JU-LMU Link: In 2002, a Link for Medical Education was forged between Medical Faculties of Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) and Jimma University in Jimma, Ethiopia. Support was from Menschen fur Menschen Foundation (MfM) and from DAAD.
CIH: In 2009 the JU-LMU Link became a part of the Center for International Health (CIH) at LMU. It was supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the programme "Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation - exceed".
In 2014, support for CIH from BMZ, DAAD and Exceed was extended for another 5 years.