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.
Stipend by students
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.
Digitalization and 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.
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.
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
Biophysicist Dieter Braun studies how life and the chemistry that made it possible originated on the early Earth.
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?
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.
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
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.
Sleep patterns are determined by one‘s chronotype, says Till Roenneberg, and everyone should be allowed to follow its dictates. Here he discusses ways to achieve this goal and outlines the benefits it would bring.
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