The aim of the Excellence Strategy is to strengthen Germany’s position as an outstanding place for research in the long term and further improve its international competitiveness.
The Excellence Strategy compromises two funding lines:
- Clusters of Excellence for project-based funding in internationally competitive fields of research at universities or university consortia
- Universities of Excellence to strengthen universities as individual institutions or as university consortia in the long term and further develop their leading international role on the basis of successful Clusters of Excellence
RUB was successful in the first funding line with two applications: the Cluster of Excellence Ruhr Explores Solvation (RESOLV) and the Cluster of Excellence Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries (CASA).