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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.

European Physical Society

LMU Physics Faculty chosen as historic site

The Faculty of Physics has a long and eventful history, and has made important contributions to the development of the discipline. The European Physical Society has now added the building to its list of Historic Sites.

Ancient History

The Imperatives of Empire

Clever political moves and elements of absolutism are some of the themes in Karen Radner’s story of the birth of the world’s first empire on the banks of the Tigris – nearly 3000 years ago. A Humboldt Professorship has now been formally bestowed on her.

Germany 1945

When the Flames were Quenched

When the guns finally fell silent, the Second World War had claimed 60 million lives. Here, LMU historian Andreas Wirsching discusses the aftermath of the 8th of May 1945.

Writing workshops at LMU

Beating the white-out

More and more universities in Germany offer writing courses for students. But do workshops and events like the Writers’ White Night at LMU really improve the quality of academic writing?

End of an era

Final curtain for the Studiobühne

Ever since the 1970s LMU’s theater students have learned the practical ins and outs of their subject at Munich‘s Studiobühne, where they have presented intriguing and exciting works. Their current season marks the end of an era.

The new semester

Setting out for summer

Facing into a lecture-packed schedule or a less taxing timetable? Planning to work in foreign climes or follow the usual routines? LMU students let us in on their plans for the new term.


Caught in a tight corner

Unrestrained immune reactions promote atherosclerosis. Clinical researcher Christian Weber is studying the web of molecular decisions that lead to this misdirected and potentially fatal response.

Tips on traineeships

“Finding a placement abroad is not hard”

Johannes Hoch explains why sending out 20 applications for a work placement abroad is worthwhile, and has tips on how to ensure you learn more in foreign parts than the local way of making coffee.

Multifaceted menagerie

A flying visit

A few days ago the Munich Fire Brigade was called out to rescue a peregrine falcon entangled in a net high up on one of the towers of the Frauenkirche. The young female patient was taken to LMU’s Bird Hospital – and was soon back in action.

Digital technology

In the future, keep it simple!

Utilizing technology without having to understand it: Here, Andreas Butz, Chair of Human-Computer Interaction at LMU, discusses devices that are needlessly complicated, Apple’s design strategy, and doing more with less.

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