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Notification of 1st October 2021

Lectures in Presence in the winter term of 2021/22 at LMU München

LMU Hygiene Concept:

  • Independent of the Corona incidence figures, everybody is obliged to wear a face mask (medical or FFP-2) in all areas of LMU buildings.
  • If you cannot keep a distance of 1.5 metres to other persons during presence lectures, you are obliged to wear your masks at your working place. Lecturers are exempt from this rule if they can keep the security distance to their audience.
  • If the 7-day-incidence exceeds the value of 35, the 3G-rule applies, i.e. only vaccinated, recovered or tested students are allowed to participate. There are exceptions to this rule and the possibility of test records, stipulated under paragraph 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 respectively of the LMU Infection Protection Concept.
  • Exams may be planned in a way that the minimum distance between participants will be kept. At your working place you will be allowed to take off your face mask.
  • In this context, LMU will put up two test centres from 11th October 2021 onwards - in Schellingstraße 3 and at the Biozentrum Martinsried (Großhaderner Str. 4) - for carrying out PoC-Antigene tests. Students of the LMU can have themselves tested there for free on presentation of their LMU card and will receive a test record.
  • There will be regular random controls of the 3G-rule at several levels by the security service of the LMU. Lectures are also authorised to check testing records, but are not obliged to do so.
  • For further details - especially on exceptions and the execution of the rules - please also regularly consult the current news under "Aktuelles" on the German Homepage, which are constantly being updated, as well as the central pages of LMU München.
    We are looking forward to seeing you in person again, or to get to know you, and wish you a good and successful winter term 2021/22.

New Regulations for the use of the LMU University Libraries as per 2nd September 2021

3 G-Regulation

  • Upon entering any LMU university library, the 3G-regulation applies:
  • All users have to prove at the library counter that they are either fully vaccinated, recovered or negatively tested.
  • Without any valid proof you are not allowed to use the media, photocopier, scanner, or working places.
  • This applies to all user groups, i.e. also to LMU academic staff. Please note in this context that you may not use the side doors of the libraries!

Obligation to wear a Mask

  • You are obliged to wear a medical mask (OP-mask oder FFP2-mask) in all university libraries.
  • At your registered reading/working place you are allowed to take off the maks, since there is a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between the individual working places.

Online reservation of a reading/working place still obligatory 

As per 18th September2021: Saturday Opening: Mon-Sat 9am - 8pm


For current information please always refer to the Homepage of the UB (University Library):


Announcement of 19th July 2021

New Project KALAM within the framework of the Initiative „Global Challenges - Integrating Diverse Perspectives on Heritage and Change“

Das Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie der LMU startet unter Leitung von Adelheid Otto ein neues internationales Projekt mit mit dem Ziel, gefährdete archäologische Landschaften im Irak und in Usbekistan zu schützen. In diesen Ländern sind ausgedehnte Gebiete mit Tausenden Kulturerbestätten infolge von Raubgrabungen, Siedlungsbau, Landwirtschaft und Staudammbauten akut gefährdet. Das Projekt „KALAM. Analysis, protection and development of archaeological landscapes in Iraq and Uzbekistan through ICTs and community-based approaches“ wird auf Basis einer Kooperation auf Augenhöhe mit Archäologenkollegen in Iraq, Usbekistan und Italien durchgeführt. Es hat zum Ziel, die archäologischen Stätten zu dokumentieren und in Zusammenarbeit mit der Bevölkerung vor Ort nachhaltige Methoden zum Schutz zu entwickeln.

Es wird von der internationalen Initiative „Global Challenges - Integrating Diverse Perspectives on Heritage and Change“ gefördert, zu der sich die VolkswagenStiftung, die Compagnia di San Paolo in Italien und der Riksbankens Jubileumsfond in Schweden zusammengeschlossen haben, und wurde als eines von acht internationalen Projekten ausgewählt.

The correspondent press release you will find here: