International Key Cooperations
Intensive interdisciplinary and international exchange is at the heart of research. LMUexcellent thus strengthens cooperations with selected leading international research institutions and universities. These collaborations provide an opportunity to facilitate and support academic exchange and new forms of cooperation between LMU Munich and partner universities in Europe, North America and Asia.
In North America LMU Munich cooperates with the University of California at Berkeley in the context of the LMU-UC Berkeley Research in the Humanities Program, established in August 2007.
In the Life Sciences, the annual LMU-Harvard Young Scientists’ Forum (YSF) provides an interdisciplinary platform for doctoral students, postdocs and established academics from LMU Munich and Harvard University to present and discuss their research projects.
The LMU-Todai Cooperation in the Sciences Program initiated by LMU Munich and the University of Tokyo in October 2008 focuses on intensifying academic collaboration in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology.
In Europe, LMU Munich will continue to expand its existing cooperative partnerships with universities that have a strong research record – particularly those that make up the League of European Research Universities (LERU). LMU’s membership in the LERU Network, which represents the common interests of research-intensive European universities within the European Union, is of great significance to the University. From 2008 until 2014 the President of LMU also held the office of Chairman of LERU.