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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Become a sponsor of the Botanical Garden

As a public garden and scientific institute in one, the garden in the middle of the city offers peace and relaxation as well as interesting facts about plants from all over the world. In order to preserve this oasis for you, the University needs your support. Please help us preserve rare plants and endangered species so that we can continue presenting these to the public. Become part of our community as a plant sponsor or supporter.

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ProTalent scholarship programme

Funding the best junior academics

Germany’s future rests in the hands of its brightest minds. That is why the University of Münster established its own scholarship programme titled ProTalent to promote outstanding students at an early stage and support the training programmes of qualified junior academics. Donate today and become a scholarship sponsor!

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Become a cultural sponsor of the University of Münster

Support the University’s art and cultural projects

Through the “WWU Kulturfonds” (Cultural Fund) the University of Münster supports numerous projects organised by more than 30 choirs, theatre groups and culturally active participants on campus every year. Our support measures are key to ensuring the sustainability of the ensembles. However, in order to launch new projects and create new opportunities for cultural encounter, these organisations rely on the generous support of private donors. In our flyer you can find out how you too can become a cultural sponsor:

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“Q.UNI” – The Children and Youth Academy of the University of Münster

Getting children and young people excited about science

Support talented young academics from the outset by contributing to “Q.UNI”, the Children and Youth Academy of the University of Münster. We offer programmes suitable to every age group – from the children’s academy to trial courses for prospective students. At the “Q.UNI Camp” in the summer, children have the chance to embark on their own scientific expeditions.

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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, through the University’s ‘ProTalent’ scholarship programme, the Foundation awards scholarships to the best junior academics.


Business supports science

Business cooperation with Santander Universities to promote internationalisation

The University of Münster believes internationalisation is key in making an excellent university, and consequently has made internationalisation a strategic goal in its mission statement. Through its cooperation with Santander Universities, the University of Münster has extensively strengthened its advice and support services for international target groups and expanded its international research activities since 2013.

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Founders Prize and Founders Academy

The Sibylle Hahne Stiftung promotes entrepreneurial ideas at the University of Münster

The Sibylle Hahne Stiftung is supporting the entrepreneurial spirit at the University of Münster. The Sybille Hahne Founders Academy invites alumni of the University to share their entrepreneurial experiences in practice-oriented lectures in order to get students excited about founding companies and provide them with the necessary expertise. The Sibylle Hahne Founders Prize is awarded every two years to outstanding start-up projects initiated at the University of Münster with prize money totalling 40,000 euros. Dedicated professors may also receive the prize for their role in supporting founder teams.


Geomuseum Münster

From the Big Bang to Westphalia

Make knowledge a mammoth-sized experience by donating to the Geomuseum Münster. The new museum is situated inside the Baroque-period Landbergsche Kurie building close to the Münster Cathedral – a place where visitors can experience the geological development of Westphalia from the Big Bang to the present.

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‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ by the Music Conservatory

At its annual music festival ‘mensch.musik.festival’, the Music Conservatory of the University of Münster presents itself as a multicultural, cosmopolitan and people-oriented institution. The name of the festival expresses the intrinsic link between being human and making music. The festival itself is a reflection of the entire array of musical styles and forms of expression taught at the Music Conservatory: classical, New Music, jazz, rock, pop and World Music. If you wish to support the development of promising young musicians and help them off to a better start in their professional career by way of this festival experience, we cordially invite you to make a donation or become a sponsor of the ‘mensch.musik.festival.’

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Your own project

What would you like to support?

If you have ideas or wishes of your own regarding a particular topic or project that you wish to support at the University of Münster, we urge you to get in contact with us. We would be happy to assist you further and show you various ways in which you can support research, teaching and students.
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