The Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) are among the strongest research centres of university medicine in Europe and are characterised by excellent research and teaching. At the two campus "Großhadern" and "Innenstadt (City Center)", doctors and scientists are developing new diagnostic and treatment methods and training the next generation of physicians. Patients benefit directly from the findings of state-of-the-art medicine in clinical studies.
Milestones and names in the history of medicine are connected with LMU Munich: Röntgen, Alzheimer, Pettenkofer (Hygiene), Nußbaum (antiseptic Treatment), Butenandt (sexual Hormone), Lynen (cholesterol).
Today, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) is the only university in Germany to host all six German Centers for Health Research. The German Center for Vertigo and Balance Disorders as an integrated research and treatment centre is located at the University Hospital as well. The Faculty of Medicine is involved in four clusters of excellence and two graduate schools of the Excellence Initiative and home to seven Collaborative Research Center (CRC) and Transregios of the German Research Foundation, thirteen Grants from the European Research Council (Starting, Consolidator, Advanced) and numerous other European research projects. From day one, students of human medicine and dentistry are introduced to the ideal image of the " clinician scientist", who unites the healthcare provider with the researcher.