Facts and figureS

General information

Faculties

  • 15 faculties

Students (winter semester 2018/19)

  • 45,550 students

  • 55% female

  • 8% (3,669) international students

Employees (in 2017)

  • 7,115 staff / headcount ( including Faculty of Medicine, central units and central scientific institutions)

    including
    • 571 professors
    • 34 associate professors (Juniorprofessoren)
    • 4,606 academic staff
    • 1,904 technical and administrative staff

Budget

  • 642.1 million euros in 2017

Research

Institutions

  • 3 Clusters of Excellence: "Religion and Politics", Mathematics Münster" and "Cells in Motion"
  • 12 Collaborative Research Centres (SFB)
  • 4 research training groups (incl. international)
  • 9 University-operated graduate schools
  • 9 Emmy Noether independent junior research groups
  • 1 international Max Planck research school
  • 1 Max Planck institute
  • 1 Fraunhofer institute
  • 1 Helmholtz institute

(winter semester 2017/18)

Third-party funding

  • 2017: 145.070.000 euros (incomings)
  • the humanities achieved 6th place in the DFG funding ranking (2018)

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

  • approximately 7,300 graduates in 2017

  • ranked 8th in Germany for number of final examinations

  • graduate surveys conducted each year

Degrees (in 2017)
  • Bachelor: 2,954

  • Master: 2,512

  • State examination: 988

  • Diplom (comparable to Master of Science): 3

  • Doctorate/PhD: 785

  • Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification): 51

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
  • 8% of students come from abroad, particularly from Turkey, Eastern Europe, Southern and Eastern Asia (3,669)

  • 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

  • awarded the German Foreign Office Prize for excellent support of international students (1999 and 2007)