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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.

The future of work

Seldom offline, always on a leash

The relentless advance of digitalization is altering the contours of our working lives. Will digital piecework soon dominate the job market? Here, LMU economist Professor Arnold Picot discusses the role of digitalization in shaping tomorrow’s world.

Cooks on Campus

Neele‘s Christmas Roundtable

The Christkindl markets in Munich are already in business, Advent has just begun – and Neele, our latest Cook on Campus, is about to introduce the members of her regular German-Indian roundtable to the joys of homemade Christmas cookies.

Crowd investing

“For many, yields are a welcome bonus”

Private investors can now finance start-up firms via online platforms. LMU economist Lars Hornuf discusses crowd investing, a subclass of crowdfunding specifically for start-up firms, which has rapidly established itself in Germany.

The Lyrik Kabinett at 25

Showcase for poetry

Poetry need not always be enjoyed in solitude. The Lyrik Kabinett, which began life 25 years ago, is a place where poetry-lovers can come together to share their enthusiasm for verse – in the second largest library in Europe devoted solely to lyric poetry.

Veterinary medicine

PferD3: A virtual guide to the horse

Students of veterinary medicine at LMU have developed a suite of educational software that helps trainee vets to learn the ins-and-outs of equine anatomy. The new program will be introduced to the public at the 14. Munich Science Days.

LMU and migrants – and vice versa

Fleeing for broader horizons

The number of people who have fled their homes is now higher than at any time since World War II. More and more students and academics wish to become involved in helping these unfortunate victims.

Time management

Making and taking time

Planning for the long term, scheduling breaks, setting limits: Dr. Silke Weisweiler of LMU’s Center for Leadership and People Management explains how to optimally organize learning and work.

Anatomical Institute

Modernist landmark sensitively remodeled

LMU’s Institute of Anatomy resides in the first edifice in Europe to be made entirely of reinforced concrete. Built in the years 1905-1907, it is now being renovated, and has won the Bavarian Gold Medal for Heritage Conservation.

Oktoberfest 2014

Fall Carnival

What explains the global appeal of the Oktoberfest? LMU ethnologist Simone Egger and economist Manfred Schwaiger explore the grounds for the unique status of the Wiesn, as the event is known locally.

Bárðarbunga volcano

Scenes from a devil’s kitchen

The current phase of activity at the Icelandic volcano Bárðarbunga continues: Since the end of August lava has been intermittently spurting from a surface fissure. Members of the LMU IsViews Project were on the scene within hours to document the event.

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