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Aerial view of Ruhr-Universität Bochum.


Insights and indepth

Certain membrane proteins specialise in transporting molecules out of cells – a problem for the efficacy of cancer medication and antibiotics.

Acids tend to release a proton. However, they display more complex behaviour under space conditions.

The planned research building has been awarded the highest rating by the the German Council of Science and Humanities.

Good news for students pursuing a teaching degree: the Master of Education degrees at RUB are no longer subject to restrictions.

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Diversity and networks

As part of its Excellence Strategy, the German Research Foundation currently supports the Clusters of Excellence RESOLV and CaSa at RUB – in the fields of solvation science and IT security.

Professor Wolfgang Schuhmann, member of the Cluster of Excellence Ruhr Explores Solvation, has received an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). RUB now hosts 15 ERC grants in total, including one participation.

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Inderdisciplinary and individual
Das Audimax der RUB im Sonnenschein.

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.

Would you like to study at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, do a doctorate or come to us for a semester abroad? In the international portal, you will find all of the important information and contact persons for any questions about your study visit and the necessary formalities.

Which subjects and combinations of subjects are available for study at RUB? Comprehensive information for prospective students at a glance.

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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.

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.

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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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