Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship 2019

We are thrilled to welcome our 2019 Transatlantic Ruhr Fellows! This year's fellowship program will kick off on August 5 with a Global Markets Certificate Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. ...

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Science Meets Oktoberfest

We are pleased to invite you to our panel discussion “Science Meets Oktoberfest” preceding a networking reception with beer and bratwurst (and a German comedian!) on September 26, 2019 at 6:30pm. The event is going to take place at the Hofbräuhaus Co...

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The Future of My City

An independent jury of experts from Germany and the U.S. selected the winners of the competition The Future of My City. Students and experts from the Ruhr area and the Rust Belt region had been invited to develop innovative solutions to urban, econom...

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Two New Graduate Schools for UA Ruhr

With funds totaling over € 1 million, the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR) will sponsor two new graduate schools within the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) from January 2020 onwards. In the field of medical physics, TU Dortmund University wi...

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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, TU Dortmund University and the University of Duisburg-Essen. The UA Ruhr Liaison Office 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 120,000 students, 1,300 professors and 9,300 researchers, 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

  • 120,000 students
  • 17% international students
  • 1,300 professors and 9,300 researchers
  • €1.2 B annual budget
  • €300 M in grant awards