Feb. 2017: Inauguration of the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS)

Nov./Dec. 2016: Launch of the North Rhine-Westphalian funding schemes „Fortschrittskolleg“ Replir (Religious Pluralism and its Regulation in the Region) and Sec-Human (Security for People in Cyberspace)

Nov. 2016: Groundbreaking ceremony for the research building Prodi (Centre for Molecular Protein Diagnostics) on the Bochum Health Campus

Oct. 2016: Grant extensions for the teaching projects InSTUDIES (as InSTUDIES plus) and ELLI (Excellent Teaching and Learning in Engineering Sciences; as ELLI 2).

June 2016: Approval of the research building ZESS (Centre for Engineering of Smart Product Service Systems)

May 2016: Inauguration of the research building Zemos (Centre for Molecular Spectroscopy and Simulation of Solvent-directed Processes)

May 2016: Foundation stone laid for new IA, IB and GD buildings

April 2016: Launch of the fitness centre Unifit the city of Bochum

Jan. 2016: Launch of the Research Department Closed Carbon Cycle Economy

Nov. 2015: Inauguration of Museum unter Tage as part of the „Situation Kunst – für Max Imdahl“ ensemble in Weitmarer Schlosspark

June 2015: Celebrations and main ceremony of the anniversary „50 years RUB – 50 years university town Bochum“

Oct. 2014: Inauguration of the new Student Service Center (SSC) and the Alfried Krupp Experimental Laboratory for Young People

April 2014: Launch of the Q-West gastronomy centre on campus

Oct. 2013: Inauguration of the Blue Square, the Ruhr-Universität’s house in the city of Bochum

Oct. 2013: Conversion and re-opening of the former Kirchenforum at Unicenter – now Universitätsforum (UFO)

Oct. 2013: Inauguration of the redeveloped IC building

July 2012: Approval of research building ZGH (Centre for Interface-dominated High-Performance Materials)

June 2012: Success in the Excellence Initiative – RUB is awarded the Cluster of Excellence Resolv (Ruhr explores Solvation) in the field of chemistry and a grant extension for the campuswide graduate school RUB Research School

May 2012: Inauguration of the new Sport Sciences building on the Health Campus

May 2012: 50th anniversary of the Bochum university library

April 2012: Opening of the daycare centre Unikids

Nov. 2011: Completion of the Beckmanns Hof extension

Nov. 2010: Opening of the first new building on the campus ID

Sept. 2010: Founding of the Professional School of Education

Sept. 2010: Groundbreaking ceremony for the childcare centre UniKids

Dec. 2009: Founding of the Protein Research Centre PURE

Sept. 2009: Founding of the Humanities Laboratory for School Goers

Jan. 2009: The first three research departments are founded, two more start work, in December the religious studies research centre CERES is added.

June 2008: Official opening of the Materials Research Centre ICAMS (Interdisciplinary Centre of Advanced Materials Simulation)

June 2008: Promoting the development of excellence at the RUB: The state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Mercator Foundation provide 30 million euros for the establishment of Research Departments and Mercator Research Groups.

Jan. 2008: Inaugural meeting of the University Council as the new governing body

April 2007: Start of a comprehensive campus redevelopment and implementation of the RUB’s site development plan with the construction of the ID building

March 2007: Foundation of the University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr (UAMR) by the universities of Bochum, Dortmund, and Duisburg-Essen

Jan. 2007: Integration of the State Language Institute in the RUB

Nov. 2006: Start of the campus-wide Graduate School Ruhr University Research School as fostering project within the Excellence Initiative

Nov. 2005: Establishment of the Centre for Foreign Language Education

Feb. 2004: Opening of the Alfried Krupp School Goers Laboratory

Oct. 2000: Launch of the first Bachelor/Master courses at the RUB

April 1999: Further education as the third pillar of the RUB: foundation of the Academy of the Ruhr-Universität

June 1998: The “Bochum Model” becomes a permanent institution and is renamed the “Hospital of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum”

March 1998: Outsourcing of the transfer post as a research and collecting society “rubitec - Gesellschaft für Innovation und Technologie mbH”

Nov. 1997: Radio c.t. is the first student campus radio station in Germany to receive its own frequency.

Dec. 1993: Inaugural session of the first board of trustees of the Ruhr-Universität

Oct. 1993: Launch of the Master reform model – nucleus of “Bologna” prior to “Bologna”

April 1991: Opening of the Technology Centre (Building MB)

March 1990: Opening of the “Situation Kunst (for Max Imdahl)”

Mai 1984: Opening of the Performing Arts Centre

Jan. 1977: Launch of the “Bochum Model of practical medical training”

Oct. 1975: Opening of Unikontakt: first transfer post business/science at a university in Germany

Jan. 1975: Opening of the art collections

June 1971: Opening of the Botanical Gardens (today one of the ten largest in Germany)

June 1965: Ceremonial opening of the university/November: start of teaching

July 1961: Decision of the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia: Bochum chosen as the site for the first new university in the Federal Republic of Germany