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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.

Art history

Object lessons

Art historian Philippe Cordez teases out the hidden connotations of objects that have come down to us from pre-modern times. He joined LMU as a Research Fellow, and now leads a Junior Research Group financed by the Elite Network of Bavaria.

MISU Summer Schools

Welcome guests

More than 1000 students attended the Munich International Summer University in Munich. What were their impressions, and what were their most memorable moments?

Das Kapital at 150

Is Marx still worth reading?

What can we learn from Marx’s most celebrated work? We asked LMU researchers in diverse disciplines for their views on the contemporary relevance of Karl Marx’s classic analysis of capitalism.

Citizen Science

How far will Bee No.2 get?

LMU biologists are using marked bees to determine the sizes of their foraging ranges, with the ultimate goal of helping to protect acutely endangered species. Munich’s human inhabitants can help them find the answers.

Bachelor’s and Master’s theses from LMU

Master Pieces

Having worked as an electrician, Florian earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics at LMU, and did his Master’s at Harvard. Sofie studied Art History and her Master’s thesis was done closer to home – in a gallery archive in Rosenheim.

Art and Multimedia

LMU at Ars Electronica 2017

From the seminar room straight to the Ars Electronica: Students of the new course in Art and Multimedia will present their own works at the leading festival for electronic art, among them are an innovative visitors’ guide to Paris and a range of digital comics.


You can’t have one without the other?

That love and marriage “go together like a horse and carriage” is very much a modern notion. In the past, most marriages were based on material interests, and couples had to make the best of them, says Dr. Annegret Braun.

Christian culture

The Light in the World

Christianity set its seal on culture and society from the very beginning. Its history can also be seen as a process of ‘enchantment’, says Protestant theologian Jörg Lauster – before embarking on a whirlwind tour of the last two millennia.

Photo competition

Personal takes on LMU

How do members of LMU’s staff view their workplace? What do they find particularly appealing? Where are their favorite spots on campus? The photo competition “My LMU” yielded some arresting answers to these questions. See for yourself!

Ancient Egypt

From occupiers to neighbors

Some 3500 years ago, an Egyptian town was founded on an island in the Nile in what is now Sudan. LMU archaeologist Julia Budka’s work there shows how Egyptian immigrants and the local Nubians transformed it into a thriving community.

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