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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.

Knowledge transfer

In one ear and out the other

Whether or not former students can apply scientific reasoning to formulate hypotheses and solve problems effectively at work depends in part on what subjects they have studied, says LMU educational psychologist Frank Fischer.

Refugee students

New beginnings at LMU

Samar was working on her thesis when her house in Damascus was hit by a bomb. Ahmad Al-Nabulsi was at dental school when he was imprisoned for joining a protest against the government. Both are now starting over again at LMU.

Multiple-choice tests

“Life is not a quiz show”

One question, several alternative answers: Multiple-choice tests are widely used assessment tools. LMU psychologist Markus Bühner tells us why, and points out their limitations.

Looking back on 2015

The year at LMU: A pictorial review

The opening of the Biomedical Center, the solar eclipse over Munich, the Spear-Bearer accepts an invitation. These were some of the notable events in LMU‘s 2015…

Alzheimer’s disease

“Definitely on the right track”

Alois Alzheimer, who first described what has become the most common form of dementia, died 100 years ago. What is known about the illness today and, above all, what can be done about it? LMU’s Christian Haass gives us a tour d’horizon.


Magical materials

Honeycombs, crosses, bridges: Strands of DNA can be programmed to fold into such shapes spontaneously. LMU physicist Tim Liedl exploits this property to build 3D nanostructures for a variety of applications.

Deutschlandstipendiat Sagar Dhital

The first doctor in Katunje

Medical student Sagar Dhital’s greatest wish is to help improve the lives of the people in his Nepalese village - which, he says, “helped me to become what I am today,” gets a new hospital.

Breaking barriers down

Straining to catch every word

Many people who are handicapped are immediately recognizable as such – they may have a guide-dog or use a wheelchair. Lara’s case is quite different. She must “come out” every time a new lecturer walks in.

Emotions and education

The love of learning

How can we sustain a lifelong enthusiasm for learning? LMU psychologist Reinhard Pekrun talks about the link between emotions and educational success.

Studying abroad

Live from around the world

Read what the current crop of exchange students have to say about their experiences abroad. Find out more about student exchanges during the International Days at LMU this month.

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