Digital insights

We open the doors to the university for you in a digital way.
© WWU - Peter Wattendorff

The Alumni Club cannot currently offer you events at the university, such as lectures or guided tours. We would therefore like to invite you to gain insights into current topics in science and culture at Münster University in a digital way. We hope that we will soon be able to invite you again to events of the Alumni Club Münster University as usual.

The list is constantly being updated and supplemented - so it is well worth visting again.

Digital insights (updated 18 June 2021)

Research and teaching

  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Sachser
    © Willi Weber

    Talks, lectures, discussions

    "Der Mensch im Tier" (Man in the Animal) - A topic for Münster (in German)
    7 April 2021 to 29 June 2021
    Digital event series as part of the project "One University - One Book"
    In his book "Der Mensch im Tier" (Man in the Animal), the Münster-based behavioural scientist Norbert Sachser speaks of a "revolution in the view of animals". What does that mean? And what follows from it? We will deal with this in public lectures, talks and discussions.
    Tuesdays, 6.15-7.45 pm
    Online events via livestream (via the event series website)
    No registration required

    Einfach kompliziert. Interdisziplinäre Gedanken zur Toleranz (in German)
    Digital lecture series by the Kontaktstelle Studium im Alter and the Central Custody with lecturers from the University of Münster.
    19 April to 12 July 2021, Mondays, 4.15-5.45 pm
    Online lecture via eLectures
    No registration required

    WasserWissen (in German)
    Digital lecture series by the network "Water"

    21 April to 30 June 2021, wednesdays, 6.15–7.30 pm
    Online-Lecture via Zoom
    No registration required

    (Fast) 250 Jahre Universität Münster
    (in German)
    Digital lecture series by the Arbeitsgruppe Historische Bildungsforschung
    27. April to 13 July 2021, tuesdays, 4.15-5.45 pm
    Online lecture
    Registration via email at required

    Fachkulturen – Lehrkulturen? Die Vielfalt der Hochschullehre wissenschaftstheoretisch reflektiert (in German)
    Digital lecture series of the Centre for Philosophy of Science (Zentrum für Wissenschaftstheorie)
    29 April to 8 July 2021, Thursdays, 2 days a week, 6:15-19:45 pm
    Online lecture via Zoom
    Registration required

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    WWU-Cast - The Podcast of Münster University (in German)

    This is where scientists from various disciplines report on their main research areas, current scientific findings and their personal motivation. Scientists from various disciplines report on their research foci, current scientific findings and their personal motivation.

    TheoPodcast - The Podcast of the Catholic Theological Faculty (in German)
    Scientists and students report on their current research topics and comment on theological questions.

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    Video series

    What does sustainability mean?
    Videos accompanying the dossier "Sustainability at Münster University"
    Sustainability at a university covers a variety of dimensions: Not only research, but also everyday operations, teaching or transfer can all contribute to sustainability. This series of videos gives insights into each of these areas, presenting examples and projects at Münster University which deal with the subject.

    "What's next?" - New video series about junior researchers at Münster University
    In the video series “What’s Next? Junior Researchers at Münster University”, we’ll be introducing nine such researchers. What are the PhD students and postdocs at the University of Münster researching into? What do they find fascinating about their subjects? What obstacles do they have to contend with? It’s a broad spectrum.

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    Multimedia Dossiers

    Religion and conspiracy theories in times of the Corona epidemic
    Texts and images
    As soon as people in Germany had realized that their lives would be fundamentally changed by the outbreak of the corona crisis virologists and epidemiologists were on hand to inform us about the new situation and its challenges. But conspiracy theories also sprang up, offering comprehensive explanations for the crisis, providing deeper insights into the connections that lay beneath the surface, and revealing for the uninitiated the true causes of the crisis. In contributions from various disciplines, the dossier explores the connection and difference between religion and conspiracy theories in the time of the pandemic.

    Epidemics. Perspectives from cultural studies
    Texts and images
    Epidemics from antiquity to the present: researchers from the Cluster of Excellence explain how they have been represented in the arts and media. The short texts and images offer in the time of corona different disciplinary approaches to epidemics.

Digital insights (updated 19 May 2021)

Campus Life and Alumni

  • Alumni

    Alumni Stories
    Articles, photos and interviews
    Many alumni of WWU Münster have taken unusual and fascinating career paths, both privately and professionally. Read now (in German):

    • Working differently - Jana Tepe, founder of Tandemploy, works to make work more flexible
    • "Giving all people from Münster a voice" - "RUMS" is a new local journalism product

    alumni|förderer magazine
    Newspaper and e-edition
    The summer term 2021 issue of alumni|förderer - The magazine for alumni and friends of the University of Münster in the university newspaper "wissen|leben" informs you about current topics concerning alumni as well as funding projects at the University. As a member of the Alumni Club WWU Münster, you can subscribe to the university newspaper free of charge, in print or digital form.

  • © WWU - Peter Grewer


    Organ Music from the Uniersity church
    Videos (Youtube)
    University Cantor Prof. Ellen Beinert presents organ music from the church services.

    Online concerts of the Conservatory of Music

    The Conservatory of Music (Faculty 15 at Münster University) is offering concerts as YouTube videos. Experience the students' skills for yourself and enjoy the variety of different performances and instruments.

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    University sport comes to your home on the screen. The Hochschulsport@Home programme offers live workouts and online courses on a variety of exercise options, as well as training plans and nutritional advice. Also alumni can attend.

Brunch at the "Fürstenbergplatz" at the alumni day 2018.
© WWU - Thomas Mohn

Further Events

Münster University and the Alumni-Club WWU Münster usually offer you several events.

You can look forward to a reunion with your former fellow students at

Of course alumni are also welcome to other  public events of Münster University as lectures, symposia, concerts or international festivals.

We inform you about alumni events via e-mail, via the calendar on the right side and via the alumni|förderer - The magazine for alumni and donators of the University of Münster in the university newspaper wissen|leben.