Offices of the Rectorate
Press and Public Affairs
"Well informed": The press office is responsible for providing and channelling the true and unique image of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) to the public.
The press office informs internal and external target groups about research, teaching, further education, culture, higher education policy, and dates and events at the RUB via its press releases, RUBENS magazine and the news of the university. The press office is also responsible for finding you the right partner, for the organization of press conferences and Open Days, and for evaluating the presentation of the RUB in the media.
The press office also offers advice services to the members of the university in corporate design and public relations. Brochures and prospectuses are available from the press office
Strategic PR and Branding
RUB’s profile is gaining definition all the time, and its international visibility is becoming increasingly important. The establishment of the RUB brand is the primary objective of the Rectorate’s task force for “Strategic PR and Branding”. To this end, we rely on strategic long-term PR projects, campaigns, and competitions based on our ideal : “People-centred – Cosmopolitan – High-performance”.
To achieve greater public visibility for RUB’s initiatives and development, we maintain and are constantly developing the central RUB website. We manage the main RUB Facebook page, keep in close contact with the press office via our social media, and are committed to developing the city of Bochum as a “science hub” – UniverCity Bochum. We are also responsible for editing the RUB research magazine, RUBIN, and the university yearbook, and we are already planning the celebrations to mark RUB’s 50th anniversary. In addition, our ongoing tasks include outreach to prospective students and researchers.
"Blended Learning": the use of the newest information and communication technology for targeted support of learning activities. At the RUB, we combine traditional lectures and seminar teaching methods with digital media into so-called "blended learning". The task of the Unit for eLearning is to provide support to teaching staff, students, and administration in the application of digital technology for the improvement of the quality of teaching and research as well as administrative tasks.
The unit for eLearning is responsible for developing implementation strategies and services for eLearning at the RUB: from the training of academic staff and students in seminars and workshops, to programmatic advice, to continual monitoring of appropriate technology, to the establishment of inter- and intra-university synergies.
The unit for eLearning administers the activities of the RUBeL-network, which consists of the multimedia support centre, the computer centre, the university library, and the unit for on-the-job training and counselling.
Fundraising & Alumni
"Profit from experience": The careers service is the RUB's platform for experience for students. It is where you can obtain information about career opportunities and build contacts to potential employers. The careers service organizes corporate visits, provides sector and training information, advice on personal profiles, and tips about internships - the careers service is your partner for the job market.
Additionally, the careers service organizes alumni affairs. The "RUHRalUmNIBochum" network with its database and diverse events offers many ways for you to remain in touch with the RUB after you have left.
The idea behind the careers service is: make network thinking live.
"Networked security": Together with the organs and committees of the RUB, the central IT-security officer is responsible for developing a comprehensive IT-security plan for the university.
The IT-security unit advises the university management about IT-security risks and is the central location for all questions about IT-security for all members and units of the university. Security violations are recorded in a centralized monitoring system.
Centre for University Continuing Education (AWW)
"Continuing education from a single source": Continuing education that is of interest to the public is the responsibility of the centre for university continuing education and the RUB academy. These two units work in close co-operation to assist the faculties and academic units to meet the demand for continuing education in a customer oriented way.
The centre for continuing education is responsible for the general administration of continuing education programmes and provides advice about teaching and learning methods and techniques as well as legal, financial, and organizational matters. The aim of the unit is to develop continuing education as a component of knowledge transfer and life-long learning.
On-the-job Training and Counselling (IFB)
"Continuing education under one roof": The unit for on-the-job training and counselling is responsible for providing training and advice to both academic and administrative staff of the university in order to help them deal with the continual changes faced by the RUB.
The unit offers a comprehensive advisory and coaching service for management, teaching staff, and junior academics. The unified structure of a unit for science, technology, and administration has the advantage that it can offer training programmes for the RUB as a whole.
The Internationalisation task force is responsible for the Ruhr-Universität’s strategic internationalisation.
- It is responsible for the development and implementation of RUB’s international strategy.
- It is RUB’s main information resource for partnerships and networks.
- It monitors statistics on RUB’s internationality in research and study.
- It supports the university management and all faculties in questions of internationalisation and related topics.
Information- and Communication Technology
Office for Information and Communication Technology
Offices of the Chancellor
- Innenrevision (Gemeinsame Innenrevision im Rahmen der UAMR)
- Organisation - Entwicklung - Beratung