CAS Blog

About this blog

The founder of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, Abraham Flexner, wrote in 1930: “…a university, like all other human institutions (…) is not outside, but inside the general social fabric of a given era. It is not something apart, something historic, something that yields as little as possible to forces and influences that are more or less new. It is on the contrary (…) an expression of the age, as well as an influence operating upon both present and future.”

The ”Center for Advanced Studies” (CAS) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) is devoted to the idea that our university is more than simply its various branches of research. CAS brings together scholars from a range of disciplines to address important questions of general interest. It promotes cooperation between outstanding researchers and fosters the participation of international fellows in research conducted at LMU.

The CAS LMU Blog serves as an interface between scientific discourses and the public sphere. It is an academic open access forum of debate on topical events and developments in science, scholarship and society.

The blog is published by CAS LMU.

Opinions expressed on this website are not necessarily shared by the CAS LMU Blog editors.

Quality Control and Originality

Each submission will be reviewed by the CAS editors.

Submissions must be original and owned by their authors.

Plagiarism Policy

Authors must not plagiarize in their submissions to the CAS LMU Blog. We request that authors give credit to the original sources of text, ideas, and pictures. If plagiarism becomes apparent only after publication on the CAS LMU Blog, we will either publish a correction or remove the contribution.


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Open Access Statement

The CAS LMU Blog is open access, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or to use them for any other lawful purpose without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Center for Advanced Studies LMU (CAS LMU)
Dr. Annette Meyer
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80539 München



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