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The Institutional Strategy

LMU Munich is among Germany’s leading research-intensive universities. The aim of the Institutional Strategy LMUexcellent is to make LMU Munich even more attractive for the very best talents so as to further strengthen the quality of its research.

In this context, key strategic decisions were taken and implemented in the course of the first phase of the Excellence Initiative (2006 – 2012). The second phase (2012 – 2019) represents a logical extension of the strategy pursued in the first program phase.

With its Institutional Strategy, LMU aims to provide specific support for cutting-edge research and to promote the development of profile areas in order to consistently enhance its scientific profile.

Programs for the promotion of early-career researchers have been restructured to increase their effectiveness. Recruitment policies designed to facilitate the appointment of outstanding academics have been further developed. LMU‘s governance structures have continued to be professionalized. In addition, LMU developed an innovative concept for research-oriented teaching as part of LMUexcellent.

Equality and inclusion as well as internationality shape all measures implemented in the context of LMUexcellent. In addition, digitalization represents an important cross-cutting issue.

Internationally Outstanding Research


Junior Academics

Recruitment of Excellent Academics