Research Academy Ruhr

As a platform of the University Alliance, Research Academy Ruhr develops mutual perspectives and joint programmes to support young researchers. It prepares them for careers in research, business, and society, enhances networking among existing research projects within UA Ruhr and helps the initiation of new joint research projects.

Research Academy Ruhr

Research Academy Ruhr is one of the largest and most powerful platforms in Germany to support young researchers and prepare them for careers inside and outside academia. Research Academy Ruhr is sponsored and supported by the three UA Ruhr universities of Bochum, Dortmund, and Duisburg-Essen and is instrumental for the development of UA Ruhr as academic location.

To strengthen the local young researchers from their late master’s studies to the early professorships UA Ruhr created Research Academy Ruhr. Its synergies offer a locally expanded and networked qualification programme, which expands the options and perspective of 10,000 young researchers through specialised qualification and career guidance offers.

The department of innovation, science and research (Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen) and the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR) fund the constitution of Research Academy Ruhr with € 800,000. The three Ruhr area universities support the project with an additional € 1.2 MM. Research Academy Ruhr sets new standards in terms of locally expanded networking and funding for young internationally oriented researchers, thereby emphasising the significance of the University Alliance in the Ruhr area.