The University of Münster is one of the largest universities in Germany with a rich and time-honoured tradition. It enjoys an outstanding reputation in the region and far beyond. Fifteen faculties with 120 degree programmes and some 30 research centres comprise the institutional backbone of the university. Some 45,700 students and 5,300 academics appreciate the University's excellent research opportunities, high-quality teaching, promotion of junior researchers, and the advantages of living in the city of Münster. Our slogan sums it up best: living.knowledge.As a research-oriented university, the WWU has made pioneering progress in numerous areas. Two Excellence Clusters, ten collaborative research centres (SFB), several research training groups, and 30 research centres collectively advance inter- and transdisciplinary collaborative research and individual disciplinary research projects. The University of Münster is well-known for its large and distinguished faculties, such as Law and Medicine, but also for its so-called exotic subjects like Scandinavian Studies. The diverse and research-oriented course offerings attract several thousand students to Münster each year.
The University of Münster has concluded more than 550 partnership agreements with universities and academic institutes worldwide—from nearby Enschede in the Netherlands to Beijing, China. Some 3,600 foreign students and 700 distinguished visiting researchers currently study and research at the University of Münster.