The University of Münster supports internationally recognised, top-level research in numerous fields – for example, in the joint area of humanities and cultural studies, evolutionary science, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Ten Leibniz Prize winners currently work at the University of Münster. The University's excellent research standing is further underscored by numerous ERC research grants (ERC Starting, Consolidator and Advanced) and Max Planck research prizes awarded to researchers at the University of Münster. In addition to diverse DFG-funded research projects, the proportion of programmes financed by German federal and EU agencies and private foundations continues to increase.
Those who live and work in Münster enjoy the chance to venture into cross-disciplinary terrain. The diverse spectrum of faculties at the University of Münster offers countless possibilities for engaging in exchange and cooperation at all levels. In both academia and teacher education, the broad array of cutting-edge research endeavours provides students an outstanding basis for the best education possible.