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