Research LMU

LMU Research Opportunities 

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Research Profile

LMU Bio-Center  (Image Credit: LMU Munich) 

LMU Bio-Center (Image Credit: LMU Munich) 

LMU Munich is one of the leading research universities in Europe, ranked as Germany’s best university. The university is particularly noted for providing excellent conditions for innovative basic research, both within individual disciplines and through inter- and transdisciplinary collaborations across all subject groups – Humanities and Cultural Sciences; Law, Economics and Social Sciences; and Medicine. 

LMU Munich’s profile as a research-intensive university is further enhanced through Focus Areas and Areas of High Potential. They constitute internationally established interdisciplinary fields of research, to which the participating research groups have been making significant contributions for quite some time.

In addition to its many faculties, LMU Munich also maintains an array of facilities, each with a distinct profile, which are involved in numerous cross-faculty and transdisciplinary projects. Some of these research centers cooperate with renowned external partners from academia and industry.

The Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) provides a platform for interdisciplinary exchange between academics at LMU Munich. Additionally, it offers numerous events in order to communicate significant advances in research to the public at large.


Resources for Researchers

Postdoc Opportunities 

LMU Munich places particular emphasis on promoting the next generation of scholars and offers numerous support programs and funding options, individually tailored for postdocs from all academic disciplines and fields of research.

Visiting Scholars

LMU Munich attracts internationally renowned scholars by various funding and investment measures. The Welcome Center provides extensive information for visiting scholars, ranging from legal matters and housing to daycare and the German school system, as well as state benefits for families.


LMU Gateway assists new international academic staff and their families in all matters related to their relocation to Munich. LMU Gateway supports newly appointed professors and researchers taking up a postdoc position for a minimum of one year.