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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.

London calling

Doryphoros on tour

Standing in the same position for so long is no fun. Doryphoros needs a break. And this week, in response to a flattering invitation, LMU’s Spear-Bearer sets out for a temporary posting as Ambassador for Classical Greek Art in London.

From "Münchner UniMagazin"

From Alps to algorithms

Andreas Butz is Professor of Informatics and Media at LMU, Director of the Institute of Informatics, and a qualified climbing instructor for the German Alpine Club. For recreation, he scales Alpine peaks and teaches mountain rescue techniques.

Big data

“We are born bargain-hunters”

Online retailers offer low prices and individual sales advice. But what kinds of data are firms interested in and when do customers provide them? Professor Manfred Schwaiger and Antje Niemann explain the uses of big data.

Remembering the White Rose

Daring to defy a murderous regime

Refusing to look the past in the eye can cloud one’s view of the present: LMU commemorates the members of the White Rose group and LMU student Hans Leipelt, who was executed 70 years ago.

Marie Curie Skłodowska Actions

Power to the postdocs

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, which form part of the EU Research Framework Programme Horizon 2020, are designed to foster professional independence by enabling post-doctoral researchers to pursue their own projects.

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.

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