10.03.2014 NEW - Newsletter „STUDIUM OHNE ABITUR - Informationen und Beratungsmöglichkeiten“, (University admittance without Abitur) of the cooperation project “Third-chance education at RUB“ between the Office of Cooperation RUB/IGM and “ELLI“
20.02.2014 University admittance without Abitur at the Ruhr-University Bochum
Information even on February, 28 2014 at 4pm

as part of the cooperation project "Third-chance education at RUB" at the Blue Square (Bongardstr. 16 - 18 - 2. Floor).
After a talk on the varied major programs as well as admission standards, student consultants will be available for one-on-one conversations.
More information: - Tel. 0234-32-25239
09.01.2014 Newsletter of the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU - 04/2013
22.10.2013 Newsletter of the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU - 03/2013
21.10.2013 Film Evening and Discussion
Opel in Bochum: Departure, Upheaval, End?
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013, 6pm at the library of the Ruhr area (Haus der Geschichte)
Article in the Lokalkompass
14.10.2013 Start of The Detroit-Project Motorcities: October 11th 2013
International Lab (1st edition)
THE DETROIT-PROJECT  is a one-year international city project and art festival in Bochum. It tries to answer the questions how the future of the city, the arts and the job situation in the four European OPEL locations can be shaped. The Office of Cooperation is a project member and invites to a symposium on October 11th 2013. For more information & the presenation
11.10.2013 Am 01. und 02. Oktober fand an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum die diesjährige Gutachternetzwerktagung „Beruflichkeit und Fachlichkeit in Studium und Akkreditierung“ statt
Mehr Infos Programm - Vorträge und Fotoeindrücke

The annual Gutachternetzwerktagung „Beruflichkeit und Fachlichkeit in Studium und Akkreditierung“ took place at the Ruhr University Bochum on October 1st and 2nd this year.
For more infos: ProgramPresentations and Pictures
20.09.2013 RECENTLY Published
Collective employee representation in German companies: Coverage and contextual conditions.
Axel Hauser-Ditz, Markus Hertwig, Ludger Pries, (2013):
In: Employee Relations 35 (5), S. 509 - 526
19.09.2013 Die Hans-Böckler-Stiftung und die Gemeinsame Arbeitsstelle RUB/IGM führten vom 9. bis 13. September 2013 eine Studienreise nach Genf durch.
Mehr Informationen
22.08.2013 21.08. - 23.08.2013 - International Conference - Workers’ Participation at Plant Level – An International Comparison
hosted at the “House of History“ in Bochum, 40 experts from 10 different countries came together to talk about worker’s particpation at an international level. The program can be found here.
First press commentaries
12.08.2013 On August 9th, the course guidance center of the Ruhr University together with the Office of Cooperation hosted an info event for aspiring students with professional qualifications. Advertising the project “Third-Chance Education at the Ruhr University“, the event was aiming at informing future students about the variety of possibilities that awaits them in Bochum. The team distributed flyers and offered counselling sessions. More information about the projekt
24.07.2013 Newsletter of the Office of Cooperation RUB/IGM - 02/2013
23.07.2013 Press Release of the Ruhr University
Bochum’s future without OPEL
RUB-publication on background information and possibilities concerning the closing of the OPEL plant in Bochum. A cooperation between the university and the IG Metall is taking new approaches
23.07.2013 The group of students that took part in the seminar “Interdisciplinary Aspects in Worker’s Protection“ in the summer term 2013 that was hosted by the Office of Cooperation and the Faculty of Engineering’s program ELLI (Exzellentes Lehren und Lernen in den Ingenieurwissenschaften), went to visit ThyssenKrupp Electrical Steel in Bochum on June 11th. A group picture can be found here.
23.07.2013 Networking conference “Beruflichkeit und Fachlickeit in Studium und Akkreditierung“. On October 1st and 2nd the Ruhr University Bochum, the Office of Cooperation and the Union Consultant Network will host  a networking conference concerning “Beruflichkeit und Fachlickeit in Studium und Akkreditierung“. You can apply and find more information here:
15.07.2013 Dr. Wannöffel’s office hour has to be cancelled for tomorrow, July 16th 2013.
12.07.2013 Qualification Program Lean Management 2013 -
The qualification program of IWEX (Institut für WertschöpfungsExzellenz) will prepare you extensively and transfer-oriented for the challenges that come with planning and performing a successful Lean Project. You can find the program for 2013 here
11.07.2013 RECENTLY Published
Political Learning - Volume 1 -2 /13
Globalization and Glocalization Using the Example of the Ruhr Area – The Globalization Tour as a Didactic Method
Melissa Reuter, Manfred Wannöffel
09.07.2013 RECENTLY Published
Possibilities and Limits of Sustainable Safeguarding of Jobs and Production Sites – using the example of OPEL plants in Bochum

Blöcker, Antje / Palomo, Mark Esteban / Wannöffel, Manfred Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Series Working Papers Labor und Social Issues, Vol. 279
02.07.2013 Dr. Wannöffel’s office hour has to be cancelled for tomorrow, July 3rd 2013.
27.06.2013 Recently published in CAMPUS
Labor, Organization and Mobility – A Transnational Perspective
Martina Maletzky (Hg.), Martin Seeliger (Hg.), Manfred Wannöffel (Hg.) – June 2013
27.06.2013 Annual report 2012 of the Office of Cooperation
27.06.2013 Call for Papers: "International Solidarity reloaded – Unions and other social movements between challenges and chances of globalization“. Conference for PhD students of the Hans Böckler foundation in Göttingen on April 1st – April 4th 2014 more
03.06.2013 AO for Engineers – Better with Education
Engineers do not merely develop new technologies. They also have to be up to date with social innovations. What they need for that, they learn in Bochum.
Article published: metallzeitung 06/2013 – Members‘ newspaper IG Metall
03.06.2013 Dr. Wannöffel’s office hour has to be cancelled for tomorrow, June 4th 2013.
25.04.2013 Newsletter of the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU - 01/2013
24.04.2013 ARIBERA - nationwide apprenticeship - Apprenticeship as industrial promoter for work councils The office of cooperation engages with a project of IG Metal ARIBERA. The innovative nationwide further education project will start in September 2013. Until December 2014, two apprenticeship tutorials, each with five modules, will take place in the IG Metal’s head office in Frankfort on the Main and at the training factory for engineering at the Ruhr University Bochum.
24.04.2013 Corporate support structures for industrial councils in the area of corporate further education.
New transnational research project with participation of the office of cooperation. In cooperation with Prof. Carola Iller, Johannes Keppler- University of Linz, the office will examine support structures for industrial councils in the area of “corporate further education”. The office will cooperate with the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB). The case-studies oriented project is aiming at the identification of best practice models within various institutional framework conditions (Germany/ Austria, sector with/without collective agreements on training) and it is aiming at the development of definite recommendations of action. The project will start in July 2013.
04.04.2013 Job advertisement Arbeit und Leben DGB/VHS Nordrhein-Westfalen is looking for a pedagogic expert (19,84 hours). Read more
21.03.2013 This summer semester, a lecture on the promotion of interdisciplinary dialogue of students will be offered at the Ruhr University Bochum with participation of the office of cooperation RUB/IGM. The course will mainly focus on operational worker and health protection. Here you can find an informative poster.
18.03.2013 Article in the newspaper Die Zeit on March 7th, 2013.
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07.03.2013 On March 6th, 2013, the Q+MEO closing convention "Rahmenbedingungen und Best Practices betrieblicher Weiterbildung" (Determining factors and best practices of corporate further education” ) took place at the FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management University of Applied Sciences. Here you can find Dr. Manfred Wannöffel’s contribution on the subject of "Qualifizierungstarifverträge: Programmatik und Praxis"
04.03.2013 Cooperative research project published in March: "Modernisierung der Universitäten. Umsetzungsstand und Wirkungen neuer Steuerungsinstrumente (“Modernization of universities. Level of implementation and impact of new controlling instruments”) Bogumil, Jörg/Burgi, Martin/Heinze, Rolf G./Gerber, Sascha/Gräf, Ilse-Dore/Jochheim, Linda/Schickentanz, Maren/Wannöffel, Manfred: – edition sigma 2013, ISBN 978-3-8360-7291-5 Find more detailed information
21.02.2013 Call for applications – Masters Program for unionists The Global Labour University (GLU) invites unionists and activist in the field of work alliances to apply for the masters program “Labour Policies and Globalization”, a one-year masters program in English. This year’s program starts in October 2013 at the University of Kassel. Applicants should apply by 30th of January 2013 by mailing the application to to be guaranteed consideration. more
20.02.2013 Saturday, February 23rd, 2013- 11.05 pm Hallo Ü-Wagen special Opel Bochum: Is it worth the fight? Bochum seeks for jobs. Following guest will discuss: -Paul Aschenbrenner (City manager of Bochum) -Dr. Manfred Wannöffel (Managing director of the office of cooperation RUB/IGM ) Location: Husemannplatz- 44787 Bochum city
18.02.2013 The Hans Böckler Foundation is planning a summer school program with the subject “structural change of work relationship and special interest organization” in cooperation with the University of Kassel and the University of Trier. The seminar will take place on July 29th -August 2nd 2013 at the IG Metall –Bildungszentrum Berlin Pichelsee and addresses junior scientists, who would like to present their projects at the summer school.
29.01.2013 On January 16, 2013, the RUB workshop “Open college in engineering science: current developments and joint action perspective“ took place in the context of the project “Excellent teaching and learning in engineering studies” . The workshop mainly focused on professionally qualified students. more
19.12.2012 Newsletter of the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU - 04/2012
23.11.2012 In the context of the project „Exzellentes Lehren und Lernen in den Ingenieurwissenschaften“(excellent teaching and learning in engineering science), the workshop “open college in engineering science: Current developments and common action perspective” takes place on January 16th 2013 from 9.15-12noon at the seminar room of the Office of Cooperation RUB/IGM. The workshop focuses on the group of vocationally qualified students and people who are interested in studying.
20.11.2012 In cooperation with the project “Exzellentes Lehren und Lernen in den Ingenieurwissenschaften” (excellent teaching and learning in engineering science) the Office of Cooperation RUB/IGM is offering a lecture to encourage the interdisciplinary dialogue of students of the Ruhr University Bochum. more
23.10.2012 Newsletter of the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU - 03/2012
18.10.2012 Specialist conference democratic and social college.
On November 12th 2012, 3-7pm, FH Dortmund Event of the FH Dortmund in cooperation with the Hans Böckler Foundation and the DGB NRW. Click here for the program and registration
17.10.2012 50 years OPEL in Bochum On Thursday, October 25th 2012, an event due to the anniversary of the OPEL-factory Bochum will take place at the municipal archive Bochum. It will start at 6pm with a presentation of the WDR-movie “Us Opelaner” (2012) by Michael Loeken and Ulrike Franke (
The presentation will be followed by a discussion with an introductory contribution by Dr Manfred Wannöffel. An event with the cooperation of the Institute of social movement of the Ruhr-University Bochum under the program “Memory and remembrance – places of remembrance in Bochum and in the Ruhr area”
17.10.2012 JOB OFFER: EARLY STAGE RESEARCHER IN THE MARIE CURIE INITIAL TRAINING NETWORK PROJECT “CHANGING EMPLOYMENT” Project title: Employment relations as multi-level bargaining arenas in transformation  University of Oviedo, Department of Sociology (Host institution), in cooperation with Universite Libre de Bruxelles, European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
11.10.2012 Convention „The political human being- players of social participation in the transition to the 21st century” of the Friedrich Ebert- Foundation in Bonn, October 10th -12th 2012. Contributor Manfred Wannöffel about: Cooperation between trade unions and NGOs: Borders and potentialities
24.09.2012 The next concultation-hour of Dr Manfred Wannöffel takes place on October 9th 2012 – Tuesday from 12 noon- 1pm, GB 04/45.
07.09.2012 Specialist conference „The political human being“ players of social participation in the transition to the 21st century. Academic specialist conference that deals with the matter of “Political human as a player of social participation in the transition to the 21st Century”. Numerous scholarship holders, liaison lecturers and other experts of the German scientific community will contribute. Date: October 10th -12th 2012, Location: FES Bonn- Click here for the event program
30.07.2012 Job vacancy- scientific assistant The BMBF- Project ELLI- „Exzellentes Lehren und Lernen in den Ingenieurwissenschaften“ (excellent teaching and learning in engineering science) offers a job opportunity for a scientific assistant, (TV-LE13) starting on October 1st 2012 (39,83 hours/week) .
Here you will find detailed information.
16.07.2012 Consultation-hours of Dr Manfred Wannöffel during the semester break
July 31, 2012
August 28, 2012
September 18, 2012
Time: 12 noon – 1pm
Location: Konrad-Zuse-Str. 16, 3rd floor
16.07.2012 Newsletter of the Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU - 02/2012
13.07.2012 Management, Work and Organization (MAO) The cross-faculty cooperation project of the faculty of social science, the office of cooperation RUB/IMU and the faculty of engineering, department of production systems was successfully completed by the end of the summer semester 2012. Students had the chance to take interviews with works councils and executives of well-known companies during practice-based projects. The final results of their practice-based research were presented by the students on July 9th 2012 at a final presentation. The presentations as pdf documents Thyssen Krupp Steel, Siemens and Opel Bochum.
13.07.2012 On July 12th 2012 the closing workshop „ New regulation of universities – evaluation of Governance- reformations of the German higher education system” of the departments of Prof. Bogumil, Prof. Burgi, Prof. Heinze and Dr Wannöffel (GAS) took place. Results of the research project- financed by the federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Hans Böckler Foundation- were presented and discussed by scientists and practitioners at a closing workshop. For the final presentation please follow the link
09.07.2012 Advanced study level Innovation by codetermination Developing competence for chairwomen/men of the works councils, deputy chairwomen/men of the works council and exempted members of the work council. A project in cooperation with the DGB Bildungswerk NRW association, Academy of the Ruhr University and the IG Metall NRW The 3rd year starts on November 14th 2012 – Program/ registration
09.07.2012 The University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Campinas invite trade unionists to apply for the Global Labour University master programmes on 'Labour and Globalisation' in South Africa and Brazil. The programmes are part of a global research and study network that debates and develops labour responses to the social, economic and environmental crisis of the global economy. Further information concerning the programme, application requirements and scholarships are available on the Internet. The deadline for application is 31 July for South Africa and 31 August for Brazil
05.07.2012 CALL FOR PAPERS
For the convention Subjects in movement, Institutes in movement? Trade unions and migration, a convention of the Hans Böckler Foundation, study sponsorship department for PhD students and young scientists on April 23rd - 26th 2013





Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU
Konrad-Zuse-Str. 16 (How to get there)
Room 3.32 - 3.36
phone: 0049-234-32-26899
fax: 0049-234-32-14404 mail

Contact person

managing director
Office of Cooperation RUB/IMU
Dr. Manfred Wannöffel

Dr Wannöffel’s office hours during the semester are as following:
Tuesdays from noon till 1:00pm
in his office at the
Konrad Zuse Strasse 16
Room 3.32 - 3.36