Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich is a public research university located in Munich, Germany. The University of Munich is among Germany’s oldest universities and was just ranked the best university in Germany again as well as number 34 worldwide by the “Times Higher Education” ranking (THE) 2018. Originally established in Ingolstadt in 1472 by Duke Ludwig IX of Bavaria-Landshut, the university was moved in 1800 to Landshut by King Maximilian I of Bavaria when Ingolstadt was threatened by the French, before being relocated to its present-day location in Munich in 1826 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria. In 1802, the university was officially named Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität by King Maximilian I of Bavaria in his as well as the university’s original founder’s honour.
The University of Munich has, particularly since the 19th century, been considered as one of Germany’s as well as one of Europe’s most prestigious universities; with 34 Nobel laureates associated with the university, it ranks 13th worldwide by number of Nobel laureates.
Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science
The Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science (GSI) is currently one of the most renowned political science institutes across Europe. The GSI is home to around 60 faculty, whose scholarship and teaching span across the main subfields of political science: political theory, comparative political systems, international relations, and research methods. As a beneficiary of the Federal Government’s Excellence Initiative, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, and thus the Geschwister Scholl Institute offer a stimulating environment for research and study. Its administration and staff maintains close relations with many leading academic institutions worldwide.