Diversity Management

LMU Munich is committed to ensuring gender equality and inclusion in the pursuit of equal opportunities for everyone. We're convinced that anyone belonging to our LMU community should be valued and respected for their unique qualities. The Diversity Management lays out and guides this process.

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.

The University is committed to a culture in which diversity is acknowledged and appreciated, and in 2011 endorsed the "Charter of Diversity" which was drafted on the initiative of a coalition of leading German business firms and the Federal Government. Since 2016, we've been an official participant in Germany's Diversity Day.

In the interest of inclusion, the University strives to establish equal opportunities at all hierarchical levels and across all organizational divisions. LMU actively and sustainably facilitates such efforts through a comprehensive program of Diversity Management. In recognition of these ongoing efforts, the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs and the Federal Ministry for Education and Research awarded the “Total E-Quality Award” to LMU in 2019 for the fourth time in a row. To create an environment that promotes diversity, all barriers must be identified and removed. And everyone's needs should be met by offering a suitable framework.

LMU was honored by the Bavarian State Government for its commitment to being a barrier-free university. The signet "Bayern barrierefrei - Wir sind dabei" (Bavaria barrier-free. We are there) stands for tangible and meaningful contributions to the removal of barriers and the promotion of participation in social life. It is intended on the one hand as recognition and on the other as an incentive for the University to do even more for accessibility.

Bayern Barrierefrei

Since 2015, the LMU has been a member of the corporate program Erfolgsfaktor Familie (Sucess Factor Family), a German-language platform started by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth for reconciling family and career.


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.

Alejandra Riedmiller

LMU Diversity Management

Diversity Management Coordinator, Germany Scholarship Program Coordinator

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+49 89 2180-1263

Angelika Brunner

LMU Diversity Management

Diversity Management Coordinator, Diversity Events

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+49 89 2180-3089

Nora Wildenauer

LMU Diversity Management

Diversity Management Coordinator, Diversity Consulting

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+49 89 2180-5068

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