About CAS

The Center for Advanced Studies is a forum for outstanding research at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and creates opportunities for interdisciplinary and international exchange.

15th Anniversary of CAS, Lecture by Prof. David Nirenberg (Princeton)

Chair: Prof. Christof Rapp (CAS), Welcome Note: Prof. Bernd Huber (LMU)

1 Feb 2024

The Center for Advanced Studies


Founded as part of the Excellence Initiative, CAS has now become one of LMU’s most important institutions. The connection to its past fellows and the embeddedness in global networks (UBIAS) ensures the high international visibility of CAS.

The “Center for Advanced Studies” at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) is a forum for intensive interdisciplinary academic exchange. It promotes cooperation between outstanding researchers from various LMU departments and fosters participation of visiting scholars in research and academic life at LMU.

Founded in the course of the Excellence Initiative, the purpose of CAS is not only to support the research activities of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, but also to emphasize the concept of a university in its broadest sense – i.e. as a “universitas” covering all disciplines.

The wide range of research conducted at LMU is reflected in the variety of subjects supported by the Center. CAS is thus able to do justice to its stated aim of encouraging interdisciplinary discussion and providing a basis for the dialogue between representatives of the various academic fields. Numerous national and international guests contribute to the variety of the program offered, as well as creating an inspiring atmosphere characterized by internationality.

Particular focus in all parts of the program is devoted to the promotion of young scholars and scientists, for whom this provides an opportunity to receive important impulses for their careers.