Research at RUB

With its 20 faculties, RUB 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.


Digital signatures are supposed to prevent forgeries of invoices and government documents. Researchers from Bochum bypassed this mechanism and went unnoticed by most PDF applications.

Luftbild des RUB-Campus

Ruhr-Universität Bochum and TU Dortmund University are delighted to announce the upcoming foundation of the Max Planck Institute for Cyber Security and Privacy in Bochum.


Major success in Bochum: two Clusters of Excellence go to Ruhr-Universität.

Research focus areas

The established research focus areas at RUB are organised using 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.

Already in the first round of the Excellence Initiative, the idea of a cross-university graduate school was universally applauded.

Zwei junge Forscher mit Laptops

Promoting young researchers is of key importance at RUB.

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

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