New building in Oberschleissheim approved

17 Mar 2021

LMU gets green light for construction of animal anatomy and pathology building

The new building for the LMU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Oberschleissheim.

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The Budget Committee of the Bavarian State Parliament yesterday gave the go-ahead for the construction of a new home for Animal Anatomy and Animal Pathology at LMU in Oberschleissheim. The two institutes are currently housed in premises dating from the 1950s situated in Munich’s English Garden, whereas the new building will bring them under one roof.

“This decision marks another milestone in the planned relocation of all LMU veterinary medicine to the campus at Oberschleissheim,” says President Prof. Bernd Huber. “We are very grateful to the Free State of Bavaria and we are pleased that growing numbers of scientists as well as students of our veterinary faculty will soon have the benefit of a modern infrastructure for their research and studies.”

Some 150 employees will work in the building, and a 360-seat lecture hall will also be available for teaching. Besides research and teaching, the Animal Pathology department in particular also provides important services for veterinary clinics, the agricultural sector and zoos.

Professor Reinhard Straubinger, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at LMU, explains, “The construction of this extremely complex building will see a substantial part of veterinary training in the preclinical stage, anatomy, and the clinical stage, pathology, brought together. Co-locating the two related disciplines will allow them to develop even more synergies in research and teaching on the new campus. Following the approval late last year of a new central lecture hall and administration building with a refectory as well as a new library, to be built by 2026, the project is increasingly falling into place.”

Construction is scheduled to begin in September 2023, with the departments to finish moving in by the end of 2026. LMU’s Oberschleissheim campus is thus progressively taking shape. In addition to the Clinic for Ruminants, the Clinic for Birds, Small Mammals, Reptiles and Ornamental Fish and a lecture hall building with cafeteria, which have already been completed, construction is currently under way on the Equine Clinic and Microbiology. Approval has also been granted for a central building with a refectory and library, so detailed planning can now begin.

The expansion of the Oberschleissheim campus is part of a long-term location strategy at LMU. Once the LMU Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has moved to the new campus at Oberschleissheim, the new campus for the LMU Faculty of Physics will be built step by step on the site in the English Garden.

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