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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.

The propaganda of the IS

An assault on the Western psyche

Decapitations in slow motion, hypnotic soundtracks, positively viral dissemination rates: David Arn discusses Islamic State’s use of media and explains why their media offerings have grabbed so much attention.

Buying and selling

Pay whatever you like

Letting customers determine the price can sometimes pay off for the seller.


“The conflicts remain unresolved”

In 1995, Bosnian Serb forces murdered some 8000 people in Srebrenica. LMU’s Marie-Janine Calic, an expert on Southeastern Europe, discusses the legacy of the war and the future of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

P2P mentoring

What’s in it for the mentor?

Is mentoring a one-way street, a thankless task? Quite the contrary! Mentors also stand to gain, especially when their university offers attractive incentives – training courses in mentoring, for example.

Researchers’ recreations

Making a splash

Many hobbyists look after tropical fish, but LMU veterinarian Daniela Rodler spends much of her free time in aquariums – surprising visitors with the unexpected sight of a mermaid. In her day job in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine her focus is on birds of the air.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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