University of Muenster
Region: Western Europe
Country/Region: Germany
Found Year: 1780
Address: Schlossplatz 2
Introduction

Founded in 1780, the University of Muenster 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 44,000 students and 5,700 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". Mission Statement Cutting-edge research As a research-oriented university, the WWU has made pioneering progress in numerous areas. Two Excellence Clusters, thirteen collaborative research centres (SFB), several research training groups and more than 25 research centres collectively advance inter- and transdisciplinary collaborative research and individual disciplinary research projects. Promotion of junior researchers The University of Muenster actively supports its junior researchers as part of its academic personnel development strategy. Career counselling and funding opportunities, structured doctoral programmes and qualification measures provide candidates with a more transparent and plannable career path into academia. Studying and teaching The University of Muenster 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 Muenster each year. Diversity and equal opportunity The University of Muenster sees diversity as a strength that impacts all areas of university development and management. Appreciation and equal treatment of all employees and students regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, handicap, sexual orientation or religion are centrally important at the WWU. Internationalisation The University of Muenster 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 Muenster.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
151-200
Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. ARWU presents the world's top 1000 research universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
151-200
2017
151-200
2018
151-200
2019
151-200
2020
151-200
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Mathematics
49
Chemistry
76-100
Communication
76-100
Earth Sciences
101-150
Human Biological Sciences
101-150
Dentistry & Oral Sciences
101-150
Education
101-150
Business Administration
101-150
Key Statistics
43835
Total Enrollment
3328(7.6%)
International Students
20559
Undergraduate Enrollment
1110(5.4%)
International Students
23276
Graduate Enrollment
2218(9.5%)
International Students