Over 170 students per 1,000 inhabitants – a concentration of this density is unique among Germany’s great cities. The more than 50,000 students enrolled at the eight universities and institutes of tertiary education give the venerable Hansa town its conspicuously youthful appearance, and ensure that through the continuous stream of new faces Münster never becomes ossified in a kind of museum-like idyll. The young people are attracted not only by the special quality of life but above all by the rich science and research landscape of the city.
Research facilities such as the Max-Planck Institute or the business enterprises in the Technologiepark and at the Centre for Nanotechnology (CeNTech) have established Münster’s reputation as a leading scientific location of international renown. Especially in the fields of nanotechnology and biotechnology, Münster has established itself as a science city of European rank.
With the University Hospital and its affiliated research institutes and laboratories and a close network of other excellent hospitals and clinics employing altogether over 17,000 people, the “capital” of the Münsterland can present stand as a “health city” of the first order.