EU projects

The European Union's involvement in research activities (outside the coal and nuclear fields) began in the 1970s with the adoption of the first Community research programme. The first Framework Programme (FP1) came into being in 1983. The ninth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, started in 2021 and will accompany us for several years until 2027.

RUB's EU projects receive funding from EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation. The European Union has been funding outstanding research with these programmes since 1983. The projects are intended to develop innovations for the future. In addition, the EU strengthens its research landscape and brings science, industry and society together for productive developments from Europe.


RUB is part of the international university consortium UNIC – European University of Post-Industrial Cities. It is an association of eight universities dedicated to promoting student mobility and social integration.

Zwei Frauen betrachten ein Bild in einem Museum.

In collaboration with six international partners, the Social Movements Institute studies why humans do not learn from memories and how memory works.

Ein Tablet, ein Smartphone und ein Laptop

In collaboration with international partners, a team at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is developing secure and, at the same time, user-friendly online identification.

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The European Union provides financial backing for projects through its current Framework Programme Horizon 2020.

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The EU projects at RUB form part of the Horizon 2020 programme. The European Union thus supports outstanding research since 2014. The projects are intended to yield innovations for the future. In this way, the EU is also strengthening it’s research landscape and bringing science, industry, and society together for productive developments from Europe.

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