The historic Main Building, an urban landmark since 1840, now predominantly houses the humanities, economics, and social science departments, such as the Faculties of Catholic and Protestant Theology, Law, and Economics or the Munich School of Management. Probably the best known of the lecture halls are the Great Aula where the Bavarian State Parliament was reconvened in 1946, and the Audimax, which seats 800.
Other buildings in Schwabing and Maxvorstadt accommodate departments representing various faculties, from literary studies and linguistics, history and cultural studies to psychology and social and educational sciences to political and communication sciences.
Libraries, museums, and archives: Infrastructure for cutting-edge research
The University‘s library is situated next to the Main Building. Its collection comprises 5 million volumes that are stored in the Central Repository and 15 other depots. This also includes the state-of-the-art Philologicum, which opened in 2019: As LMU‘s largest specialist library, it houses the holdings of the departments of Classical Philology, German, Romance and Slavic Studies as well as the philology-related holdings of the Central Textbook Collection.
The Bavarian State Library, with 10.5 million titles in its catalog, possesses an outstanding collection of rare books and other documents (including maps, picture archives, and sketchbooks) as well as one of the largest collections of manuscripts in the world. Many of Munich’s famous museums, including the Old and the New Pinakothek, the Brandhorst Museum, the Glyptothek, and the Museum of Egyptian Art, as well as archives such as the Central State Archive of Bavaria, are within easy reach of the Main Building.
Physics Campus at the English Garden
The state-of-the-art Nano Institute, opened in 2019, is the first building block on the new physics campus at the English Garden. Following the relocation of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine to Oberschleissheim, the previously scattered facilities of the Faculty of Physics will be merged there over the coming years.
Campus Sendlinger Tor
The area located between Sendlinger Tor and Goetheplatz in the city center has served as Munich‘s ‘medical district’ for over 200 years. It is home to a series of specialized hospitals, medical research institutes, and other facilities affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine.
The campus is destined to undergo significant change. LMU plans to construct a new building for the Earth Sciences here, and the departments comprising the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics will be brought together on the campus.
The Grosshadern/Martinsried campus is a showcase for LMU’s highly integrated and internationally renowned research in medicine, the biosciences, and natural sciences. Here, LMU researchers work in close proximity to, and in close cooperation with, colleagues in the Max Planck Institutes for Biochemistry and Neurobiology, and the Helmholtz Center.
A unique cluster for natural and life sciences in Europe
The Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital (with the Biomedical Center) as well as the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy and the Faculty of Biology are located on the Grosshadern/Martinsried campus. This dense concentration of know-how in the life sciences is designed to facilitate the translation of new findings in basic research into practical therapies and other applications.
The campus has been designed in a way to ensure it develops in a sustainable fashion and continues to provide competitive research infrastructure for the natural and life sciences. Among the most impressive innovations are the construction of the new University Hospital, a landmark project with a planned construction period of 30 years, and the relocation of the entire Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital from the city center to Grosshadern.
Several of the institutes and clinics as well as the teaching and research farm of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine are now located in Oberschleissheim, approximately 15 kilometers from the city center. In the near future, almost the entire Faculty of Veterinary Science will be relocated to the 15-hectare site in Oberschleissheim. With around 2,000 students and doctoral candidates as well as 600 staff, it will be one of the largest research and education centers for veterinarians in Europe.
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House Rules of LMU Munich
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