Facts and figureS

General information

Faculties

  • 15 faculties

Students (winter semester 2021/22)

  • 44,431 students

  • 56% female

  • 8% (3,482) international students

Employees (in 2020)

  • 7,320 staff / headcount ( including Faculty of Medicine, central units and central scientific institutions)

    including
    • 579 professors
    • 25 associate professors (Juniorprofessoren)
    • 4,871 academic staff
    • 1,845 technical and administrative staff

 

Budget

  • 731.6 million euros in 2020

 

Research

Institutions

  • 2 Clusters of Excellence
  • 15 Collaborative Research Centres (SFB)
  • 5 research training groups (incl. international)
  • 11 ERC-Grants
  • 7 Emmy Noether independent junior research groups
  • 1 international Max Planck research school
  • 1 Max Planck institute
  • 1 Fraunhofer institute
  • 1 Helmholtz institute

(May 2022)

Third-party funding

  • 2020: 155.200.000 euros (incomings)
  • the humanities achieved 8th place in the DFG funding ranking (2021)

DFG-Förderprofil Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

 

 

Teaching

Subjects

  • more than 120 subjects and over 280 degree programmes

  • subjects ranging from A for Anglistik (English) to Z for Zahnmedizin (Dentistry)

  • large selection of small disciplines

Graduates

  • above 7,600 graduates in 20189

  • ranked 5th in Germany for number of final examinations

Degrees (in 2019)
  • Bachelor: 2,844

  • Master: 2,631

  • State examination: 1,027

  • Doctorate/PhD: 770

  • Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification): 36

 

International collaboration

Partnerships

  • over 550 partnership agreements with universities and academic institutions all over the world, from Enschede in the Netherlands to Beijing, China

  • member of the China-NRW Alliance

  • Brazil Centre here in Münster and field office in São Paulo, Brazil

  • focus on partnerships with Latin America, Southeast Asia and Europe

  • international exchange programmes, awarded the European Quality Seal by the national Agency for ERASMUS

At home throughout the world

  • 700 visiting researchers from around the world are currently lecturing and doing research at the University
  • 3482 students come from abroad, from 125 countries

  • 1,300 of our students are on exchange in another country

  • signatory to the National Code of Conduct on Foreign Students at German Higher Education Institutions