The University of Münster is one of the largest universities in Germany with a rich and time-honoured tradition. Some 44,000 students and 5,600 academics from Germany and around the world appreciate the University's extensive range of courses, diverse research profile and the advantages of living in the city of Münster. Our slogan says it all: "living.knowledge".

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Mission statement

The University of Münster is committed to offering excellent research opportunities, high-quality teaching and strong support to its junior researchers. Ensuring equal opportunity for both men and women is also a matter of vital interest. With close regional ties and a cosmopolitan attitude, the University of Münster promotes international exchange, interdisciplinary cooperation and knowledge transfer in the professional and public sectors. 

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Facts and figures

Students, staff, institutions, subjects, collaborations and international activities – the University of Münster is one of the largest and most diverse universities in Germany.

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Awards and prizewinners

Researchers of the University of Münster are regularly honoured with prestigious, internationally renowned prizes. The University also confers awards for outstanding research, teaching and academic achievements.