Clusters of Excellence

In Clusters of Excellence, established researchers from various disciplines work together to find answers to current scientific questions – in close cooperation with non-university research institutions and business partners.

Clusters of Excellence

LMU has been funded in the “Clusters of Excellence” funding line since the beginning of the Excellence Initiative, and now in the framework of the Excellence Strategy. Currently, LMU maintains four Clusters of Excellence, together with the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

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Cluster of Excellence MCQST: The huge potential of the minuscule

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MCQST: Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology

  • since 2019, applied for jointly with TUM
  • The Munich Center for Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) explores the principles of quantum information to harness quantum mechanical effects.
  • Other participating institutions: Walther Meissner Institute for Low Temperature Research, Deutsches Museum Munich, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ)
  • MCQST website

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Cluster of Excellence Origins: Grand narrative

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ORIGINS: From the Origin of the Universe to the First Building Blocks of Life

  • since 2019, applied for jointly with TUM
  • The Cluster of Excellence ORIGINS investigates the development of the cosmos – “from the origin of the universe to the first building blocks of life”.
  • Other participating institutions: Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP), Max Planck Institute for Physics (Werner Heisenberg Institute), Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Deutsches Museum Munich, European Southern Observatory (ESO), Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ)
  • ORIGINS website

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Cluster of Excellence SyNergy plaques and parallels

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SyNergy: Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology

  • since 2012, applied for jointly with TUM
  • The Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy) takes an integrative approach to deciphering the interplay of different pathomechanisms in the development of neurological diseases.
  • Other participating institutions: Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology (MPIN), German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE), Helmholtz Center Munich (HMGU), Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry (MPIB), Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
  • SyNergy website

Podcast episode "Alzheimer – Entstehung, Erkenntnisse, Forschungsfragen" of the Clusters of Exzellence podcast Exzellent Erklärt – Spitzenforschung für alle (in German, released October 4, 2021)

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Cluster of Excellence e-conversion : Interfaces and interferences

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e-conversion

  • since 2019, applied for jointly with TUM
  • Photovoltaics, catalysis, batteries – how can energy be converted more efficiently and sustainably? In the Cluster of Excellence e-conversion, researchers investigate the processes taking place at the interfaces between different materials.
  • Other participating institutions: Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (MPI CEC), Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (MPI FKF)
  • e-conversion website

Former Clusters of Excellence

In the two previous funding periods of the Excellence Initiative (2006-2012, 2012-2019), LMU maintained four Clusters of Excellence. In addition, until 2019, LMU also contributed significantly to a Cluster of Excellence maintained by the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

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Unit Research Strategy

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