The University of Armed Forces Munich (UniBw M) was founded in 1973 at the behest of the then Federal Minister of Defense, Helmut Schmidt, under the name "Hochschule der Bundeswehr München". It is one of two universities operated by the Bundeswehr to train its officer candidates and young officers. Around 3,000 students are currently enrolled in the courses offered. More than 1,400 employees are involved in research and teaching.
The institution is also committed to inclusion and works closely with Pfennigparade Munich, so that people with handicaps and regardless of appearance, language or disability, can do internships at the university and in some cases get an outsourced job at the university.