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Graduate Schools

Four "Graduate Schools“ are currently funded by the Excellence Initiative at LMU Munich. The Schools offer outstanding doctoral students from Germany and abroad structured doctoral programs within an interdisciplinary and attractive research environment.

Personalized academic mentoring through renowned researchers and diverse transferable skills training lay the foundation for scientifically-based and goal-oriented doctoral studies.

  • Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN-LMU)

    At the GSN, groups of researchers working in different areas, such as biology, computational neuroscience, neurophysiology, neuropsychology, philosophy of science and neurophilosophy, seek answers to one of the most fundamental questions in modern science: How does the brain work? more

  • Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM)


    QBM provides young life scientists with the skills necessary for modern quantitative, systems-oriented bioscience. Thematically, the School focuses on the control of gene expression and the interplay between diverse control mechanisms within complex regulatory networks. more

  • „Distant Worlds“: Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies


    The Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies investigates the fundamental principles that sustained and structured antique cultures. The School makes use of the specialist knowledge of ancient societies to be found at LMU and at other Munich-based institutions of international renown. more

  • Graduate School for East and South East European Studies


    The Graduate School explores the political, cultural and historical dimensions of change in East and Southeast Europe. The School is coordinated jointly by LMU Munich and the University of Regensburg. more