University Alliance Ruhr

In the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr), Ruhr University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen combine their expertise and resources to further expand their performance and ability to compete.

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Poster of the University Aalliance Ruhr in front of the Audimax

Under the slogan “better together”, UA Ruhr offers researchers many opportunities for cooperation and networking, while students benefit from the wide range of bachelor and master courses on offer with numerous opportunities for specialization. In total, over a hundred collaborations have been established in research, teaching, and administration, from which a culture of collaboration with many personal and structural connections has developed. The international collaboration of UA Ruhr is promoted by liaison offices in New York, Moscow, and Sao Paulo/Rio de Janeiro.

UA Ruhr

A Research Council made up by eminent scientists from all universities and the vice-rectors for research guides the overall research strategy and the formation of UA Ruhr-wide transdisciplinary flagship programmes. Thus the Research Council established the first two flagship initiatives of the UA Ruhr in 2015: Solvation Science and Materials Chain.

RESOLV flagship programme

The shared RESOLV flagship programme aims to conduct research on chemical reactions, industrial processes, and biological processes in a liquid phase (in solution). Solvent molecules are viewed as functional units that play an active role in solvent-mediated and solvent-controlled reactions.

Materials Chain flagship programme

The Materials Chain flagship programme combines and strengthens the entire field of material sciences at the three universities in Bochum, Dortmund, and Duisburg-Essen. The aim is to take a complete and continuous view of the entire material chain – from the finished component to the atom and vice versa.

Buchstabenwürfel, mit denen „AREA Ruhr“ geschrieben ist

The Alliance for Research on East Asia is a joint research institution run by the Faculty of East Asian Studies at Ruhr University Bochum and the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Buchstabenwürfel, mit denen die Abkürzung KWI geschrieben ist

KWI is the interdisciplinary research college for humanities and cultural studies under the umbrella of University Alliance Ruhr.

Buchstabenwürfel, mit denen die Abkürzung MERCUR geschrieben ist

The Mercator Research Center Ruhr facilitates strategic collaboration within the University Alliance Ruhr, thus promoting the Ruhr science hub.

Buchstabenwürfel, mit denen die Abkürzung GYF geschrieben ist

This institution facilitates collaboration among early career researchers who research into interdisciplinary subject matters of shared interest.

Research Structures
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