Ruhr Fellowship 2017

Gain access to top universities and top international companies in Germany as a “Ruhr Fellow."...

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High honor for Prof. Ursula Gather

TU Dortmund University's rector Ursula Gather was elected into the senate of Leopoldina, Germany's National Academy of Science. Founded in 1652, Leopoldina is one of the oldest science academies in the world with currently over 1,500 members who are ...

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"Pigeon" English

If you live in New York or any other big city, chances are you don't think very highly of pigeons. Now you have good reason to think again. Scientists from the Ruhr University Bochum (Germany) and the University of Otago (New Zealand) found out that ...

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Digital Ruhr:Hub

With a DWNRW:HUB in Essen, the Ruhr area will be home to one of six platforms in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to support start-ups in the digital economy. Digital Ruhr:HUB provides individualized advice and services tailored towards the specif...

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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