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Campus of the future


Storing electricity underground

Cities need electricity – but not continuously while it’s being generated by wind or sun. Engineers study ways of storing excess capacity in a sustainable manner. Read more

From Maryland to Bochum and back again

RUB is becoming ever more popular among researchers from overseas. What the figures show in the ranking is confirmed by two researchers from the USA in an interview. Read more

How hackers make entire cities collapse

Wind power stations are partially controlled via mobile phone networks. This carries risks. Read more


The International Portal provides students and researchers with information on how to apply to RUB, going abroad, services offered by the International Office and RUB’s international profile.

Programmes of Study


Which subjects and combinations of subjects are available for study at RUB? What degree options are there and what are the benefits? Comprehensive information for prospective students at a glance.

Programmes of Study

Campus, Culture, Sports


The RUB is much more than a place of learning, teaching, and research. It is located in the heart of an exciting region which, as part of the Ruhr metropolis, is one of Europe's largest urban centres.

Culture and recreation at the RUB