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B cells of the immune system discovered in the meninges

Scientists at the University of Münster have systematically studied which white blood cells populate the tissue surrounding the brain. They discovered that both B cells and their progenitors reside and develop in the outer layer of the meninges. The cells may have special immune system functions there and play a role in inflammatory brain diseases.

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Organisation

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Getting yourself organised is an essential part of studying. These pages will help you master the challenges of university life. If you have any questions about academic organisation, please contact the Student Admissions Office and the Student Advice and Counselling Centre (ZSB). The University of Münster and its central facilities offer students a broad range of academic and study-related services.

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Funding for Student Research Projects

The Rectorate allocates 50,000 euros a year to support student research projects. Funding is awarded on the basis of an evaluation conducted by the Rectorate Committee for Research Affairs (RKF). Individual projects can receive up to 5,000 euros in funding. The funding period may not exceed 12 months.

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Dossier: Sustainability at the University of Münster

Fridays for Future, plastic waste in the oceans, renewable energies – sustainability is a much-discussed issue. We should treat natural resources with care and not live at the expense of future generations. Research undertaken at the University of Münster can make its contribution. In a six-month dossier, we illuminate sustainability in its many facets.

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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.