University of Münster (WWU)
The Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) is one of the largest research universities in Germany and hosts one of the largest departments of physics in Germany with over 3,000 students. WWU is part of the German U15 universities and ranked consistently one of the top research institutions in the country (e.g. Shanghai Ranking 2019). The University of Münster is home to ten Leibniz Prize winners twenty-three ERC Grants (Starting, Consolidator and Advanced) and six Max Planck Research Awards. The nanosciences and nanotechnology are core profile areas of the WWU. In recent years significant investments and new buildings have been procured to strengthen nanoscale research, including the Center for NanoTechnology (CeNTech), the battery research institute MEET and the Center for Soft Nanoscience (SoN). These independent facilities foster primarily interdisciplinary research.