Ruhr University excels in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research across traditional boundaries, which is organized effectively in multidisciplinary matrix structures for collaborative research, and benefits from hosting the full spectrum of academic disciplines – the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and medicine. Networks at the local, regional and international level highlight Ruhr University’s distinct institutional research profile.

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Networks on campus encompass institutions such as Research School and Research Departments.

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The neighbouring universities and the city of Bochum are the Ruhr University's competent network partners.

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University Alliance Ruhr is one of the largest and most powerful scientific clusters in Germany.


Ruhr University's networks reach across national borders. Networking internationally is the guiding principle of Ruhr University's internationalisation strategy.

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