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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.

LED research

The future of lighting systems

Versatile, environmentally friendly and energy-efficient: LEDs are tomorrow's light sources. But their light appears cold to us. In the latest ScienceCast, LMU chemist Wolfgang Schnick tells us how he persuades LEDs to emit warmer light.


The Instant After Zero Hour

The work of LMU physicist Viatcheslav Mukhanov probes the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang, illuminating crucial aspects of theories of the origin of the Universe. And he is sure that forthcoming data from the Planck Mission will prove him right.

Social Ethics

Questioning the system

“Market-based regulation cannot protect the interests of the weak,” says Markus Vogt, Professor of Social Ethics at LMU. Here he considers the implications of globalization and climate change, and explores ways of reducing inequality.

Annual Review 2014

LMU’s year in pictures

2014 saw an LMU student become the most successful athlete at the Winter Paralympics, the unveiling of the winning design for the Philologicum, a place in the Top 30 for LMU in the Times Higher Education’s World University Ranking – and much more...

DAAD Prize

Rising to the (next) challenge

Young people today are often seen as self-centered and apathetic, but these epithets certainly do not apply to Tanzeem Haque. Lots of things annoy her, and this motivates her to take action in very diverse areas.

The future of work

Seldom offline, always on a leash

The relentless advance of digitalization is altering the contours of our working lives. Will digital piecework soon dominate the job market? Here, LMU economist Professor Arnold Picot discusses the role of digitalization in shaping tomorrow’s world.

Cooks on Campus

Neele‘s Christmas Roundtable

The Christkindl markets in Munich are already in business, Advent has just begun – and Neele, our latest Cook on Campus, is about to introduce the members of her regular German-Indian roundtable to the joys of homemade Christmas cookies.

Crowd investing

“For many, yields are a welcome bonus”

Private investors can now finance start-up firms via online platforms. LMU economist Lars Hornuf discusses crowd investing, a subclass of crowdfunding specifically for start-up firms, which has rapidly established itself in Germany.

The Lyrik Kabinett at 25

Showcase for poetry

Poetry need not always be enjoyed in solitude. The Lyrik Kabinett, which began life 25 years ago, is a place where poetry-lovers can come together to share their enthusiasm for verse – in the second largest library in Europe devoted solely to lyric poetry.

Veterinary medicine

PferD3: A virtual guide to the horse

Students of veterinary medicine at LMU have developed a suite of educational software that helps trainee vets to learn the ins-and-outs of equine anatomy. The new program will be introduced to the public at the 14. Munich Science Days.

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