Forging the alliance is work in progress. Nonetheless, we already operate joint institutions and programs:
ConRuhr New York, our marketing office in New York
ConRuhr Moscow: our new marketing
office in Moscow opened in March 2009.
KWI Essen (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut), an Institute for Advanced Study jointly operated
by the Alliance January, 1st, 2007
Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR): The Mercator Research Centre Ruhr (MERCUR), founded in March 2010 by the Stiftung Mercator and the University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr (UAMR), supports the strategic development plans of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the universities of Dortmund and Duisburg Essen and thus the goals of UAMR. The scientists of the UAMR universities can apply through their respective rectorates for financing in four different funding lines: project support, structural support, personal support and strategic-explorative support.
Engineering Unit Ruhr, a virtual faculty founded between the Faculties of Mechanical Engineering of the Ruhr-University and the University of Dortmund;
Ruhr Alliance Electronics and Information Technology
Global Young Faculty:The Global Young Faculty is an initiative of Stiftung Mercator, coordinated by the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen. It is a contribution of these two institutions, the University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr and the extra-university research institutes to the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010. The Global Young Faculty is additionally supported by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Historisches Doktorandenkolleg Ruhr (HDKR): The HDKR
offers a common forum for discussion for doctoral
candidates of the University Duisburg-Essen and the Ruhr-Universität
Bochum. Up to twice a year current dissertation projects in modern
history will be presented and intensively discussed with other doctoral
candidates and professors. The aim of the HDKR is the creation of a
network of young academics in the field of history, where both interuniversitary
exchange and communication on organizational and conceptual aspects
of dissertation projects will be promoted.
ScienceCareerNet Ruhr: ScienceCareerNet Ruhr (SCN Ruhr) wants
to support high potential young academics in the Ruhr area in order
to contribute to the existing profile of professional excellence
and offers individual support for the best high potential. The program
consists of four modules: CoachingPLUS, Herbstakademie, mentoring³
and career forum.
Project ‚UN simulation DuEMUN IV-Ruhr Model United Nations
and diplomacy’: Since 2005, international conferences with
about 200 participating students from the UAMR and European and Asian
partner universities as well as reporting diplomats and policy-makers
have been realised each year. The project conveys qualificatory key
competences to talented students that are to take on executive functions
with regard to International Relations in private or state institutions.
RGS Econ (Ruhr Graduate School in Economics):
The Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ) is a center for research and higher education in Economics. It has been initiated and founded by three universities of the Ruhr Area (Bochum, Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen), and by RWI, one of Germany‘s leading economic research institutes. Over a period of three years, graduate students receive guidance leading to a Ph.D. in economics complying with highest international standards.
ef.Ruhr Forschungs-GmbH: The ef.Ruhr bundles the expertise of over
40 Professors from the field of Energy Research of
the three Metropole Ruhr Universities. Apart from the processing of
individual research projects, the ef.Ruhr also secures appropriation
for Research Projects, places the applications for support and sees
the ambitious projects through from the onset to the end.
High-Performance-Computing: For the cutting-edge research, carried out at the four sites of the UAMR, scientific computing and the usage of HPC resources is of central importance. To reflect the relevance of this topic the working group "scientific computing in the UAMR" decided to present information regarding scientific computing and the usage of HCP resource in a uniform way and to improve the UAMR wide collaboration of scientists.
Cooperation of the UAMR IT providers:The central IT providers of the three partner universities joined forces to provide the UAMR with all relevant IT services. Individual core competencies have been identified for shared and improved services between the partners.
Many more projects are currently being developed.
- the RuhrCampusOnline - a joint platform for blended learning,
- further international offices,
- a concept for a Professional School to improve training of students aiming at the Master of Education,
- concepts for a harmonized system of compatible study courses to broaden options for students,
- the accessibility of all services for all alliance students,
- an International Postgraduate Program based on the Ruhr-University Research School experience,
- infrastructure sharing and improvement, e.g. in the area of information technologies,
- common quality benchmarks for all areas