The UA Ruhr is an alliance between Ruhr University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen, the three largest universities in Germany’s thriving Ruhr Area. Each of our institutions has a strong tradition of breaking down walls between disciplines. We believe in the benefits of collaboration on all levels of scholarship and research, which is one of the reasons we came together in this unique university alliance.

Welcome to the Ruhr!

The Ruhr Area is not only Germany’s largest academic hub, but also an epicenter of innovation that fosters close interaction between academia and the private sector – and our alliance provides students and researchers from around the world with an open gateway to our region.

More than 115,000 students, of which 19,000 are international, as well as over 9,000 researchers study and work within the UA Ruhr universities. Together, the three universities have 800 partnerships with universities in over 130 countries and a combined annual budget of close to 1.4 billion euros – which provides our students and researchers with virtually unlimited possibilities for exchange and resources for development. To support our already strong global network of international exchange and collaboration, the UA Ruhr has also created academic liaison offices for North America, Latin America, and Russia. We invite you to learn more about the UA Ruhr alliance and our universities, and we look forward to welcoming you the Ruhr Area soon!

UA Ruhr Flagship Programs

Flagship Program Materials Chain

Materials Chain bundles and strengthens the research activities in the field of materials science at our three universities. The goal of the collaboration is to reach a complete and concise description of the whole materials chain. Further information about Materials Chain can be found under Research.

Flagship Program RESOLV

The mission of the Flagship Program and Cluster of Excellence RESOLV is to develop Solvation Science as a new interdisciplinary field to understand the influence of solvation on reactions, on the function of biomolecules, and on processes at liquid/solid interfaces. Further information about RESOLV can be found under Research.

Ruhrfellows 2016 Liveblog

Liveblog: US-Top students visit the UA Ruhr / Ruhr-Fellowship Program.

June-July 2016, individual summary.