The University of Münster promotes internationally renowned, cutting-edge research in the humanities and social sciences, the natural sciences and life sciences. These areas comprise outstanding basic research and application-oriented projects. The research profile of the University of Münster is distinguished by five research focuses, two emerging fields and a diverse range of individual research projects conducted at the highest level of performance.
Law scholar Prof. Nils Jansen has been speaker of the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" since this year. In his portrait, he talks about his research on Spanish late scholasticism and its influence on today's law as well as the advantages of interdisciplinary work in the Cluster of Excellence.
In the new research building Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) researchers investigate how nanomaterials with complex properties and functions are produced in nature in order to follow this proven design strategy. The four disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology and biomedicine are now for the first time united under a single roof.
The University of Münster offers an exceptionally wide range of subjects and combinations of subjects. There are about 120 different courses of study. Here is information about enrolling, choosing subjects, compulsory language courses and advisory services.
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.