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.


A new spin on nanophysics

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Whether in a safe, behind a locked door, or in an inconspicuous basement room – there are numerous objects at the University of Münster that require protecting. There are many reasons for this: their high value, the sensitive condition of the material, or the danger that they pose.


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

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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.


Mathematician Prof. Angela Stevens: "My lab is in my mind"

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Mathematician Prof. Angela Stevens uses partial differential equations to describe how cells move during embryogenesis. With her research she plays an active role in two Clusters of Excellence: “Cells in Motion”, which links the Life and Natural Sciences, and “Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure”.

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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.