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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.

A new semester begins

Welcome back!

It’s that time of year again – another semester gets underway at LMU – and the new LMU film will give you all an impression of what it is like to study, work and explore the world of research here.

Early Nutrition

The lasting legacy of our early years

In a long-term, collaborative, EU-funded project led by LMU‘s Berthold Koletzko, researchers have studied the lasting impact of early nutrition on health. A conference now underway in Munich highlights the latest results.

Lecture series

"Islam is not monolithic"

Attitudes to Islam in this part of the world are often conditioned by misconceptions and lack of knowledge. A new series of public lectures to be held in this semester is devoted to elucidating the central features of the Muslim faith.

Presidential election

She’ll win, she won’t, she’ll win ...

With the TV debates coming up, the polls are highly volatile, suggesting a neck-and-neck race between Clinton and Trump. But according to Andreas Graefe’s model, the outcome is already clear.

Student entrepreneurs

Getting off the ground

What does it take to turn a good business idea into a successful startup? LMU students who are thinking of starting their own businesses can count on the University’s support.

Further education

Updating professional skills

Universities today offer more than under- and postgraduate courses and research opportunities in the classical academic subjects. Indeed, they are legally obliged to provide continuing education for working professionals and executives.

New ScienceCast

The birth of planets

Planets are products of the evolution of thin disks made up of gas and dust grains, which are associated with young and highly active stars. LMU’s Barbara Ercolano is studying the processes involved in planet formation and growth.

A Conversation with: Tanja Carstensen

Social media pile on the pressure

The advent of Facebook, Xing and other online platforms is changing the world of work. By placing ever more emphasis on self-organization, they promote self-exploitation. Workers now need digital profiles, says sociologist Tanja Carstensen.

Digital study aids

Dissertation 4.0

Countless apps and programs are designed to help students write their dissertations. But which ones are actually helpful?


All a question of visibility

Ralf Jungmann recently won an ERC Starting Grant – and with it a physics professorship. His research utilizes DNA-based nanotechnology to visualize biological structures that have dimensions of a few nanometers.

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