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Insights and Indepth

The existence of a maternal gene affects the development of the placenta. If it is missing, the embryo is at risk.

Several salt mummies have been unearthed in an old mine in Iran. Some of them originated before the birth of Christ. Who were they? And how had they lived?

Large amounts of carbon thousands of years old are stored under the forest floor. And it is better to keep it there.

Some molecules change their spatial structure when exposed to light – in other words, they look different in light and darkness. What exactly happens during the conversion has not yet been researched in detail.

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Diversity and Networks

As part of its Excellence Initiative, the German Research Foundation currently supports the Cluster of Excellence Resolv and the graduate school Research School Plus at RUB. Starting in 2019, there will be a second Cluster of Excellence in the field of IT security in Bochum, Casa, in addition to the Resolv Cluster of Excellence in solvation science.

Research Departments Cutting-edge research at RUB is organised using flexible, interdisciplinary Research Departments .

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Inderdisciplinary and Individual
Studierende steigen in die U-Bahn

Starting in the winter semester 18/19, students will not be able to download the NRW ticket, but instead the combined semester ticket (for the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr and for the whole of NRW) in E-Campus. This is because the VRR transport companies will no longer be accepting the student ID card as proof of the VVR ticket from the start of the semester.

You have come to Germany from abroad and have been admitted to Ruhr-Universität Bochum? After enrolling online, students submit all relevant documents and pick up their enrolment papers in person.

There are a number of things to consider and take care of before starting your studies. Our RUBiss team – international student services welcomes you and provides you with lots of information that will help you transition smoothly.


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.

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.

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Faculties and Institutes

Overview and Structure


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Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter machen die RUB zum größten Arbeitgeber in Bochum.


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Personen sind an der RUB eingeschrieben.


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internationale Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden

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