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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.

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”.

Doctoral Day at LMU

Directions for doctorates

Do I want to do a doctorate? Should I choose a structured program? And what sort of support can I expect for my thesis work? Answers to these and many related questions will be available on LMU’s Doctoral Day on May 31st.

New series

Master Pieces

The last sentence is complete. It’s time to PRINT! Our new series “Master Pieces” features especially noteworthy Bachelor’s and Master’s theses from LMU – their subjects and their authors.

Art History

A view turned towards the ceiling

Between 1550 and 1800, mural painting on walls and ceilings flourished throughout Europe. Stephan Hoppe studies the relationship between pictorial decoration and architecture in early modern Germany.


The systems of biology

A new Center devoted to research on Molecular Biosystems is the latest addition to LMU’s HighTechCampus in Grosshadern/Martinsried.


Taking another look at the data

Economist Amelie Wuppermann quantifies the practical effects of political measures, such as the impact of changes in educational policies on pupils. Now she is one of five female academics at LMU to win the Therese von Bayern Prize.


A New Addition to the Molecular Toolkit

Dirk Trauner’s projects are devoted to photosensitive molecular switches which permit him to control nerve-cell activity by means of light. This approach is revolutionizing the field of photopharmacology.

Biblia Arabica

Bridging religious divides through translation

The Hebrew Bible and the New Testament were first translated into Arabic in the 8th century. Ronny Vollandt, Professor of Jewish Studies at LMU is studying this little known phase in the dissemination of the Scriptures.

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