About us

It is the networking between people and their know-how that makes up RUB.

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Located in the heart of Europe in the dynamic metropolitan region of the Ruhrgebiet, RUB with its 20 faculties is home to over 43,000 students from over 130 countries.

Worldwide network

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.

A powerful research hub is where RUB’s comprehensive networks are born. In the process, the university breaks down disciplinary borders and lays the foundation for cross-disciplinary and cross-generational collaboration.

RUB is deeply committed to furthering the development of young talents. The university mentors talented school students on their way to RUB.

At the RUB, cutting-edge research at an international level is not only incorporated into courses that are committed to the principle of research-based learning right from the start. Equally important is the transfer of knowledge and findings into industry and the public, as well as the strengthening of the entrepreneurial spirit of students.

As a university with a strong research profile, RUB focuses on research-oriented teaching. In the process, it addresses different development avenues for students: in research, in praxis, and in disciplinary and interdisciplinary work spheres.

Digitalisation has been transforming science and opening up new avenues for researching and teaching. Digital technologies render research, education, study, and administration more flexible, structured and simple.

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

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