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Campus of the future


Follow the sound

The ability of experiencing the world like a bat and finding your way around without visual cues would be a great help for visually impaired people. Engineers are trying to make it happen. Read more

What fish and pigeons can teach us about handedness

Even though they don’t have any hands, they have something in common with humans. Read more

Did life come from space?

We usually imagine comet impacts as a threat and not as the source of life. But perhaps they were precisely that. Read more


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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.

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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.

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