THE RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM
Located in the midst of the dynamic and hospitable metropolitan area of the Ruhr, in the heart of Europe, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) with its 20 faculties, RUB’s disciplinary institutional units, is home to 5,600 employees and over 41,000 students from 130 countries. It is a place where people from different countries come together, all of whom bring individual curricula vitae, heterogeneous study requirements and diverse objectives and expectations to the table.
The RUB is on its way to becoming one of the leading European universities of the 21st Century. All the scientific disciplines are united on one large and compact campus. Almost all courses are offered as Bachelor and Master degree programmes. The excellencent programmes have made themselves an international name – e.g. the RUB Research School as an international college for structured doctoral research in the life sciences, natural sciences, engineering, the humanities and social sciences or interfaculty and interdisciplinary Research Departments, which are mutually, nationally and internationally networked, sharpen the profile of the RUB.
Research and teaching are inseparable at the RUB. Their close interconnection reflects the principle of universitas: the community of educators and the educated, the unbiased interaction of people beyond subject boundaries and hierarchies. It promotes and demands codetermination from everyone. The members of the universitas teach others and, at the same time, learn from each other – whether in science, studies, engineering, or management. The trio of values, humane – accomplished – open to the world, represent the cornerstones of the RUB environment. This space is more than just the sum of its individual elements: Humane and open to the world means to respect diverse cultures and to give guests a home.
Please note the following information for a better orientation on the campus:
Map of the RUB – PDF
Parking Area on the RUB – PDF
Route Map for Car Users – PDF
Surroundings of the RUB – PDF