equal opportunity and Diversity at the University of Münster

Diversity in the workplace and the classroom is centrally important at the University of Münster. The University values every single staff member and student regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, handicap, sexual orientation or religion. It promotes and expresses this commitment through an active gender equality and diversity policy. Its academic, university and student-based activities are largely defined by recognition across academic cultures and respect for individual personality. The University of Münster supports the myriad traits, talents and experiences of its staff and students. With a broad range of projects, programmes and funding opportunities, the University supports equal opportunity measures, enabling it to remain competitive and future-oriented.

Equal opportunity

The University of Münster regards equal opportunity and gender equality as tasks of strategic importance. The gender equality directive has meanwhile been institutionalised and integrated within university structures, processes and organisational cultures. The University of Münster continues to systematically implement the DFG Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality.



Mutual respect, a cosmopolitan mindset, internationality and diverse perspectives – situated at the centre of society, the University of Münster embraces diversity in all its dimensions. The diversity of our University staff and students with their unique characteristics, skills and perspectives is what drives and challenges us.

Family-friendly policy

Managing the demands of one's job, education and family is not always easy and often poses daunting challenges. The University of Münster makes every effort to consider the specific circumstances and needs of its employees and students. Whether it be childcare, flexible working times, teleworking, financial advice or support with caring for family members – the University of Münster offers numerous options and measures to adequately address these challenges.