About the WWU

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Mission Statement

WWU Münster has developed a strong research profile. It targets top-level research in high-performance areas for and combines this with promoting first-class young researchers. At the same time it creates a secure basis on which excellence can thrive.

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Research Profile

WWU Münster’s research profile is marked by a considerable number of research focal points of proven excellence – in the humanities, law, business administration, natural sciences, mathematics and medicine.

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WWU Münster’s 36,000 students make it the third-biggest university in Germany. One important argument for students’ decision to study at WWU is the high-quality teaching it offers.

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Facts and Figures

General Organization, Research, Teaching and International: We prepared these four topics with the most important details to know - at one glance! An overview about interesting facts and figures.

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Gender Equality

WWU Münster sees gender equality as an important strategic task. The aim is to make it easier for women to combine an academic career with having a family. The fact that Münster is a highly liveable city also helps in recruiting brilliant researchers of both sexes.

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Since June 2008 Münster University has been certified as a family-friendly university. The award honours the efforts the university has made in its personnel policy and in the way it organizes thec studies to be more family-friendly.