LMU Excellence Initiative!

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München has once again taken the top spot in the German Excellence Initiative: In the Second Phase of the competition all of the proposals submitted – for four new Graduate Schools, four Clusters and the Institutional Strategy – have been selected for funding, the German Research Foundation and the German Science Council announced today. LMU Munich will also play an important role in a Cluster of Excellence hosted by the Technical University of Munich.

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Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking

In the latest edition of the World Reputation Ranking compiled by the Times Higher Education magazine, LMU has once again come out very well breaking in to the Top 30!

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QS World Ranking

LMU ranks 65 in the overall QS World Ranking! In the subject wise rankings you can see that in Chemistry it ranks 27, Modern Languages 30 and in Legal Studies 28 bringing Munich and Germany to the spotlight in some of the key fields and areas!

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Nature's Index 2014 Global

LMU is the best placed German university in the NATURE Index 2014 Global, which assesses the publication records of research institutions and universities, based on papers accepted by 68 journals in the sciences.

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Max Planck Medal for LMU physicist

Viatcheslav Mukhanov models the physical processes that occurred in the first instances after the Big Bang. The LMU physicist has now been awarded the German Physics Association’s Max Planck Medal for his contributions to quantum cosmology.

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Safer, more stable, easier to store

LMU chemists have developed a new secondary explosive which has a significantly higher thermal stability than the commonly used pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) and is therefore easier and safer to handle.

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Advancing the Social Sciences and Humanities

The League of European Research Universities (LERU), the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of East Asian Research Universities (AEARU), the Group of Eight Australia, the RU11 Japan, the Russell Group (UK), and the U15 (Canada) committed themselves to working together to advance the characteristics described in the ‘Leiden Statement’.

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Vaccine against bird flu tested in humans

Together with a team at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, LMU researchers have developed a candidate vaccine directed against the avian flu virus H5N1 and have now carried out the first tests in humans.

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Virtual motion, real consequences

LMU researchers have shown that virtual optical stimuli can lead to aftereffects that significantly alter our perception of self-motion. This finding has implications for safe use of emerging technologies such as virtual-reality headsets.

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Reprogramming “Support Cells” into Neurons

NG2 glia represent a promising target for neuronal cell replacement strategies to treat traumatic brain injury.

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LMU defends its top position

The results for the fifth year of the European Research Council’s funding programs show that LMU was again among the most successful competitors. Ten LMU researchers were awarded prestigious ERC grants, each worth around 2 million euros. Six of them received Advanced Investigator Grants and Starting Grants went to four others. The total amount of ERC funding acquired by applicants from LMU last year was approximately 19.5 million euros.

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Philipp Krüger on LMU

When Philipp Krüger received his law degree from LMU, he had no idea it would take him to a UN peacekeeping mission in Sierra Leone, to producing documentaries, and to collaborating with top global thinkers in American administrations. “One thing just led to another.” 

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Sports-Related Head Injuries and Memory

A joint study conducted by researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Harvard University revealed possible long-term implications resulting from heading in soccer. The article is entitled "White Matter Integrity in the Brains of Professional Soccer Players without Symptomatic Concussion" and the results of this research are especially important for soccer-loving Germany, where Fussball is the leading national sport.
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