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Ruhr University Bochum

RUB owes its success in research to the close links between the disciplines on campus, which enable it to respond flexibly to current research questions. This approach makes RUB a place of top international research, which is integrated into the worldwide network of the most powerful scientific institutions in its priority areas.

RUB students also benefit from this success in science, as they are involved in research from the very beginning thanks to the principle of research-based learning. Talents can develop here; the RUB makes sure of this with numerous programs that promote individual development at every stage of the career path. This commitment also extends beyond the boundaries of the scientific system: industry and transfer do not remain abstract topics during their studies, but students with an entrepreneurial spirit can try themselves out. Cooperation with industry for mutual benefit strengthens RUB and the region.

The “Creating Knowledge Networks” principle underpins RUB’s internationalisation strategy. The university has positioned itself as a world-class research institution within the international scientific community.

Important Facts

The campus of RUB offers amazing facts.

42,954 students are enrolled at RUB. It is therefore one of the largest universities in Germany.

630 football pitches could be set up on the 4.5-km² campus.

5,828 members of staff render RUB Bochum’s largest employer.

20 faculties provide a wide range of disciplines to our students

6,312 international students are studying at RUB.

1,076 international PhD students and visiting researchers are welcome at RUB.

300+ partnerships have been established between RUB's institutes and faculties and educational institutions in other countries.

17 Double and Joint Degrees are available at RUB, in collaboration with universities in Germany and abroad.

585 million euros is the amount of total funds received by RUB in 2017.

122 million euros was third-party funding.

11 Collaborative Research Centres and Transregios are integrated in RUB. In six of them, RUB assumes the speaker function.

14 ERC Grants are hosted by RUB. The ERC funds innovative projects from all scientific fields.

9 Research Departments conduct flexible and interdisciplinary research in international networks.

12,191 phones can be found on the campus – that’s not counting smartphones.

600 tonnes of stones were shipped from China to Bochum, which now adorn the Botanical Garden.

1 million kilogrammes in weights are lifted every day at the Unifit gym.

72,000 doors can be found on the campus.

More than 3,565 euros is the gross salary earned by RUB graduates after leaving university.

Ranking / Awards

Academy of Excellence for Young Materials Scientists (2010)
Within the framework of the Excellence Initiative for young materials scientists set up by the German Research Society, Dr.-Ing. Janine Pfetzing- Micklich won a project which finances her position for a period of three years. In addition to funding for staff, physical resources and the means for periods of research outside of Germany have also been provided.

Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship (2011)
In 2011, Frederik Otto applied for and won a two year Feodor Lynen Scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He will spend this time in the Materials Science and Technology Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where Prof. Easo Geoerge acts as his host.

Gebruder Eickhoff-Award (2011)
In 2011, Deniz Kurumlu was awarded the Gebrüder Eickhoff Award for the best doctoral thesis of 2010, by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Georg Sachs Award (2011)
Dr.-Ing. Jan Frenzel received the Georg Sachs Award at the DGM Day in Dresden on 15.6.2011. This award honours activities which are related to practical applications of materials research. The award is sponsored by the German Stifterverband and the Austrian Fachverband Metallindustrie. Jan Frenzel obtained the award for his contribution to the field of ingot metallurgy of NiTi shape memory alloys.


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Master of Science in Computational Engineering

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