Research at Ruhr University

With its 21 faculties, Ruhr University houses a broad range of disciplines on one compact campus, from natural and engineering sciences, through life sciences and medicine, to humanities and social sciences. This proximity facilitates interdisciplinary cooperation, which is the basis for the scientific successes of our researchers. Many of their projects contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, thus shaping society’s change.

Mann blickt in ein Okular

A seal of approval from the European Union certifies Ruhr University Bochum offers its researchers good working conditions and an optimal working environment.

Research Focus Areas

The established research focus areas at Ruhr University are organized using interdisciplinary Research Departments and lie in Solvation Science, Cyber Security, Neuroscience, Materials Research, Plasmas with Complex Interactions, Religious Studies, Protein Science, Subsurface Modeling and Engineering, and Closed Carbon Cycle Economy.

Research Departments

Most chemical reactions, important industrial processes, and almost all biological processes take place in the liquid phase. In the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV, scientists work in the field of solvation science.

IT security has become a central societal issue since networked devices have permeated our world. This is what the Cluster of Excellence CASA is concerned with.

Zwei junge Forscher mit Laptops

Promoting young researchers is of key importance at Ruhr University Bochum.

Ruhr Unviersity unites research expertise under one roof that spans the full breadth and width of disciplines and is pretty much unparalleled in Germany. This is reflected in our Collaborative Research Centres.

With its research buildings, Ruhr University is one of the leading lights in North Rhine-Westphalia. The buildings provide optimal infrastructure for research.

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