Ursula Gather awarded Federal Cross of MeritUrsula Gather awarded the Federal Cross of Merit
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ursula Gather, TU Dortmund University's rector since 2008, received the Order of Merit of the Federal Repulic of Germany for her outstanding contributions in advancing Dortmund as a center for science and research. More here.



Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship 2018

Welcome Transatlantic Ruhr Fellows!

On Monday August 6, we are going to welcome our new cohort of Transatlantic Ruhr Fellows from Germany. The ten fellows will participate in a one-week Global Markets Certificate Program at Rutgers University followed by a one-week Skills Seminar at the German American Chamber of Commerce in New York. During the last six weeks of their program, our fellows will complete an internship at companies and organizations in the Tri-State area. If you want to find out more about the program, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Make sure to check out our short movie about the Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Program on UA Ruhr's YouTube channel.



A. Gorak Order of Merit NRW

High Honor for Professor at TU Dortmund University

Andrzej Górak, Professor at TU Dortmund University's Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, received the Order of Merit of North-Rhine Westphalia for his outstanding contributions to the people and state of North-Rhine Westphalia. More.




Ruhr Fellows Visit NRW State Chancellery

 Ruhr Fellows and Transatlantic Ruhr Fellow Visit NRW State Chancellery

The 2018 Ruhr Fellows from the US as well as current and former Transatlantic Ruhr Fellows from Germany met with representatives of North Rhine-Westphalia's State Chancellery on June 18, 2018. After their meeting with Dr. Mark Speich and Dörte Eisenhauer, the group visited the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia. 


NAFSA 2018NAFSA 2018

Join us at this year's NAFSA annual conference and discuss with us how to prepare students for the global workforce through innovative partnerships in our panel discussion on Wednesday, May 30 at 8:30 am. More details can be found here. 

EXPLORE Materials Chain

Materials Chain PostdocThe Call for Applications for EXPLORE Materials Chain is now open. International Postdocs from the research field of materials science and technology have the opportunity to apply until 17 June 2018 to participate in the program. During their two-week stay (29 Oct.- 14 Nov. 2018), participants have the opportunity to work with local researchers on joint projects, proposals and partake in a workshop and the international Materials Chain Conference (MCIC 2018). Further information about the project and the hosts can be found here. 



Mayor of Dortmund Welcomes Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Alumni

City of Dortmund receptionDortmund Mayor Ullrich Sierau welcomed German alumni of the Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Program at Dortmund City Hall on February 19, 2018. In his welcome address, Sierau emphasized the role that the Ruhr Fellows play in strengthening the transatlantic ties and expanding the North American network of the Ruhr area. More.


 Atlas of Social Innovation

Atlas of Social InnovationSocial Innovation is on the rise: as a lived practice, social innovations take countless approaches and present a wide array of success stories. Against this background the Atlas of Social Innovation aims to provide a comprehensive overview on the multifaceted concept of Social Innovation. Leading experts open up new insights in the current trends of social innovation research and making data gathered during the EU/FP7 SI-DRIVE project in an easy-to-grasp way accessible to public. For more information, click here. 



 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)