- Founded :1962 year
- StudyQA ranking: 1784 pts.
- Offered programms: 14 Master
- No. Students: 43004
- Frgn. Students: 5726
- No. Staff: 5650
- Study mode: 13 On campus 1 Online
- Languages of instruction: German, English
Located in the midst of the dynamic, hospitable metropolitan area of the Ruhr, in the heart of Europe, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) with its 20 faculties, RUB’s disciplinary institutional units, is home to 5,600 employees and over 41,000 students from 130 countries. All the great scientific disciplines are united on one compact campus.
The RUB is on its way to becoming one of the leading European universities of the 21st Century. Almost all courses are offered as Bachelor and Master degree programmes. Our excellence programmes have made themselves an international name: RUB Research School as an international college for structured doctoral research in the life sciences, natural sciences, engineering, the humanities and social sciences; the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV (Ruhr Explores Solvation); interfaculty and interdisciplinary Research Departments, which are mutually, nationally and internationally networked, sharpen the profile of the RUB. Added to this is an unsurpassed programme for the promotion of Early Career Researchers, and an excellent infrastructure.
What makes it all come alive is the people who meet on campus with their thirst for knowledge, their curiosity, and their commitment. They help shape the RUB and their open-mindedness makes the RUB an attractive place for people from around the world.
Institutional Accreditation or Recognition - Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Year of first Accreditation - 1962
Anyone who learns and studies also requires recreation, relaxation, and creative exchange: there are many possibilities on and around the campus to take part in activities alone or with others, in addition to lectures and study work.
The RUB makes this possible in many different ways: artistic development in the Centre for Arts and Music, physical activity with university sports, or inspiration in the Botanical Gardens. There are works by important artists from all over the world on permanent display: as architectural art, in the numerous special exhibitions at the Centre for Arts and Music, in the University Library, the Audimax, or, of course, in the art collections of the RUB with its locations on campus and “Max Imdahl, Arts of Today”. It is always worth paying a visit to these facilities. Additionally, the culture initiative, boSKop, the ASta, and various other student initiatives organise concerts, stage performances, festivals, and faculty parties that draw attention with colourful posters and creative mottos.
As a campus university, the RUB provides ideal conditions for getting involved and help to shape university culture and politics. Anyone who would like to represent student interests can, for example, stand for the student parliament, join a faculty council, or one of the numerous other bodies. In addition, active students are always being sought for the on-campus student radio, the university cinema, or the cultural office boSKop who are interested in the cultural life at the RUB. Involvement pays, and not only personally, because there is also the opportunity to gather a lot of useful experience with a view to one’s own professional future while still at the university.
Furthermore, there is the massive attraction of the city and its surroundings, with its countless opportunities for recreation, in one of the most culturally concentrated and most interesting regions in Europe, which is also the European City of Culture in 2010.