Strategic partnership with the University of Twente
The Universities of Twente (UT) and Münster cooperate in numerous fields. In addition to research collaborations and joint degree programmes, students and staff from both universities regularly study and work at the other partner institution. Now the administrative bodies of both universities wish to take their partnership to a new level. The aim is to intensify their strategic partnership by identifying further potential for cooperation and strengthening existing research alliances.
Joint research – Collaboration Grants
The university administrations in Münster and Twente have established this funding instrument as start-up financing to intensify existing research collaborations between the universities while tapping the potential for acquisition of third-party funding. These "Collaboration Grants" support excellent research projects which show an outsized potential for shaping and advancing the strategic partnership between the WWU and the UT in the foreseeable future. The grants are valued at 80,000 euros each and are financed in equal part by the University of Münster and the University of Twente for a period of twelve months. They are used to finance workshops, e.g. on the establishment of new consortiums and networking events with industrial partners and corporations. The funds can also be used for procuring new equipment and research instrumentation.
Collaboration Grants 2021
“Building up trust when recruiting new staff: systematic behaviour analyses using social robotics”:
Prof. Guido Hertel, Dr. Dominik Sondern and Dr. Christoph Nohe, Organizational and Business Psychology at the University of Münster; Prof. Tanya Bondarouk and Dr. Jan-Willem van‘t Klooster, Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems at the University of Twente.
“The Twente-Münster high-speed quantum key distribution link”: Prof. Carsten Schuck, Institute of Physics at the University of Münster; Prof. Pepijn W.H. Pinkse, Adaptive Quantum Optics at the University of Twente
“Study of vibrotactile cueing by means of vibrating socks in a virtual environment to mitigate any gait freezing in Parkinson patients”: Prof. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage, Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Münster, Prof. Ciska Heida, Biomedical Signals and Systems at the University of Twente
Collaboration Grants 2020
- Scalable Veriﬁcation of Industrial Embedded Control Systems: Prof. Paula Herber [de] (WWU, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Embedded Systems group) and Prof. Dr. Marieke Huisman [en] (UT, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Formal Methods and Tools group)
- Microdroplet-based screening for directed evolution: on-chip DNA transcription-translation and fluorescence activated droplet sorting: Prof. Andrea Rentmeister [de] (WWU, Institute of Biochemistry) and Asst. Prof. Tim Segers [en] (UT, EEMCS/BIOS lab-on-a-chip group, Max Planck Center Twente for Complex Fluid Dynamics, MESA+ Institute)
- Fully biodegradable cubosomes: A new class of mesoporous material with tunable degradation rates for agrochemical release: Prof. Dr. André Gröschel [de] (WWU, Institute of Physical Chemistry) and Prof. Dr. Frederik Wurm [en] (UT, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sustainable Polymer Chemistry Group)
Collaboration Grants 2019
- Testis-on-a-chip approach to elucidate the impact of environmental plastic pollution on male fertility: Prof. Dr. Stefan Schlatt [de] (WWU, Centre of Reproductive Medicine and Andrology (CeRA)) and Prof. Dr. Séverine Le Gac [en] (UT, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Applied Microfluidics for BioEngineering Research)
- ENERGIES – Thermal Conduits for Energy Conversion and Management in Batteries: Prof. Dr. Nikos Doltsinis [de] (WWU, Institute of Solid State Theory), Dr. Jimmy Faria [en] (UT, Faculty of Science and Technology), Prof. Dr. Bojana Rosic [en] (UT, Department of Applied Mechanics and Data Analysis) and Dr. Miguel Muñoz Rojo [en] (UT, Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering)
- Smart Soft Coatings: Towards new strategies for sensing and separation: Prof. Dr. Uwe Thiele [de] (WWU, Institute of Theoretical Physics), Prof. Dr. Sissi de Beer [en] (UT, Material Sciences and Polymer Technology group), Prof. Dr. Jacco Snoeijer [en] (UT, Physics of Fluids group)
Students at both universities benefit from the strategic partnership between the WWU and UT in the form of joint degree programmes:
- bachelor’s programme Public Governance across Borders [de]
- bachelor’s programme International Business Administration – Learning Across Borders [en]
- master’s programme Comparative Public Governance [en]
- master’s programme Business Information Systems and Data Science [en]
"Battery research does not stop at national borders"
The Universities of Twente (UT) and Münster have maintained a close partnership for many years. One focus that the two partners now want to deepen is battery research. On the occasion of the signing of the partnership deed between the cities of Münster and Enschede, the two university leaderships and scientists met to discuss the content-related orientation of battery research. In an interview with Kathrin Kottke, Prof. Martin Winter from MEET Battery Research Center at the University of Münster and Prof. Mark Huijben from the "Twente Centre for Advanced Battery Technology" at UT talked about their cooperation and common goals.
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The North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of Economics pledged some 20 million euros until 2024 to finance the establishment and operation of a start-up centre under the aegis of the University of Münster. The result is REACH. The start-up centre provides assistance in the form of essential infrastructure and resources to prospective entrepreneurs at the universities who wish to establish their own start-ups.