Insights and indepth
Attackers have the ability not only to manipulate software, but also to tamper with the hardware. A team from Bochum is devising methods to detect such tampering.
A combination of photochemistry and mechanochemistry saves 98 per cent solvent and 80 per cent energy in a number of reactions. What’s more, the process takes less time than it does in solution.
The potential for energy and material savings offered by additive manufacturing compared to conventional processes is enormous. But the devil is in the details.
On 24 May, Ruhr University Bochum will be celebrating Diversity Day. Anyone and everyone can contribute to our vibrant and diverse programme – we are still looking for participants.
Zerstörung durch ein Erdbeben
Earthquake relief by the RUB community


Diversity and networks

As part of its Excellence Strategy, the German Research Foundation currently supports the Clusters of Excellence RESOLV and CaSa at RUB – in the fields of solvation science and IT security.

With its five research buildings, RUB is one of the leading lights in North Rhine-Westphalia. The federal and the state government are funding the infrastructure measures with a total of around 250 million euros.


Inderdisciplinary and individual
Das Audimax der RUB im Sonnenschein

You want to study at RUB? You can find an overview of our wide range of subjects and initial information on the degree programmes in our Study Portal.

Prospective students can apply for the lottery procedure for for degree programmes with restricted admission until 31 March 2023. The results of the procedure will be published by the Admissions Office.

You have applied for a degree programme? In case you received notification of admission, you must accept your university place in the admissions information portal in due time.

About us

Portrait and goals

Diversity has shaped RUB as a reform university from day one. We believe that the diversity of the people who work, study, research and teach here is our great strength. Everyone at the university should be able to foster their abilities and talents with their different cultural and biographical backgrounds.

RUB is committed to sustainability and to sustainable campus development.

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.

All partners in the network Univercity aim to increase the profile of Bochum as a city of science and education and provide opportunities for students at all universities in the city.

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