the fields of geobiological and biodiversity research.
Functional Nanosystems                                                         Joint projects examine themes including metabolic cycles in geobio-
                                                                               logical systems, research into evolution and interactions between living
The successful application of a combination of top-down fabrication            and non-living matter on different temporal and spatial scales. The
methods and bottom-up self-assembly to the realization und under-              GeoBio-Center has a comprehensive range of technical equipment,
standing of new functional nanostructures is the essential goal of the         such as diving robots and laboratories, at its disposal. The Center‘s
lMUinnovativ initiative Functional Nanosystems. The functionalities            members comprise academics and scientists from various faculties of
and intended applications of the various nanosystems to be studied             lMU Munich and the Bavarian Natural history Collections, in addition
range over a broad spectrum, from functional supramolecular struc-             to representatives of other national and international universities. The
tures and hybrid nanodevices to quantum information processing and             GeoBio-Center also offers collaborative, interdisciplinary courses and
molecular machines.                                                            lectures that transcend traditional subject boundaries.
www.functional-nanosystems.lmu.de                                              www.geobio-center.lmu.de

 Director: prof. Dr. Erwin Frey                                                 Coordinator: prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide
 Functional Nanosystems                                                         Administrative Office: Ursula Bommhardt
 Theresienstraße 37                                                             Section of palaeontology & Geobiology,
 80333 Munich                                                                   Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 45 38                                              Richard-Wagner-Straße 10
                                                                                80333 Munich
                                                                                phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 66 02
                                                                                Email: u.bommhardt@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

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Human Science Center (HWZ)                                                    Jewish and Near Eastern Studies

The general goal of the human Science Center is to achieve a better           The Jewish and Near Eastern Studies Initiative straddles the Faculty of
understanding of anthropological universals and cultural specifics, and       history and the Arts and the Faculty of Cultural Studies. The Center’s
their relevance for the different phases of human life. Research proj-        goal is to become a nationally and internationally known center of
ects are devoted to topics like cognitive and functional competence           excellence in Near Eastern and Jewish issues. The project is a collabo-
and its dependence on cultural conditions, criteria for the design of         rative venture between the departments of Jewish history, the major
technologies appropriate to the abilities of users of all ages, the anthro-   departments in Near East-related cultural studies and philology, and
pological basis of art, and the study of basic concepts like time or          the Department of Ancient Near East Studies.
thinking, combining results from the neurosciences with insights from
physics, philosophy, cognitive science and computer science. The Center        Coordinator: prof. Dr. hans van Ess
brings together renowned experts from lMU Munich and other na-                 Institute of Sinology
tional and international institutions. Its findings are disseminated in        Kaulbachstraße 51a
                                                                               80539 Munich
lecture series, books and scientific articles, new teaching programs,          phone: +49 (0)89 / 21 80 - 23 62
and by consulting for industry.                                                Email: vanEss@ostasien.fak12.uni-muenchen.de

 human Science Center
 Goethestraße 31                                                              LMU Entrepreneurship Center (LMU EC)
 80336 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 56 51
                                                                              The lMU Entrepreneurship Center (lMU EC) promotes entrepreneurial
                                                                              thinking and action as a driver of today‘s knowledge society. It is
                                                                              proactively engaged in translating research findings and ideas gener-
Japan Center                                                                  ated at lMU Munich and in the Munich region into groundbreaking
                                                                              business and corporate concepts. In this endeavor, lMU EC offers
The Japan Center covers all teaching and research activities at lMU           courses tailored for students from all faculties, researchers, employees
Munich related to Japanese literature, history and cultural history, reli-    and partners. In collaboration with lMU Munich Research and Tech-
gion and philosophy, society, politics, and economy. It also coordinates      nology Transfer Office, lMU EC advises students, graduates, scientists
cooperative schemes in research and teaching between lMU and Japa-            and academics who wish to found their own companies. The Center
nese universities. It offers master and doctoral degree courses in Japa-      conducts scientific studies that contribute to an improved understanding
nese Studies, available as a major or minor subject, and also addresses       of the economic and social significance of entrepreneurial thinking and
the needs of students of Economics and Business Administration by             action. The results are utilized to develop policy recommendations for
offering “Japanese Economy and Society” as an optional subject. In            budding entrepreneurs and economic decision-makers.
addition, the Center holds language courses for students from all fields      www.en.entrepreneurship-center.lmu.de
of study and – within limits – for external participants. Regular semi-
nars and lectures provide interested members of the public with up-to-         Director: prof. Dietmar harhoff ph.D.
date information on matters concerning Japan. The Center is part of            Associate Director: prof. Dr. Bernd Rudolph
the Faculty of Cultural Studies.                                               Executive Director: Andy Goldstein
                                                                               Giselastraße 10, II
www.japan.lmu.de                                                               80802 Munich
                                                                               phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 62 06
                                                                               Email: entrepreneurship-center@lmu.de
 Japan Center
 Oettingenstraße 67
 80538 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 98 20, - 98 00
 Email: Inge.Merk@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

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Maier-Leibnitz Laboratory (MLL)                                                   Munich Arts Research Centre (MARC)

The Maier-leibnitz laboratory for Nuclear and particle and Accelerator            The Munich Arts Research Centre (MARC) addresses two major chal-
physics (Mll) is designated as a central academic institution of lMU              lenges in contemporary research on art: mediality and globality. Media-
Munich. It is run jointly by lMU and the Technische Universität München,          lity in art raises the key issue of the increasing permeability of the
and is devoted to research and teaching in the fields of nuclear, particle,       boundaries between traditional forms of art. Digital media provoke a
and accelerator physics, as well as their applications to other areas of          paradigm shift towards a different perception of the arts, which com-
science, technology and medicine. At its site in Garching near Munich,            plements the current dominance of speech- or text-based ways of think-
Mll operates a Tandem Van de Graaff accelerator capable of delivering             ing – and may even represent an alternative to them. The Center’s
a potential of up to 14 million volts, which can accelerate atomic nuclei         second focus is on questions related to globalization and processes of
to high velocities and is used for research in the areas of nuclear physics,      cultural interdependence. The concept of art is coming under increasing
nuclear astrophysics, material analysis, radiation biology and medicine.          scrutiny and criticism from other cultural perspectives. The primary
Construction of a source for ultracold neutrons at the neutron source             thesis is that both tendencies, although frequently associated with
FRM II and a center for applications of laser-accelerated ion beams is            current technological and economic developments, actually have older
planned for the near future.                                                      historical roots or can only be explained in relation to them.
www.bl.physik.uni-muenchen.de                                                     www.marc.lmu.de

 Maier-leibnitz laboratory                                                         Coordinator:                             Zentnerstraße 31
 Am Coulombwall 6                                                                  prof. Dr. Christopher Balme              80798 Munich
 85748 Garching                                                                    Department of Arts                       phone.: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 67 86
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2 89 - 1 42 71                                                Contact: Dr. Miriam Drewes               Email: drewes@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
 Email: Mll@lMU.de

Multimedia Language Laboratory (MSL)                                              Munich Center for Neurosciences – Brain and Mind (MCN)

The Multimedia language laboratory provides a total of 38 workstations            The Munich Center for Neurosciences – Brain and Mind (MCN) seeks
for students to improve their foreign language skills using modern lan-           to create a network of neuroscientific groups working in the Munich
guage software flexibly and autonomously under the guidance of a tutor.           area, and to promote national, as well as international, collaborations
User passes are available free of charge during independent study peri-           in the fields of neurobiology, cognition, and the interaction of brain and
ods. A previous appointment is not necessary. Detailed information                mind. All fields of research bearing on questions of brain and mind are
about the languages offered is available on the MMl website. Moreover,            integrated: not only philosophy and experimental neurosciences, but
the computer workstations are linked up in a learning network that                also theoretical neurosciences such as computational neuroscience,
allows instructors to teach classes by integrating not only authentic texts       and psychology. The Center also aims to design and implement inte-
and pictures, but also digital sound documents, films, and particularly           grated training programs for junior scientists, in the context of the
the Internet into their multimedia instruction. Registration for Mll lan-         Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN-lMU; see p. 42), for
guage courses takes place at normal registration times for foreign lan-           example. International teaching staff and visiting professors support an
guage classes. Terms and conditions of participation are also published           inspiring learning and research environment, contributing to several
on the Mll website.                                                               excellent lecture series within the ambit of the MCN.
www.sprachenzentrum.uni-muenchen.de/msl                                           www.mcn.lmu.de

 Multimedia language laboratory (MSl)   Opening hours:                             Coordinator: prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe
 Schellingstraße 3                      Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.,         lMU Biocenter
 Front Building, 4th Floor, room 420a   Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (courses)           Großhaderner Straße 2
 80799 Munich                                                                      82152 planegg-Martinsried
 Email: sprachenzentrum@lmu.de          Monday - Thursday 4 - 9 p.m.,              phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 74 303
                                        Friday 2 - 7 p.m. (autonomous learning)    Email: mcn@lmu.de

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Munich Center on Governance, Communication,                                 Munich Center of Health Sciences (MC-Health)
Public Policy and Law (MCG)
                                                                            The Munich Center of health Sciences (MC-health) carries out research
The Munich Center on Governance, Communication, public policy and           in areas that pose major challenges for our healthcare system, such as
law (MCG) acts as an institutional platform to facilitate and deepen        ageing, growth of chronic diseases, and ongoing medical innovations,
cooperation between the disciplines of political science, law, economics,   particularly in genome research and biotechnology. The Center adopts
and mass communication. Research at MCG focuses on three areas. The         a quantitative and empirical approach, bringing together scientists from
first analyzes complex government regimes in terms of the interaction       five faculties at lMU Munich. The capacity for competitive research
of a variety of coordination mechanisms, such as law and consensus or       available at the Center is substantially enhanced by its partnership with
market and hierarchy. The second explores the territorial differentiation   helmholtz Zentrum München, which has founded a new institute of
between differing levels of governance. particular attention is given to    genetic epidemiology and provides an institute on health economics.
the effectiveness of federalism and the design of new transnational         Research at the Center focuses on determinants of health and disease,
institutions. The third investigates the growing media orientation of       ways of improving prevention and treatment in health care, and inno-
decision-making processes in politics, business, and law and the impact     vations in healthcare markets.
of this development on the functioning and performance of the regula-       www.en.mc-health.lmu.de
tory domains affected.
www.mcg.lmu.de                                                               Coordinator: prof. Dr. Reiner leidl
                                                                             Institute for health Economics and health Care Management
                                                                             ludwigstraße 28 RG
 Coordinator: prof. Dr. Bernhard Zangl                                       80539 Munich
 Managing Director: Dr. Stefan May                                           phone: + 49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 14 58
 Schönfeldstraße 13a                                                         Email: leidl@bwl.lmu.de
 80539 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 24 50
 Email: Sekretariat@mcg.lmu.de

                                                                            Munich Center of the Learning Sciences (MCLS)

Munich Center of Ancient Worlds (MZAW)                                      The Munich Center of the learning Sciences (MClS) aims to advance
                                                                            interdisciplinary research on the conditions, processes, and outcomes
The Munich Center of Ancient Worlds (MZAW) is a working group for           of learning. In addition, it offers excellent research-based education and
subjects related to ancient cultures from seven faculties. The Center       research training in the field of the learning sciences. The Center is part
promotes interdisciplinary cooperation in research and teaching. It         of a strong international network of learning scientists. Its collaborative
serves as a point of assembly and focus for existing working groups         research model links social sciences and humanities with natural sciences.
and research projects, and initiates, plans and organizes new groups        In terms of methodologies, MClS members employ a range of empirical
and projects. Further areas of focus at MZAW include the promotion          and quantitative approaches, including brain imaging and mathematical
of junior academics and the organization of joint events. The Center        modeling, observation methods of behavior and cognition research,
cooperates with other departments and research groups at lMU Munich,        formative and summative evaluation methods, and representative sur-
and with non-university institutions and comparable establishments in       veys and tests. The MClS offers three international, research-centered
Germany and abroad.                                                         study programs: two master’s programs and a doctoral training program.
www.mzaw.lmu.de                                                             www.en.mcls.lmu.de

 Coordinator: prof. Dr. Walther Sallaberger                                  Director: prof. Dr. Frank Fischer
 program Manger: Dr. Gregor Neunert                                          Chair of Education and Educational psychology
 Institute of Egyptology                                                     Munich Center of the learning Sciences (pF 36)
 Meiserstraße 10                                                             leopoldstraße 13
 80333 Munich                                                                80802 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 289 27 544                                              phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 51 46
 Email: G.Neunert@lmu.de                                                     Email: frank.fischer@psy.lmu.de

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Munich Centre for Organelle Research (CORE)                                    Munich Center for Islamic Studies (MZIS)

The origins of life and the development of organisms have always               The Munich Center for Islamic Studies brings together academic and
represented a key area of research in natural sciences. Now a new dyna-        non-academic institutions. It covers various disciplines, including Near
mism is anticipated in the field as decoding of whole genomes proceeds         and Middle Eastern Studies, Anthropology, and history of Islamic Art. In
and major progress is made in the analysis of genomes, proteins, and           addition to the core regions of the Near East, it encompasses Africa and
cellular processes. These advances in genomics, proteomics, and meta-          Central and Southeast Asia, as well as the pertinent local languages. The
bolomics deliver deeper insights not only into the functioning of organ-       Center’s public lecture series “Mosaic: Cultures of Islam” offers insights
isms, but also into the evolutionary processes that underlie the emer-         into the manifold aspects of Islamic societies.
gence of new species. A critical factor in the development of higher           www.naher-osten.lmu.de/mzis, http://mzis.wordpress.com
organisms was the integration of unicellular organisms, which now form
important constituents of our cells. As an interfaculty institution, the        MZIS Munich Center for Islamic Studies
Munich Centre for Organelle Research (CORE) aims to consolidate and             c/o Institute of Near and Middle Eastern Studies
expand existing research expertise in these endosymbiotic organelles.           Veterinärstraße 1
                                                                                80539 Munich
                                                                                phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 24 33
 Coordinator: prof. Dr. Jürgen Soll                                             Email: y.k@lmu.de
 Department of Biology I, Division of Botany
 Menzinger Straße 67
 80638 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 17 861 - 245
 Email: soll@uni-muenchen.de                                                   Munich Risk and Insurance Center (MRIC)

                                                                               The MRIC offers a platform for Munich scientists who concern them-
                                                                               selves with insurance and risk management in the context of their own
Munich Ethics Referral Center (MKE)                                            subdiscipline. Its goal is to encourage exchanges between theory and
                                                                               practice, and intensify contacts with other experts at home and abroad.
The Munich Ethics Referral Center (MKE) publishes position papers              Fireside discussions, seminar series, study projects supported by promi-
on current ethical issues that affect science, politics, and public opinion.   nent firms, and provision of career advice also belong to the instru-
It promotes ethical research at lMU Munich and provides an interdis-           ments the Center uses to increase the attractiveness of the science of
ciplinary network for cooperative solutions to ethical problems in the         insurance. The choice of research topics is characterized by close
sciences and in society. In light of the significant potential for such        attention to the integration of areas like the economics of insurance,
research at lMU Munich, the MKE continually revisits earlier research          actuarial mathematics and insurance law. This approach ensures that
and builds upon interdisciplinary perspectives. The MKE promotes               themes like individual and societal management of risks associated with
international cooperation in the field of ethical research and offers a        natural disasters, pensions and life insurance, and the interdependencies
forum for discussions and the exchange of research results. In addition,       that link capital and insurance markets form part of the agenda.
it accepts commissions to assess current conflicts and dilemmas of             www.mric.lmu.de
moral choice. A public lecture series enables the community at large to
engage with the issues. A central pillar of the MKE’s mission is to             Director: prof. Dr. Andreas Richter
coordinate the teaching of ethics at lMU Munich.                                program Manager: Stephanie Meyr
www.kompetenzzentrumethik.lmu.de                                                Schackstraße 4
                                                                                80539 Munich
                                                                                phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 35 52
 Academic Director: pD Dr. Stephan Sellmaier                                    Email: meyr@bwl.lmu.de
 Munich Ethics Referral Center
 Geschwister-Scholl-platz 1
 80539 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 60 83
 Email: Stephan.Sellmaier@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

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STUDy UNITS, CENTRAl INSTITUTIONS                                                                              STUDy UNITS, CENTRAl INSTITUTIONS

Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC)                            Munich Centre for Teacher Education at LMU (MZL®)

The Rachel Carson Center (RCC) is an international center for research            The main task of the MZl® is the development of research-based
and education in environmental studies. It was founded as a joint initia-         teacher education and the coordination of the cross-faculty study
tive of lMU Munich and the Deutsches Museum. The main emphasis of                 programs provided. lMU students who intend to become teachers can
the RCC is the support of its “Carson Fellows,” highly regarded resear-           choose from more than 30 subjects from 16 faculties, including the
chers from all over the world and various disciplines. The international          didactics of primary, secondary and special-needs education. Areas of
scholars work on topics such as environmental history, resource scarcity,         research and programs of study range from educational science and
natural disasters, risk cultures and landscape transformation. Students           psychology to specialised disciplines such as mathematics, natural
and postgraduates benefit from this expertise through lMU’s MISU                  sciences, foreign languages and humanities. Continuing education for
summer program and the ph.D. program “Environment and Society.”                   qualified teachers is another major aim of the Centre’s agenda. MZl®
The Rachel Carson Center aims to strengthen the role of the humanities            members are involved in high-profile international research and devel-
in current political and scientific debates about the environment by              opment projects such as pISA, and play an active part in school and
engaging with the public through exhibitions, film screenings, public             curriculum development at local, regional and national levels.
lectures, conferences, publications, and a digital project.                       www.mzl.lmu.de
                                                                                   Munich Centre for Teacher Education at lMU (MZl®)
 Directors: prof. Dr. Christof Mauch     prof. Dr. helmuth Trischler               Administrative Office
 leopoldstraße 11a                       Deutsches Museum                          Schellingstraße 10 / II
 80802 Munich                            Museumsinsel 1                            80799 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 72 352      80538 Munich                              phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 67 71
 Email: CarsonCenter@lmu.de

                                                                                  Walter Brendel Center of Experimental Medicine (WBex)
Center for Reproductive Biology, Medicine
and Biotechnology at LMU Munich (ReproZentrum)                                    The Walter Brendel Center of Experimental Medicine (WBex) at the lMU
                                                                                  Medical Center (Großhadern Campus) is dedicated to research at the
The Center for Reproductive Biology, Medicine and Biotechnology (Repro-           interface between cellular, clinical and animal model systems. The Center
Zentrum) seeks to build an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of            combines the expertise of the lMU Munich Institutes of Surgical
ideas, to promote cooperation in teaching and research, and to advance            Research and of Cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. Key
education in human and veterinary medicine. Goals include integration             areas of research include organ blood flow and vascular regulation,
of basic research and clinical applied research, joint utilization and            inflammation, organ regeneration after infarction or stroke, and the
advancement of research infrastructure, and organization of seminars              coagulation cascade. The Center is named after the cardiovascular physi-
and workshops. The Center offers interdisciplinary and cross-species              ologist Walter Brendel, who founded the Institute of Surgical Research at
training in reproductive physiology and pathology and in veterinary               lMU Munich. he was among the first German scientists to establish a
livestock management in the context of veterinary medicine. Emphasis              research institute in which teams of researchers worked together to
is placed on a practical, hands-on education for students and postgra-            develop new pathophysiological concepts and treatment methods for
duates, which includes training with extra-faculty partners. The Repro-           disorders resulting from surgery and intensive medical procedures.
Zentrum also offers a range of services, such as consulting for biotech-          www.wbex.med.lmu.de
nological service centers in human and veterinary medicine.
www.reprozentrum.vetmed.lmu.de                                                     Chairman: prof. Dr. Ulrich pohl
                                                                                   Marchioninistraße 27
                                                                                   81377 Munich
 Coordination: prof. Dr. Eckhard Wolf,       Clinic for Ruminants                  phone: +49 (0)89 / 21 80 - 76 501
 prof. Dr. holm Zerbe                        Sonnenstraße 16                       Email: wbex.sek@med.uni-muenchen.de
 ReproZentrum at lMU Munich                  85764 Oberschleißheim
 Administrative Office: Rita Radloff         phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 788 30
 Email: h.zerbe@lmu.de                       Email: h.zerbe@lmu.de

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University Archive

Since the founding of lMU Munich, the University Archive has collected
and preserved archival materials pertaining to the activities of the Board
of University Representatives, the Office of the Rector, and the Faculties
and Institutes. It also maintains its own special library dedicated to
university and faculty history.

 University Archive
 Edmund-Rumpler-Straße 9
 80939 Munich
 Administrative Office:
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 72 100
 Email: UAM@verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de

 Opening hours: Monday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
 The University Archive is open for academic research only.
 Researchers are requested to contact the Archive in advance.

University Library (UB)

lMU Munich’s library system consists of the Main University library
and more than 130 decentralized libraries hosted by the individual
faculties. Its total stock amounts to about 6.5 million volumes. The vast
majority of the library system’s holdings are listed in the online catalog
accessible on the Internet. Whereas the holdings of the decentralized
libraries are generally not available for lending, the Main library
houses lending stocks totaling 2.4 million volumes. These include a
precious collection of over 3,000 rare manuscripts and approximately
400,000 prints published prior to 1900, which is the second largest of
its kind in Bavaria.

 University library
 Geschwister-Scholl-platz 1
 80539 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 24 28
 Email: information@ub.uni-muenchen.de

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Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts                                                 Bavarian Natural History Collections

The Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts is an association of leading figures        The “Bavarian Natural history Collections” (Staatliche Naturwissen-
in the art world. It was founded in 1948 by the Free State of Bavaria as      schaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns, SNSB) are a consortium of public
its “most important center for cultivation of the arts.” It represents the    museums and research institutes, including the Munich Botanical
revival of the Royal Academy of Arts in Munich, which was established         Garden. The five Munich institutes (Staatssammlungen) function as
in 1808 to provide – according to Schelling’s articles of incorporation – a   research centers dedicated to various aspects of natural history, while
“liberal society of art.” The decree of 1948 charged the Academy with         nine museums throughout Bavaria present attractive, modern exhibi-
the mandate to “diligently observe and support the development of the         tions on major themes in life and earth sciences to the public.. The
arts by every expedient means or to offer suggestions for their support.”     Bavarian Natural history Collections are among the most important
In addition, its task is to “contribute to the intellectual discussion be-    educational and biodiversity research institutions in Bavaria, and with
tween the arts as well as between art and society, and to champion the        about 30 million items they rank among the largest Natural history
dignity of the arts.”                                                         collections in the world.
www.badsk.de                                                                  www.snsb.de

 Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts                                                 Administrative headquarters (Generaldirektion der SNSB)
 Max-Joseph-platz 3                                                            Director general: prof. Dr. Gerhard haszprunar
 80539 Munich                                                                  Menzinger Straße 71
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 29 00 77 - 0                                              80638 Munich
 Email: info@badsk.de                                                          phone: +49 (0) 89 / 17 99 92 4 - 0
                                                                               Email: generaldirektion@snsb.de

Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BADW)
                                                                              Bavarian State Collection of Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy
The Bavarian Academy of Sciences and humanities is one of the cata-           http://www.lrz.de/~NatSamm/deutsch/Anthropologie/Anthro.html
lysts of academic research in Bavaria. It has its home in the former
royal palace in Munich. Its foundation in 1759 marked the beginning of         Director (Anthropology): prof. Dr. Gisela Grupe
modern scholarship and research in the arts and sciences throughout            professor of Anthropology and Environmental history
Southern Germany, organized and conducted in accordance with rigorous          lMU Munich Department Biology I
                                                                               Director (palaeonanatomy): prof. Dr. Joris peters
standards. Nowadays the Academy devotes its resources to promoting             Chair of palaeoanatomy and the history of Veterinary Medicine
academic events and research projects designed to protect and preserve         lMU Munich Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
cultural assets and language, and to initiatives targeted primarily to         Karolinenplatz 2a
                                                                               80333 Munich
scientific issues, which lay the foundations for future advances. It has       phone: +49 (0) 89 / 5 48 84 38 - 0
remained true to its basic principle: to extend knowledge through              Email: ASM.Boulesnam@extern.lrz-muenchen.de
international and interdisciplinary cooperation among the best scholars
in each field. In 2010, the Academy set up a fellowship program for gifted
Bavarian post-docs.
www.badw.de/englisch                                                          Bavarian State Collection of Botany
 Bavarian Academy of Sciences and humanities
 Alfons-Goppel-Straße 11                                                       Director: prof. Dr. Susanne Renner
 80539 Munich                                                                  Chair of Systematic Botany
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2 30 31 - 0                                               lMU Munich Department Biology I
 Email: info@badw.de                                                           Menzinger Straße 67
                                                                               80638 Munich
                                                                               phone: +49 (0) 89 / 1 78 61 - 26 5
                                                                               Email: office@bsm.mwn.de

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Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg                                        Museum of Man & Nature
www.botmuc.de                                                              www.musmn.de

 Director: prof. Dr. Susanne Renner, Chair of Systematic Botany             Director: Dr. Michael Apel,
 lMU Munich Department Biology I                                            Managing conservator at the Museum Man & Nature
 Deputy: pD Dr. Ehrentraud Bayer                                            Schloss Nymphenburg
 Managing director of the collections of the Botanical Garden               Maria-Ward-Straße 1b
 Technical director: Stefan Wiegert                                         80638 Munich
 Menzinger Straße 61-65                                                     phone: +49 (0) 89 / 17 95 89 - 120
 80638 Munich                                                               Email: museum@musmn.de
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 1 78 61 - 31 0
 Email: botgart@botanik.biologie.uni-muenchen.de
                                                                                                                    Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg

Bavarian State Collection of Mineralogy, Museum Reich der

 Director: prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schmahl,
 Chair of Structure Research of Inorganic and Biogenic Geomaterials
 Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
 Division of Cristallography of lMU Munich
 Theresienstraße 41
 80333 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 43 12                                         Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
 Email: mineralogische.staatssammlung@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
                                                                           (BCCN Munich)

                                                                           The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Munich (BCCN
Bavarian State Collection of Palaeontology and Geology                     Munich), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is
Paleontological and Geological Museum                                      part of the National Bernstein Network for Computational Neuroscience
www.palmuc.de/bspg/                                                        (NNCN) established in Germany. Research at the BCCN Munich focuses
                                                                           on neuronal representations of space and time. Groups from various
 Director: prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide, Chair of paleontology and Geobiology   scientific disciplines study the neuronal mechanisms underlying brain
 Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,                           function by combining experimental neuroscience with advanced data
 Section of paleontology of lMU Munich                                     analysis, computer simulation, and mathematical modeling. The Center
 Richard-Wagner-Straße 10
 80333 Munich                                                              forms an interface between two universities (lMU Munich, Technische
 phone.: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 66 30                                        Universität München) and the Max planck Institute of Neurobiology.
 Email: pal.sammlung@lrz.uni-muenchen.de                                   Regular Bernstein Colloquia, a guest scientist program, international
                                                                           workshops and summer schools for doctoral students round out the
                                                                           Center’s program.
Bavarian State Collection of Zoology
www.zsm.mwn.de                                                              Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN Munich)
                                                                            Contact: prof. Dr. Andreas V. M. herz
                                                                            Department Biology II
 Director: prof. Dr. Gerhard haszprunar, Chair of Systematic Zoology        Großhaderner Straße 2
 lMU Munich Department Biology I                                            82152 planegg-Martinsried
 Münchhausenstraße 21                                                       phone: +49 (0) 89 / 70 95 - 48 23
 81247 Munich                                                               Email: bergmann.erb@bio.lmu.de
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 81 07 - 0
 Email: haszi@zsm.mwn.de

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Collegium Carolinum (CC)                                                          Ifo Institute for Economic Research at LMU Munich

Founded in 1956 the Collegium Carolinum (CC) is Germany’s only                    The Ifo Institute, a non-profit registered association founded in 1949, is
research institution dedicated to the history of the Czech and Slovak             one of Germany’s leading centers for economic research. It is closely
regions. It is the leading historical institute in this field outside the Czech   linked to lMU Munich under a cooperation agreement. Its tasks span
Republic and Slovakia. The CC is part of a worldwide network that                 services for researchers, business, government and the general public,
links 40 academic experts. Its research program focuses on contem-                policy consulting for the public and private sectors, and applied economic
porary history, including the history of memory and commemoration,                research. Under the name CESifo, the Ifo Institute cooperates closely
and the social histories of communism, religion and migration. Besides            with the Center for Economic Studies (CES), one of two institutes at
publishing scholarly journals such as Bohemia: A Journal of history               the lMU Munich Faculty of Economics. The CESifo Group is a research
and Civilisation in East Central Europe, the CC maintains the largest             association that is unique in Europe, which combines the international
specialized library in Western Europe devoted to the history of the               activities of Ifo, CES and CESifo. It has made Munich a focus of Euro-
Bohemian lands and Czechoslovakia. It also publishes monographs and               pean debates on economics and economic policy. CESifo is the center
conference proceedings. The CC is affiliated with lMU Munich and                  of a researcher network comprising the former visiting researchers of
also contributes to teaching at the universities of passau and Regensburg.        CES from all over the world.
www.collegium-carolinum.de                                                        www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page/portal/ifohome

 hochstraße 8                                                                      Ifo Institute for Economic Research at lMU Munich
 81669 Munich                                                                      poschingerstraße 5
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 55 26 06 - 0                                                  81679 Munich
 Email: post.cc@extern.lrz-muenchen.de                                             phone: +49 (0) 89 / 92 24 - 0
                                                                                   Email: ifo@ifo.de

Helmholtz Zentrum Munich –
German Research Center for Environmental Health                                   Institute of Law for Lawyers

The helmholtz Zentrum München is Europe’s leading research center                 Founded in 1995, the aim of the Institute of law for lawyers is to com-
dedicated to environmental health. The Center explores chronic and                bine theory and practice. Since then the institute has offered numerous
complex diseases that arise from the interaction between environmen-              workshops for students, interns and young lawyers. It not only provides
tal factors and individual genetic disposition. Key areas of focus are            programs for students, interns and young lawyers but is also involved
lung diseases and diseases of the immune system, as well as the                   in the scholarly maintenance of the regulation of the legal profession.
mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration, cancer, diabetes and other               The Institute’s library rounds out the facility for users.
chronic diseases. The Center strives to develop innovative approaches             www.anwaltsrecht.de
to prevention, diagnosis and therapy based on a mechanism-based
understanding of disease processes. At present, helmholtz Zentrum                  Director: prof. Dr. horst Eidenmüller, ll.M. (Cambr.)
München comprises 27 independent scientific institutes and depart-                 Managing Director: prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Schünemann
ments and has about 1,680 staff members. It belongs to the helmholtz               Institute of law for lawyers
                                                                                   prof.-huber-platz 2
Association, Germany’s largest research organization, a consortium of              80539 Munich
15 scientific/technical and biological/medical research centers.                   Email: info@anwaltsrecht.de

 helmholtz Zentrum München –
 German Research Center for Environmental health
 Ingolstädter landstraße 1
 85764 Neuherberg
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 31 87 - 0, Fax: - 33
 Email: presse@helmholtz-muenchen.de

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Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ)                                     Leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the
                                                                            Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (LRZ)
The Institute of Contemporary history (IfZ) is a supraregional research
institute with the legal status of a public foundation. The Institute was   The leibniz Supercomputing Centre (lRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of
founded in Munich in 1949 and since 1950 has been supported by the          Sciences and humanities is the academic computer center for lMU
German Federal and State Governments. The IfZ, which forms part of          Munich and for other universities in Munich. The lRZ provides support
the leibniz-Gemeinschaft (leibniz Association), conducts research on        in all aspects of computer use, runs the communication network of the
twentieth-century German history in its international contexts. It is the   universities in Munich, including national and international connec-
only institute in Germany that covers the whole of the twentieth century    tions, and provides computer power on a wide variety of systems.
in its research activities. The Institute also houses a library and an      www.lrz.de
archive, and is responsible for the Obersalzberg Documentation Center
near Berchtesgaden.                                                          leibniz Supercomputing Centre of the Bavarian Academy
www.ifz-muenchen.de                                                          of Sciences and humanities
                                                                             Boltzmannstraße 1
                                                                             85748 Garching
 Director: prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. horst Möller                             phone: +49 (0) 89 / 3 58 31 - 80 00
 Institute of Contemporary history                                           hotline: +49 (0) 89 / 3 58 31 - 88 00
 leonrodstraße 46 b                                                          Email: lrzpost@lrz.de
 80636 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 12 68 8 - 0
 Email: ifz@ifz-muenchen.de

                                                                            The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG)

Institute of Technology – Theology – Natural Sciences (TTN)                 The Max planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MpG) is an
                                                                            independent, non-profit organisation. The Max planck Society promotes
The Institute of Technology – Theology – Natural Sciences (TTN) is an       research in its own institutes. Max planck Institutes carry out basic
affiliated institute of lMU Munich, founded in 1992 to promote critical     research as a service to the general public in the areas of natural science,
and constructive public discussion of ethical issues in the sciences and    social science and the arts and humanities. In particular, the Max planck
technology in relation to the values of Christianity. The TTN takes an      Society pursues new and promising directions in research that the uni-
interdisciplinary approach to ethical issues that arise in the fields of    versities are not yet able to deal with adequately, if at all. The reasons
genetic engineering in medicine and agriculture, agro-ethics, energy,       for this are either due to the fact that the interdisciplinary character of
and economics in order to develop dialogue models and scientific            such research does not fit into the universities’ organizational frame-
expertise that can usefully contribute to public discourse.                 work or because the costs for personnel and facilities that it demands
www.ttn-institut.de                                                         are beyond the universities’ means. Max planck Institutes, therefore,
                                                                            complement the work of the universities in important fields of research.
 Managing director: Dr. Stephan Schleissing                                 www.mpg.de/en
 Institute Technology – Theology – Natural Sciences at lMU Munich
 Marsstraße 19                                                               The Max planck Society for the Advancement of Science
 80335 Munich                                                                Administrative headquarter:
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 55 95 - 600                                             hofgarten 8
 Email: ttn.institut@lrz.uni-muenchen.de                                     80539 Munich
                                                                             phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 08 - 0
                                                                             Email: post@gv.mpg.de

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The Munich School of Political Science

The Munich School of political Science is an independent institution at
lMU Munich. It nurtures political sciences and education, and serves
as a point of contact between academia and political practice. To this
end, it offers a program of study in political science, which leads to an
academic degree, the Diplomaticus scientiae politicae Universitatis
(Dipl. sc. pol. Univ.), conferred by the Faculty of Social Sciences at
lMU Munich. The institution also offers a doctoral program leading to
the Doctor scientiarum politicarum (Dr. sc. pol.). In addition, the
School gives students who lack the formal qualification necessary for
admission to university an opportunity to study political sciences and
conclude their studies with a final examination. It also conducts
courses and lectures on political education and promotes the interdis-
ciplinary exchange of ideas by organizing academic conferences both
at home and abroad.

 Rector: prof. Dr. Rupert Stettner
 Vice Rector: Dr. horst Mahr
 Chancellor: Elmar R. Schiecke
 The Munich School of political Science
 ludwigstraße 8
 80539 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 28 80 39 9 - 0
 Email: hfp-muenchen@hfp.mhn.de

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SUppORT SERVICES                                                             SUppORT SERVICES

                   SUPPORT SERvICES

                   To get international students and scholars off to a good start and pro-
                   vide them with individual support during their stay, lMU Munich offers
                   a broad range of services, from a telephone helpline for students to
                   lMU`s Dual Career Service for newly appointed professors and their
                   spouses. Furthermore lMU cooperates with numerous partners to pro-
                   vide assistance in finding accomodation or learning German. Just a few
                   examples of services for students and scholars are given below.

                   Support services for students

                   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 admis-
                   sion 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
                    ludwigstraße 27, room G 122
                    80539 Munich
                    phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 13 67
                    Email: irene.mosel@lmu.de
                    Opening hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday by appointment only

                   The volunteer who is doing Community Service at the Central Student
                   Advisory Office, assists students with disabilities in mastering the pro-
                   blems of day-to-day university life.

                   volunteers of the Advisory Service

                    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 oder - 58 16
                    Mobile: +49 (0) 170 / 4 24 05 63
                    Email: zivi@verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de

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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.
 leopoldstraße 13, Room 3308                                              www.lmu.de/studentenkanzlei
 80802 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 5177
 Email: chris.piesbergen@psy.uni-muenchen.de                               Opening hours: Monday, Thursday, Wednesday 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.)
                                                                           During matriculation times and while admissions are being processed, opening
Deputy disabled persons’ officer                                           hours are subject to alteration. please consult notice board and Internet pages.

                                                                           University main building, rooms E 011/E 114
 Dr. Christoph Winkler                                                     Geschwister-Scholl-platz 1, 80539 Munich
 leopoldstraße 13, Room 3525
 80802 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 51 24
 Email: winkler@lmu.de                                                    Studentenwerk München
 Opening hours: Thursday 2.30 - 3.30 p.m.                                 For all social, financial and cultural concerns, the Studentenwerk (Stu-
                                                                          dent Services) is one of the first points to contact. Whether you need
                                                                          information on accommodation, food, financial aid (such as Federal
Career Service                                                            Training Assistance Act) or counseling (child care, cultural activities,
Student und Arbeitsmarkt, the career service of lMU Munich, offers        psychosocial guidance, legal and general advice etc.), the team of the
a program for students enabling them to gain orientation, additional      Studentenwerk will be glad to assist you. The website www.wegweiser-
qualifications and practical experience in professional fields. They      muenchen.de provides a wide range of information in English, French
increase their job prospects and prepare for work in both subject-rela-   and German, including, telephone numbers, addresses and opening
ted and non-subject-related professions. Student und Arbeitsmarkt         hours relating to every facility and resource for students. International
carries out projects to improve the job prospects of graduates and        students coming to Germany who don‘t benefit from a scholarship can
contacts between the university and the employment market.                also take advantage of the Studentenwerk’s service package. For
www.s-a.uni-muenchen.de                                                   approx. 300 euros a month, the Studentenwerk offers guaranteed
                                                                          student accommodation, special counseling by tutors, and more. Also,
 Student und Arbeitsmarkt                                                 the Studentenwerk runs the canteens and cafeterias (see p. 104) at
 ludwigstraße 27/ I                                                       lMU Munich.
 80539 Munich                                                             www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 21 91
 Email: s-a@lmu.de
                                                                           Studentenwerk München
                                                                           leopoldstraße 15, 80802 Munich
Central Student Advisory Office                                            phone: +49 (0) 89 / 3 81 96 - 0
                                                                           Email: stuwerk@studentenwerk-muenchen.de

 Information library of the Central Student Advisory Office               Study Information Service (SIS)
 University main building, rooms E 114, E 112                             Whether you need information on the range of programs available at
 Geschwister-Scholl-platz 1                                               lMU Munich, on the procedures for application or registration, on
 80539 Munich
                                                                          aptitude tests, leave of absence or exmatriculation – the Study Informa-
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 56 93, - 24 24                               tion Service (SIS) has the answer. SIS combines the telephone helplines
 Email: IIA4@verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de                                   of the Student Admission‘s Office and lMU Munich‘s Central Student
 Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9 - 12 a.m.                               Advisory Service and is available daily.
 ludwigstraße 27/ I., room G 109                                          Email inquiry form at www.lmu.de/studienanfrage
 80539 Munich
 Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1 - 4 p.m.
                                                                           Opening hours:
 Opening hours in August:                                                  Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 Monday - Friday 9 - 12 a.m.                                               phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 90 00

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University of Munich International Club (IUCM)                                   Information Office of Research Funding
The International University Club Munich (IUCM) is an initiative of              The team of the Information Office of Research Funding assists research-
lMU Munich alumni and cooperates closely with the lMU Munich                     ers and young academics in their applications for outside funding from
International Office. Its activities include organization of the International   national and international funding organizations as well as from the EU.
Summer University (summer academies, language courses), language                 Information events and the brochure FiT (available in German only)
and orientation courses before and during the semesters and organiza-            give an overview of national, European and international research
tional assistance in short term study programs.                                  funding programs. The Office also provides in-depth consulting and
www.iucm.de                                                                      support including guidelines on programs and preparation of applica-
                                                                                 tions, support in contractual negotiations and project management,
                                                                                 and project support.
Support services for scholars                                                    www.en.lmu.de/scholars/services/researchservices/third_party_funding

Center for Leadership and People Management                                       Frauenlobstraße 7a
The Center for leadership and people Management offers a specific and             80337 Munich
target-group related human resources development program for both                 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 22 70
                                                                                  Email: forschungsfoerderung@lmu.de
experienced and junior academics at lMU Munich. It is geared to the
strategic goals of the university and will contribute to establishing a
“culture of excellence” throughout lMU by optimizing personnel man-              International Center for Science and the Humanities in Munich
agement and communication. Motivating people, encouraging team                   The International Center for Science and the humanities in Munich, in
efforts and improving leadership, for example, are skills that can be            the immediate vicinity of the university, was founded by Munich’s two
learned through intensive training, discussion rounds, lectures and              universities, lMU Munich and Technische Universität München, and
individual coaching. A second focus of the Center for leadership and             by the Max planck Society. Its goal is to facilitate and enliven exchange
people Management is the study of the university’s work and manage-              between Munich academics – many of whom support the association as
ment culture. Several research projects explore the questions of how to          members – and their international guests. The Center provides reasonably
optimize leadership within an academic environment, and how the aca-             priced accommodation for visiting researchers and their families, a
demic context differs from free enterprise.                                      club area for members with reading room and library, a seminar room
www.en.peoplemanagement.lmu.de                                                   and a broad range of conferences, meetings, concerts and lectures.
 Coordination: prof. Dr. Dieter Frey, Chair of Social psychology
 project Coordination: Dr. Claudia peus                                          Office of Knowledge and Technology Transfer
 Giselastraße 10, room 304, 80802 Munich                                         The Office of Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KFT) initiates and
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 97 77
 Email: peus@psy.lmu.de                                                          supervises cooperative projects between lMU Munich and the industry.
                                                                                 The main tasks of the KFT lie in establishing and promoting contacts
                                                                                 between academia and industry, dealing with requests and assisting
Dual Career Service                                                              projects concerning the transfer of research and technology, advising
The Dual Career Service supports the partners of newly appointed pro-            and assisting with the founding of firms close to the university, advising
fessors at lMU Munich, as well as those of junior academics from                 inventors, exploiting patents, organizing participation at trade fairs and
abroad, in their search for adequate positions and in advancing their            in the field of the “virtual” university.
careers. The Dual Career Service is also available to answer questions           www.en.lmu.de/scholars/services/researchservices/technology_transfer
on issues such as the application process and further education and
provides information on social integration in Munich.                             Frauenlobstraße 7a
www.en.lmu.de/scholars/services/dual_career                                       80337 Munich
                                                                                  phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 22 00
                                                                                  Email: gs@lmu-transfer.de
 Julia Bühring
 Susanne Seifermann
 Frauenlobstraße 7a, room 457
 80337 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 22 86
 Email: susanne.seifermann@verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de

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PROFiL                                                                         Language Center
The pROFil program offers continuing education in the field of teach-          The lMU Munich language Center coordinates a comprehensive
ing. The five-day compact course covers all essential topics of academic       range of language courses for members of all faculties to accompany
teaching. Its main features are the communication of content directly          their studies or furnish vocational qualifications. The program includes
linked to real-life teaching situations, and the host of opportunities         conversation courses and specialized language courses in over 40
offered to participants to practice their acquired skills during the course.   languages. A multimedia language laboratory is available for intensive
pROFil is designed for all university staff members with a teaching            use by students not only in formal tuition, but also in the daily four
assignment and all lecturers.The program provides well-founded                 hours of self-study.
rhetorical, didactical and methodological knowledge and skills to              www.fremdsprachen.lmu.de
enable participants to master the challenges of everyday teaching.
Furthermore, it allows lively exchange of experiences with other               Take a look at www.en.lmu.de/students/int_student_guide/learning_
lecturers from different departments. Above all, pROFil contributes to         german for more information about the many possibilities to learn
improving and safeguard-ing teaching quality. pROFil cooperates with           German at lMU Munich.
Sprachraum, the lMU initiative to enhance language as a key compe-
tence. Moreover, the Sprachraum trainers offer continuing education in
a variety of formats in the field of communication and discussion.

 Coordination: Dr. Andreas hendrich
 Frauenlobstraße 7a
 80337 Munich
 phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 7 23 21
 Email: hendrich@sprachraum.lmu.de

Learning German

Preparatory College
The preparatory College is a two-semester course in preparation for an
“assessment test” for entrance to German universities, and is designed
for university applicants whose international school-leaving certificates
require them to complete this test. places in the program are assigned
by the Bavarian university to which the student applied. Application for
the program must therefore be submitted to the respective Bavarian

Deutschkurse bei der Universität München e.v.
The Deutschkurse bei der Universität München e.V. is one of the
largest language teaching and test centers in Munich for international
university applicants, students and guest academics. In close cooperation
with lMU and the other universities in Munich, courses that prepare
students for, or accompany their studies are offered. The Deutschkurse
also is approved test center for the DSh (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für
den Hochschulzugang – Test of German language Ability for University
Admission), TestDaF and TestAS.
www.dkfa.de /english

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                   Living in Munich

                   Munich is one of the world´s 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 world‘s largest urban public parks, and
                   presents its community a variety of cafes, bookstores, theater and
                   music. Enjoy the unparalleled resources of a university neighborhood
                   offering distinct advantages that are the embodiment of Munich –
                   whether your interests lie in art, culture, history, nightlife, restaurants,
                   food, or shopping.

                   On the following pages several offers of canteens and cafeterias as well
                   as leisure activities are aggregated.

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canteens and cafeterias                                                        Sports in Munich
                                                                               The web page of the Munich Sports Office makes available extensive
 central campus canteen and cafeteria (Mensa)                                  information about athletics in Munich. An A-Z databank describes
 Leopoldstraße 13a                                                             every sporting program in Munich, organized by 250 sports, and offers
 Form of payment: Legic card, no cash accepted                                 detailed information on organizers, addresses and sport venues. Sports
                                                                               fans and athletes can also check the calendar for the latest on sporting
 Altstadtklinikum canteen (Mensaria)                                           events and times. in addition, the user is provided with current informa-
 Schillerstraße 47                                                             tion on leisure sports, school sports, support and venues.
 Form of payment: Legic card, no cash accepted                                 www.sport-muenchen.de

 canteen (Mensaria) großhadern                                                  Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 444 88 287 - 21
 Butenandtstraße 13 (F Building)                                                Email: freizeitsport@muenchen.de
 Form of payment: Legic card, no cash accepted

 canteen (Mensaria) Martinsried
 großhaderner Straße 2
 Form of payment: Legic card, no cash accepted

 cafeterias in main university building
 Adalbertstraße 5 (canteen meals; various snacks; salads)
 Ludwigstraße 28 / coffee bar

 cafeteria Schellingstraße (Mensaria)
 Schellingstr. 3 (canteen meals; various snacks; salad bar; side dishes)

Sports                                                                         collegium Musicum

Munich university Sports                                                       Abaco-Orchester München (LMu Symphonic Orchestra)
The Munich university Sports offers all members of Munich’s universi-          www.abaco-orchester.de
ties a comprehensive program of sports ranging from aerobics to yach-
ting. A major part of its activities focuses on fitness and health sports.      Director: Oliver Tardy
The details of all programs is published twice a year on the website of         Rehearsal: Wednesday, 7.30 p.m.
Munich university Sports. Those wishing to participate in university            Main Aula, university main building
sports must be holders of a membership card issued with a valid semester        contact for new players:              contact for Orchestra-related issues:
stamp (7.50 euros); swimming pool activities and events require that            Katharina Albers                      Regina Püschel
participants acquire an additional stamp (15 euros).                            Phone: +49 (0) 172 / 31 62 258        Phone: +49 (0) 178 / 86 94 292
                                                                                Email: vorspiele@abaco-orchester.de   Email: info@abaco-orchester.de

 connollystraße 32                                                             Sinfonietta: Symphony Orchestra of the Munich universities
 80809 Munich                                                                  www.sinfonietta-muenchen.de
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2 89 - 2 46 67 or - 2 46 68
 Email: ZhS-h@zv.tum.de
                                                                                Director: hartmut Zöbeley             contact: cornelia götz
 Opening hours of the Secretary’s Office:                                       Rehearsals only during semester:      Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 829 550 87
 Monday - Wednesday 9 - 11 a.m. and Thursday 5 - 7 p.m.                         Wednesday 7.15 p.m.                   (answering machine)
 (Special opening hours at beginning of semester and during semester break!)    Lecture hall 0120,                    Email: cornelgoetz@googlemail.com
 For issue dates of membership cards and sale of tokens, refer to               Technische universität München
 www.zhs-muenchen.de                                                            Arcistraße 21

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ODEOn – Sinfonie Orchestra                                                     university choir Munich
www.odeon-muenchen.de                                                          www.unichor.de

 Director:                               contact:                               Director: Johannes Kleinjung
 Julio Doggenweiler Fernández            Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 46 13 48 13                                             Registration at the first rehearsal of
 Rehearsal: Thursday 7 - 10 p.m.         Mobile: +49 (0)176 / 666 10 762        Rehearsal: Tuesday, 7 - 9.30 p.m.    each new semester only
 Please enquire about the rehearsal      Email: info@odeon-muenchen.de          Small Lecture Theater, room A 120,   contact: Tassilo Wanner
 venue in the ODEOn office.                                                     university main building             Email: presse@unichor.de

Young Munich Symphony Orchestra                                                choir of the institute of Musicology
www.junge-muenchner-symphoniker.de                                             www.vokal-ensemble-muenchen.de

 Director: Bernhard Koch                 contact: Bernhard Koch                 Director: Martin Zöbeley             Rehearsal: Tuesday, 7.20 - 10 p.m.
 Rehearsal: Monday, 7.30 p.m.            Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2 71 20 10                                              hall 206 B, university main building
 Main Aula, university main building     Mobile: +49 (0) 179 / 62 33 885                                             Email: info@vokal-ensemble-muenchen.de
                                         Email: info@                                                                Open to students of all subjects

Young People’s Symphony Orchestra Munich                                       Ensembles at the institute of Music Education
www.jso-muenchen.de                                                            www.musikpaedagogik.lmu.de

 Director: Alejandro vila                Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 26 01 95 82       Big Band at the institute for Music Education
 contact: Jürgen Keil                    Email: info@jso-muenchen.de
                                                                                Director: Prof. Joe viera            Rehearsal: Tuesday, 7 - 9.15 p.m.
                                                                                                                     Leopoldstraße 13, room 1501
Palestrina Ensemble Munich
                                                                               chamber choir at the institute for Music Education
 Director: Dr. venanz Schubert
 Rehearsal: Wednesday, 7 - 9 p.m.                                               Director: Michael Prager, M.A.       Rehearsal: Monday, 7 - 9 p.m.
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 98 29 02 09                                                                                     Leopoldstraße 13
 Email: venanz.Schubert@palestrina-ensemble.de

Blechvet – Brass ensemble of the Faculty of veterinary Medicine                Orchestra at the institute for Music Education
                                                                                Director: Bernhard Willer            Rehearsal: Monday, 8.30 p.m.
 Open to students of all subjects        contact:                                                                    Leopoldstraße 13, room 1501
 Rehearsal: Wednesday, 7 p.m.            Prof. Dr. Joachim Braun
 gynaecology Lecture hall                Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 21 46
 Königinstraße 12                        Email: Joachim.Braun@lmu.de

collegium Muwicum choir and Orchestra
at the institute of Musicology

 Director: hildegard Schön               (exact dates announced at the start
 choir: Rehearsal: 7 - 9 p.m.            of the semester)
 Orchester: Rehearsal:                   Email: fachschaft.muwi@
 Block rehearsals 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.       lrz.uni-muenchen.de

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Autonomous student organisations                                      Pastoral care

AEgEE – München e.v. / Association des Etats généraux des Etudiants   Roman catholic university community
www.aegee-muenchen.de                                                 www.khg.uni-muenchen.de

 Arcisstraße 21, 80333 Munich                                          Leopoldstraße 11
 Email: contact@aegee-muenchen.org                                     80802 Munich
                                                                       Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 3 81 03 - 0
                                                                       Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
                                                                       Monday - Thursday 2 - 5 p.m.
AiESEc Lc Munich                                                       Email: mail@khg.uni-muenchen.de

 Ludwigstraße 27 / ii, 80539 Munich                                   Protestant university community
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 63 41                                    www.esg.uni-muenchen.de
 Email: mu@aiesec.de

                                                                       Friedrichstraße 25
                                                                       80801 Munich
DFA / german Exchange Service for Medical clerkships                   Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 33 99 72 30 or - 35
                                                                       Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9.30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
www.fachschaft-medizin.de                                              Wednesday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
                                                                       Friday 9.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Medical Student Representatives                                        Email: esg.lmu@esg.uni-muenchen.de
                                                                       counseling: studseelsorge@esg.uni-muenchen.de
at the institute of Anatomy and cell Biology

 institute of Anatomy and cell Biology                                greek Orthodox Metropolie, Bavarian Section
 Pettenkoferstraße 11                                                 www.salvator-kirche.de
 80336 Munich
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 51 60 - 89 20
 Email: infos@fachschaft-medizin.de                                    Archpriest Apostolos Malamoussis
                                                                       ungererstraße 131
                                                                       80805 Munich
                                                                       Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 3 61 57 88 oder 3 61 34 45
ELSA / European Law Students’ Association                              Email: AM@ellines.de

 Office at the institute of international Law
 veterinärstraße 5
 80539 Munich
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 61 04
 Email: office@elsa-muenchen.de

Marketing Between Theory and Practical Life

 Office Munich
 P.O. Box 34 01 26
 80098 Munich
 Plenary meeting every Wednesday commences at 7.30 p.m
 Kaulbachstraße 45, room 004
 Email: muenchen@mtp.org

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                           LMu Munich is a public corporation with the right of selfgovernance
                           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 interna-
                           tional 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 academ-
                           ic 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
                           Munich 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 university’s central decision-making body. The council
                                                                          elects the President and vice Presidents of the university and can also
President Prof. Dr. rer.pol. Bernd huber                                  decide to vote them out. in addition, it takes decisions concerning
                                                                          the basic statutes, university development, and establishment, change
 Leopoldstraße 3, 80802 Munich                                            and discontinuation of courses. The university council presides for a
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 24 12                                        four-year term.
 Email: rektorat@verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de

                                                                           Office: Dr. cornelia glück
                                                                           Leopoldstraße 3, 80802 Munich
vice Presidents                                                            Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 67 59
                                                                           Email: cornelia.glueck@lmu.de

vice   President   for   Teaching and Studies: Prof. Dr. Martin Wirsing
vice   President   for   Research: Prof. Dr. Beate Kellner
vice   President   for   Academic Appointments: Dr. Sigmund Stintzing     Students Representation
vice   President   for   international Affairs: Prof. Dr. ulrich Pohl
                                                                           Leoppoldstraße 15, 80802 Munich
                                                                           Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 20 72
                                                                           Email: info@stuve.lmu.de

                                                                          Women’s Representative of LMu Munich
                                                                          The Women’s Representative of LMu Munich supports the university
                                                                          by “fullfilling its task of promoting equality between the sexes”
                                                                          (§ 46, LMu Munich statutes). As a member of all university boards, she
 Leopoldstraße 3, 80802 Munich                                            ensures that equality-related issues are given adequate consideration,
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 24 12                                        for example the appointment of professors or plans for the future
 Email: rektorat@verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de                               development of the university. The Women’s Representative initiates,
                                                                          develops and supervises gender-specific projects.

vice President for Finance and Administration:                             Dr. Margit Weber
Dr. christoph Mülke                                                        Schellingstraße 10, 80539 Munich
                                                                           Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 36 44
                                                                           Email: Frauenbeauftragte@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

 Leopoldstraße 3, 80802 Munich
 Tel.: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 32 69
 Email: vp-v@lmu.de                                                       university Executive Board Officers

                                                                          Bologna Process Representative

                                                                           Prof Dr. Oliver Jahraus
                                                                           chair of Modern german Literature and Media
                                                                           Schellingstraße 3, room 414
                                                                           80799 Munich
                                                                           Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 23 77
                                                                           Email: oliver.jahraus@germanistik.uni-muenchen.de

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Teacher Education Officer                                                 university Advisory committee
                                                                          The university Advisory committees’s responsibilities include advising
 Prof. Dr. Joachim Kahlert                                                the university Executive Board, governing Board and the Board of uni-
 chair of Primary School Education                                        versity Representatives in transdisciplinary affairs and the development
 Leopoldstraße 13                                                         of a mission statement and strategic concept for LMu Munich, with
 80802 Munich
 Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 21 80 - 51 02                                        special emphasis on the Excellence initiative “LMuexcellent: Working
 Email: kahlert@lmu.de                                                    Brains – networking Minds – Living Knowledge”.

                                                                          university Research committee
                                                                          The university Research committee acts in an advisory capacity to the
committees                                                                university Executive Board, governing Board and the Board of univer-
                                                                          sity Representatives.
LMu Munich is a so-called “group university”, a self-governing
university in which all groups that are stakeholders are represented      university Teaching committee
in its corporate bodies, i.e.:                                            The university Teaching committee addresses all transdisciplinary
n Professors                                                              matters related to study and teaching and acts in an advisory capacity
n Academic staff                                                          to the university Executive Board, governing Board and the Board of
n non-academic staff                                                      university Representatives. it also participates in the development and
n Students                                                                revision of the study programs offered at the university and in the
                                                                          development of a quality assurance system for teaching.
Each of these four groups appoints delegates to respective committees
according to an allotment system.                                         university investigating commission
                                                                          The members of this standing committee investigate complaints
university governing Board                                                of academic misdemeanors
The university governing Board comprises the members of the univer-
sity Executive Board, the deans of the 18 faculties, one representative   Faculty councils
each from the academic and non-academic staff, and students at the        The faculty councils are the autonomous government bodies of the 18
university, and the Women’s Representative. The Board is responsible      faculties. The Faculty councils elect the Deans and Deans of Students
for drawing up the long-range university plan, passes proposals con-      from the faculties’ professors. The councils advise and make decisions
cerning research areas, establishes key budget categories and passes      concerning all important affairs of their faculty, including statutes
applications concerning subdivision of the university into faculties.     governing professorial and doctoral applications, examination and
                                                                          degree regulations.
Board of university Representatives                                       Members: Twelve or 24 members from each of the four groups, with
The Board of university Representatives is composed of 16 elected         the 13th or 25th member in each case being the women’s representative
members, the Women’s Representative and her deputy. The six members       of the faculty.
of the Executive Board attend meetings in an advisory capacity. Members   which came into effect on June 16, 2007, effectively form its constitution.
of the Board of university Representatives take decisions over issues     in addition, the structure of LMu Munich was extended to include cen-
including any of primary significance for research, support of young      tral committees for strategic issues.
academics, and compliance with equality goals in addition to themes
related to the university statutes, particularly 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.

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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 Sciences                 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 of                  Psychology and
  Science and the Study of Religion            Educational Sciences
                                                                                                                      Faculty of geosciences

                Faculty of                          Faculty of
            cultural Sciences                     Social Sciences

               Faculty of                                                                Medical center
        Languages and Literatures                                                 of the university of Munich

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Students                                             As of Winter Semester 10/11

Students                Total                                     46,723            hospital (full-time equivalents)
                        Women                                     29,169                              Doctors                                        1,528
                        Men                                       17,554                              nurses                                         1,666
Freshmen in 1st university semester (Summer 2010 + Winter 2010/11) 8,443                              Tech. services                                   216
international students Total                                       6,833                              Other staff                                    4,323
                        Women                                      4,686
                        Men                                        2,147            Budget in million euros                                       As of 2009

completed degrees                                     As of examination year 2009   university (excl. hospital)
                                                                                                      Total                                          485,4
Basic degrees              Totals                                         5,868     State endowment
                           Women                                          3,642                       Total                                          293,1
                           Men                                            2,260                       Staff                                          210,6
                           Bachelor                                         789                       Administrative budget                           44,7
                           Master                                           216                       Teaching and research                           37,8
                           Diplom                                         1,360     Third-party funding
                           Magister                                       1,354                       Total                                          118,8
                           State Exam (excluding teachers)                1,860                       german Research Foundation (DFg)                38,5
Doctoral degrees           Total                                          1,163                       Excellence initiative                           32,8
                           Women                                            628                       State                                           13,3
                           Men                                              535                       Federal                                          1,3
habilitation                                                                                          Eu                                               8,1
                           Total                                            134                       Endowed chairs                                   0,9
                           Women                                             33                       Other                                           23,9
                           Men                                              101     hospital (As of 2009)
                                                                                                      Total                                          842,1
Staff                                                     As of December 1, 2010                      State endowment for research and teaching      143,3
                                                                                                      income (not incl. third-party funding)         637,2
Professors                 Total                                            719     Third-party funding
                           Women                                            108                       Total                                            61,6
                           Men                                              611                       german Research Foundation                        7,3
W3/c4                      Total                                            369                       State                                             8,1
                           Women                                             47                       Federal                                           3,5
                           Men                                              322                       Eu                                                5,8
W2/c3                      Total                                            328                       Other (incl. Endowed chair)                      36,9
                           Women                                             56
                           Men                                              272
W1/c2                      Total                                             22
                           Women                                              5
                           Men                                               17
Other academic staff (full-time equivalents, not incl. hospitals)         2,857
non-academic staff (full-time equivalents, not incl. hospitals)           2,630

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                                                  Only some of the university‘s sites are included on this map.

                                                  1.) LMu main buildings, several locations downtown
                                                  2.) Faculty of veterinary Medicine, campus Oberschleißheim
                                                  3.) institutes of Sciences
                                                  4.) Medical center of the university of Munich, großhadern
                                                  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-ShOP                                                                     LMu-ShOP

           LMu Munich clothing and gifts

           Office supplies and conference needs, fashion clothing or souvenirs –
           the LMu Shop in the striking pink building at Leopoldstrasse offers
           the entire range of over 70 items featuring LMu Munich design on its
           90-square-meter sales floor. From hoodies and T-shirts to writing
           pads and trendy mugs, the range is expanded and updated every
           Of course, the full range can also be purchased online at

            Leopoldstraße 13, „Schweinchenbau“
            Phone: +49 (0)89 / 21 80 - 1 78 80
            LMu-Shop is close to the u3 and u6, station giselastraße

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

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A                                                                        center of information and Language Processing (ciS)              64
Advisory Service for Students with Disabilities                    95    center of Language and Literature Studies:
Analysis and Modelling of complex Systems in Biology and                     Language – Text – culture                                    66
   Medicine (BioMed-S)                                             62    center of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ZMR)                 69
Animal Welfare information center for Biomedical Research                centre de coopération universitaire Franco-Bavarois              32
   (TiZ-BiFO)                                                      62    chemical Dynamics – From Femtochemistry to Biological Machines 69
Archive                                                            82    chROMATin – Assembly and inheritance of functional States
Arnold Sommerfeld center for Theoretical Physics                   63        (DFg-SFB TR5)                                                51
                                                                         clusters of Excellence                                      43 - 46
B                                                                        cognition for Technical Systems                                  46
Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts                                       84   collaborative Research centers (SFB)                        56 - 58
Bavarian Academy of Sciences and humanities                         84   collegium carolinum (cc)                                         88
Bavarian American Academy (BAA)                                     32   collegium Musicum                                              105
Bavarian Academic center for central, Eastern
    and Southeastern Europe (BAYhOST)                               32   D
Bavarian-American center (BAc)                                      32   Disabled persons’ officer                                            96
Bavaria california Technology center                                32   Doctoral programs                                               47 - 55
Bavarian State collection of Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy         85
Bavarian State collection of Botany                                 85   E
Bavarian State collection of Mineralogy, Museum Reich der Kristalle 86   Elite network of Bavaria                                             30
Bavarian State collection of Palaeontology and geology,                  EuROScholars                                                         32
    Paleontological and geological Museum                           86   European university Association (EuA)                                38
Bavarian State collection of Zoology                                86   ERASMuS                                                              31
Bavarian-French university center (BFAZ)                            32   Exchange programs and summer university                         31 - 32
Bavarian-indian center for Business and university                  32
Bavarian university center for china                                32   F
Bavarian university center for Latin America                        32   Faculties                                                        8 - 25
Bernstein-center for computational neuroscience (Bccn Munich) 87         Faculty councils                                                   115
Bioimaging network Munich                                           63   Faculty of Biology                                                   24
BioMed-S                                                            62   Faculty of Business Administration                                   11
Board of university Representatives                                114   Faculty of catholic Theology                                          8
Botanical garden Munich-nymphenburg                                 86   Faculty of chemistry and Pharmacy                                    23
Budget                                                             119   Faculty of cultural Sciences                                         18
                                                                         Faculty of Economics                                                 12
c                                                                        Faculty of geosciences                                               25
canteens and cafeterias                                            61    Faculty of history and the Arts                                      15
career Service                                                    104    Faculty of Languages and Literatures                                 19
center for Advanced Studies (cAS®)                                 96    Faculty of Law                                                       10
center for Applied Policy Research (c·A·P)                         64    Faculty of Mathematics, computer Science and Statistics              21
center for integrated Protein Science Munich (ciPSM)               43    Faculty of Medicine                                                  13
center for international health (cih-LMu)                          65    Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Religious Studies 16
center for internet Research and Media integration                 65    Faculty of Physics                                                   22
center for Leadership and People Management                        98    Faculty of Protestant Theology                                        9
center for nanoScience (cenS)                                      67    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences                       17
center of Eastern European Studies (ZfO)                           67    Faculty of Social Sciences                                           20
center of Ecumenical Research                                      68    Faculty of veterinary Medicine                                       14
center of historical Language Studies                              68    Flaubert center Munich                                               70

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Forms of Prestige in cultures of the Ancient World                      M
   (DFg Research Training group 1144)                             49    Master programs                                             28 - 29
Functional nanosystems                                            70    Medical center of the university of Munich                       13
                                                                        Multi-Media Language Laboratory (MSL)                            74
g                                                                       Munich Arts Research centre (MARc)                               75
gene center Munich                                                71    Munich center for islamic Studies (MZiS)                         79
german Academic international network (gAin)                      37    Munich center for neurosciences – Brain and Mind (Mcn)           75
german courses                                                   100    Munich centre for Organelle Research (cORE)                      78
governance and structure                                   111 - 117    Munich center of Ancient Worlds (MZAW)                           76
graduate center                                                   47    Munich center of health Sciences (Mc-health)                     77
graduate School Life Science Munich: From Molecules to Systems 51       Munich center of the Learning Sciences (McLS)                    77
graduate School of Systemic neurosciences                         52    Munich center on governance, communication, Public Policy
                                                                           and Law (Mcg)                                                 67
h                                                                       Munich centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP)                       44
helmholtz graduate School                                         55    Munich Ethics Referral center                                    78
helmholtz Zentrum Munich – german Research center                       Munich graduate School of Economics                              51
   for Environmental health                                       88    Munich international Summer university (MiSu®)                   31
human Science center                                              72    Munich Risk and insurance center (MRic)                          79
                                                                        Munich School of Political Science                               92
i                                                                       Munich-harvard Alliance for Medical Education                    39
institute for Economic Research at LMu Munich (ifo)                89   Museum of Man & nature                                           87
institute of contemporary history (iFZ)                            90   Music                                                     105 - 107
institute of Law for Lawyers                                       89
institute Technology – Theology – natural Sciences (TTn)           90   n
international Bavarian Academic centers                            32   nano-Bio-Technology (international Doctoral Program)                52
international center for Science and the humanities in Munich      99   nanosystems initiative Munich (niM)                                 45
international doctoral programs                               47 - 55   nobel Prize Winners                                                 59
international Max Planck Research Schools (iMPRS)                  54
international network                                         35 - 39   O
international Office                                               36   Office for Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KFT)                  99
international university club (iucM)                               89   Oligonucleotides in cellbiology and Therapy (DFg-gRK 1202)          52
                                                                        Orchestras                                                     62 - 66
J                                                                       Organizational diagram                                            117
Japan center                                                      72    Orientation and Motion in Space (DFg Research Training group 1091) 52
Jewish and near Eastern Studies                                   73    Origine and Structure of the universe                               46
Junior Year in Munich                                             31
L                                                                       Particle Physics in the Energy Frontier of new Phenomena             52
Language center                                                  101    PhD Program “Empirical Speech and Language Processing“               49
Leibniz Supercomputing centre of the Bavarian Academy                   PhD-Program “international health“                                   53
    of Sciences and humanities (LRZ)                              91    Premodern Textuality (Elite network of Bavaria)                      50
League of European Research universities (LERu)                   37    Pastoral care                                                       109
Library                                                           82    Preparatory college                                                 100
LIPP − International Doctoral Programme in Linguistics:                 President                                                           112
    “Language Theory and Applied Linguistics”                     49    PROFiL                                                              100
LMu Entrepreneurship center (LMu Ec)                              73    ProLit − PhD Program in Literature                                   50
LMu Munich Overseas Representatives                               36    Protein Dynamics in health and Disease (Elite network of Bavaria)    53

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R                                                                     STAY in TOuch WiTh LMu Munich!
Rachel carson center (Rcc)                                      80
RECESS − Regulation and Evolution of Cellular Systems                 insightLMu
    (DFg iRTg 1563)                                             53    Sign up for insightLMu, the university’s international newsletter.
Religious cultures in Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries           Supported by experienced education and science journalists,
    (DFg iRTg 1542)                                             50    insightLMu provides up-to-date information on new university
ReproZentrum                                                    80    developments, and student and faculty achievements. it also features
Research funding                                                99    interesting people from across the institution and highlights latest
Roman catholic university community                            109    research findings with appealing stories. insightLMu is published
                                                                      and emailed to subscribers on a quarterly basis – for free.
Sports                                                          104   Subscribe to insightLMu at www.en.lmu.de/news/insightlmu
Staff                                                     204 - 205
Student Admissions Office                                        97
Student Advisory Office                                          96   LMu on iTunes u
Student Organisations                                           108   Subscribe to one of the various podcasts LMu makes available
Studentenwerk München (Students Service)                         97   on “LMu on iTunes u.” On its podcast portal, LMu distributes a
Students Representations                                        196   wide range of digital content concerning research, teaching, and
Study information Service (SiS)                                  57   the university in general as free downloads.

T                                                                     For more information and the link to “LMu on iTunes u”, see
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPg)     91    www.itunes.lmu.de
ThESiS: complex Processes in the Earth: Theory, Experiment,
   Simulations (Elite network of Bavaria)                       54

university Advisory committee                                  115
university Archive                                              82
university committees                                          114
university council                                             113
university Executive Board                                     113
university governing Board                                     114
university investigating commission                            115
university Library                                              82
university of Munich international club (iucM)                  98
university Research committee                                  115
university Teaching committee                                  115

venice international university (viu)                           37

Walter Brendel center of Experimental Medicine (WBex)           81
Weiße Rose MemorialRoom                                          6
Women’s Representative of the university                       113

Young Scientist Forum                                           39

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