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.
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
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.
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.
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 3 years with a 25% salary raise.
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.
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.
Application round: Applications for postdoctoral positions and Young Research Groups are accepted each year in autumn. Calls are published on mathematics-muenster.de/career/apply
and also listed with all job offers within the faculty.
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.