Insights and indepth
In order to travel from A to B in Berlin, you don’t need a local taxi driver. Your cab could just as well be driven from Brazil – provided that the data packets are delivered reliably and, above all, quickly.
Pain-processing regions are particularly affected by changes in brain volume. The good news is that these changes may be reversible.
Discovery of the MOTH domain offers insights into evolution. This is because both insects and vertebrates need collagen in their connective tissue.
Many countries have tried to reduce the infection rate with the help of Covid-19 apps. These only make a difference if people use them. Recent surveys show which factors play a role for the user acceptance of these apps.
Zerstörung durch ein Erdbeben
Earthquake relief by the RUB community


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 five research buildings, RUB is one of the leading lights in North Rhine-Westphalia. The federal and the state government are funding the infrastructure measures with a total of around 250 million euros.


Inderdisciplinary and individual
Das Audimax der RUB im Sonnenschein

You want to study at RUB? You can find an overview of our wide range of subjects and initial information on the degree programmes in our Study Portal.

About us

Portrait and goals

Diversity has shaped RUB as a reform university from day one. We believe that the diversity of the people who work, study, research and teach here is our great strength. Everyone at the university should be able to foster their abilities and talents with their different cultural and biographical backgrounds.

RUB is committed to sustainability and to sustainable campus development.

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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