The Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich is commonly known as University of Munich or LMU. It is a public research university and is amongst Germany’s oldest universities. The university was originally established by Duke Ludwig IX of Bavaria-Landshut in 1472. It was relocated to its present day location in 1826 by King Ludwg I of Bavaria. The University of Munich has, particularly since the 19th century, been considered as one of Germany’s as well as Europe’s most prestigious universities; with 34 Nobel laureates associated with the university, it ranks 13th worldwide in terms of Nobel laureates. The LMU is currently the second-largest university in Germany in terms of student population. The university currently consists of the following 18 faculties which oversee various departments and institutes.
We were greeted by the staff of International Admissions Office, who took us around the campus.
The White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany, consisting of students from the University of Munich and their philosophy professor. The group became known for an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign, lasting from June 1942 until February 1943, that called for active opposition to dictator Adolf Hitler’s regime.
The six most recognized members of the group were arrested by the Gestapo and beheaded in 1943.
Here are a few photographs of the university buildings.
LMU is famous for studies in the fields of Medicine and Law. Both these faculties are internationally renowned.
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