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Research at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

How do religions change society? Can hydrogen be produced in an environmentally friendly way and be stored safely? What can we do to stay fit as we get older? - You can find out here what our researchers are investigating and how RUB supports their careers.


Unlearning old information

Humans as well as animals have the ability to not only acquire new information, but also to learn that previously acquired knowledge is no longer relevant. In a new collaborative research centre, researchers study the neuronal mechanisms of extinction learning

Cluster of Excellence RESOLV

Solvent processes are the focus of the Cluster of Excellence Ruhr Explores Solvation - RESOLV. Scientists work in an interdisciplinary manner with partners from the region on this research area, which is rapidly growing in importance.

Research School PLUS

The cross-faculty Research School that has been honoured by the Excellence Initiative offers innovative training for all graduates and gets doctoral students ready for their further career.

Early Career Researchers

Early scientific independence is of key importance at RUB. It has made a name for itself internationally with its concept to promote early career researchers.

University Alliance Ruhr

Under the slogan “Better together”, Ruhr University Bochum, TU Dortmund and University of Duisburg-Essen joined in 2007 to form the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr).