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Highly Cited RUB Researchers

According to the ranking list of Thomson Reuters, two scientists from RUB, Prof. Dr. Ute Krämer (Department of Plant Physiology) and Prof. Dr. Bernd Marschner (Department of Soil Science) are amongst the „Highly Cited Researches” worldwide. The result came out of the evaluation of 110 thousand “Highly Cited Papers” between 2002 and 2012. The first release of Thomson Reuters in 2001 contained three RUB scientists; among them the current rector of RUB Prof. Elmar Weiler.

Wonderful Moments of ExtraSchicht

RUB participated at “ExtraSchicht” for the third time this year on June 28. Paul Kaufmann und Maximilian Güth, two trainees from the Multimedia Support Center (MSZ) of RUB captured the best moments of this special event and made a short film about it. The music is produced by the band “Rival Bid” that also performed at “ExtraSchicht”. Watch the clip here:

No Access to RUB Forest

The forest located on the eastern side of the Botanic Garden is closed due to distructions caused by the storm “Ela” at the time of Pentecost this year. Covering up to 100 Hektars this forest belongs to the Ruhr-University Bochum. So far it is not clear how long it will take to remove the damages of “Ela”. For more information please contact the intercultural building management of RUB (IGM):


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Master 2.0


“Master 2.0” is the quality seal of the Ruhr-Universität for master’s degrees that optimally prepare their students for a career in research. Master 2.0 students work in interdisciplinary teams of scientists right at the forefront of research.

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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.

Campus and culture at the RUB