In order to stimulate students to take an interest in research at an early stage and thus lay the foundation for a future career in academia, LMU Munich emphasizes the close link between research and teaching at all stages of academic education. As a leading research-intensive university in Germany, LMU Munich provides the ideal conditions for research-oriented teaching.
The tremendous diversity of the programs on offer makes it possible for students, even at Bachelor level, to specialize in specific disciplines, but also to choose an interdisciplinary focus. Although the introduction of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as part of the Bologna Process has necessitated a restructuring of the teaching curriculum, LMU Munich has been able to retain many of the possibilities for combination and advanced study. In addition, LMU offers research-oriented Master’s programs, which are financially supported by external funding institutions such as the Bavarian Elite Network and the Volkswagen Foundation.
- Neuro-Cognitive Psychology
- East European Studies
- Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
- Munich Graduate Program for Evolution, Ecology and Systematics
In its teaching programs, LMU strives to increase the research-orientation during all phases of university education. As part of Lehre@LMU the university supports undergraduate research projects, which enable students to gain an insight intoscientific practice at an early stage and allow them to participate in current research Moreover, LMU is incorporating the lessons learned from the implementation of measures which have already been adopted as Best Practice in some Faculties. These successful measures include:
- Research internships in Bachelor’s courses (e.g., in Sociology, Psychology and Biology) and laboratory training as part of MeCuM (the Medical Curriculum Munich)
- Mentoring Program as part of MeCuM
- Amgen Scholars Program
- Munich International Summer University (MISU)
- “Selection and Assessment of Leaders in Industry and Academia” project (TU Munich/ LMU Munich, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Science Foundation (ESF)), in which Social Psychology students are actively involved
- Alignment of Master’s programs and doctoral study programs (i.e. Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences)