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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.

Studying abroad

"Postcards" from afar

Over 1000 LMU students are currently abroad, thanks to Erasmus or the LMUexchange Program. The following is a selection of their “postcards” home. If they make you feel envious, check out LMU’s International Day on November 29th.

A new semester begins

Welcome back!

It’s that time of year again, another semester gets underway at LMU - a picture gallery of the first day...

Holocaust Studies

“Much remains to be done in the field of Holocaust Studies”

Dr. Kim Wünschmann has joined the LMU to expand the cooperation between the Chair for Contemporary History and the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich.

The Restless Sixties

“People should not have been surprised”

In Germany, “68ers” usually refers to the left-wing students who rebelled against the postwar consensus. But protest in the 1960s came not only from the Left, as the following interview with Ludwig Faltlhauser shows.

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.

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