About the LMU Munich and the Hospital of the LMU Munich, Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital

The Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU) is one of Europe's premier academic and research institutions, with a tradition of more than 500 years that today attracts inspired scholars and talented students from all over the world. LMU is ranked as the top university in Germany and no. 30 worldwide (Times Higher Education ranking 2016-17), employs 746 professors and provides higher education to over 50,000 students. LMU has a classical academic profile ranging from the humanities and cultural sciences, law, economics, and social sciences to medicine and natural sciences. LMU is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), Venice International University (VIU), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Bavarian International Academic Centers.

With 46 specialist departments and institutes and around 10,000 employees, the hospital of the Ludiwg-Maximilians-University Munich is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. The paediatric clinic and paediatric polyclinic in the Dr. von Hauner's Children's Hospital in the heart of Munich is one of the oldest paediatric clinics in Europe and has been guided by the motto "Help - Research - Heal" since 1846. It is one of the leading tertiary medical pediatric centers in the German-speaking countries and offers comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents in all areas of pediatric and adolescent medicine. Our teams of nursing, medical doctors, therapists and diagnostic staff strive to meet the special needs of our patients in a patient- and family-oriented environment. As a university hospital, it is our aim to expand medical knowledge and actively shape training and further education. In the field of paediatric research, the hospital occupies a top position among all paediatric institutions in the German-speaking world, measured by third-party funded research and publication performance.

Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital,
Department for Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine

The group of Prof. Berthold Koletzko is one of the leading, strongest and most productive groups in the critically important area of paediatric nutrition research in Europe, and also among the top groups in this field globally. Their work in the field of pre- and postnatal metabolism, early nutrition and metabolomics has been ground-breaking and contributed to changing standards and guidelines and the practice of nutrition, as was their work first demonstrating in a large study that breastfeeding protects against later obesity. The group has outstanding track records in research on developmental programming of later health, human nutrition intervention trials, and digital distance learning. A core competence is the management of national and large-scale international research and translated projects such as the EarlyNutrition and Early Nutrition eAcademy (ENeA) projects, as well as the Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education funded projects, such as ENeA SEA in South East Asia and ImpENSA in South Africa, under the team leadership of Dr. Shweta Feher.