It is publicly owned, also covers a research institute and is among Germany’s oldest universities.
Originally established in Ingolstadt in 1472 by Duke Ludwig IX of Bavaria-Landshut, the university was moved in 1800 to Landshut by King Maximilian I of Bavaria when Ingolstadt was threatened by the French, before being relocated to its present-day location in Munich in 1826 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria. In 1802, the university was officially named Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität by King Maximilian I of Bavaria in his as well as the university’s original founder’s honour.
The University of Munich has, particularly since the 19th century, been considered as one of Germany’s as well as one of Europe’s most prestigious universities; with 34 Nobel laureates associated with the university, it ranks 13th worldwide by number of Nobel laureates. Among these were Wilhelm Röntgen, Max Planck, Werner Heisenberg, Otto Hahn and Thomas Mann. Pope Benedict XVI was also a student and professor at the university. The LMU has recently been conferred the title of “elite university” under the German Universities Excellence Initiative.
The LMU is currently the second-largest university in Germany in terms of student population; in the winter semester of 2009/2010, the university had a total of 45,539 matriculated students. Of these, 7,801 were freshmen while international students totalled 6,743 or almost 15% of the student population. As for operating budget, the university records in 2008 a total of 458.8 million Euros in funding without the university hospital; with the university hospital, the university has a total funding amounting to approximately 1 billion Euros.
University of Munich (LMU) research articles from Innovation Toronto
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- Hidden system makes it easier for elderly people to live at home
- Non-Invasive Optical Technique Detects Cancer by Looking Under the Skin
- Chemical makes blind mice see
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- With carbon nanotubes, a path to flexible, low-cost sensors
- Major changes to the Danube ecosystem: A fast fish with a huge impact
- Visio.M e-mobility project unveils remote control driving technology: The invisible driver
- New opportunities for 3D technology in medicine
- Image sensors out of a spray can
- New therapy effective and safe for treating obesity in mice
- Major breakthrough in deciphering bread wheat’s genetic code
- Elusive FinSpy Spyware Pops Up in 10 Countries
- Improved Batteries With Carbon Nanoparticles
- Instruction for Masses Knocks Down Campus Walls
- Hexagonal plate skin gives robots sense of touch
- Invention Could Enable Renewable Power Generation at Thousands of Unused Sites