Central administration is the responsibility of the chancellor and is delegated to nine administrative departments.
Administrative Department 1 compiles data and statistics and is in charge of academia, research, university development and transfer; moreover, it supports the central self-governance bodies.
Administrative Department 2 handles and issues and concerns of prospective and current students. With its service range, it assists students all the way until successful graduation and career start.
Administrative Department 3 is in charge of the RUB’s Human Resources and Legal affairs matters.
The field of financial management includes all tasks pertaining to procuration, service contracts, invoice processing, external funding and tax.
The Department’s duties also include building service and maintenance, e.g. facility management, logistics and relocation management, the print centre and the coordination office.
Administrative Department 5.II deals with building planning, construction and redevelopment, as well as floor-space and rental management and building-related finances including accounting and public procurement.
The Department's duties and responsibilities include assisting Ruhr-Universität in accomplishing its development objectives. It focuses on supporting organisational structures and processes as well as ongoing training for the university's executive personnel and staff.
Administrative Department 7 is responsible for the Faculty of Medicine and the university clinic. Its function includes financial management and Human Resources management in both these areas.
Administrative Department 8 houses the PR, branding and Science Communications. The photo resp. graphic design agency provides its services to all university members.