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WWU - Laura Grahn

Academic career: the path to a professorship

Prof. Niels Petersen has held the Chair of Public, International and European Law and Empirical Legal Research at the University of Münster since 2015. In this guest commentary he talks about his academic career. This is the third and last in a series of guest commentaries on the subjects of alternative careers outside research and the path towards a professorship at a university.

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Cell communication in the fear network

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Biologist Dr. Lena Goedecke investigates how nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other and regulate anxiety reactions. In a guest article, she gives insights into her doctoral thesis, which she did at the graduate school of the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence.

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Magnetism discovered in the Earth’s mantle

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The well-known sources of the magnetic field that surrounds the Earth are the deep inside core and the Earth's crust. The Earth's mantle, on the other hand, has been considered to be "magnetically dead" for the most part. Now researchers show that a form of iron oxide can also remain magnetic in the Earth's mantle. The study was published in the journal "Nature".

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Alternative careers: moving into private industry with a PhD

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Dr. Oliver Sendscheid wrote his PhD in Münster. Since September 2016 he has been working at the US branch of the diagnostic laboratory company Euroimmun. In this guest commentary Sendscheid, a biologist, describes why he opted for private industry. This is the second of a series of three guest commentaries on the subjects of alternative careers outside research and the path towards a professorship at a university.

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Alternative careers: moving into knowledge management with a PhD

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Dr. Sarah Eligehausen studied biology and took her PhD in the subject. Since 2015 she has been coordinating the Experimental Medicine course of study at the University of Münster. In this guest commentary she describes her career so far. This is the first of a series of three guest commentaries on the subjects of alternative careers outside research and the path towards a professorship at a university.

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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.