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)



Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Program 2017

For the first time the UA Ruhr initiated a program that provides highly motivated students from the University Alliance Ruhr with a unique experience to expand their portfolio and networks to the New York metropolitan area. In a program that combines a one-week summer school, a one-week skills training workshop and a six-week internship, the fellows will learn about topics such as entrepreneurship, global markets and regional labor relations while gaining hands-on working experience during their internships at companies and international organizations in the Tri-State area. More (in English only)


Researchers investigate multilingualism on public signs @ UA Ruhr 

Researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen and Ruhr University Bochum make multilingual street signs in the metropolitan region Ruhr the subject of a new study. The project "Metropolenzeichen"  looks at a total of 25.000 street signs as well as posters, stickers and graffiti. More (in German only) 

Metropolitan Studies @ UA Ruhr

Metropolitan Studies UA RuhrThe University Alliance Ruhr has made Metropolitan Studies one of its new collaborative research clusters, combining research strengths and study programs with a focus on urban and regional development, urban social movements, demographics, logistics, energy efficiency, water resource management as well as the overall socio-economic impact of urbanization. More (in German only)

New pathways to social change

Social InnovationA new publication documents the contributions made by more than 200 international social innovation experts at a conference held last year in Berlin. Discussions and presentations look at social innovation in different arenas of public life and analyze the conditions and infrastructure needed for sustainable social change. More (in German only)


Logistics expert ten Hompel receives honorary doctorate degree

Michael ten HompelProfessor Michael ten Hompel was awarded an honorary doctoral degree by the University  of Miskolc, Hungary, for both his excellence in logistics research and his achievements in strengthening logistics as a discipline at the University of Miskolc. More (in German only)



UA Ruhr @ 10 

UA Ruhr @ 10

On July 13, 2017 the University Alliance Ruhr celebrated its tenth anniversary. In an ongoing series of interviews, representatives from the alliance discussed how they see UA Ruhr's role in shaping the new identity of the Ruhr area as one of Germany's biggest academic hubs with a global reach. More (in German only)



University of Duisburg-Essen is part of the new German Research Foundation (DFG) Priority Programme

Printer3D laser printing is revolutionizing the production technology: the new process allows the direct printing of objects in any size and shape. The components are produced in layers of powder, however the materials itself used are often obsolete. Therefore, the new Priority Programme (SPP) of the German Research Foundation (DFG) is focusing on the development of new materials that fit the digital printing process. The University of Duisburg-Essen in cooperation with the RWTH Aachen, the University Erlangen-Nurnberg, University Bremen and TU Dresden are taking part in this program. You can read more about the project here (in German only).

 Scientists from the TU Dortmund University convert aqueous gel into glass like material

TU DortmundProf. Jörg Tiller and Nicolas Rauner from the Faculty of Bio- and Chemical Engineering at the TU Dortmund University have developed a gel, which consists of up to 90 percent of water, but is nevertheless ultra-fast and extremely tough. The invention is so spectacular that the work has made it into the current issue of the renowned science magazine "Nature". In the future, the new material could be used as a pressure-resistant separating membrane in multi-water desalination or as a highly porous electrode material for batteries or fuel cells. More information can be found here (in German only). The scientific article can be found here (in English). Foto: Nikolas Golsch

 Cluster of Excellence RESOLV gets new interuniversity professorship

RESOLVThe Cluster of Excellence RESOLV coordinated by the Ruhr University Bochum gets a new interuniversity UA-Ruhr-professorship. RESOLV (Ruhr Explores Solvation: EXC 1069) is funded with 28 Mio. EUR by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) within the framework of the German Excellence Initiative. The project commenced on November the 1st, 2012. Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith-Newen (picture on the left) is the Speaker and Coordinator of RESOLV and will also hold the new interuniversity professorship. More information can be found here (in German only).
Photo: © RUB, Marquard