About 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.
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 sector.
Please visit the official LMU website for interesting insights and impressions from Germany’s #1 university.