Insights and indepth
The renowned physicist receives the most highly endowed research award in Germany. In Bochum, he is to open up new fields of research in materials science and establish a research centre.
Birds show remarkably similar sleep patterns to humans and may experience flight in their dreams.
Not all cancer metastases have the same destructive effect. Researchers demonstrate different mechanisms in experiments.
Progesterone was shown in a study to have a protective effect on intestine nerve cells. These findings raise hopes that the hormone could be used in the fight against Parkinson’s disease.
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
You can apply now online for Bachelor's and Master's programmes and German courses in winter semester 2023/24. The application ends on 15 July 2023. Note the

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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