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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.

Studying abroad

Live from around the world

Read what the current crop of exchange students have to say about their experiences abroad. Find out more about student exchanges during the International Days at LMU this month.

Focus on China

A high-growth market for research too

LMU‘s international network already spans the globe, but further opportunities abound in China, and the LMU-China Academic Network is dedicated to extending LMU’s contacts with Chinese universities.

A degree in philosophy

What can I do with it?

LMU philosopher Stephan Hartmann brings the practice of his discipline into focus and has organized a conference that points to the wide variety of career paths open to philosophy graduates.

History lessons

An online journey through LMU’s past

Explore the ups and downs of LMU’s 500-year history, and learn more about the personalities who helped to make it, on our new timeline.

Another semester at LMU

What’s new?

8000 first-year students, a new research center, and several new student exchange programs are among the novelties that mark the opening of the Winter Term 2015-2016 at LMU.

War reporting

The battle for attention

How do the media and public relations strategists affect the course and the public’s perception of violent conflicts? LMU communications expert Romy Fröhlich, coordinator of an EU-funded project on the topic, discusses its early findings.

Biomedical Center

Building a modern research center

When LMU‘s new Biomedical Center is officially opened at the end of October, the first chapter in its history will close. Molecular biologist Peter Becker looks back on 15 years as coordinator of the project.

Personality and career

"Deceit does not pay"

The value of conscientiousness and the limited relevance of personal sympathy: LMU’s Professor Markus Bühner talks about personnel recruitment and the links between personality and career.

Computational linguistics

Sifting out the meaning

When machines translate texts, the results are often risible rather than right. Computational linguist Alexander Fraser seeks to enable computers to select the most likely meaning of a word or phrase on the basis of its context in the sentence.

The body beautiful

Slim, sleek, supple, on the go

Cosmetic surgery is booming. LMU’s professor for sociology and gender studies, Paula-Irene Villa discusses our obsession with fitness, how beauty clinics appeal to prospective customers and what their approach to marketing reveals about contemporary society.

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