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RUB - the first university with its own perfume

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is the first university in the world to present its own perfume: “Knowledge by RUB”. Scent research has a long tradition at RUB, and many of these scientific findings have left their mark on this unique perfume. The innovative project was implemented by the university in cooperation with the company Scentcommunication and the perfumer Geza Schön. “Knowledge by RUB” is purchasable in RUB-stores and in selected locations of the perfumery Pieper.

IT.SERVICES: A new operating unit at RUB

The former department for information and communications services and the Main Computer Centre (Rechenzentrum) have been combined into a new unit called IT.SERVICES in order to provide all RUB members with unified IT services. The junction of these two historically separate establishments allows more services, and greater transparency and quality.


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