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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.

New Year

Good resolutions for 2019

The first working week following the Christmas vacation is a good time for New Year’s resolutions. Here are some suggestions from people at LMU.

Political Science

Time and Timing

What effect are the torrents of information in today’s world having on political decision-making processes? Klaus H. Goetz studies the impact of time pressures on politics, and discerns signs of rising uncertainty and unpredictability.

Allergy prevention

The farm-milk effect on trial

Erika von Mutius studies the impact of environmental factors in early childhood on allergy and asthma risk. She is now planning a large-scale trial of the beneficial role of unprocessed milk, which will involve thousands of children.

Educational psychology

When you see their eyes light up

Educational psychologist Anne Frenzel studies the role of emotions in learning, and her recent research calls into question the validity of a widely held model of social interactions in the classroom.


The Father of Hygiene

To prove his hypothesis, Max von Pettenkofer drank a suspension of cholera bacteria. He survived the cholera cocktail, and his research on the impact of hygiene on health would revolutionize medicine and public health.

New Research Group

Alliances and Accommodations

At LMU’s Center for Advanced Studies, political scientist Bernhard Zangl and his colleague Andreas Kruck are studying how international organizations adjust to shifts in the global balance of power.

Quantum Physics

A Bridge to the Quantum World

Monika Aidelsburger uses a special type of optical lattice to simulate quantum many-body phenomena that are otherwise inaccessible to experimental exploration. She has now been awarded an ERC Starting Grant to pursue this work.

LMU’s campuses

Ready for take-off

The new crop of first-year students will soon be here. But a summary of the locations of its facilities may also be of interest to others. The following guide to LMU’s campuses is accompanied by a closer look from an unusual perspective.

New Semester

The first week in pictures

You will notice a lot more hustle and bustle on campus now. It will be the first experience of campus life for thousands of students. Get a visual taste of the first week of lectures.

LMU Research Fellowships

Travel broadens the mind

Chemist Henry Schurkus is the first Outgoing LMU Fellow. With an LMU Research Fellowship in his bag, he will work at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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