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.

RUB provides the conditions for scholars to establish research collaborations with top-level partners on an international level and to jointly pursue current research questions.

RUB enables students and early career researchers to take part in international exchange – at different stages of their university career and from the very beginning.

International networking

In order to ensure top-level research, Bochum-based scholars study current research questions in close collaboration with colleagues in all four corners of the globe. RUB enters strategic partnerships with selected international universities and promotes international networking among individuals as well as faculties.

Thanks to research-oriented teaching, students benefit from the focus on international world-class research the moment they take up their degree course. The transfer of knowledge acquired through research activities into industrial applications is likewise conducted on an international level.

All this is facilitated by an administration that supports international networking and focuses on promoting international talents.

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A powerful research hub is where the 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.

Internationalisation strategy

In 2010, RUB laid the foundation stone of its internationalisation strategy and has been continuously optimising it ever since. The strategy focuses on world-class research that is institutionally anchored in the faculties, central research institutions, research departments and clusters and is supported by the central administration department. RUB contributes proactively to the international discourse on research, education, transfer and global social responsibility.

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