Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Language Selection

Breadcrumb Navigation



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.


Replies to questioning looks

As a seminar project, ethnology students at LMU took a plunge into the archives of Munich’s Five Continents Museum. They emerged with fascinating ethnographic photos – and findings that place their subjects in historical context.

Digitalization and health

Steps to Better Health

Dr. Verina Wild studies the impact of digitalization and globalization on healthcare systems, and explores the ethical implications of this development for the individual and society as a whole.

Stipend by students

From Beneficiary to Benefactor

Tobias Jäger is grateful for the fact that the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine’s Alumni Association agreed to sponsor the Deutschlandstipendium to help him to finance his studies. Now he decided to finance a Deuschlandstipendium for other deserving students.

Doctoral Degree

Summit of a Student Career

Preparing a doctoral thesis entails exploring the unknown. The task fosters critical thinking, practical skills, and personal development. But almost all doctoral candidates run into difficulties and need encouragement and support.


Measures and Mismeasures

One of the major topics of public debate in Germany in recent years has focused on the growing gap between rich and poor. LMU economist Andreas Peichl, who studies inequality, discusses how the distribution of income and wealth is changing.

CAS Research Group

The Birth of Biological Information

Biophysicist Dieter Braun studies how life and the chemistry that made it possible originated on the early Earth.

Big data

Boon or bane?

Psychologists at LMU are trying to assess the informational value of big data. What do the digital clues left behind by everyone who logs onto the internet reveal about the user’s personality? And how useful are these data for researchers?


Lapping up ECTS credits

Students today want to learn their stuff where and when they wish. LMU’s many new e-learning courses now allow them to do just that. But e-learning demands self-discipline, and lecturers must work harder to make the material attractive.


"Fighting Europe’s Fights"

The new Scholars Programme set up by the Europaeum Network was launched in January 2018. PhD students enrolled in the Programme devote their doctoral research to developing effective responses to the challenges now facing the EU.

Memorandum of Understanding

Cambridge and LMU announce plans for strategic partnership

Two of Europe’s leading research universities have announced plans for a ‘strategic partnership’ – underlining the vital and ongoing relationship between UK universities and their peers across the EU in the post-Brexit landscape.

Show all Spotlights: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012