The architectural centerpiece of LMU Munich is its historic Main Building in the heart of Munich, which provides a historical backdrop seamlessly integrated into the surrounding streetscape. Today, it is used for seminars and lectures by many different faculties. 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. The White Rose Memorial in the Atrium, where Hans and Sophie Scholl were arrested, recalls the inspiring example of resistance to the Nazi regime offered by the members of the eponymous students’ group.
The surrounding neighbourhood, between the English Garden, Schellingstrasse and Königsplatz, also houses departments representing various faculties, including Linguistics, Literary Studies, Social Sciences and Physics. LMU is in the bohemian Schwabing quarter, with easy access to the famous English Garden, the State Opera, the Pinakothek and, of course, the many cafes, bars and pubs in the area.
The University Library is situated in the south wing of the Main Building. Its collection comprises 5 million volumes, which are stored in the Central Repository and 13 other depots. 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, making it an ideal location for research and study.
The Grosshadern/Martinsried Campus is a showcase for LMU’s highly integrated and internationally renowned research in medicine, the biosciences and natural sciences. In Munich’s southwest, a complex of research institutions has evolved, which is unique in Europe. 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.
The Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital (with the Biomedical Center) and the Faculties of Chemistry and Pharmacy, and 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 Medical Center in Grosshadern forms part of the Munich University Hospitals system, which includes the hospitals on the Sendlinger Tor Campus in the city center. Thus the Grosshadern Campus not only stands for cutting-edge research, but also for state-of-the-art, all-round medical care. The ultramodern operating theaters in the Center for Surgery (OPZ) are equipped with modern lasers and imaging systems, and can be used by specialists in all areas of medicine. The facilities also include an interdisciplinary emergency unit, a unit for outpatient surgery and a 70-bed intensive care unit. Another research establishment (CSD) houses the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD).
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 insitutes 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.
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 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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