Research Explorer Ruhr Summer Program

Ruhr Research Explorer 2018Research Explorer Ruhr (RER) is a two-week summer program for international recent postdocs interested in exploring the research landscape in the Ruhr area.

Join in and explore research opportunities at some of our most outstanding institutes. Benefit from workshops on postdoc funding schemes and research career options in Germany. A series of networking events and guided excursions will help you become acquainted with the Ruhr area as an excellent place to work and live.

The program is conducted entirely in English and the invitation includes travel expenses and accommodation.

For more in-depth information about the program click here.

AREA RUHR Doctoral Stipends for Program on Transnational Institution Building and Transnational Identities in East Asia

AREA RUHR 2018The Alliance for Research on East Asia (AREA) Ruhr, supported by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR), invites applications for up to four 3-year doctoral stipends for the winter term 18/19, to study Transnational Institution Building and Transnational Identities in East Asia.

The structured three-year doctoral programme on Transnational Institution Building and Transnational Identities in East Asia aims to advance knowledge on East Asian regional institution building, identity formation, and the interaction between both processes throughout history and today. By applying transnational and comparative approaches to the study of East Asia, the programme looks beyond national borders and seeks to unleash the potential of combining humanities and social sciences and to base research projects on interdisciplinary perspectives.

Deadline for applications is December 15th, 2017. Application forms and more details here.

Research Fellowships 2018/2019 at Centre for Global Cooperation

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) invites applications for Research Fellowships in the period March 2018 – February 2019. Proposals regarding 1) pathways and mechanisms of global cooperation and 2) global cooperation under conditions of polycentric governance are especially welcome. More (In English only)


Franco-German fellowship program on climate, energy and earth system research


Apply for the Franco-German fellowship program on climate, energy and earth system research! Germany and France are jointly supporting the implementation of the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change. Fellows of the program will be given the opportunity to set up their own research group at a German university or research institution for a period of four years. More (In English only)


 Neuropsychologists from Ruhr University Bochum explore sense of smell

Not only your nose determines your sense of smell. Professor Boris Suchan, Dr. Anne-Kathrin Bestgen & Patrick Schulze from Ruhr University Bochum​ investigated how the individual sense of smell is influenced by emotional information. The neuropsychologists conducted a study that reveals stunning results: More (in German only) 


 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) promotes nanoparticle research

dfg nanoparticle

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) promotes a priority program with 8.5 Million Euros to better understand  nanoparticle processes. In the course of the next three years, 16 different projects are launched, from which seven are accompanied by the University Duisburg-Essen. More (in German only) 


ZUKUR paves the way for sustainable Ruhr region

ZukurZUKUR (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 cities in the Ruhr region. More (in German only)