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Welcome Centre

Advice for internationally mobile researchers

The Welcome Centre is the main advice and service centre for internationally mobile researchers from Postdoc level onward. We offer support in several languages before, during and after your stay at the University of Münster.

With 100 flats of varying sizes, our guesthouses allow you to settle into your new environment quickly. We also inform the faculties, as the hosts of our international researchers, about current developments and provide the necessary framework on internationalisation implementing a “train-the-trainer” concept.

Newly arrived researchers can register for the Welcome Centre services and take advantage of a structured onboarding procedure, which includes various welcome events for international staff. Throughout the stay in Münster, we provide support and advice, focusing on general topics. There are networking opportunities during the whole year and during term-time, we also organise information events on specific subjects. Due to our co-operation with institutions, both within and outside the University, we are able to provide individually tailored guidance and support, thus favouring the ongoing relationship of Research Alumni with WWU as well.

Lastly, we provide tailored research marketing aimed at bringing forward the brand that is the University of Münster. The portfolio if the Welcome Centre includes 2 programs, namely WiRe and ReAL. WiRe is the Woman in Research program, aimed to support female researcher in their endeavors of pursuing a career in research. ReAL is our Research Alumni program that ties visiting researcher to the university through ambassadorships and incorporating them in promotional events.