Fachhochschule Münster
The Fachhochschule Münster (Münster University of Applied Sciences) is based in Münster
Münster is an independent city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the northern part of the state and is considered to be the cultural centre of the Westphalia region. It is also capital of the local government region Münsterland...

Westphalia is a region in Germany, centred on the cities of Arnsberg, Bielefeld, Dortmund, Minden and Münster.Westphalia is roughly the region between the rivers Rhine and Weser, located north and south of the Ruhr River. No exact definition of borders can be given, because the name "Westphalia"...

 and Steinfurt
Steinfurt is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Steinfurt.-Geography:Steinfurt is situated north-west of Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia. Its name came into being in 1975 when the two – up to then independent – parts of the city – Borghorst and...

. The administration is accommodated in the Hüfferstiftung building. With around 9,400 students, twelve faculties and three central scientific units, Münster University of Applied Sciences is the fourth largest and one of the most strongly research-oriented universities of applied sciences in the Federal Republic of Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. It receives the highest third-party funding of all higher education institutions in North-Rhine Westphalia, and is also one of the top higher education institutions in this category nationwide. It uses its potential as a Lisbon reference university for the further development of the knowledge-based society. A committee of experts on behalf of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and the Heinz Nixdorf Foundation selected Münster University of Applied Sciences to be one of four pilot universities in the support programme “Quality management in higher education” in 2008.

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