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 junge Frauen und ein junger Mann sitzen nebeneinander auf einer Wiese und schauen gemeinsam auf ein Tablet, das die junge Frau in der Mitte in der Hand hält.

You can apply now online for Bachelor's and Master's programmes in winter semester 2024/25. The application ends on 15 July 2024.

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.

Ruhr University Bochum sees itself as a place where controversial topics can be discussed objectively and respectfully.

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


more than

spin-offs since 2019

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