FH Münster

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FH Münster
TypePublic University
PresidentFrank Dellmann
Administrative staff
1,300, of which professors: 300
Students15.452 [1]
Location, ,

FH Münster, based in the Westphalian city of Münster with a second campus in Steinfurt, is a German university. It has a student enrolment of around 15,000 (as of winter semester 2022/23),[1] making it one of the largest public universities of applied sciences in Germany. It has twelve faculties and one central scientific unit.

The University offers around 100 degree programmes (as of winter semester 2022/23)[1] in the fields of business and management, engineering, design, health, social studies and teacher training. In November 2011, Münster University of Applied Sciences was the first university of applied sciences in Germany to successfully complete the process of system accreditation. Since then, the University has been able to accredit its degree programmes itself – without the need for assessment by external agencies.


FH Münster was founded in 1971.[2] It was established as a result of an amalgamation of state and private construction and engineering colleges.

Faculties and central scientific unit[edit]

FH Münster is divided into twelve faculties, seven of which are in Münster, the other five in Steinfurt. The largest faculties are the Münster School of Business and the Faculty of Social Work.[3]

There is also one Central Scientific Unit, the Münster Center For Interdisciplinarity. There students can train to become vocational school teachers or industrial engineers in one of its institutes:[4]

  • Münster School of Vocational Education (IBL)
  • Institute of Business Administration and Engineering (ITB)

Degree programmes[edit]

The Bachelor and Master’s programmes offered by the university are spread across the areas of business and management, engineering, design, health, social work and teacher training. Dual and executive degree programmes are also offered at the University, as well as international degree programmes.[5]

Münster was one of the first universities of applied sciences to establish a doctoral programme.[6] Outstanding students have to option to realise their PhD project in cooperation with universities at home or abroad.

Münster University of Applied Sciences fully met the requirements of the Bologna Process, namely of creating harmonised academic qualifications across Europe, and completely converted its study programme to the tiered Bachelor/Master’s system by winter semester 2007/2008.


In recent years, Münster University of Applied Sciences has been one of the universities of applied sciences with the most third-party funding in Germany. The numerous research endeavours are increasingly being flanked by collaborative PhDs.[7]


The Institute network "Resources, Energy, Infrastructure" consists of:

  • Institute of Water • Resources • Environment (IWARU)
  • Institute of Energy and Process Technology (IEP)
  • Institute for underground construction (IuB)

Further internal institutes

  • Institute for Society and Digital Studies (GUD)
  • Interdisciplinarity in Health – Technology – Ability to Work (IGTA)
  • Institute of Construction and Functional Material (IKFM)
  • Institute of Sustainable Nutrition and Food Production (iSuN)
  • Institute of Optical Technologies (IOT)
  • Institute for Process Management and Digital Transformation (IPD)

International cooperative agreements and contacts[edit]

FH Münster currently has around 195 active international university contacts (as of summer semester 2014), some 120 of which are via the European exchange programme, ERASMUS.

FH Münster is a member of the higher education consortium UAS7, an alliance of seven research-oriented universities of applied sciences with an international outlook. The shared objective is to foster cooperation with higher education institutions in North and South America.[9]



The Hüfferstiftung in Münster accommodates the university management, the central administration and the Faculty of Social Studies of Münster University of Applied Sciences.

The following facilities are located in Münster: the faculties of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Design, Food · Nutrition · Facilities, Health, Social Work, Business Administration and the Münster School of Vocational Education (IBL).


Steinfurt Campus

Steinfurt is home to the faculties of Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Energy · Buildings Services· Environmental Engineering, Engineering Physics and the Institute of Business Management in Technology (ITB). Over 3,000 students are enrolled on degree programmes at the faculties in Steinfurt.


  1. ^ a b c FH Münster in figures
  2. ^ "Success is based on quality". kongressinitiative.muenster.de. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  3. ^ "Faculties and units".
  4. ^ Münster Center For Interdisciplinarity
  5. ^ "Degree programmes".
  6. ^ Your path to promotion with us (translated from German: "Ihr Weg zur Promotion bei uns"), www.fh-muenster.de
  7. ^ "Research".
  8. ^ Departments and units of FH Münster
  9. ^ "uas7".

External links[edit]

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