The University of Münster (UMS) was founded in 1780 and, after eventful years, was elevated to the status of a university again in 1902. UMS has developed a strong research profile in the humanities and social sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, life sciences, economics and law. It specifically promotes top-level research and young academics in these subjects. At the same time, by ensuring broad-based research, EMU secures the foundation on which further excellence can grow.
In a total of 15 faculties, around 39,000 students study in over 120 subjects in just over 250 degree programmes. In total, WWU is the employer of over 6,500 staff, including over 550 professors and over 4,000 academic staff.
The strength of research is expressed not least in two funded clusters of excellence and eight collaborative research centres as well as numerous other large-scale research projects.
ERCIS (European Research Center for Information Systems) is an interdisciplinary network of scientists who conduct joint research in the field of information systems design. It was founded in 2004 by the UMS on behalf of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. ERCIS combines core competencies of information systems with topics of computer science, business administration and special aspects of law within an institutional framework. This creates a holistic and interdisciplinary view of business application system and organisation design. With expertise and network to support the development and implementation of EBSI and eSSIF on a European level, UMS with the ERCIS as executing department will participate in WP2. Strategizing for scaling up, take-up, and interoperability of EBSI use cases and is leader of Task 2.3 Take-up and Task 2.4. Scale-up.