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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.

LMU’s Summer Schools

More than a just a mini-practical

Vacation time means no lectures? Not at LMU! The University’s Summer Schools attracts students from all over the world, who come to discover new fields and learn new skills – and many of them return to Munich for full-time studies.

Doryphoros returns

Back from London

After his four-month stay at the British Museum, LMU’s Spear-Bearer is back at his post in the University’s Main Building – elegant as ever, but with an unmistakably cosmopolitan air, having made quite an impression on his trip abroad.

Innovation Center

Digital – and secure

In search of mobile and low-risk solutions for internet users, IT experts at LMU are building up a network that links computer scientists with commercial enterprises to provide effective security architectures for secure digital communication.

Origin of life

Reassembling life’s starter kit

Dieter Braun wants to know how the first unicellular organisms evolved from prebiotic molecules. To find out he mimicks in experiment the environmental conditions that prevailed on the young Earth.

Jewish Museum Munich

Jewish identities in Europe today

To explore the diversity of Jewish lifestyles in Europe today, LMU ethnology students carried out field research in cities all over the continent. The fruits of their endeavors form the basis of a new exhibition at Munich’s Jewish Museum.

Cooperation with Harvard

LMU-Harvard Young Scientists’ Forum

The LMU-Harvard Young Scientists’ Forum 2015 enables young bioscientists at LMU to present and discuss their research findings with their peers and with faculty from one of the world’s leading universities.

The propaganda of the IS

An assault on the Western psyche

Decapitations in slow motion, hypnotic soundtracks, positively viral dissemination rates: David Arn discusses Islamic State’s use of media and explains why their media offerings have grabbed so much attention.

Buying and selling

Pay whatever you like

Letting customers determine the price can sometimes pay off for the seller.


“The conflicts remain unresolved”

In 1995, Bosnian Serb forces murdered some 8000 people in Srebrenica. LMU’s Marie-Janine Calic, an expert on Southeastern Europe, discusses the legacy of the war and the future of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

P2P mentoring

What’s in it for the mentor?

Is mentoring a one-way street, a thankless task? Quite the contrary! Mentors also stand to gain, especially when their university offers attractive incentives – training courses in mentoring, for example.

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