Legal Disclosure

Universität Münster
Schlossplatz 2, 48149 Münster, Germany
Tel: +49 251 83-0
Fax: +49 251 83-32090

The University of Münster is a public-sector statutory body of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is represented by its Rector, Prof. Johannes Wessels.

Controlling authority:

Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Völklinger Straße 49
40221 Düsseldorf

VAT identification number: DE 126118759

Editor responsible for the content of the website in accordance with § 55 Abs. 2 RStV (Rundfunkstaatsvertrag, Interstate Broadcasting Agreement):
Norbert Robers
University of Münster Press Office
Tel: +49 251 83-24773
Fax: +49 251 83-22258
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Münster

This legal disclosure applies to information provided on the central website managed by the administration and rectorate of the University of Münster which can be accessed via the URL All copyrighted information is designated by the copyright sign "© 2023 ABT. 6.1 - SAFIR". Editorial responsibility for all the other pages on this internet server rests with the offices, authorities or persons who have set up and published the pages.

Web accessibility of the website of the University of Münster is provided according to the Gleichstellungsgesetzes (Equal Opportunities Act) and Barrierefreie Informationstechnik-Verordnung (BITV, Ordinance on Barrier-free Information Technology) North Rhine-Westphalia.

Improper use of work stations with a University of Münster IP address ('') should be reported to the following email address:

Privacy statement

We value your trust. For this reason, we aim to respect your privacy and inform you about the personal data which is obtained and stored when you visit our website.

Data collection and storage

When you visit our website, your browser automatically sends information about your browser type and version, operating system, referrer URL, IP address, file name and access status, the transmitted amount of data, and the date and time of the server query. This stored data is only used for identification and for tracking unauthorised attempts to access the web server. The data is neither compared with that of other databases nor disclosed to third parties. The data is stored for a maximum period of 30 days and then deleted following a statistical analysis in pseudonymised form.

The online services offered by the University of Münster occasionally require users to provide personal data (e.g. email address, name, postal address) to subscribe to newsletters, receive replies to queries and participate in online discussion forums. These services are provided for use on an explicitly voluntary basis. Naturally, the requested data will only be used for the purpose intended and will not be disclosed to third parties.

Email addresses provided for newsletter subscriptions are stored on our server and are not used for any other purpose than for sending the newsletter in question. Subscribers may cancel their subscription at any time; their email addresses are then deleted.


Your browser also saves so-called “cookies” on your computer. These are files which make your Internet experience more user-friendly. You may choose to deactivate cookies by blocking them via your web browser. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of all the features offered on the website.

Piwik analysis service

Our website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik saves text files, called “cookies”, onto your computer, which allows us to analyse how you use the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie (including your abbreviated IP address) is transmitted and saved onto our server so that we can optimise our web pages. As all IP addresses are immediately anonymised in the process, your user identity remains anonymous.

The data collected by the cookie is not shared with third parties. You may choose to deactivate cookies by blocking them via your web browser. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of all the features offered on this website.

If you do not wish to have your session data saved and analysed, you can retract your consent on cookie storage and usage with a mouse click at any time. In this case, Piwik places an “opt-out cookie” onto your browser, which prevents it from collecting any data during your visit to our website.

Please note: If you choose to delete all of the cookies in your browser, the Piwik opt-out cookie will also be erased. This means you will have to reactivate the opt-out cookie during your next session.