Diversity at LMU
To uphold diversity, LMU systematically strives to achieve its guiding principle: that everyone may enjoy equal opportunities—no matter who they are or where they come from. Students, researchers, staff and scientific community members—ultimately, everyone—are afforded the means to develop their potential and excel. This, we champion, by creating a culture around us that promotes sensitivity to gender and diversity matters, is competent in its approach and unwavering in its pursuit of justice. Diversity is vital for excellence in research and teaching. That’s why the University is committed to a culture in which diversity is acknowledged and appreciated.
As part of an ongoing process, LMU has developed a holistic approach towards diversity that takes the different diversity dimensions into account. LMU's diversity management focuses on the areas of family friendliness, gender, inclusion and participation, cultural diversity, healthy university and anti-discrimination.
Awards and Memberships
LMU's long and successful commitment towards promoting a positive attitude towards diversity has been reinforced by a variety of awards and memberships.
Gender and Diversity Plans at LMU
In March 2022, the LMU Governing Board has passed the Gender Equality Plan (GEP) within the framework of Horizon Europe, the 9th EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation. The GEP presents the principles of gender equality and diversity work at LMU, outlines the current status quo and formulates goals and measures for the period from 2022 to 2025.The concept forms the basis for future activities, creates transparency and provides orientation for university members. The GEP complements LMU's Sixth Gender Equality Concept for employees in administration and technology and is aimed at all university members that study and work at LMU.
LMU Diversity Mangement
Vice President Francesca Biagini is a member of the University Governing Board and responsible for International Affairs and Diversity. The LMU Diversity Management (ZDM) reports directly to the University Governing Board and is the interface to a variety of diversity stakeholders at LMU. It supports
- the implementation and further development of LMU's diversity concept as well as designs, develops and supports processes and diversity measures.
- the clustering of the diverse central and decentralized diversity-related measures and promotion of a consistent and integrated diversity management.
- the advisory of stakeholders on the development and implementation of measures that support the removal of barriers and the development of the potential of all university members.