Excellent research at the University of Münster

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.


"I would never otherwise have asked how important religion is in law"

© © EXC Religion und Politik - Wilfried Gerharz

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.


Center for Soft Nanoscience: Four disciplines united under a single roof

© WWU - Peter Leßmann

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.


"Our PhD students and postdocs should get to know one another"

© WWU - Kathrin Nolte

Helping junior researchers to look beyond their own four walls in preparation for an academic career is something that the University of Münster does not only in a decentralised way – in individual faculties, with a wide range of qualification opportunities – but also across faculty borders, with numerous centralised offers of support.

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Studying at Münster University

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.

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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.