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Foundation stone of RUB, including year 1962, 1990 and 2015

History

From the NRW state parliament’s decision of incorporation to the Excellence Initiative: RUB’s history of more than 50 years is a track record of success.

September 2018: Approval of two Clusters of Excellence: Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Attackers (CaSa) and Ruhr Explores Solvation (RESOLV):

June 2018: Inauguration of the new Lern- und Forschungsfabrik (learning and research factory)

May 2018: Foundation of the Research Academy Ruhr, joint promotion of early career researchers by RUB, TU Dortmund University and the University of Duisburg-Essen

April 2018: 40 years of advanced scientific training at RUB, since 1999 under the roof of Akademie der RUB

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A banner of UA Ruhr in front of Audimax.

September 2017: Promotion of early career researchers: acquisition of 18 Tenure Track Professorships

March 2017: 10th anniversary of University Alliance Ruhr

February 2017: Inauguration of the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS)

November/December 2016: Launch of the North Rhine-Westphalian funding schemes NRW-Fortschrittskolleg RePliR (Religious Pluralism and its Regulation in the Region) and SecHuman (Security for People in Cyberspace)

November 2016: Groundbreaking ceremony for the research building ProDi (Centre for Molecular Protein Diagnostics) on the Bochum Health Campus

October 2016: Grant extensions for the teaching projects inSTUDIES (as inSTUDIESplus) and ELLI (Excellent Teaching and Learning in Engineering Sciences; as ELLI 2)

June 2016: Approval of the research building ZESS (Centre for Engineering of Smart Product Service Systems)

May 2016: Inauguration of the research building ZEMOS (Centre for Molecular Spectroscopy and Simulation of Solvent-directed Processes)

May 2016: Foundation stone laid for new IA, IB and GD buildings

April 2016: Launch of the fitness centre Unifit in the city of Bochum

January 2016: Launch of the Research Department Closed Carbon Cycle Economy

November 2015: Inauguration of Museum unter Tage as part of the “Situation Kunst – für Max Imdahl” ensemble in Weitmarer Schlosspark

June 2015: Celebrations and main ceremony of the anniversary “50 years of RUB – 50 years of university town Bochum”

October 2014: Inauguration of the new Student Service Center (SSC) and the Alfried Krupp Experimental Laboratory for Young People

April 2014: Launch of the Q-West gastronomy centre on campus

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Event center Blue Square in Bochum downtown.

October 2013: Inauguration of the Blue Square, the RUB’s building in the city of Bochum

October 2013: Conversion and re-opening of the former Kirchenforum at Unicenter – now Universitätsforum (UFO)

October 2013: Inauguration of the redeveloped IC building

July 2012: Approval of research building ZGH (Centre for Interface-dominated High-Performance Materials)

June 2012: Success in the Excellence Initiative – RUB is awarded the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV (Ruhr Explores Solvation) in the field of chemistry and a grant extension for the cross-campus Graduate School RUB Research School

May 2012: Inauguration of the new Sport Sciences building on the Health Campus

May 2012: 50th anniversary of the Bochum university library

April 2012: Opening of the daycare centre Unikids

November 2011: Completion of the Beckmanns Hof extension

November 2010: Inauguration of the first new building on campus: ID

September 2010: Foundation of the Professional School of Education

September 2010: Groundbreaking ceremony for the daycare centre UniKids

December 2009: Foundation of the Protein Research Institute PURE

September 2009: Foundation of “Geisteswissenschaftliches Schülerlabor” (Humanities Laboratory for Young People)

January 2009: Launch of the first three Research Departments, two others resume work; in December the Center for Religious Studies CERES is launched

June 2008: Official launch of the ICAMS material research centre (Interdisciplinary Centre of Advanced Materials Simulation)

June 2008: Funding of the RUB’s excellence development: the Land NRW and the Mercator Foundation back the launch of Research Departments and Mercator Research Groups with 30 million euros

January 2008: Constituent meeting of the Board of Governors as new managerial body

April 2007: Start of comprehensive campus redevelopment measures and implementation of the RUB’s site development plan with the construction of ID building

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In student laboratory kids experiments in the field of chemistry.

March 2007: Foundation of University Alliance Metropole Ruhr (UAMR, today UA Ruhr) by the universities of Bochum, Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen

Novemver 2006: Start of the cross-campus graduate school “Ruhr University Research School” as a project funded under the umbrella of Excellence Initiative I

November 2005: Launch of the University Language Centre

February 2004: Launch of the Alfried Krupp Experimental Laboratory for Young People

October 2000: Launch of the first Bachelor’s/Master’s degree at RUB

April 1999: Further education becomes the RUB’s third core competence: foundation of Akademie der Ruhr-Universität (advanced training academy)

June 1998: The “Bochum model” is permanently established and renamed “Klinikum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum”

March 1998: Spin-off of the transfer institution as the research and collecting society rubitec – Gesellschaft für Innovation und Technologie mbH

November 1997: Radio c.t. is the first student-run campus radio in Germany to be assigned its own frequency

December 1993: Constituent meeting of the RUB’s first Board of Trustees

October 1993: Beginning of Magister’s degree reform model: origin of “Bologna” before “Bologna”

April 1991: Launch of the technology centre (MB building)

March 1990: Launch of “Situation Kunst (für Max Imdahl)”

May 1984: Launch of Musisches Zentrum

January 1977: Start of the “Bochum model of application-oriented medical training”

October 1975: Lauch of Unikontakt: first transfer hub between industry and science at a German university

January 1975: Launch of the Art Collections

June 1971: Launch of the Botanical Garden (today one of the ten largest in Germany)

June 1965: Inauguration of the university (first lectures commence in November)

July 1961: Decision by the Parliament of North Rhine Westphalia: the first new university established in the Federal Republic of Germany will be located in Bochum

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