Ruhr University Bochum


OpLogo RUBened in 1965 as the first university in the Ruhr area, the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) is now one of Germany’s biggest and most successful research universities. RUB’s Research School, an international college for structured doctoral research, is one of the university’s Projects of Excellence. Another project is the Cluster of Exellence RESOLV (Ruhr Explores Solvation) that supports researchers at all stages of their careers and offers a new platform for high value, interdisciplinary education and training for the next generation of scientists. Interfaculty and interdisciplinary research departments raise the profile of RUB. The outstanding support provided by the Early Career Researchers program and an excellent infrastructure round out the picture.

RUB turns 50 in 2015! On November 2nd, 1965, the first lectures took place at the new university, which back then was still a large construction site. Today, RUB is one of the best young universities in the world, and we have every reason to celebrate and to express our thanks to everyone who has contributed to our track record of success. Learn more and join in the celebrations!

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RUB in numbers
· 41,456 students (14% international)
· 5,616 academic staff
· 1,987 master’s degrees per year
· 509 doctoral degrees per year
· 630 foreign doctoral students and international guest researchers
· €414m Budget + €116m third-party funding for research projects

Research facilities and partners
· 5 collaborative research centers
· 8 research units (supported by German Research Foundation − DFG − grants)
· 7 research departments

Research profile
· Materials science
· Protein research
· Interfacial chemistry
· Religious studies
· Plasma science
· Neuroscience
· Subsurface modeling and engineering