LMU Munich’s long-term goal is to become one of the most highly visible universities worldwide in all of its four subject groups - Humanities and Cultural Sciences; Law, Economics and Social Sciences; Natural Sciences; and Medicine. LMU Munich therefore aims to attract outstanding academics at all career levels to the University, to support innovative research ideas, and to further develop its Governance concept as well as its strategies concerning the cross-cutting issues equality and inclusion, internationalization as well as digitalization.
By implementing university-wide strategy processes in 2004/2005 and 2008/2009, LMU Munich has succeeded in permanently enhancing its profile as a research-intensive university. The research focuses identified in these processes have resulted in the successful projects of the first and second phase of the Excellence Initiative.
As part of the further development of its research profile, LMU today describes its overall profile in terms of six profile areas that are oriented towards overarching scientific questions and research topics:
- Digits and Data
- Earth and Environment
- Languages and Cultures
- Life and Health
- Systems and Communities