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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.

Campus Oberschleissheim

Veterinarians on the “moo-ve”

Veterinary medicine makes headlines, if ever, when a raccoon gets a pacemaker. But the profession deserves more attention. It’s a demanding job with many surprising facets. No wonder most veterinarians view their work as a vocation.


Tackling the Big Questions in Metabolism

Professor Alexander Bartelt studies metabolic processes in brown adipose tissue. He has now received a prestigious Starting Grant from the ERC for a project on the role of muscle cells in metabolic homeostasis.

Magdalena Mittermeier, climate activist

Researching for the future

Magdalena Mittermeier is currently completing her geography doctorate. Her thesis focuses on climate impact research—which has made her very aware of the possible consequences of failing to achieve international climate protection targets.

Datenbank Electronic Babylonian Literature

Filling in the Gaps

Enrique Jiménez makes use of artificial intelligence to fill in the many tantalizing gaps in the surviving texts written on clay tablets by scribes in early urban societies 3000 years ago.

2019 Photo Competition

LMU selfies

We’re now entering the final round of voting for the LMU 2019 photo competition. Who will be the winner in the “My LMU selfie” category?

Excellence Strategy

LMU funded as University of Excellence

As part of the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Strategy, LMU has been awarded funding as University of Excellence.


"Inspiring young people for science“

Chemist Professor Lena Daumann is one of six female academics to win the Therese of Bavaria Prize this year.

Climate Research

The Value of Vegetation

LMU geographer Julia Pongratz is studying the impact of changes in land use – such as deforestation, forest management, and agricultural production – on climate.


IQ myths

Intelligence is innate and highly gifted people are all nerds. These are but two of the many widely held assumptions about intelligence. We asked LMU psychologist Markus Bühner about the basis for these and other opinions relating to IQ.

LMU’s New Institute

Overlooking the English Garden

LMU’s new Nano-Institute located on Königinstrasse will be officially opened today. Its research staff will seek novel ways of exploiting the unique properties of nanomaterials to enhance the efficiency of energy generation and storage.

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