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.
LMU‘s Multiplier Program has sent out its first batch of graduates to act as advocates of learning in the Faculties. Their projects are designed to stimulate increased awareness of the importance of quality teaching.
LMU’s hidden nooks
Much of the material held by the Bavarian State Collections in Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy and the State Mineralogical Collection is stored in the LMU building on Theresienstrasse. The specimens offer unique glimpses of world history.
A tax receipt from the 9th, and a marriage contract from the 11th century are two of the entries in a database of Arabic documents, which is being set up by LMU researchers, and throws new light on daily life in Egypt hundreds of years ago.
In the following interview, LMU psychologist Frank Fischer discusses the role of notecards in effective learning, when to take a break from cramming, and how to profit from failure.
To visit Christine Wamsley at work, take the route past the Viking ships and the aeroplanes. Christine is a Euroscholar, and is spending a semester with a research team at the end of a long corridor – in the Research Lab at the Deutsches Museum.
Accident research at LMU
Wolfram Hell studies how – and why – traffic accidents occur. His goal is to find ways of reducing the number of fatal crashes by optimizing the efficiency of vehicle safety systems. But his findings don’t always find a receptive ear.
Our Digital Society
Digitalization, a product of advances in electronics, is transforming economic life. Information systems
analyst Thomas Hess studies the diverse impacts of such technological innovation on different
sectors of the economy.
Climate change and winter sports
Christmas in clover, Easter snowed over? Geographer Jürgen Schmude’s studies on the impact of climate change on winter sports suggest that, in future, optimal skiing conditions will occur less often...
The year in review
Choosing memorable events for inclusion in a short review of 2014 at LMU means making tough choices. - For at such a large university, every day brings an item worthy of mention. But we’ve made our selection, and now turn the Spotlight on …
Tales from LMU
Telling stories is an effective way to teach things, but school timetables leave little room for it. Trainee teachers from LMU now regularly tell stories at local schools, with a view to improving their pupils’ language competence.
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