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Mathematics Münster - Cluster of Excellence

Mathematics is a key technology for scientific and economic progress. New discoveries in mathematics are not only interesting in themselves, but they often lead to unexpected breakthroughs in other sciences as well.

We tackle fundamentally important mathematical problems, viewing mathematics as an organic whole with countless interactions. The research in our Cluster of Excellence "Mathematics Münster" is unified by three major approaches: focusing on the underlying structure of a given problem, taking the geometric viewpoint and studying the relevant dynamics of group or semigroup actions. The theories which we will build will not only solve the problems under consideration but also many others of a similar nature; these theories will also raise exciting new questions.

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International Centre for the Study of Giftedness


The International Centre for the Study of Giftedness (ICBF) was founded in 1998 when the Universities of Muenster, Nijmegen and Osnabrueck agreed to participate in the Network of Euregional Universities (NEU). The Universities of Muenster and Nijmegen also cooperate in the International Research Universities Network (IRUN). IRUN’s aim is to combine and complement the experience and expertise of these universities in the fields of Talent Research, Gifted Education as well as Teacher Training & Further Education in the field of individual development.

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Cells in Motion

In the research focus “cell dynamics and imaging” at the University of Münster, scientists investigate how cells move and behave in organisms. To make processes in the body visible and to be able to analyse them, they employ and develop innovative imaging methods.