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Some 150 different programs of study, ground-breaking research on problems of broad significance, and a lively and international student scene. - All this and more make LMU a real "universitas". And each week our homepage turns its "Spotlight" on one of the many facets of this cosmopolitan kaleidoscope.


Invaders and infections

Our globalized transport networks make it possible for hitherto unknown viruses to travel the world. LMU virologist Gerd Sutter has developed a platform for the production of vaccines against these emerging threats.


All a question of visibility

Ralf Jungmann recently won an ERC Starting Grant – and with it a physics professorship. His research utilizes DNA-based nanotechnology to visualize biological structures that have dimensions of a few nanometers.


“Hitler had nothing new to say”

Researchers from the Institute for Contemporary History and LMU recently published an annotated edition of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. Dr. Thomas Vordermayer discusses the challenges, the insights gained, and responds to criticisms of the project.

Brazil and the Olympics

A deeply divided country

Many Brazilians would prefer not to have to host an Olympic Games just now. PD. Dr. Ursula Prutsch from LMU‘s Institute for American Studies explains the sense of crisis and frustration that has overtaken the country in recent years.

LMU Observatory

Munich’s eye on the sky

Munich’s first eye on the sky was the Observatory which opened in Bogenhausen in 1816. The Observatory was incorporated into LMU in 1937/38. This year the University Observatory Munich celebrates its bicentenary.

Photo competition

Hues and views of LMU

Members of the jury for “Meine LMU” were looking for students’ personal perspectives on LMU – and what they got were many unexpected, multifaceted and entrancing images of the University. Here are the 22 photos that impressed them most.

University Choir

Rehearsing until it’s right

Whether you want to make music or just passively enjoy it, campus life at LMU offers ample opportunities for both. The University Choir devotes a whole semester to rehearsing the program for its end-of-term concert in the Great Aula.

Aristotle at 2400

Return of the all-rounder

Aristotle is one of the most famous of all philosophers and best known to a wider public as Alexander the Great’s tutor. LMU philosopher Christof Rapp and classical scholar Oliver Primavesi explain why his work is still worth reading.

LMU’s First Diversity Day

„Diversity matters!“

LMU is holding its first Diversity Day on June 7th. The following statements clarify why the event is worth attending, what diversity means in this context and why embracing and encouraging diversity is so important.

Student advisory services

Students with children

Tugce Karakas is a single mother and a student of Law at LMU. As the first in her family to attend university, she regards having the opportunity to study while caring for her daughter as “a privilege”.

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