The RUB networks on campus encompass institutions such as Research School and Research Departments.
RUB covers a wide range of disciplines, which is rare in Germany. Thanks to its flexible knowledge networks, the university continuously explores new fields of research and provides speedy responses to topical questions.
This is true for scientific questions as well as for matters pertaining to governance; here, RUB taps into the know-how of preferably all actors to successfully implement ongoing modernisation and control processes.
The RUB’s main research areas are organised in flexible cross-faculty Research Departments. They are closely interlinked within regional and international networks. The main research areas of the currently existing Research Departments are as follows:
The cross-university Research School brings PhD students from all 21 faculties together and adds value to their PhD research. Funded in the first round of the Excellence Initiative since 2006, the Research School has cemented its position as an established and successful network. The project Research School PLUS secured its funding in the second round of the Excellence Initiative and has been integrated into the Graduate School since 2012, with the objective of supporting any international activities of PhD students.