The Rectorate of the University of Münster has approved the Code of Conduct – an overarching document in which the values which unite people at the University and to which the University as an institution is committed are brought together and made transparent.
With the publication "Twelve Months, Twelve People - Portraits 2022", the Office of Communication and Public Relations would like to take into account the diversity at Münster University and introduce some outstanding people of the past year.
An American-German research team describes in the scientific journal "Nature" a new approach to switch off certain "cancer genes" via a targeted modification of RNA. Among the scientists is Prof. Frank Glorius from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the WWU Münster.
A team of researchers, including Prof Jörg Kudla from the Institute of the Biology and Biotechnology of Plants at Münster University, has found a mechanism in thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) which enables plants to provide protection against salt stress for their sensitive stem cells in the meristem at the root tip.
Uncovering the secrets of the universe: this is one of many aims which CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) in Geneva has. Prof. Christian Klein-Bösing from the Institute of Nuclear Physics at Münster University has been working on the ALICE project there for many years. In an interview, he explains what the project is about and what collaboration is like in a large team.
The call for applications for "WiRe (Women in Research) Fellowships" is open until 15 September. The call is aimed at international female postdocs who want to carry out a research project together with a professor at Münster University in the coming year.
The Center for Soft Nanoscience is a research building for the nano-sciences. Here, 32 teams from the physics, chemistry, biology and medicine do their work using high-precision nano-analytical methods. The special thing: Together under one roof, scientists are researching how nanomaterials with complex properties are created in nature in order to produce nanomaterials based on this model.
It is an unwritten law: scientific exchanges and interdisciplinarity are the basis for excellent research. How does interdisciplinary collaboration increase the gain in knowledge? What obstacles have to be overcome in everyday work? We take a closer look at these and other questions by presenting two research projects from the Humanities and the Social Sciences.
Physics and philosophy are Michael te Vrugt's two specialities. For the 27-year-old, it was sometimes exhausting, but above all a welcome change to study both disciplines in parallel and to complete two doctoral theses.
The University of Münster is on the way to establishing a quality management (QM) system with the aim of system accreditation – a long process, and one which kicked off at the beginning of the year. In gaining system accreditation, a university has the right to award the seal of the Accreditation Council for the courses of study for which it holds examinations.
The Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia has approved the change of the name Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) Münster to Universität Münster. The use of the new name will come into force on October 1.
The University of Münster has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ukrainian Yuri Fedkovych National University in Chernivtsi. Especially now it is of particular importance "not to let the academic contact break off, but to promote it", says the International Office.
A team headed by church historian Prof. Hubert Wolf is researching in the Vatican’s archives into how the Roman Curia reacted to petitions submitted by Jews to Pope Pius XII during the Second World War. Some initial findings and tendencies have already clearly indicated that the Curia took an approach of Christian charity.
The Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Legal Unity and Pluralism” at the University of Münster is committed to interdisciplinary exchanges. One project is the Münster Glossary on Legal Unity and Pluralism, which has now been published in its second edition. In this interview ditor-in-chief Dr. Benjamin Seebröker describes the challenges which have to be overcome in interdisciplinary understanding.
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