Be part of Mathematics Münster

Dive into your research while benefitting from the excellent, international research environment at the University of Münster, Germany.
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    Join Us

    Mathematics Münster aims to attract and educate the very best early career researchers in mathematics. As is our tradition, we continuously shape and improve our high-level master's, doctoral and postgraduate programmes providing the foundation for a successful academic career. We offer a stimulating research environment with active career development and guidance that fosters early academic independence and promotes both both excellent mathematical research and fruitful academic careers.

  • Master's Students

    Studying Mathematics in Münster

    The University of Münster is a stronghold of mathematical research and education. As a master's student at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, you will not only benefit from broad mathematical training, you will also be introduced to ongoing research.
    You can choose focus topics from seven mathematical fields: geometry and analysis of manifolds, topology, operator algebras and non-commutative geometry, algebra, applied mathematics and scientific computing, probability theory and applications, mathematical logic.
    More information on master's studies in Münster

    International Interaction
    Spending a semester abroad as a master's student? Have a look at the faculty website for existing programmes with our Erasmus partner universities in Europe. The Fachschaft Mathematik und Informatik [de] (students representatives) regularly gives information about the possibilities for spending a semester abroad.

  • PhD Researchers

    Doing your doctoral studies at Mathematics Münster

    Benefit from the stimulating atmosphere at the department and use the invaluable opportunity to learn from staff and visitors, collaborate and network.

    The Mathematics Münster Graduate School offers an outstanding research profile and excellent scientific training for PhD students in a variety of mathematical fields that strengthens opportunities for future career success. Professorial supervision will ensure steady and focused development of the candidates's professional expertise and personal goals. A mentor also encourages transparent and open progress review. In addition, the opportunity to attend  a range of seminars, lectures and events broaden the horizon regarding neighbouring mathematical fields.
    MMGS researchers profit from the amenities of the Cluster of Excellence, including receiving funding for conference travel or summer schools, opportunities to co-organise academic events and participation in numerous networking opportunities and events.

    Open Calls for the PhD positions will be announced in spring and autumn each year on

    If you plan to do your doctoral studies with one of the groups at the department, why not apply for one of our Ada Lovelace Fellowships for excellent PhD students? If you succeed you will be funded for 2 (plus 1) years with additional resources for travel and material expenses at your disposal.

    You will also benefit from the University of Münster services: courses on soft skills, career development and individual consultation are offered for example by the WWU Graduate Centre.

  • Postdocs

    Postdoctoral research at Mathematics Münster

    Establish your research profile in our stimulating research environment, amongst internationally renowned scientists, and benefit from the career development opportunities designed to foster your scientific independence.

    Postdocs are a vital part of our research community, for example as investigators within the Cluster and organisers of international conferences. They profit from the amenities of the Cluster of Excellence, including receiving funding for hosting guest researchers, not only for short collaborations but also for longer stays within our Young Research Fellow programme. Financial support is also given for conference travel and attandance at summer schools. Postdocs are encouraged to organise academic events, for example as part of the Young Mathematicians Conference Network (YMCN), and to participate in networking opportunities and soft skill workshops.

    Young Research Groups
    Collaborate for four years as a Young Research Group of two or three postdocs working together on a joint research project relevant to the focus areas of Mathematics Münster. Group members are expected to apply individually for the postdoc positions and hand in a joint letter of motivation.

    Open Calls: Applications for postdoctoral positions and Young Research Groups are accepted each year in autumn. Calls are published on

  • Professors

    Join us at Mathematics Münster as a professor

    As an investigator at Mathematics Münster you profit from the vivid and international environment. Connect with more than 35 other professors and approximately 100 early career researchers from different mathematical fields.

    Professors benefit from the amenities of the Cluster of Excellence, such as funding for hosting guest researchers, not only for short collaborations but also for longer stays within our Münster Research Fellow programme. Financial and administrative support is also provided for the organisation of international conferences at Mathematics Münster and conference travel.

    Calls for professorships are regularly announced by the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, such as the MATHRIX Assistant Professorship supporting gender equality in the mathematical sciences.

    The Dual Career Service helps spouses and partners of academic staff develop and create their own professional prospect in the region.

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Mobility & International Interaction

Mathematics Münster is an international research hub. We foster scientific exchange amongst researchers from all over the world at all career stages – from master’s students to professors.

We encourage our researchers to invite guests to Münster for collaborations and joint publications. For intensive cooperation Münster Research Fellows and Young Research Fellows have the opportunity to stay in Münster for several months.

We also support our researchers as they take part in international conferences, visit cooperation partners, and go abroad for longer research stays.

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Family and Career

Mathematics Münster support researchers with families. Cluster members have access to the parent-child rooms and experienced babysitters  are available to look after children on fixed days of the week.

The Dual Career Service helps spouses and partners of academic staff develop and create their own professional prospects in the region.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science offers a wide range of further supportive measures.

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Equality and Diversity

We support underrepresented groups and aim to decrease gender equality, e.g. through established programmes such as the MATHRIX Professorship, the Ada Lovelace Fellowships for excellent PhD students, and the MINT Mentoring programme for outstanding female master’s students.