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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.

International Day

Dispatches from LMU reporters

LMU students who spend time abroad act as foreign correspondents for those at home. On International Day, our LMU reporters have tips – and stories from “the great wide open”.

Lyrik Kabinett at 30

“I would prefer to be a poem”

Having organized 1200 events since 1989, while catering annually for the needs of 2000 users of its library, which comprises 63,000 media – Munich’s Lyrik Kabinett is Europe’s largest public collection devoted to international poetry.

Portrait: Désirée-Jessica Pély

“Be yourself!”

Inspired by her mother, Marta Pely, doctoral student Désirée-Jessica Pély firmly believes in the advancement of women. In this year’s LMU Photo Contest, she submitted a picture of Marta taken in 1983 – with the hashtag #FemaleConfidence …

Musical activities at LMU

“Freude, schöner Götterfunken...”

Choirs, chamber ensembles, orchestras – modern or classical: LMU students have many opportunities to display their musical talents – and many incentives to avail of these chances.

Artificial intelligence

Essential aides

Professor Julian Nida-Rümelin is analyzing the philosophical issues raised by AI and even theologians are caught up in the implications of AI.

LMU Research Fellowship

Getting to Grips with Clouds

Postdoc Linda Forster is an Outgoing LMU Research Fellow and is now engaged on a project on cloud formation at the California Institute of Technology. The results should help to improve forecasts of future climate change.

New Semester

Welcome to LMU!

A new semester begins, and it will be the first for thousands of students, many of whom come from abroad. Indeed, of the approximately 9000 individuals who have registered for the Winter Semester 2019/20, no less than 18% are international students.

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.

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