A strategic network for Münster
In the alliance for science, partners from science, business and the city are working for the expansion of Münster as a science and business location.
The objective of the strategic alliance is to develop Münster as a leading location as well as a location for science, research and development in order to also be able to score when it comes to international competition between cities. In addition to this, the aim is to expand scientific dialogue with the inhabitants of Münster as well as to communicate science and research in practical ways.
Initially, focus is placed upon three topics:
With the universities and scientific facilities, the scientific city of Münster possesses a high level of scientific excellence in the field of nanobioanalytics. The corporate landscape is developing accordingly: there are currently around 30 companies employing approximately 1,000 staff members active in the field of nanobioanalytics in Münster and in the Münsterland region, whereby their main focus is placed upon analytical and diagnostic products and services.
The second focus can be found in the future branch of “healthcare business”: medical prevention. The correct utilisation of preventative medicine helps to detect and treat numerous diseases at an early stage. Here, Münster is a specialist in the field of cardiovascular diseases, which also includes extra topic such as diet, lifestyle and care in addition to the cardiovascular diseases.
Treaty of Westphalia
The third focus is placed upon the Treaty of Westphalia. Under the motto of “dialogue for peace”, science and the history of the city are combined with contemporary and future issues. Alongside a week of events entitled “Münster 1648: Dialoge zum Frieden” [Münster 1648: Dialogues for peace], Münster occupies itself with current topics from conflict and crisis areas and, in doing so, increases perception of Münster in the context of the Treaty of Westphalia.