Bavarian universities are becoming more and more popular with German an international students, Bild.de reports in its regional section today, July 12, 2016, a new record has also been set this year. There are currently 375,000 higher education students in the Free State of Bavaria. A total of 53,000 new student places have been made available at Bavarian universities and other higher education institutions.
Since 2005, there are 71.3 per cent more students studying MINT (mathematics, information technology, natural sciences and technical sciences). The number of students in the fields of economics and law has risen by 44.8 per cent in the same period.
Over 115,000 students of the 375,000 are studying at one of the three studying at Munich’s three universities, the Ludwig Maximilians University, the Technical University of Munich and the Bundeswehr University. Roughly 50,000 (30,000 female and 20,000 male) students study at the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU), the Technical University Munich (TUM) is the choice of some 39,000 students (26,000 male and 13,000 female students). There are very few subjects that are not taught in Munich, some 200 are being taught at the LMU and 165 at the TUM. According to data from 2013/14 over 8,000 are studying business, 7,000 study medicine, there are some 5,000 students studying machine engineering, while over 4,000 are studying electrical engineering and law respectively. The share of female students in the fields of veterinary medicine, social science and tourism is over 80%, while men mostly keep to themselves in the fields of automotive engineering, brewing and mechatronics. All universities are linked with colleges in Germany and abroad, which enables both interesting research collaborations and study exchanges with other countries. Munich is known for this particular mixture of “laptop and lederhosen” where high-tech and tradition exist side by side, and it is this that also makes studying in Munich more attractive.
Another reason why studying in Munich and the whole State of Bavaria are the many possibilities of employment for highly educated workers within the state where corporations such as BMW, Audi, Siemens, Wacker, Linde and many more are based.