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Capturing light – for the computers of tomorrow

Light is an indispensable part of the IT world of the future. A team of scientists led by Prof. Wolfram Pernice from the Institute of Physics at Münster University has now succeeded in capturing light on a chip. As a result, they have developed the first all-optical, "non-volatile" – i.e. permanent – chip memory which can preserve data for decades.

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The University of Münster: a film portrait

Founded in 1780, the WWU Münster is a university with tradition. 250 courses of study, 37 000 students, a staff of 5 000 including 565 professors - as well as 400 partnership agreements with universities and other academic institutions all over the world.

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University of Münster A-Z

Faculties and departments, institutions and facilities, map of the university, telephone directory, e-mail addresses and an extended search: at Münster University 5.000 staff – from craftsmen to professors – are scattered over about 200 buildings and several hundred institutions. These search tools will help you find your way around.

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Top-level research

Münster University has developed a strong research profile in natural sciences, humanities, medicine, law and business administration. It targets top-level research in high-performance areas for support and combines this with promoting first-class junior research staff.

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Studying at Münster University

The University of Münster offers an exceptionally wide range of subjects and combinations of subjects. There are about 120 different courses of study. Here is information about enrolling, choosing subjects, compulsory language courses and advisory services.

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Promoting junior researchers

The WWU Münster organises the promotion of outstanding academic junior researchers in graduate schools which provide structured doctorate courses. The university creates an environment conducive to top-level research carried out by postdocs.