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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.

75 years ago

"Law changes, the conscience doesn't."

75 years ago, LMU students Hans and Sophie Scholl and five of their friends from the White Rose paid for their convictions with their lives. They were convicted by an inhuman regime and put to death. We honor their memory.


Riddles in time and space

Simone Mühl hopes to fill a gap in the ancient history of an area in what is now Iraqi Kurdistan. The young researcher has been awarded the Therese von Bayern Prize for her work in the region.

Online rage

Asocial media

The incidence of abusive commentary on social media is rising. Media specialists Carsten Reinemann and Christoph Neuberger are exploring the grounds for this development, and have invited journalist Dunja Hayali to discuss the issue.

Learning abroad

See the world – and study it

Why not resolve to take time this year to study abroad? Be inspired by the following photos, taken by LMU students studying in foreign climes, and chosen from the International Office’s annual calendars.

Travelers’ tales

Footnotes to a success story

To animate the big picture of the Erasmus Program, one must seek out the illuminating details. Here are a few, including the experiences of LMU‘s eldest Erasmus alumna, Nicolai’s stay on La Reunion, and Pierre’s vital link with the scheme.


“We are all made of stardust”

LMU astrophysicist Andreas Burkert studies origins – the origin of the Universe and the origin of life. Next week, he will begin a new Research Focus at the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) by discussing the links between these problems.


Thin Films, Bright Future

LMU physicist Alexander Högele studies ultrathin semiconducting films and carbon nanotubes, which possess astonishing physical properties. He has now received the second highly endowed European Research Council grant in his career.

Studying abroad

"Postcards" from afar

Over 1000 LMU students are currently abroad, thanks to Erasmus or the LMUexchange Program. The following is a selection of their “postcards” home. If they make you feel envious, check out LMU’s International Day on November 29th.

A new semester begins

Welcome back!

It’s that time of year again, another semester gets underway at LMU - a picture gallery of the first day...

The Restless Sixties

“People should not have been surprised”

In Germany, “68ers” usually refers to the left-wing students who rebelled against the postwar consensus. But protest in the 1960s came not only from the Left, as the following interview with Ludwig Faltlhauser shows.

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