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Autumn at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum


Insights and indepth

What sounds like a harmless piece of music to the human ear might be understood by a machine to be an instruction to perform a specific task.

Using a novel software made in Bochum, paper-based work instructions can be easily translated into Augmented Reality applications. No prior knowledge necessary.

Oxygen threatens sustainable catalysts that use hydrogen to produce electricity in fuel cells. Researchers from Bochum and Marseille have developed a way to combat this.

Up to 14 years before the diagnosis, the marker indicates the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

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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.

The Center for Theoretical and Integrative Neuro- and Cognitive Science (THINK) will be built on Mark 51°7. The new center will explore the interdisciplinary neuronal mechanisms of cognition, develop artificial and hybrid cognitive systems, and investigate the interaction between humans and technical systems in the working world of the future and in neurorehabilitation. It is one of five approved research buildings at the RUB.

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Inderdisciplinary and individual
Student schaut auf Schild mit Aufschrift "Immatrikulation"

After enrolling online, students submit all relevant documents and pick up their immatriculation papers in person.

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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