Interdisciplinary Research Centres
Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre (CiM)
The Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre (CiM) brings together and supports researchers from medicine, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, mathematics, computer science and physics who join forces to work on a big topic: They investigate how cells behave in organisms. To this end, they employ and develop innovative imaging methods. Our interfaculty network is the centrepiece of the University of Münster’s research focus in “cell dynamics, inflammation and imaging”.
Center for Digital Humanities (CDH)
The Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) is an interest group of digital researchers from different departments and handles the scientific shaping of the thematic field of Digital Humanities at the Münster location.
Center for Multiscale Theory and Computation (CMTC)
The Center for Multiscale Theory and Computation (CMTC) was founded as an association of work groups from chemistry, physics and related research areas. All these groups are working on the theoretical description and computer simulation of molecular, macromolecular and biomolecular systems as well as condensed matter. With this pooling of know-how, a closer cooperation between the theory groups as well as between theoretical and experimental groups is achieved. As a result, the position of Münster on the map of theoretical research is stressed and a contact point for interested students and junior research groups as well as cooperation partners is created.
Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech)
The Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech) provides the infrastructure for direct and interdisciplinary collaborations involving faculties of the University of Münster (chemistry, physics, biology and medicine). Research at CeNTech keeps a strong relation to technological applications and shall result in patents for new nanotechnology based inventions which can be developed up to the product level.
Center for Nonlinear Science (CeNoS)
The Center for Nonlinear Science (CeNoS) is a central scientific institution of the University of Münster and consists of the working groups involved, which currently belong to six different departments. Any working group or scientist of the University of Münster who is interested in the subject may become a member. The CeNoS sees itself as a hub for basic research and teaching on issues relating to nonlinear systems and for the application of the results in various areas. In addition, the CeNoS serves as a forum for interdisciplinary dialogue between scientists from various scientific disciplines.
Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN)
At the Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN), thirty-two teams conduct interdisciplinary research with state of the art nanoanalytics. Together, chemists, bio-physicists and biochemists, physicians and physicists probe the workings of functional natural materials and the systemic, self-organized structures of synthetic materials with controllable functions.
Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research and Applied Ecology (CIBRA)
At the Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research and Applied Ecology, our research delves into the intricate interactions between biodiversity and the environment.
Centre for Educational Research in Sports (CeBiS)
The Centre for Educational Research in Sports (CeBiS) ia a research association at the Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences of the University of Münster.
Centre for Bioethics (CfB)
Centre for Eastern Mediterranean History and Culture (GKM)
The Centre for Eastern Mediterranean History and Culture (GKM) brings together all ancient studies at the University of Münster. Among the disciplines involved, the multitude of ancient philologies, archaeologies as well as Christian and Islamic theology and Jewish studies are particularly noteworthy.
Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMF)
Center for Religious Studies (CRS)
Center for Religion and Modernity (CRM)
The Center for Religion and Modernity (CRM) is an interdisciplinary research network at the University of Münster. It is dedicated to the study of religions, religious communities and actors, and their changing roles in modern and modernizing societies. The CRM is home to research that deals with religious phenomena and how they change in the modern period, as well as with historical developments that can illuminate the role of religion in modernity and thus contribute to our understanding of religion today.
European Institute for Molecular Imaging (EIMI)
The scientific area of the European Institute for Molecular Imaging (EIMI) is part of the research profile “cell dynamics, inflammation and imaging” at the University of Münster, and many scientists of the institute are members of the Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre. Faculties involved include Medicine, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics.
European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS)
The European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) is a lively international network of researchers and practitioners active in the field of Information Systems (IS). Our different perspectives and backgrounds allow for the unique and country-spanning multi-disciplinary work on current IS questions.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis (ICEM)
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis (ICEM) is a co-operative venture between the Institutes of Mineralogy, Planetology, and Physics to create a research environment in which several new instruments, as well as some existing instruments, can cooperate within the University. We believe that this Centre will provide a more efficient working environment as well as a forum for the discussion of projects which all have a central theme - the analysis of the structure and composition of solid materials.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research (IZKF)
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Clinical Research (IZKF) Münster is a scientific alliance within the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Münster. It conducts research in the four scientific foci "Vascular Diseases", "Inflammation and Infection", "Nervous System Diseases" and "Cell Differentiation, Regeneration and Neoplasia".
International Centre for the Study of Giftedness (ICBF)
Joint Institute for Individualisation in a Changing Environment (JICE)
In the Joint Institute for Individualisation in a Changing Environment (JICE), researchers systemically investigate individualisation in changing environments in an interdisciplinary discourse between natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The JICE was founded by Bielefeld University and the University of Münster in 2021 and builds on the Transregio Collaborative Research Centre SFB-TRR 212, in which biologists and philosophers have been working on a new synthesis of individualisation since 2018.
Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology (MEET)
Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology (MEET) at the University of Münster is one of the foremost battery research centers in Germany. Internationally, we are one of the main drivers of top-level research in the fields of battery materials, cells and electrochemistry. The aim which our research facility has is to develop sustainable, high-performance batteries for the future and to make a decisive contribution to advancing battery cell production in Europe.
Münster Water Network
Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (OCC)
The Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (OCC) at the University of Münster is an interdisciplinary research center and structured PhD program within the range of the Life Sciences. It is supported by renowned scientists from Medicine, Biology, Linguistics, Psychology and Sports Science.
Center of Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research (ZIN)
The Center of Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research (ZIN) combines sustainability related research, teaching and consulting in social studies, law, religious studies, and geosciences at the University of Muenster. It serves as a contact point for questions on sustainable development for the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Town of Muenster, the media, and nongovernmental organizations.
Centre for Islamic Theology (CIT)
Centre for Dutch Studies (ZNS)
Zentrum für Textedition und Kommentierung (ZeTeK)
Center for Philosophy of Science (ZfW)
The aim of founding the Center for Philosophy of Science (ZfW) was to create a centre for the philosophy of science that combines multiple research interests and organises interdisciplinary events. By this combination and the intensifying research and teaching in the field of philosophy of science at Münster University, the ZfW seeks to contribute to current debates in philosophy of science by organising innovative events and research.