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A refugee’s personality is a factor that decides how successful integration is

Refugees who are more willing to take risks, are more likely to return favours and are convinced that they have their own lives under control integrate more quickly into society. This is shown by a study by scientists from Münster University, Saarland University and the German Institute for Economic Research. The study was published in the journal "Collabra: Psychology".

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New Collaborative Research Centre at Münster University


Good news for the University of Münster: The German Research Foundation has approved a new Collaborative Research Centre. The interdisciplinary project "Law and Literature", which is coordinated by the Departments of Philology and Law, will receive approximately nine million euros and will start on July 1.


Geologists discover previously unknown region of the Earth’s mantle

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Bermuda in the western Atlantic Ocean is a special terrain because it is located on the top of a 4,570 meter high extinct volcano. An international research team has now investigated the rock under Bermuda for the first time in detail geochemically. The geologists discovered a previously unknown region of the Earth's mantle. The study was published in the "Nature" journal.

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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.