Universities have a legal obligation to conduct research and provide instruction. To this end, they are subsidised by their respective states and the German federal government. In return for guaranteeing a certain degree of sovereignty and autonomy, lawmakers require universities to operate in a cost-saving and economical manner. Universities are also permitted some entrepreneurial freedom, e.g. to secure third-party funding and, in some cases, earn profits.
The financial management of the University is subject to a series of rules which its employees should be familiar with.
In the following, you will find courses that will provide you with a better understanding of the financial and economic circumstances and responsibilities at the University of Münster, as well as learning and deepening tools for working on financial topics. In addition, you will receive information on how to apply for grants and put third-party funding to good strategic use.