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GlobaLinks Learning Abroad/EuroScholars - Research Study Abroad in Europe: Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
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** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Program Type:||Third Party Provider||Language of Instruction:||English, German|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Housing Options:||Dormitory|
|Minimum GPA:||3.4||Program Advisor:||Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor|
|Courses Offered:||English, Environmental Studies, Geological Sciences, German Studies, International Studies, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies|
Why EuroScholars LMU?
EuroScholars is a unique study abroad program for advanced students whereby students can conduct research at a high caliber institution while taking a language and culture class. The objectives of this program are to challenge students to conduct original research at the cutting edge of human knowledge and promote interactions with scholars through an immersion in European Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the research environment. As a participant, you will learn about scientific reasoning, research methods, theoretical principles related to the research area, and scholarly communication. By finalizing the results of your Research Project in a paper of publishable quality, you will also have improved your writing and presentation skills. The participating institutions are research-intensive universities, all internationally recognized for their outstanding research in numerous fields. All participating institutions are ranked in the top 2% of the 4,000 universities throughout Europe.
Ingolstadt and since 1826 located in Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München is one of the most prestigious universities in Europe and also one of the largest. The wide range of courses comprises around 150 subjects, ranging from law and economics through the social sciences and the humanities to medicine and the natural sciences. Together with an atmosphere of liberal-mindedness, this attracts a large number of students each year. Currently, nearly 50,000 students, about fifteen percent of which are international students, take advantage of the highly differentiated spectrum of courses.
The program is especially designed for students who are interested in discovering their potential for a research career. EuroScholars offers unique opportunities to spend a semester as a junior researcher at one of the top European research institutions. Supervision will be provided by academic staff, working on and/or responsible for the Research Project. The curriculum will consist of the Research Project (main element), literature review (independent study), elective (if applicable), and a language and culture course at the host university. The main element of the EuroScholars program is the Research Project. When applying to the EuroScholars program, you will select a specific research project from the EuroScholars Research Project Database. Almost all projects are ongoing research projects at the host institution, so as a EuroScholar, you will be an active contributor to an already existing research team. About 175 Research Projects at the 11 partner universities are available, in many fields of study. Projects are available in Arts and Humanities, Performing Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science, Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Law, Economics, Management, Politics and Social Studies. The other part of the curriculum is built around the Research Project in dialogue with the supervising professor.
LMU Munich is constructed around the four pillars of classical academic research: Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Medicine. 18 faculties offer the possibility of top-level-research in nearly every academic field except Engineering. The world-class research at LMU is exemplified by its clusters of excellence in the natural sciences – the Munich Center for Integrated Protein Science (CIPSM), the Munich–Center for Advanced Photonics (MAP) and the Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM). The university´s research strength is indicated by thirteen Nobel Prize winners, among them William Conrad Röntgen, Werner Heisenberg and, most recently, Theodor W. Hänsch. This was recently confirmed in a German wide Excellence Initiative Competition and regularly shows in the positions LMU reaches in national and international rankings. LMU Munich maintains close academic partnerships with nationally and internationally renowned research institutes and state collections. The diversity of research at LMU Munich depends on close collaboration with research centers far beyond the confines of the university. As a leading German university, it enjoys excellent relationships with renowned partner research institutes.
LMU Munich and many other organizations as well provide a wide range of activities for international students in Munich. This provides a lot of opportunities to get to know the culture and the people of this city and this beautiful region while being in Munich as an international student. LMU's offers are not only entertainment and information events in Munich but also excursions to other cities in Germany and neigbouring countries, guided city tours and much more. The International Office has set up a Buddy Program to encourage communication between LMU-students and exchange students at LMU. Particularly at the beginning of the semester LMU-students will help their buddies to settle in Munich and at LMU. Central University Sports (Zentrale Hochschulsport - ZHS) organizes athletics among the Munich universities and colleges. As an LMU Munich student you are able to take part in the many sports they have to offer. If sports aren't your thing, there are countless clubs to peak your interests as well. Learn, explore, and enjoy!
Living in Munich
Munich is Germany‘s third largest city and offers ideal conditions for studying and conducting research within a vivid'Englisher Garten' in Munichmetropolitan yet charming and secure environment. It has a long and impressive history as a hub for research, inventions and higher learning with LMU as the centre and motor of it. Even though Munich is known best for its annual beer fest, the Oktoberfest, its real charm lies in its qualities as a major cultural centre, with world-famous museums and galleries, theatres and concert houses, and the beautiful landscape around it. A stroll through the “Englischer Garten” is a relaxing break in studying. With the Alps less than an hour away, skiing and mountain biking skills are easily improved. And visiting one of the city’s famous beer gardens is the perfect way to crown a day filled with stimulating lectures. The Bavarian burghers of Munich are rightly smug in their city’s secure position over the last decade as one of the world’s most liveable cities. Munich is one of Germany’s strongest economic centres; blessed with a central European location near the Alps with plenty of green spaces and a sophisticated cultural life. This is a prosperous big city with a cosy small-town feel, whose residents revel in their hometown’s pleasant streets and bonhomie. Vienna and Zurich are both around a four-hour drive away, and Munich has excellent rail connections to cities in Germany and around Europe. The green city by the River Isar will surprise you with its great quality of life.