CAIS Fellowships

The Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) invites excellent scholars and professionals with practice-based expertise to pursue individual and collaborative projects on digitalization- and internet-related topics....

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Alfred Grosser is the 2017 Mercator Professor

French-German publicist and political scientist Alfred Grosser will be the 2017 Mercator Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen. ...

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Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Program 2017

The 2017 Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Program has started! The fellowship provides ten highly motivated students from the University Alliance Ruhr with a unique experience to expand their portfolio and networks to the New York metropolitan area....

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ZUKUR paves the way for sustainable Ruhr region

ZUKUR (Zukunft-Stadt-Region-Ruhr, Future-City-Region-Ruhr) is a new project that brings together researchers from TU Dortmund University and representatives from communities and the Ruhr region to develop solutions for more resilient communities and ...

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GAIN 2017

Together with other German university alliances, universities, research institutions and funding agencies, UA Ruhr presents its programs and job offers at this year's GAIN Conference, the largest German science and research career fair in the U.S. ...

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The academic hub for research, teaching, study and networking in Germany’s vibrant Ruhr area

The University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) is an alliance of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), TU Dortmund University (TUDO) and the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). The UA Ruhr Liaison Office New York (UA Ruhr New York) represents these three universities in North America. UA Ruhr New York was founded in 2004 under the name ConRuhr (Consortium of the Ruhr Area Universities) and is located in New York City. It is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States tax code and is supported through contributions by the three Ruhr Universities.

With over 115,000 students and more than 17,000 faculty and academic staff, UA Ruhr represents one of the largest and high-performing research locations in Germany. UA Ruhr New York promotes, supports and facilitates academic collaborations between the three Ruhr Universities and partners in the United States and Canada.

Fast Facts

  • 115,000 students
  • 17% international students
  • 1,300 professors and 9,300 researchers
  • €1.2 B annual budget
  • €300 M in grant awards