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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 look back at 2016

The year at LMU: A pictorial review

A second round for Lehre@LMU, a Leibniz Prize, vacationers in Rio and an Olympic Gold … some of the highlights of 2016 in pictures

Structural biology

The Protein Printer

Ribosomes are molecular machines programmed by genetic blueprints, which make proteins by linking amino acids together into linear chains that fold into sequence-dependent shapes. LMU biochemist Roland Beckmann studies how they do it.

Student volunteers

How can I help you?

Students voluntarily campaign for a season ticket for public transport, give orientation courses for high-school graduates, translate medical terminology into plain language – and lots more. Why?


Making Fine Distinctions

LMU immunologist Veit Hornung’s research focuses on how the innate immune system differentiates between endogenous cellular structures and invasive agents.

World AIDS Day

Keeping HIV at bay

Millions of people are infected with HIV, and will develop AIDS in the absence of therapy. LMU’s Maximilian Münchhoff studies HIV’s effects on the immune system, which are of fundamental relevance to the search for an effective vaccine.

Breaking down barriers

Accolade for LMU’s commitment

LMU has been awarded the Bayern barrierefrei emblem by the Bavarian government for its efforts to eliminate barriers that impede or discourage the disabled and those who suffer from chronic illnesses from studying at the university.

Graduate Schools

“The GSN has already made its mark”

LMU‘s Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences, which is now 10 years old, focuses on a single issue: How does the brain work? Doctoral students from all over the world are seeking answers to this immensely complicated question.

International students at LMU

Tips for getting started

Lectures, semester ticket, library card … Not all of the 8500 international students who now attend LMU find it easy to adapt to university life in a new and unfamiliar setting. But we have some tips that should help.

Generation smartphone

Lives on (the) display

Bent on conserving happy moments, smartphone users forget to experience them, says LMU’s Sarah Diefenbach, an economics professor at LMU. Together with Dr. Daniel Ullrich, she is studying the impact of digital media on our emotional lives.

Theodor Hänsch at 75

A Passion for Precision

LMU’s Nobel Laureate Theodor Hänsch talks about creativity in physics, Steve Jobs’ soldering skills, and the secrets of precision metrology.

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