Novel nanophotonic chips for encrypted data transfer

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Researchers led by Wolfram Pernice and Carsten Schuck at Münster University produce nanophotonic chips that can be used in many different ways. They are currently developing a process that uses quantum information in the form of light particles to transmit data in encrypted form. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the project with 2.2 million euros.


On the way to the top: short profiles of two visiting scholars

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The University of Münster provides an excellent, multifaceted research environment for visiting scholars from foreign countries. Every year about 700 well-known foreign researchers come to study and do research work in Münster. Two young scholars proffer insights into the research work they have carried out at the University of Münster.


"I can reach young Muslims in Germany and other countries"

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Islamic scholar Prof. Dr. Thomas Bauer is principal investigator in the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" and has been working hard to create a nuanced image of Islamic culture in Germany – often in difficult political times. In his portrait, the Leibniz Prize winner talks about ambiguity tolerance, clichés from the Arabian Nights and a forgotten Arab poet.

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Studying at Münster University

International students are very welcome at the University of Münster! Whether you come to study for one semester at the University or to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree – the right information and support for your studies and life in Münster is available for all international students.

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Promoting junior researchers

The University of Münster organises the promotion of outstanding academic junior researchers in graduate schools which provide structured doctorate courses. The university creates an environment conducive to top-level research carried out by postdocs.