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.
Notes from the icefields
A fascinating picture of the Greenland expeditions undertaken by Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) emerges from his personal journals. LMU’s Rachel Carson Center has now put the documents on display on its website.
World Asthma Day
Growing up on a farm reduces the risk of asthma and allergies. Allergy specialist Erika von Mutius is studying why this is so, as the answer could suggest new ways of preventing such disorders.
New: Four Graduate Schools supported by funds provided by the Excellence Initiative are currently in operation at LMU. Each offers a stimulating and interdisciplinary working environment.
Art at CAS
Before the real talking gets underway at the CAS, the art on view helps everyone to relax. Indeed, over the past 5 years, the “Art at the CAS” exhibitions have become a must for insiders, and a further attraction for visitors.
Tutors can play an invaluable role in education. But they must be properly trained for the task of training others. The TutorPlus program aims to do just that.
A long-lost language opens a window on an age-old culture. Researchers led by LMU Indologist Professor Jens-Uwe Hartmann are deciphering fragile documents that shed light on the early development of Buddhism.
“Mein München” exhibition
Looking for something to do over the Easter holiday? Try the exhibition “Mein München” in the Munich City Museum. The show illuminates many facets of life in Munich - and gives an idea of how students view the modern city.
Oncology Winter School
In the course of a four-week program at LMU, medical students from around the world get a close-up view of the everyday routines in an oncology clinic. Taught by eminent medical specialists, they also receive invaluable help from their German “study buddies”.
A research team led by LMU paleontologist Bettina Reichenbacher has uncovered a rich trove of fossil fish in the Rift Valley in Kenya. The new specimens promise to reveal important details of the evolutionary history of freshwater fish in Africa.
International Women’s Day
LMU’s Professor Dieter Frey talks about the demands made on high-ranking managers, the difficulties that aspiring talents face on the way to the top, and the leadership qualities of women.
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