The "Excellence Clusters" of the University of Münster

The Excellence Clusters "Religion and Politics" and "Cells in Motion" bring together researchers from almost every faculty of the University. Aside from these, the University of Münster supports cutting-edge research in a number of internationally renowned fields, such as evolutionary science, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

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Excellence Cluster "Cells in Motion"

More than 90 research groups are using cutting-edge imaging technology to investigate the dynamic cellular behaviour in organisms. The ambitious programmes in this Excellence Cluster are helping to advance basic biomedical research, its clinical application in diagnostics and therapy, and the interaction between theory and practice.

Coordination team: Prof. PhD Lydia Sorokin (speaker), Prof. Dr. Volker Gerke and Prof. Dr. Michael Schäfers; all from the Faculty of Medicine
Participating faculties and non-university facilities:
Faculties of Medicine, Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics of the University of Münster; Max Planck Institute of Molecular Biomedicine

Excellence Cluster "Cells in Motion"

© Exzellenzcluster „Religion und Politik“ - Wilfried Gerharz

Excellence Cluster "Religion and Politics"

Some 200 humanities scholars in 20 disciplines are currently exploring the relationship between religion and politics throughout history and across cultures. The spectrum ranges from the ancient world of mythical gods, to Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the Middle Ages and early modernity, to the present situation in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Detlef Pollack, Faculty of Educational and Social Science
Participating disciplines: History, Law, Political Studies, Sociology of Religion, Religious Studies, Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox and Islamic Theology, Classical and Modern Philology and Philosophy, Art History, Arabic Studies, Ethnology, Ancient Middle Eastern Studies, Archaeology, Egyptology, Jewish Studies, Byzantine Studies, Musicology and Book Studies of the University of Münster

Excellence Cluster "Religion and Politics"