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The campus of the Ruhr Universität Bochum at dusk.

News

Insights and indepth

Bacteria don’t produce disease-causing substances until they have infected a warm body. To this end, they use a special thermometer. Researchers have now analysed the exact mechanism.

A student team helps exchange students get settled in Bochum. And introduces them to an iconic song by Herbert Grönemeyer.

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Research

Diversity and networks

As part of its Excellence Strategy, the German Research Foundation currently supports the Clusters of Excellence RESOLV and CaSa at RUB – in the fields of solvation science and IT security.

With its research buildings, RUB is one of the leading lights in North Rhine-Westphalia. The buildings provide optimal infrastructure for research. The ZEMOS research building houses the Center for Solvation Science on RUB campus. The ProDi research building is located near the Gesundheitscampus entrance and will be housing protein diagnostics. The Federal Government and the State of NRW are funding additional research buildings, namely ZGH, ZESS and THINK.

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Study

Inderdisciplinary and individual
Online-Portal Bewerbung: Studentin am PC

Application and registration at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) are easy: Use our simple online application tool.

Would you like to study at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, do a doctorate or come to us for a semester abroad? In the international portal, you will find all of the important information and contact persons for any questions about your study visit and the necessary formalities.

Which subjects and combinations of subjects are available for study at RUB? Comprehensive information for prospective students at a glance.

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International education and research and a university that is open to the world: at RUB the world is at home – and the distances to other countries are short.

With each appointment, we shape our education and research. Consequently, we understand and appreciate the importance of appointment procedures at Ruhr-Universität.

About us

Portrait and goals
Luftbild Mark 51.7

A centre for science, technology and start-ups is being established on the former Opel premises: Mark 51°7. Academia meets business in the new location – and together they take a stand for successful structural transformation in the Ruhr region.

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The UA Ruhr is an alliance between Ruhr University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen, the three largest universities in Germany’s thriving Ruhr area. Each of our institutions has a strong tradition of breaking down walls between disciplines. We believe in the benefits of collaboration on all levels of scholarship and research, which is one of the reasons we came together in this unique university alliance.

All partners in the network Univercity aim to increase the profile of Bochum as a city of science and education and provide opportunities for students at all universities in the city.

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