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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.

Social policies

There Is Another Way

The political scientist Laura Seelkopf analyzes welfare states worldwide in their historical context. Her research reveals the extensive variety of social policies and the sometimes unconventional means by which social inequalities are leveled.

Cambridge-LMU Strategic Partnership

“Research independent of national borders and political developments”

The University of Cambridge and LMU officially launch their strategic partnership with an inauguration ceremony in Munich.

New Research Centre

On the Influences of the Networked World

The Munich Centre for Global History marks its official opening with a symposium. The spokesperson, historian Roland Wenzlhuemer, clarifies the institution’s goals.

Artificial intelligence

Data vs. Dementia

Christian Wachinger is using machine learning to predict early stages of neurodegenerative diseases based on large-scale neuroimaging data.

AI in healthcare

An autopilot for physicians

Franz Pfister realized early that AI could improve healthcare. So he left his position as a medical resident to study Data Science at LMU. A student project led to a diagnostic algorithm, which is now undergoing its first practical test.

Artificial Intelligence

How smart will AI get?

Robots that talk, write news reports and novels, algorithms that select personnel. How will machine learning change our world? – And what can it not do? We asked specialists in various disciplines for their views. Here are their responses.

Germany’s Basic Law at 70

The Future of Academic Freedom

Article 5 of Germany’s Constitution protects the freedom of “the arts and sciences, research and teaching”, thus guaranteeing freedom of expression and enquiry. We asked why it was included and what challenges it now faces.

Strategic cooperations

This is how modern science works

LMU entered into a formal academic cooperation with Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel in 2017. It began with Physics, but the arrangement now covers all academic fields. And the benefits are already obvious.


Behind the Scenes

Have you ever been in a biophysics lab, or on the flanks of an active volcano, or made friends with a reindeer? No? Never mind! You can discover how LMUler see their world on @lmu.takeover.

EU Careers Ambassador

Ambassador for Careers and Values

LMU Master’s student Cornelia Nissen (26) is an Ambassador for EU Careers. She is fired with enthusiasm for the EU, she says – and it’s not hard to understand why.

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