Events for researchers

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  • November 2021

    19 November 2021, 5 pm
    Monthly "Stammtisch"

    Organisator: Welcome Centre (International Office)
    Locatin: Zoom
    Language: English

    During our monthly “Stammtisch” you can practice your German in an informal environment and share your experiences with fellow researchers, guided by a moderator from the WWU Language Centre. Topics cover everyday life, news, German and international traditions. The meetings are held on the terrace or in the entrance hall of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Haus, Hüfferstraße 61. All participants are required to test negative for the coronavirus within 48 hours before the event. Proof of vaccination or recovery is deemed equivalent to a negative test result. If you would like to join, please register via email to until Wed, 17 November. Places are limited!

  • December 2021

    9 December 2021, 5 pm – 6:30 pm
    Seasonal Celebration: Save the date!

    Organiser: Welcome Centre (International Office)
    Location: will be announced soon
    Language: English

    The Christmas season is approaching again and, even if the Corona-pandemic makes our lives more difficult, we wish to share our traditions and reach out to you! Therefore, the Welcome Centre team is working on a jolly event to celebrate with you in an outside setting, including Christmas music, some spicy hot drinks and – of course – Santa Claus... Also guaranteed is the presence of our Vice rector for Internationalisation and Knowledge Transfer Prof Michael Quante, who won´t miss out his annual appointment with us! Details on the location and registration procedures further ahead.

  • October 2022

    October 2022
    "Peace Summit" - Presentation of the International Peace Prize of Westphalia [en]

    Organiser: Welcome Centre (International Office), with the Rectorate of the WWU
    Location: various and digital
    Language: English

    On the occasion of this year’s presentation of the International Peace Prize of Westphalia, the Rectorate of the WWU plans to host the first “Münster Summit” in September. The plans envisage a series of events based on the sustainability goals defined by the UN and tailored to the prize winners - for example, readings, concerts and panel discussions. The Welcome Centre plans to award a peace and conflict research-related project within the framework of the Münster Summit as part of the DFG funded initiative “Münster International Peace Research Initiative”. Look forward to exciting discussions and interesting talks on the topics of sustainability and peace during the Summit!

Ongoing events

Welcome on Wheels

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Welcome to Münster on Roller Skates [bil]

Date: 10 October to 31 December 2021
Location: to be announced
Language: English and German

USA, Brazil, India or Spain: Common sport connects people. With a professional one-day workshop, the new Welcome & Dance on Skates - course in cooperation with HSP and TK for the networking of international and German university members and Münster residents was launched on 10.10.2021. In addition to an introduction to skating - for example, how to fall and brake properly - the focus was on first dance steps and getting to know each other while having fun moving.
More German and international participants are welcome at the Open Roller Skate Meeting on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. A small number of rental skates are available.
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Monthly Academics [en]

Date: Once each month as announced via newsletter
Location: Alexander-von-Humboldt-Haus, Hüfferstraße 61
Language: English

With the “Monthly Academics”, we provide the opportunity of an open gathering for International and German academics and their families. During the event, normally a short lecture is held by a visiting or German researcher of the WWU or a special topic is presented. Afterwards we offer the opportunity to network with a small snack. You’ll find more information about the single events on the next pages. Until further notice the Monthly Academics takes place digitally.

German “Stammtisch” – German conversation group [bil]

Date: Once or twice each month 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Organiser: Welcome Centre (International Office) and WWU Language Centre
Location: Alexander-von-Humboldt-Haus, Hüfferstraße 61
Language: German/English

During our monthly “Stammtisch”, you can practice your German in an informal environment with a moderator from the WWU Language Centre, discussing different topics with fellow researchers. Coffee, tea, and soft drinks will be provided by the Welcome Centre. The single events are announced through the newsletter and the black boards on the guest house premises. Until further notice the “Stammtisch” takes place digitally.