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Research-oriented teaching and shaping profiles

Active participation in shaping teaching formats or interdisciplinary research: At the RUB, students get the best foundation for their future careers – within and outside science and research.

Research-oriented teaching

Research-oriented teaching is at the heart of education at RUB. Experiencing the interplay of theory and practice, students thus acquire reflexive competence to act – the best foundation for their later professional career, regardless if takes place in academia and research or not. In numerous small and large projects, students have the chance to actively contribute to developing teaching formats.

Shaping profiles

With compulsory elective modules for Bachelor’s and Master’s students, RUB creates the right conditions for students to shape their individual profiles. In lectures and seminars, lecturers and tutors give their students the opportunity to gain practical experience, improve their foreign-language skills on an academic level, pursue intensive research projects, and review interdisciplinary questions.

Project ELLI – Excellent Teaching and Learning in Engineering

Together with RWTH Aachen University and TU Dortmund University, RUB has launched a project for excellence in teaching and learning in engineering called ELLI.

The project focuses on the development of virtual learning environments with the introduction, construction, and systematic integration of distance-operated lab facilities and computer-generated simulated experiments; another focus is international mobility. The universities are also striving to develop study formats that consolidate the professional competencies of engineers during their studies, which would include intercultural competence and interdisciplinary dialogue.


The “inStudies” project provides RUB students with more opportunities for developing individually specialised qualifications and to facilitate transitions, e.g. from school to university and from university to the professional world.

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