Promoting internationalisation together
Since 2013, Santander Universities, a division of Santander Bank, has supported projects at the University of Münster aimed at internationalisation and the development of young people. In 2018, this support has reached one million euros. On 28 March 2019, representatives of the University of Münster and Santander Universities signed a new contract for further support.
The most important part of the contract is a new mobility and support fund for students. On the one hand, it enables research stays abroad for committed Master students who are guests in research groups or attend conferences. On the other hand, the fund supports international students who have fallen into financial distress without any fault on their part and who are thus threatened with dropping out of their studies.
The projects supported so far can also look forward to further support. These include the expansion of advice for international students and doctoral candidates at the International Centre "Die Brücke" and the WWU Graduate Centre. Santander Universities also supports outstanding students in the WWU scholarship programme ProTalent.
From 2013 to 2019 Santander funded the Evolution Think Tank of the "Münster Graduate School of Evolution".
The University of Münster believes internationalisation plays a key role in making an excellent university, and therefore has made it a strategic goal in its mission statement. Among the central goals of its internationalisation strategies is to create an outstanding advising and supervising structure for all international target groups as well as expand international research activities. Thanks to the support provided by Santander Universities, the University of Münster has been able to significantly expand these activities in recent years.