University of Munich

History

When Duke Ludwig of Bavaria-Landshut rich first university was established in Bavaria with a waiver pope in 1472, no one can imagine that in five hundred years it will pass times and emerge as one of the largest universities in Germany, and provides some of the most powerful study of the state.

The University began with four faculties in Ingolstadt, which had witnessed the flourishing of German humanism and play a major role in combating the Reformation. Moving to Landshut see the growing influence of the Enlightenment university. The second move, this time to the heart of the Royal Capital of Munich, led the expansion of faculties and huge advances in science. Today LMU Munich has matured into one of the world’s leading universitys International fully competitive with other central institutions of higher education and research. It continues to build on the distinct identity and its core skills in research and teaching to deal with both academic challenges and demands enormous complexity of our changing world.

Ingolstadt (1472-1800)

Duke Ludwig of Bavaria-Landshut rich first university was established in Bavaria with a waiver pope in 1472. Ingolstadt University began with four faculties. Faculty of Arts was required and thus represented the first degree program of sorts. Qualified students completed three other faculties: medicine, law, or theology.

Landshut (1800-1826)

Temporary residence in Landshut

In 1800, the university was transferred to Landshut by Prince Elector Max IV Joseph of Bavaria (King Maximilian I after 1806). Ludwig and his name rich in 1802, it has been known Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität since.

Munich (1826 – 1945)

New rooms in Munich

One of his first moves, the new King Ludwig led the University of Munich in 1826. In 1840, he moved to today’s main building, designed by architect Friedrich von Gartner.


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