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Around 700 visiting academics from all over the world undertake research and teaching at the University of Münster. Over 550 partnership agreements with universities and academic and scientific institutions – from neighbouring Enschede in the Netherlands to Beijing in China – show the University’s international strategy and the way it networks. The focal points of its international cooperation are in Latin America, South-East Asia and Europe. Münster University’s Brazil Centre has an office in São Paulo.

Internationalisation strategy

In 2012 Münster University enacted an internationalisation programme. It is an integral part of the University’s overall strategy and touches on all areas of University life: teaching, research and services. The aim is to continue strengthening the University’s international alignment and visibility at all levels, as well as to promote the intercultural competence of everyone at the University, from students to academics.

Internationalisation Strategy

International networks

The University of Münster is engaged in numerous international partnerships and maintains offices in Brussels and São Paulo. Around 700 visiting academics from all over the world are involved in research and teaching at the University, which also uses transnational research cooperation as an important contribution towards improving the quality of its own research.

The importance of exchanges

At Münster University, there are exchanges in both directions. Eight percent of students at the University come from abroad, and their numbers are rising. Conversely, every year around 1,300 Münster students make use of the Erasmus Programme and of other exchange opportunities. According to the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Münster is one of the top three universities in Germany which send students abroad. And, through the Erasmus Staff Mobility Programme, University staff also have the opportunity to meet colleagues at other European universities.