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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.


Caught in a tight corner

Unrestrained immune reactions promote atherosclerosis. Clinical researcher Christian Weber is studying the web of molecular decisions that lead to this misdirected and potentially fatal response.

Tips on traineeships

“Finding a placement abroad is not hard”

Johannes Hoch explains why sending out 20 applications for a work placement abroad is worthwhile, and has tips on how to ensure you learn more in foreign parts than the local way of making coffee.

Multifaceted menagerie

A flying visit

A few days ago the Munich Fire Brigade was called out to rescue a peregrine falcon entangled in a net high up on one of the towers of the Frauenkirche. The young female patient was taken to LMU’s Bird Hospital – and was soon back in action.

Digital technology

In the future, keep it simple!

Utilizing technology without having to understand it: Here, Andreas Butz, Chair of Human-Computer Interaction at LMU, discusses devices that are needlessly complicated, Apple’s design strategy, and doing more with less.

Alumna: Novelist Lena Gorelik

“It was a very intense phase”

Ten years ago, novelist Lena Gorelik registered for the first Honors Master’s Program in East European Studies given at LMU. The decision was dictated by her writing interests – and would have a lasting impact on her work.

Light Night for Writing

Don’t spend hours staring at a blank page…

On 5th March, LMU’s Writing Center will hold its first “Light Night for Reluctant Writers”. Here, the Center’s Director, Dr. Bärbel Harju, talks about how to conquer writers’ block and get the words rolling onto the page.

London calling

Doryphoros on tour

Standing in the same position for so long is no fun. Doryphoros needs a break. And this week, in response to a flattering invitation, LMU’s Spear-Bearer sets out for a temporary posting as Ambassador for Classical Greek Art in London.

From "Münchner UniMagazin"

From Alps to algorithms

Andreas Butz is Professor of Informatics and Media at LMU, Director of the Institute of Informatics, and a qualified climbing instructor for the German Alpine Club. For recreation, he scales Alpine peaks and teaches mountain rescue techniques.

Big data

“We are born bargain-hunters”

Online retailers offer low prices and individual sales advice. But what kinds of data are firms interested in and when do customers provide them? Professor Manfred Schwaiger and Antje Niemann explain the uses of big data.

Remembering the White Rose

Daring to defy a murderous regime

Refusing to look the past in the eye can cloud one’s view of the present: LMU commemorates the members of the White Rose group and LMU student Hans Leipelt, who was executed 70 years ago.

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