As German Research Center for Environmental Health, Helmholtz Munich pursues the goal of developing personalized medical approaches for the prevention and therapy of major common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, allergies and lung diseases. To achieve this, it investigates the interaction of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle. Helmholtz Munich has about 2,500 staff (as of Dec 2018) and is headquartered in Neuherberg in the north of Munich. Helmholtz Munich is a member of the Helmholtz Association, a community of 19 scientific-technical and medical-biological research centers with a total of about 39,255 staff members.
- 2 excellent universities, the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich and the Technical University of Munich and their respective hospitals
- influential Max Planck Institutes and the headquarter of the Max Planck Society
- Fraunhofer Institutes and headquarter of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
- internationally operating pharmaceutical and tech companies, SMEs, and a vivid start up scene
- a variety of biotech incubators, and innovation/translational centers as catalysts for start ups
Munich offers a high standard of living with a vibrant cultural life, many recreational opportunities, and the Alps in short driving distance. Regularly voted one of the most livable cities in the world (Mercer studies).