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How much traffic jam is unavoidable?

The Easter holidays are about to start and that means traffic jam on German motorways. How do traffic jams build up? And how could they be avoided? Prof Justin Geistefeldt answers these questions in RUBIN, the RUB's science magazine. RUBIN-interview

New insights into circadian clock mechanism

Biochemists at RUB have gained new insights into the generation and maintenance of circadian rhythms. They demonstrated that the Ras protein is important for setting the phase of such a circadian clock, as its activity determines the period length of the rhythm. Press Release

Is “green” growth possible?

The Faculty of Economics at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is offering the first Bochum International Summer School global on "Sustainability and Governance". The question is: In what way can economic growth and environmental protection be reconciled. RUB will be offering three two-week courses, for each course 5 ECTS credits may be awarded. Find out more


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