Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich


Contact person: Eva Rehfuess
City/country: Munich, Germany
E-mail address:
Website: LMU – Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology

Founded in 1472, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU) is a major German public university. It has a long-standing record of excellence, which culminated in its recognition by the German government’s highly prestigious Excellence Initiative. As one of the largest German universities, the LMU is marked by a vibrant and diverse academic life and research culture.

The University has been actively promoting inter-disciplinary research in the health sciences, in particular through the Munich Centre of Health Sciences and the Pettenkofer School of Public Health. Both of these platforms for conducting health research and translating research into policy and practice were co-initiated by the Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (IBE).

The IBE has broad-ranging methodological expertise in conducting observational studies and randomized controlled trials and in advancing and applying innovative epidemiological and statistical techniques. Notably, researchers at the IBE are involved with international efforts to adapt systematic review methodology to complex interventions. The IBE engages with a variety of national as well as international partnerships, including the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Administration, the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, the Cochrane Collaboration and the World Health Organization.

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