Ludwig-Maximilians-University or LMU, the University in the heart of Munich, forms the urban landscape and has campuses throughout the city. LMU Munich is one of the leading universities in Europe. Carrying on a tradition that goes back over 500 years, LMU offers challenging study programs and provides an ideal environment for top-level research.
The LMU links academic excellence with the urban quality of life and a unique recreational value for approximately 50,000 students. With about 7,500 external students from more than 125 countries, the LMU is the academic home of most of the foreign students in Germany. 70 % of these students come from Europe, 20 % from Asia and 7 % from North and South America. All of these students, which come from abroad, contribute together with the international scientists to the diversity in the culture of the university.
LMU Munich has a long tradition as a top-level European research university, clearly demonstrated in its international character and its areas of academic cooperation from research to teaching and student exchange.