Ruhr-Universität Bochum and all its facilities are closed since Wednesday, 18 March 2020, until further notice in order to make an effective contribution to slow down the ongoing corona pandemic.


RUB excels in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research across traditional boundaries, which is organized effectively in multidisciplinary matrix structures for collaborative research, and benefits from hosting the full spectrum of academic disciplines – the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and medicine.


Research and teaching is carried out in a total of twenty faculties at the RUB. The term "Faculty" is used for RUB’s disciplinary institutional units. The holder of the chair, i.e. a professor, leads a team of academic staff, administrative staff, technical staff and student assistants. In some cases, thematically related chairs are organised together in institutes and departments.

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