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Münster University sharpens its research profile

In the past few weeks, the Rectorate has worked with academics on the new research profile of the University of Münster. The result: eight profile areas and five potential areas. These 13 areas are given an overarching structure by four so-called Key Impact Areas, in which the University will be pooling the strengths and resources of individual disciplines to benefit top-flight interdisciplinary research.

Help in times of crisis
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Earthquakes in Syria and Turkey

The dramatic effects of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria become more visible every day. The University of Münster stands in solidarity with the people in the region and the relatives of the victims. We support our students, researchers and staff as well as our cooperation partners from and in Syria and Turkey.

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Continuing education at the University of Münster


In 1998, the German Higher Education Framework Act was amended to make continuing education one of the core responsibilities of German universities together with research and teaching. Ever since, the University of Münster has offered high-quality continuing education programmes for academics and managerial staff, as well as executives and board members in business, administration and the service sector. The continuing education providers at the University of Münster are the Münster University Continuing Education and JurGrad [de].

Winter 2019/20

The Clusters of Excellence of the University of Münster

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.

Winter 2019/20
Junior Researchers
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Junior Researchers

The University of Münster actively supports its junior researchers as part of its academic personnel development strategy. Career counselling and funding opportunities, structured doctoral programmes and qualification measures provide candidates with a more transparent and plannable career path into academia.

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Info page on the war in Ukraine

The University of Münster offers a broad range of advisory structures targeted at various groups: the International Office as the first point of contact for international students and researchers, the Graduate Centre for doctoral candidates, and the Personnel Department for University employees. In addition, counselling services for refugees are established in all areas.

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Career opportunities at the University of Münster

In this section, we provide extensive information about work placements, training programmes and employment opportunities for staff and students of the University of Münster. Here you will find general information, job advertisements, work placement announcements, training programme openings and administrative services.