Two New Graduate SchoolsTwo New Graduate Schools 

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 will create new opportunities for doctoral studies in cooperation with the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). At the interface between political science and philosophy, TU Dortmund University will work together with Ruhr University Bochum (RUB). More.


Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship 2019Welcome Transatlantic Ruhr Fellows 2019!

We are thrilled to welcome our 2019 Transatlantic Ruhr Fellows. This year's program will kick off on August 5 with a Global Markets Certificate Program at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. During the first week, students will learn about topics such as labor laws in the U.S. and Europe, diversity, talent management and entrepreneurship cultures. In the second week of their program, our fellows will participate in a leadership skills seminar at the German American Chamber of Commerce before embarking on a six-week internship in the third week of their program. A special thanks to the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Stiftung as well as the DAAD for their support. More.


The Future of My City

The Future of My City: The Winners

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, economic and socio-cultural challenges in their regions. From the twenty projects that German, American and transatlantic teams submitted, the seven members of the international jury picked two first prizes, a second and a third prize in addition to four honorable mentions. Donald Carter, Director of the Rethinking Cities Institute in Pittsburgh, served as chair of the jury. More 


Centre for Global Cooperation ResearchCfA: Postdoctoral and Senior Research Fellowships 2020/2021

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) invites applications for Research Fellowships with duration of 6 to 12 months starting between March and June 2020. Proposals regarding 1) pathways and mechanisms of global cooperation and 2) global cooperation under conditions of polycentric governance are especially welcome. The fully funded fellowships are available to both senior and postdoctoral researchers across the humanities and social sciences. Deadline for applications is June 2nd, 2019. Application details.