Ottaviano Ruesch accepts Sofja Kovalevskaja Prize in Berlin

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Planetory geologist Dr. Ottaviano Ruesch is one of seven international research talents who have been selected this year for one of the highest endowed science prizes in Germany - the "Sofja Kovalevskaja Prize". Yesterday (20th November) Ottaviano Ruesch and the other prizewinners accepted the award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Berlin.


Islamic scholars at the University of Münster receive awards

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Two prize winners from one institute: the Islamic scholars Prof. Mouhanad Khorchide and Prof. Ahmad Milad Karimi of the University of Münster have now been honoured for their differentiated approach to the Islamic faith. While Mouhanad Khorchide received the "Toleranzring" of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ahmad Milad Karimi received the "Deutscher Dialogpreis".

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Perry Schmidt-Leukel receives Höffmann Academic Award

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Prof. Perry Schmidt-Leukel is the laureate of the Höffmann Academic Award 2019. The theologian and religious studies scholar from Münster University received the award that is endowed with 10,000 Euros for his work aimed at promoting a better understanding between religions.


German Research Foundation approves new Clinical Research Group

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Although systemic inflammations such as sepsis are not uncommon, there are still major gaps in the understanding of disease progression and the development of treatment options. In order to close some of these gaps, the German Research Foundation is funding a new clinical research group at Münster University with around four million euros.

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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.