Academic Ranking of World Universities

University of Muenster
English Name: University of Muenster
Region: Western Europe
Country: Germany
Found Year: 1780
Address: Schlossplatz 2
Website: http://www.uni-muenster.de/en/

Founded in 1780, the WWU Münster is a university with tradition. With its wide range of research areas and excellent working conditions, as well as its intensive support for junior academics, WWU Münster has a strong appeal to researchers, academics and cooperation partners. The “Religion and Politics” excellence cluster shows how the interdisciplinary approach to research at WWU works in practice. Over 36,000 students make WWU the sixth-largest university in Germany. The teaching offered by a total of 15 faculties comprises 275 courses of study in 120 subjects covering practically all areas of the humanities, social sciences, medicine and natural sciences.

 

Mission Statement

 

Top-level research

WWU Münster has developed a strong research profile in natural sciences, the humanities, medicine, law and business administration. It targets top-level research in high-performance areas for and combines this with promoting first-class young researchers. At the same time, by ensuring that broad research can be carried out it creates a secure basis on which excellence can thrive. 

 

Achieving excellence

For WWU Münster, promoting excellence is a dynamic process which takes up new academic and social challenges to which it responds appropriately.

    WWU’s central tasks include not only achieving outstanding research results, but also promoting new fields of research which take up social and academic challenges and contribute to mastering them.

    Successful work in many fields of research today requires cooperation in large groups of researchers. WWU aims at a comprehensive use of the potential set out in its profile to start single-discipline and cross-discipline groups of researchers providing the critical mass necessary for excellent research work.

    WWU promotes broad research on a wide range of subjects as a basis for the continual creation of new focuses of top-level research.

 

High-quality teaching

WWU Münster’s aims in the field of research are closely linked with its own commitment to provide high-quality courses of study covering a wide range of subjects. It has taken a pioneering lead in changing teacher training to the double bachelor degree. The second step – a bottom-up process – will involve the masters courses. The development of programmes for structured doctoral courses represents the third step in the realisation of the objectives set out in the Bologna process. WWU thus provides the best possible teaching on the basis of high-quality broad and top-level research.

 

Promoting young researchers

The WWU Münster organises the promotion of outstanding academic junior researchers in graduate schools which provide structured doctoral courses. Moreover the university creates an environment conducive to top-level research carried out by postdocs. It also supports the setting up of groups of young researchers and the creation of junior professorships in order to strengthen the links between postgraduate education and research.

 

Gender mainstreaming

WWU Münster considers gender equality to be a task of strategic importance. The aim is to make it easier for women to combine an academic career and family interests. It is in combination with the high quality of life offered by the Münster region that the university hopes to reap benefits in recruiting brilliant researchers in the future. WWU’s second strategic objective in the field of gender mainstreaming is to apply suitable measures to strengthen women’s social qualifications in pursuing academic careers. In order to initiate such measures to reach these goals, WWU subjects its gender mainstreaming policies to an external “family-friendly university audit”.

Measures currently implemented (selection):

    Since 2000 the WWU has been running an internal gender equality programme, with an annual budget of €200,000, which supports women in their academic activities.

    The university runs a training programme which is tailored to support young women researchers with respect to their academic careers.

    WWU is currently setting up its own facilities where the children of academic staff can be looked after all-day; there is a special focus on children under three. WWU will also be offering a flexible and speedy childcare service, for example in cases of weekend seminars or in emergencies. Last but not least, assistance is being planned for supervising schoolchildren while they do their homework.

Total Enrollment:
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Undergraduate Enrollment:
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Graduate Enrollment:
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Undergraduate Programs
           Ancient  Cultures of Egypt and Near East
           Ancient Cultures
           Anglistics / American
           Arab-Islamic Culture
           Archaeological Landscape History
           Art History
           Biology
           Business Administration
           Business Computer Science
           Catholic Religious Education
           Chemistry
           China Studien
           Classical and Early Christian Archeology
           Communication Sciences
           Computer Science
           Cultural and Social Anthropology
           Dentistry
           Dutch Studies
           Earth Sciences
           Economics
           Economics
           Economics and Law
           Education
           Food Chemistry
           French
           Geography
           Geoinformatics
           Geophysics
           German
           Greek Philology
           History
           Italian
           Landscape Ecology
           Latin Studies
           Law
           Life Sciences
           Mathematics
           Medicine
           Music and Creativity
           Music and Mediation
           Music Practice and New Media
           Musicology
           Netherlands-Germany-Studies
           Pharmacy
           Philosophy
           Physics
           Political Science
           Politics and Economics
           Politics and Law
           Protestant Religious Education
           Psychology
           Public Administration (Special Emphasis: European Studies)
           Regional Studies East Central Europe
           Religious Studies
           Scandinavian
           Sociology
           Spanish
           Sport
Master's Degree Programs
           Ancient Cultures
           Ancient Cultures of The Eastern Mediterranean
           Applied Linguistics
           Art History
           Biotechnology
           British, American and Postcolonial Studies
           Business Administration
           Business Chemistry
           Byzantine and Christian Archaeology
           Chemistry
           Christianity In Culture and Society
           Classical Archaeology
           Classical Cultures
           Classical Philology
           Classical Sinology
           Clinical Music Therapy
           Communication Sciences
           Comparative Literature / Cultural Poetics
           Computer Science
           Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
           Dutch-German: Translating Literary and Cultural Transfer
           Earth Sciences
           Economics
           Education
           European Studies (German-Dutch)
           Food Chemistry
           Geoinformatics
           Geophysics
           Geospatial Technologies
           German Law
           German Studies
           History
           Human Geography
           Indo-European Linguistics
           Information Systems 
           Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies
           Islamic Studies and Arabic Stem
           Islamic Theology
           Landscape Ecology
           Languages and Cultures of Egypt and Ancient Western Asia
           Latin Philology of The Middle Ages and Modern Times
           Latin Philology Roman Literature and Its Reception
           Life Sciences
           Linguistics
           Mathematics
           Molecular Biomedicine
           Music and Creativity
           Music and Mediation
           Music Therapy, Clinical
           Musicology
           National and Transnational Studies: Literature, Culture, Language
           Netherlands-Germany-Studies
           Pharmaceutical Sciences
           Philosophy
           Physics
           Polish Studies / East European Cultural Studies
           Political Science
           Prehistory and Early History
           Psychology
           Romance Linguistics,Focus: French
           Romance Linguistics,Focus: Italian
           Romance Linguistics,Focus: Spanish
           Scandinavian Studies
           Social Anthropology / Ethnology
           Sociology
           Strategic Communications
Doctoral Programs
           Ancient History
           Ancient Near Eastern Philology
           Anthropology (Ethnology)
           Applied Cultural Studies
           Art
           Art History
           Auxiliary Historical Sciences
           Baltic Studies (Baltic)
           Biology
           Biotechnology
           Business Administration
           Business Administration
           Business Chemistry
           Business Computer Science
           Business Computer Science
           Byzantine Studies
           Catholic Religious Education
           Catholic Theology
           Chemistry
           Classical Archaeology
           Communication Sciences
           Comparative Literature (General and Comparative Literature
           Computer Science
           Coptic Studies
           Dr.Med.Dent Dentistry.
           Dutch
           Dutch Philology
           Dutch Studies
           Early Christian Archaeology
           Earth Sciences
           East European History
           Economic Policy
           Economics
           Economics
           Education
           Egyptology
           English Language and Literature
           Ethnology (European Ethnology)
           European Studies (German-Dutch)
           Evangelical Theology
           Food Chemistry
           General Linguistics
           Geography
           Geoinformatics
           Geology / Paleontology
           Geophysics
           German Philology
           Graduate School of Emprical and Applied Linguistics
           Graduate School Of Chemistry
           Graduate School Of Communication Science
           Graduate School Of Politics
           Graduate School Of Sociology
           Graduate School Practices Of Literature
           Greek Philology
           Indo-European Linguistics
           Indology
           Interdisciplinary Latin American Regional Science
           Islamic Studies
           Islamic Theology
           Landscape Ecology
           Language Teaching Research
           Latin Studies
           Law Dr. Jur.
           Mathematics
           Medical Sciences Dr.Rer.Medic.
           Medicine Dr. Med.
           Medieval History
           Medieval Latin Philology
           Mineralogy
           Modern and Contemporary History
           Musicology
           Near Eastern Archaeology
           Nordic Philology
           Orthodox Theology
           Ostslavische Philology
           Pharmacy
           Philosophy
           Physics
           Planetology
           Political Science
           Political Science, Majoring In European Studies (France)
           Political Science, Majoring In European Studies (Romania)
           Prehistory and Early History
           Protestant Religious Education
           Psychology Dr.Rer.Nat.,
           Religious Studies
           Romance Languages ​​(Italian Emphasis)
           Romance Languages ​​(Spanish Emphasis)
           Romance Philology (French Emphasis)
           Russian
           Semitic Philology
           Sinology
           Social Sciences
           Sociology
           Sports Science
           Westslavische Philology

Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities
ARWU 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Institutional
Ranking
152-200101-152101-152102-150102-150101-151101-151101-150102-150101-150101-150151-200101-150101-150
Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Broad Subject Fields
Broad Subject Fields 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
SCI////76-10076-100101-15076-10076-100101-150
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LIFE/////151-200151-200151-200151-200151-200
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Performance in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Subject Fields
Subject Fields 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Mathematics76-101//151-200101-15076-100101-150
Physics///101-150151-200151-200151-200
Chemistry51-7551-7551-754851-754446
Computer Science///////
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