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The Excellence Initiative

LMU’s success in the German Excellence Initiative is one important measure of the University’s research strengths. In the second phase of the competition, LMU Munich again took the top spot: All of its proposals – four Graduate Schools, four Clusters of Excellence and its Institutional Strategy LMUexcellent – were selected for funding. LMU also plays an important role in a Cluster of Excellence hosted by the Technical University of Munich. The University is utilizing these extra resources to promote research in selected fields, with a view to further enhancing its research profile on an international level.

Graduate School:
Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences GSN-LMU

Clusters of excellence:
Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich (CIPSM)
Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP)
Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)
Participation in other clusters