Ruhr area attracts top US students

A highly select group of 17 students from the US choose to spend their summer in the Ruhr area as part of the Ruhr Fellowship program made possible by the Initiativkreis Ruhr (IR) and the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr). The 2016 Ruhr Fellows are ...

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Is biochemical/chemical engineering for you?

If you want to study biochemical and chemical engineering and would like to find out whether you have what it takes, you can now do an online self-assessment test. Developed by TU Dortmund University and RWTH Aachen University, "test tu do bci" is an...

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Digital Ruhr:Hub

With a DWNRW:HUB in Essen, the Ruhr area will be home to one of six platforms in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to support start-ups in the digital economy. Digital Ruhr:HUB provides individualized advice and services tailored towards the specif...

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The academic hub for research, teaching, study and networking in Germany’s vibrant Ruhr area

The University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) is an alliance of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), TU Dortmund University (TUDO) and the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). The UA Ruhr Liaison Office New York (UA Ruhr New York) represents these three universities in North America. UA Ruhr New York was founded in 2004 under the name ConRuhr (Consortium of the Ruhr Area Universities) and is located in New York City. It is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States tax code and is supported through contributions by the three Ruhr Universities.

With over 110,000 students and more than 17,000 faculty and academic staff, UA Ruhr represents one of the largest and high-performing research locations in Germany. UA Ruhr New York promotes, supports and facilitates academic collaborations between the three Ruhr Universities and partners in the United States and Canada.

Fast Facts

  • 110,000 students
  • 15,000 international students
  • 17,000 faculty and academic staff
  • €1.2 B annual budget
  • €300 M in grant awards