Creation of flexible recruitment models
The creation of flexible recruitment models is of crucial importance to LMU's overall strategy, aimed at strengthening established areas of research, rapidly developing new scientific fields, and recruiting outstanding academics. To this end, LMU establishes tailored recruitment models within the framework of LMUexcellent allowing the University to conduct outstanding appointments to professorships in strategically important fields of research independently of current vacancies.
LMU will thus be able to recruit excellent academics, using standard as well as proactive appointment procedures. In doing so, a particular focus will be given to targets aimed at the promotion of equal opportunities, internationalization, and the recruitment of “rising stars”. In addition to LMU’s funding as University of Excellence, the implementation of its recruitment strategy also benefits significantly from additional professorships provided to the University by the Free State of Bavaria as part of the state government’s Hightech Agenda Bayern. Moreover, LMU's successful Tenure Track Model has been further strengthened by the procurement of additional funding within the framework of the Joint Federal Government-Länder Programme for Junior Academics (WISNA).
In order to facilitate the strategic allocation of the professorships funded by LMUexcellent, by Hightech Agenda Bayern and by the WISNA program, in 2020 the University Governing Board initiated a wide-ranging Strategy Process together with LMU’s faculties.
Outstanding research conditions
LMUexcellent is focused on establishing competitive framework conditions for top-level research.
International and interdisciplinary networking
As a comprehensive research-intensive university, LMU promotes interdisciplinary networking activities for the development of new research ideas. The University is interconnected with numerous outstanding partners, both internationally and in the Munich area.