Ruhr University Bochum

OpLogo RUBened in 1965 as the first university in the Ruhr area, the Ruhr University Bochum is now one of Germany’s biggest and most successful research universities. Ruhr University Bochum’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 Excellence 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 Ruhr University Bochum. The outstanding support provided by the Early Career Researchers program and an excellent infrastructure round out the picture.

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Ruhr University Bochum in numbers
· 43,015 students (14% international)
· 3,394 academic staff (incl. professors)
· 2,439 master’s degrees per year
· 550 doctoral degrees per year
· 889 foreign doctoral students and international guest researchers
· €559.9m Budget incl. €111.3m third-party funding for research projects

Research facilities and partners
· 6 collaborative research centers
· 10 research departments

Research profile
· Solvation Science
· Cyber Security
· Materials Research
· Protein Research
· Interfacial Systems Chemistry
· Religious Studies
· Plasmas with Complex Interactions
· Neuroscience
· Closed Carbon Cycle Economy
· Subsurface Modeling and Engineering