Research networks and collaborations

The Excellence Strategy at the University of Münster

The Excellence Strategy at the University of Münster

On 27 September 2018, the Joint Commission of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Council for Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) announced their decision on funding for the new Clusters of Excellence. The University of Münster was successful with two applications: “Mathematics Münster. Dynamics – Geometry – Structure“ and „Religion and Politics. Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation“. Because the minimum two Clusters have been approved, the University of Münster submitted an application on 10 December 2018 to receive funding as a University of Excellence. The decision on this funding line will be announced on 19 July 2019.

Research networks

Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics"
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The University of Münster supports cutting-edge research in high-performing areas. At the same time, its broad research spectrum has given rise to a unique interdisciplinary network within the University. The Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" demonstrates how this interdisciplinary research approach works.


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The University of Münster has cultivated numerous research alliances with national and international partners. Cooperative ventures with leading corporations and industrial partners attest to the attractiveness of the University as a centre of application-based research.