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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.

Quincentennial of the Reformation

The modernization of Christianity

The Reformation that began 500 years ago initiated a momentous transformation in the history of Christianity. Here, LMU historian Professor Harry Oelke discusses the developments that it set in train.


Treasures from LMU’s collection

Centuries-old books, historical insignias, the bookmark that turned out to be a previously unknown copy of America’s “birth certificate” – these are among the treasures to be found in LMU’s collections. We introduce a small selection here.

Brexit’s aftermath

Brexit, higher education and research

What effects is Brexit likely to have on higher education and research in Europe? We put this question to LMU President Bernd Huber, and to members of LMU’s faculty and staff.

LMU on Instagram

Glimpses of university life

LMU’s Instagram account is only a fortnight old – and its growing archive already has striking perspectives to offer and intriguing stories to tell.

Exhibition in the Jewish Museum

Picking up the pieces

Little information on Jewish life in Munich in the decades following the Second World War is available in the historical literature. So the 20 members of Professor Michael Brenner’s history class set out to fill the gap.

Munich as a business location

“It takes initiative to make a career”

Munich is Germany’s No. 1 business location. But does this help students to find jobs? “Not necessarily,” says Dirk Erfurth of LMU’s Career Service, “finding the right job requires initiative.”

Sinksar Ghebremedhin

Giving refugees a voice

Many passers-by no doubt take him to be a refugee. But Sinksar (25) is a native of Swabia. He seldom corrects the misconception: “In Munich, I’m less afraid of being taken for an Eritrean than I am of being recognized as someone from Swabia,” he jokingly remarks.

Sinologist Thomas O. Höllmann

“The ivory tower is long gone”

Thomas Höllmann’s first love was art, but decided to study Chinese. It was certainly a good choice, for he is now one of the best-known sinologists of his generation – and the newly elected President of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.


Dedicated to the European Idea

Stimulating dialogue and fostering exchange in the field of European Studies is the primary goal of the Europaeum, a network of leading European Universities. Four of the six recipients of the Europeaeum’s latest Jenkins Scholarships are linked to LMU.

Internet services

Who pays the piper?

The World Wide Web has turned copyright infringement into a pastime of the masses. In the following interview, LMU jurists Matthias Leistner and Ansgar Ohly discuss the naïveté of users and the legal position with regard to liability.

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