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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.

New Series

Cooks on Campus

When you get home after a day filled with lectures, do you just shove the frozen pizza in the oven? In our new series “Cooks on Campus”, international students suggest much more exotic and tasty alternatives, as they share their favorite recipes.

"Worlds of Journalism"

Under the eye of the Fourth Estate

Western media often see their task as that of an independent Monitor. How true is this of the press elsewhere? LMU’s Thomas Hanitzsch, coordinator of a worldwide survey of journalists’ attitudes to their role, has the answer.

New MUM series

Socializing with sharks

When Oliver Jahraus visits the Maldive Islands or the atolls of Micronesia, he unpacks his wetsuit first, not his holiday reading. After all, as a literary scholar, he is familiar with the tale of Mack the Knife. – He comes for the sharks.

Occupational Psychology

The human factor

German bosses are “tough on the person”, says Felix Brodbeck. But what do workers really need to enable them to be most productive? Brodbeck, an occupational psychologist at LMU, can now measure the impact of high- and low-quality leadership.

Changing times for libraries

A new building for book-lovers

Libraries have been transformed in recent years. Planning for LMU’s new Philologicum, construction of which is scheduled to start next year, reflects this sea change. The new building located at Ludwigstrasse 25 will be a modern specialist library.

Research on Shakespeare

Who’s there?

How do Shakespeare’s plays strike us today? The dramatist was born all of 450 years ago, yet his plays – in ever new interpretations – remain vital. Literary scholars Tobias Döring and Andreas Höfele try to explain why.

Archaeopteryx

The fascination of the ‘Urvogel’

LMU paleontologists have the privilege of working on fossils that are of particular evolutionary importance, and are among the most famous specimens ever discovered. One such species sheds light on the origin of feathers and avian flight.

New online tool

Career and vocation

Do you have what it takes to be a teacher? The Munich Center for Teacher Training (MZL) has developed an online assessment tool called SelF that helps people who are considering teaching as a career to answer that question.

Fighting leukemia

Saving lives between lectures

Since her grandfather died of leukemia, student Katharina Zech has been fighting a battle against blood cancer. Last year, the AIAS, the association she founded for the purpose, organized the largest search for stem-cell donors ever carried out at a university.

World Cup 2014

“They must show some spirit!”

Great show, and no make-believe: LMU sociologist and self-confessed football fan Armin Nassehi dissects the fascination of big sports events.

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