LMU Munich’s basic purpose is to provide its academic staff and students with optimal conditions for research and study. LMU‘s organizational structure, both in terms of academic and administrative affairs, is specifically structured to achieve this goal. LMU has designed its governance structures with regard to the quality and regulatory requirements of its institutional strategy LMUexcellent. University governance as a whole has significantly profited from the implementation of these structures. Here, the university relies on a balanced mix of top-down and bottom-up elements.
Equality and internationality have been adopted as guiding principles of university governance by LMU Munich and have been incorporated into the recruitment strategy of the institutional strategy LMUexcellent. In addition, digitalization represents an important cross-cutting issue.
Based on the experience gained during university-wide strategy processes and its participation in the Excellence competition, LMU has continuously developed its research profile and significantly increased its international visibility.
In addition, LMU has set up the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) as a platform for interdisciplinary academic exchange, and established the Center for Leadership and People Management to help meet the leadership challenges associated with collaborative research. Through the establishment of the Graduate Center and Research Services, the support structure for the promotion of research and junior academics has also been professionalized.