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Under the title "UBIAS into Impact: Networking our academics to meet global challenges" the fourth meeting of the Directors of the University Based Institutes for Advanced Studies (UBIAS) took place in Birmingham/UK from the 19th until the 23rd of June 2016. Representatives from 21 nations discussed conceptions, frameworks and the political relevance of their institutes. Some UBIAS, as CAS LMU, were invited to give a presentation of their institute. The meeting was the starting point for various joined projects, in which two or more UBIAS take part. more

The Center for Advanced Studies at LMU Munich (CAS) is offering research stays for the summer semester 2017 as a "Junior Researcher in Residence". The program is particularly aimed at academic staff members and scholarship recipients from the fields of humanities, cultural studies and social sciences at LMU Munich who, within their qualification level, seek a wider university and professional audience on the one hand, and who require optimal conditions for advancing or completing their research projects on the other hand. The status of a Junior Researcher in Residence includes a workspace in the Seestraße building and the use of the extensive resources of CAS. Application deadline is 15 September 2016. more

In order to intensify cooperation between researchers at LMU Munich and leading experts from other universities, the Center for Advanced Studies at LMU Munich has set up the CAS Research Groups program. The Center for Advanced Studies offers professors of LMU the opportunity to engage in long-term cooperative research with internationally renowned researchers. Two Research Groups are going to start their work at the Center for Advanced Studies in October 2017, one in the field of Natural Sciences, the other in the Humanities: The Research Group "Recreating the Origin of Life" is going to be headed by Prof. Dr. Dieter Braun (Systems Biology). Prof. Dr. Oliver Primavesi (Classics) is going to work on the project "Editing Metaphysics". Applications are now open for Fellowships in both Research Groups. more