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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.

Veterinary centenary

Caring for creatures great and small

LMU’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine celebrates its 100th birthday next month. Its incorporation was the culmination of a long struggle for academic acceptance.

LMU-UC Berkeley Research Program

UCB’s open door to visiting professorship is perfect timing

Berkeley professors have been conducting research at LMU in a special Humanities program since 2007. The program began to flow in both directions earlier this year, sending its first LMU professor west to California.

New Surgery Center in Grosshadern

A core component of high-end medicine

The new Surgery Center in Grosshadern opens on 1. September. The Center accommodates all surgical specialties under one roof, and is equipped with the very latest in medical technology.

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.


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.

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