Munich & LMU
Munich, or München in German, is a vibrant and culture-rich metropolis, located on the River Isar some 80 kilometers north of the Bavarian Alps. Home to approximately 1.5 million people, Munich is the largest city in Bavaria and the third largest in all of Germany. It is a major center for higher education, research, technology, culture and the media.
The Munich metropolitan region is characterized by its unique economic position which is the strongest of any German city. As the main economic center in southern Germany, six of 30 DAX-listed companies - the stock index of Germany's biggest publically traded firms - do have their headquarters in or close to Munich (BMW, Siemens, Allianz, Munich Re, Linde, Infineon). Core sectors of the Munich metropolitan area are automotive, (re-)insurance, high-tech and electronics, software, biotechnology, professional services and of course media and Internet.
The location of Munich within its urban flair, its rich palette of cultural institutions and the wide variety of leisure activities available attract people from all over the world. Especially the typical Bavarian beer gardens, the gastronomy and pub scene, e.g. in the "Glockenbach" neighbourhood or the numerous parks, like the English Garden next to LMU invite to enjoy the city. With its renowned museums and galleries, theatre and festivals, art and music Munich is a European cultural center. Its proximity to the Bavarian Alps and the variety of lakes, castles, and leisure activities in the surrounding countryside add to Munich's uniqueness.
Munich's official website provides a comprehensive and detailed introduction to sights, attractions, events as well as extensive information on travel to Munich and the city's public transportation system.
Digital Hub Munich
While being home to several big players of the corporate world, Munich, sometimes called Isar Valley, is also popular for its start-up scene. Due to the extensive network of companies and business angels as well as the strong footprint of the media and Internet sector, the city serves as a great gateway for start-ups. There are numerous opportunities for new founders to find support in Munich. For instance, the Entrepreneurship Center of the LMU aims to inspire potential founders and to nurture already excisting and promising start-up ideas. The CDTM (Center for Digital Technology & Management) is a interdisciplinary offer aiming to promote engaged and talented students in the fields of innovation, product development and entrepreneurship. A non-university related initiative is WERK1, which is a multifaceted center supporting digital entrepreneurship in the Munich area. Similarly to this service, BayStartUP offers start-ups help throughout the founding process. Thus, Munich provides a whole range of different opportunities for emerging business concepts - especially in the digital (media) sector.
LMU, the University in the heart of Munich, forms the urban landscape and has campuses throughout the city. LMU Munich is one of the leading universities in Europe. Carrying on a tradition that goes back over 500 years, LMU offers challenging study programs and provides an ideal environment for top-level research. The LMU links academic excellence with urban quality of life and a unique recreational value for approximately 50,000 students. For further information about LMU please feel free to visit its website.
With about 7,500 external students from more than 125 countries, the LMU is the academic home of most of the foreign students in Germany. 70 % of these students come from Europe, 20 % from Asia and 7 % from North and South America. All of these students, which come from abroad, contribute together with the international scientists to the diversity in the culture of the university. If you would like to get more information about your preparations, before you arrive in Munich, the settling in, the studying at the LMU or the student life in Munich, please visit the LMU's international student guide.
About Munich School of Management
The Master's program "Media, Management and Digital Technologies" is an offer by the Munich School of Management. The 20 associated research units are organized in the competence fields Accounting, Finance & Insurance, Strategy & Marketing, Innovation, as well as Leadership & Human Resources.
The Munich School of Management is one of the leading research and teaching institutions in business administration in Europe. Education at the Munich School of Management addresses both established and new areas of business administration. Thanks to its excellent teaching by the faculty members, as well as to the leading-edge research, it is not surprising that the Munich School of Management has been consistently named in the top group of schools in university rankings.
In research and teaching, faculty members put great emphasis on cooperating with an international network of colleagues and industry partners. The strong link between our international orientation and our regional roots in Munich allows to provide students with a highly attractive and promising environment for their endeavours. If you are interested in the school, please take a closer look at the information provided on the webpage.
About Institute for Informatics
The Institute for Informatics of LMU Munich carries out nationally and internationally highly recognized research with a focus on mobile computing and IT management, database systems and data mining, semantic web, software engineering, logic and formal methods, and biotechnology and media informatics. It is characterized by its interdisciplinary networking with numerous partners in the humanities, legal, economic, social and natural sciences. The Institute for Informatics is responsible for the study programs in informatics, bioinformatics, media informatics and the teaching certification for informatics. In addition, it trains students of almost all faculties that have chosen an informatics-related minor in the basics of information technology. Further information are available on the webpage of the Institute for Informatics.