Built to change. Our mindset. Our future.

Ruhr University Bochum has always been a place where talented people can follow their academic path and develop, regardless of their social or geographical background.

Zwei Studentinnen und ein Student mit Laptop im Gespräch

You have been admitted to Ruhr University Bochum? No matter whether you have chosen a non-restricted Bachelor's programme or have accepted admission to a restricted degree programme: In order to study at the Ruhr University, you must enrol on time.

Drei junge Menschen auf einer Wiese

On our website „New at RUB“, new students will find all the information they need for the start of their studies and the first days of student life.

This new concept could allow the needs of previously separate industries to be combined.

A ball game was at the center of life in the Mayan civilization of the Stone Age. It decided wars, agriculture – and presumably even the continued existence of the world. Not infrequently, it ended in bloodshed.

Our Clusters of Excellence

In the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV, scientists work in the field of solvation science.

IT security has become a central societal issue since networked devices have permeated our world. This is what the Cluster of Excellence CASA is concerned with.

What motivates us

We focus on these socially relevant topics on campus.



current Collaborative Research Centers



persons enrolled at Ruhr University Bochum


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spin-offs since 2019

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