The two Clusters of Excellence, which the University of Münster has acquired as part of the federal and state Excellence Strategy, comprise faculties from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The Department of Mathematics was successful with the Cluster of Excellence "Mathematics Münster: Dynamics - Geometry - Structure". The Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics", funded for the third time, comprises around 200 researchers in the humanities and social sciences from 20 disciplines.
The University of Münster supports cutting-edge research in high-performing areas. At the same time, its broad research spectrum has given rise to a unique interdisciplinary network within the University. The Clusters of Excellence "Religion and Politics" and "Mathematics Münster" demonstrates how this interdisciplinary research approach works.