Founded 1472, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) is one of the oldest German universities.
The Time Higher Education magazine ranked LMU Munich the best university in Germany in 2011/12.
In 2006 LMU Munich also was awarded coveted status as one of Germany's first "elite research universities" by an international jury of the German Research Foundation and Science Council.
With a distinguished record as home to thirteen Nobel Prize and ten Leibniz Prize winners, LMU Munich today enjoys the reputation as a prestigious institution of higher education for more than 47,000 students, including 7,600 foreign students from 122 nations.
LMU Munich is divided into 18 Faculties which are home to 203 institutes that focus on research and teaching within 129 disciplines and 150 degree-granting subject areas.
The Junior Year in Munich is officially affiliated with LMU Munich and has more than 50 years experience in helping students find appropriate university coursework at LMU Munich.