Welcome note from the Rector of the University Münster, Prof. Dr. Ursula Nelles

Ursula Nelles

Dear participants,
on behalf of the rectorate of the University of Münster, I warmly welcome EAWOP’s decision to hold this year’s congress at our university.

As a rector, I affirm you of the importance, the University of Münster attaches to the international conferences like this. The WWU sees its mission in initiation und promotion of high-quality research in fields distinguished by a strong track record, in offering suitable facilities for curricular doctoral training and the advancement of young scientists, and in providing the basis for the development of excellence in research and doctoral education by supporting a broad research base.

WWU’s research profile is marked by a considerable number of research focal points of proven excellence – in the humanities (including the theological faculties) law, business administration, natural sciences, mathematics, life-sciences and medicine. The WWU uses its capabilities to the full, profiting from its multifaceted research profile by developing new internal, interdisciplinary collaborations made necessary by new challenges which arise.

Professionally, I also attach great expectations on your congress theme “Imagine the future world: How do we want to work tomorrow?” Your interdisciplinary approach to your theme suits perfectly to the scientific culture of a vast variety of grown interdisciplinary cooperations. Additionally, your work is able to inspire our rectorate and our administration to develop according to your latest results.

The University of Münster is delighted and proud to be your host this year. I hope you will benefit from the meeting and gain new hints and insights for your own studies. Perhaps this short stay will give you a positive impression of the university – and the City of Münster as well.

Enjoy the congress and also our beautiful city.
Ursula Nelles
Dr. Ursula Nelles