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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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A heartfelt reunion of a special kind was celebrated on 20 February 2018 in the auditorium (Aula) of the Schloss. The rector of the University of Münster, Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels, had invited to the university's first emeriti-reception. Around 270 guests accepted the invitation and celebrated the meeting with former colleagues in a cheerful and vivid atmosphere. First, the rector gave an entertaining lecture on the latest developments at the University of Münster. The composition of the Rectorate, which has been in existence since 2017, current research priorities, the strategy of excellence as well as completed and planned construction projects were topics of his speech. The evening was accompanied by two young musicians of the Musikhochschule Münster. Afterwards, there was plenty of time for food and wine and delightful conversations. All in all, it was agreed that this successful evening should be repeated.
Here is where you find the press release (in German only).

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

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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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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.
Since 1918, the University Society Münster (Universitätsgesellschaft Münster e.V.) has provided interdisciplinary support to student organisations, cultural projects and model projects of excellence. There are also a number of sponsoring associations that promote projects at the faculty level in specific subjects and institutes.

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Alumni

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 in 2001. Since then its membership has grown to more than 16,000 registered alumni, making the Alumni Club the University’s largest network.

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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.