Sponsors & alumni of the University of Münster
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Sponsors and alumni of the University of Münster

A number of special projects in research, teaching and academics are supported by friends and sponsors of the University of Münster. On the following pages, we present a selection of these projects and cordially invite you to join us in supporting the University. For more information, please feel free to contact the staff of the University Fundraising Department.

The University also strives to maintain close contact with former students and staff. As the University's largest network, the Alumni Club WWU Münster can help you stay in touch with other alumni and your alma mater. There are also alumni associations in faculties and institutes which strengthen the network in individual subject areas.

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Michael Schmidt joins the Board of Trustees of the Stiftung WWU Münster

Michael Schmidt is a new member of the Board of Trustees of the Stiftung WWU Münster (University of Münster Foundation). The Chairman of the Board of Trustees Hans-Bernd Wolberg (2nd from left), Rector Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels (r.), Chancellor Matthias Schwarte (l.) and the members of the Board of Trustees welcomed him at the recent board meeting.

As President of the "British Chamber of Commerce in Germany e. V.", Michael Schmidt (61) is committed to British-German economic relations. Until 2016, he was Chairman of the Board of "BP Europa SE". He is committed to the WWU as an alumnus, having studied business administration at the University of Münster. "I am pleased to be able to actively contribute to the funding of important projects at my alma mater as a member of the Board of Trustees," he emphasised.

You can find the press release here (in German).

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Funding topics and projects

Are you interested in supporting research, teaching or students at the University of Münster? Together we can help you find a funding project with a thematic focus which is important to you. In this way, you can be sure that your donation, sponsored contribution or endowment will be used to support junior academics and cutting-edge research endeavours. The following is a selection of our current funding projects.

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The Stiftung WWU Münster

The University of Münster strives to achieve the highest quality in research and teaching. To this end, the Stiftung WWU (University of Münster Foundation) supports the University in its efforts to meet this goal. For example, the foundation funds the citizen science competition and awards scholarships to the best junior academics through the University’s ‘ProTalent’ scholarship programme.

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Funding options

There are good reasons to support the University of Münster. In the following, we present an overview of our various funding options: donations, donations instead of gift-giving, endowments and bequests, business cooperation and sponsoring and court-ordered fines.

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Our sponsors

We are deeply grateful to all our donors, benefactors and sponsors who have done so much to support the University of Münster. Here you find an overview of the sponsors of special projects at the university.

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Since 1918, the University Society Münster (Universitätsgesellschaft Münster) has provided interdisciplinary support to student organisations, cultural projects and model projects of excellence. The non-profit organisation supports projects for which public funding is unavailable or insufficient.

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Funding associations

A large number of associations of friends and sponsors support projects at the University of Münster in the areas of research, teaching and culture. There are a number of sponsoring associations that promote projects at the faculty level in specific subjects and institutes and thus make special initiatives possible.

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The University of Münster is strongly committed to cultivating close and lasting ties with its former students and staff. To this end, the University founded the Alumni-Club WWU Münster in 2001. Since then its membership has grown to more than 22,000 registered alumni, making the Alumni Club the University’s largest network. We welcome not only past students, but also former academic and non-academic staff.

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Professors play an integral role in shaping academic life, learning and research at the University of Münster. Even after they retire, we wish to stay in touch with all our esteemed professors and promote the exchange between former colleagues.

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Contact partners

If you wish to support the University of Münster, the staff of the Fundraising Department would be happy to help you further. Whether you would like to donate money or material resources, sponsor a project or simply volunteer your time, our University Funding team can offer you consultation and assistance with putting your ideas into practice.

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Online donations

With your donation you support a funding project of your choice at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster - easily by direct debit, credit card or PayPal. We thank you very much for your support!