Münster University of Applied Sciences was founded on 1 August 1971 after the merger of public and private schools of construction and engineering and vocational training institutions. Back then, the student population was around 2,300; today, almost 14,000 young people are pursuing one of our 87 degree programmes, 38 of which are Master’s programmes – a high proportion compared to other universities of applied sciences. In addition, around 110 cooperative doctoral candidates are working towards a doctorate, supported by our Doctoral Studies Programme. Over the years, Münster University of Applied Sciences has evolved into a practice-oriented, international and interdisciplinary university of applied sciences. Teaching staff and students contribute equally to the successful transfer of scientific findings to practice. This pays off: our establishment is now one of Germany’s largest and most successful universities of applied sciences.