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Insights and Indepth

Certain molecules with fluorine, chlorine or bromine, together with water, can release harmful substances into the atmosphere.

The new system to produce certain nitrogen compounds could make the manufacture of medicines and pesticides more efficient.

More than 4,000 international students are currently enrolled at RUB; the Student Advice Centre helps them identify potential funding options.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum and TU Dortmund University are delighted to announce the upcoming foundation of the Max Planck Institute for Cyber Security and Privacy in Bochum.

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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

World-class research, excellent future career opportunities, affordable university education, a wide selection of degree programmes, student services, collaborations and networks and – last but not least – the feelgood factor of student life in Bochum – there are many good reasons to choose a degree programme at Ruhr-Universität Bochum; here are the 9 most important ones.

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
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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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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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