Cooperation between LMU Munich and Berkeley:
From January 30 through February 1, 2008, the first session of the steering committee for cooperation between Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München and the University of California at Berkeley on research in the humanities will be held at LMU Munich. Chaired by the Vice President of LMU Munich, Professor Hans van Ess, and Professor John Lie, Dean of International and Area Studies at UC Berkeley, top scholars from both universities will be evaluating proposals for joint research projects, which have been submitted by researchers from the two academic institutions. The “LMU–Berkeley Research in the Humanities” program aims at promoting projects undertaken together on innovative subjects from the humanities and interdisciplinary issues of research in particular.
The “LMU–Berkeley Research in the Humanities” program forms part of the cooperation agreement between the two universities signed last August. UC Berkeley is one of the leading state universities in the USA with one of the best reputations worldwide. Through close academic cooperation with Berkeley, LMU Munich will be able to continue to strengthen its position as an outstanding research university in Europe, and in this way LMU will be taking another decisive step towards a key strategic objective that forms part of the institutional strategy “LMUexcellent”. Moreover, thanks to the “LMU–Berkeley Research in the Humanities” program, LMU Munich can further hone its research profile in the humanities.