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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.


Thinking things through …

The term ‘sustainability’ has become something of a cliché – and its exact meaning is unclear. LMU academics from a range of disciplines are now engaged in clarifying its significance for a truly sustainable future.

Learning strategies

“Fear of exams can be overcome”

What lies at the origin of the fear of examinations, and what can students and lecturers do to allay it? In the following interview, LMU Professor Anne Frenzel (Chair of Psychology in the Learning Sciences) answers both questions.


Caroline is in control

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease which is relatively rare in Germany. LMU student Caroline Schambeck is one of its victims, but she does not let her illness dominate her life, and was recently awarded a Deutschlandstipendium.

Structural biology

The Protein Printer

Ribosomes are molecular machines programmed by genetic blueprints, which make proteins by linking amino acids together into linear chains that fold into sequence-dependent shapes. LMU biochemist Roland Beckmann studies how they do it.

A look back at 2016

The year at LMU: A pictorial review

A second round for Lehre@LMU, a Leibniz Prize, vacationers in Rio and an Olympic Gold … some of the highlights of 2016 in pictures

Student volunteers

How can I help you?

Students voluntarily campaign for a season ticket for public transport, give orientation courses for high-school graduates, translate medical terminology into plain language – and lots more. Why?


Making Fine Distinctions

LMU immunologist Veit Hornung’s research focuses on how the innate immune system differentiates between endogenous cellular structures and invasive agents.

World AIDS Day

Keeping HIV at bay

Millions of people are infected with HIV, and will develop AIDS in the absence of therapy. LMU’s Maximilian Münchhoff studies HIV’s effects on the immune system, which are of fundamental relevance to the search for an effective vaccine.

Breaking down barriers

Accolade for LMU’s commitment

LMU has been awarded the Bayern barrierefrei emblem by the Bavarian government for its efforts to eliminate barriers that impede or discourage the disabled and those who suffer from chronic illnesses from studying at the university.

Graduate Schools

“The GSN has already made its mark”

LMU‘s Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences, which is now 10 years old, focuses on a single issue: How does the brain work? Doctoral students from all over the world are seeking answers to this immensely complicated question.

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