Collaborative Research Centres coordinated at RUB

In these projects, RUB researchers conduct interdisciplinary work for a period of up to twelve years, funded by the German Research Foundation.


The virtual world is increasingly becoming normalised. The implications and consequences of this trend are being explored by more than 50 researchers in this Collaborative Research Centre.

Gerät mit Messanzeige

The aim is to produce chemicals sustainably and efficiently in the post-fossil age.


The innovative core of the Collaborative Research Center lies in the fact that it focuses on metaphoricity as a central principle of religious meaning formation.

Galaxie NGC 4217

The Collaborative Research Centre combines the subfields of astrophysics, plasma physics, astroparticle physics and particle physics.


The Collaborative Research Centre researches into novel materials using plasma technology.

Detailaufname einer Turbinenschaufel

This Collaborative Research Centre focuses on the scientific foundations for a new generation of monocrystalline superalloys.

Taschenrechner und Geodreieck vor einer Tafel

This Collaborative Research Centre researches into symplectic structures and technologies in the fields of geometry, algebra, dynamical systems, and topology.

Mann auf Leiter

By using computer simulations, the teams intend to render energy and resource-intensive large-scale industrial production processes more efficient.


This Collaborative Research Centre aims at improving security in tunnel construction.


This Collaborative Research Centre investigates how perception becomes memory.


The team at this Collaborative Research Centre studies how previously acquired information can be unlearned.

Pinkes Plasma

This Collaborative Research Centre explores how the non-equilibrium property of plasma can be transferred on contact with liquids and solids.

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