Our UA Ruhr office is looking forward to seeing you at the following events & conferences:

Regional VisioningRegional Visioning: Transforming City Regions and Public Participation
April 19, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | German House New York | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

By 2050, more than two thirds of the world's population is expected to live in city regions and contribute to an ever-increasing percentage share of the global GDP. While cities are often associated with higher levels of literacy and education, better access to health care and social services as well as enhanced opportunities for cultural and political participation, growing urban environs pose significant risks to economic, social and environmental sustainability. Likewise, formerly heavily industrialized regions such as the Ruhr area and parts of New Jersey face similar challenges as they stake out a new future for themselves as new technology and research hubs. Given the growing complexity of urban growth and the transformation of city regions, integrated planning approaches are needed to more equitably and inclusively set policy priorities. The success of sustainable urban development depends to a large extent on the participation of local actors. But how does top-down planning meet bottom-up planning, what forms of public participation in decision-making processes seem particularly promising? What works in New Jersey, what works in Dortmund, Germany? Join an international panel of experts and city officials who will discuss the future of sustainable urban development.


Jamie Bemis (Bright Power, Inc.)
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hoefer (Rutgers University)
James G. Koth (County of Bergen)
Ullrich Sierau (City of Dortmund)


Bettina Oberhauser (Hessischer Rundfunk)


American Council on Germany
German Center for Research and Innovation 

Details and registration here.


DAAD Webinar HumanitiesWebinar: Studying Humanities at UA Ruhr and FU Berlin/LMU Munich
April 25, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

DAAD USA launched a free series of webinars presenting German universities in 30 minutes. This upcoming webinar will feature international humanities degrees in English at the Freie Universität Berlin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the University Alliance Ruhr universities.

Registration link.

Holocaust Research

Conference: The Future of Holocaust Research
April 25-26, 2018 | The Graduate Center at CUNY | 365 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10016

For a detailed program and to register, please go here


Human Minds Animal MindsAnimal Minds - Human Minds: What They Share and How We Measure Their Differences
April 26, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | German House New York | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

In the last two decades we have witnessed the emergence of radically new insights concerning the cognitive abilities of animals. Some of the most advanced nonhuman species possess such high-level abilities that some of the criteria used to distinguish humans from animals become untenable as they would, for example, exclude human children up to a certain age. Humans are neither the only “rational animals” nor are they the only ones who have a social understanding of other species members. How then do we best capture the relation between human mind and animal mind? Our panel discussion features two experts who will approach this question from two distinct angles. Looking at how bees organize their remembered experiences in temporal and spatial coordinates, Charles Randy Gallistel will discuss what the human mind shares with the insect mind. Drawing on recent research on birds, dogs and monkeys, Albert Newen will develop species-specific profiles of cognitive abilities that more accurately represent the differences between human and nonhuman species.


Prof. Dr. Charles Randy Gallistel (Rutgers University)
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (Rutgers University)


Prof. Dr. Brian P. McLaughlin (Rutgers University)


German Research Foundation

Registration link.

Grad Fair 2018

Germany Grad Fair 2018
May 4, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | German House New York | 871 United Nations Plaza | New York, NY 10017

Planning to pursue a graduate degree abroad can seem overwhelming. This event is designed to help you navigate the process – from finding the right program and university to understanding the requirements and application process.

Germany is a popular destination for American students seeking a graduate degree abroad: with many tuition-free, English-taught graduate programs, German universities equip students with a top-notch international education and unique edge to adapt to the global marketplace. This fair will introduce you to a wide range of graduate opportunities in all subject fields.

We will also address other aspects of studying in Germany, such as cost of living, visa and residence permits, health insurance, accommodation, and student jobs. There will also be plenty of opportunities to meet representatives from various German universities, funding agencies, and partner organizations.

You should attend if you are: an undergraduate or a graduate student, young professional, career service advisor or someone who is interested in graduate studies in Germany!

Registration here

NAFSA 2018

NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo "Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment"
May 27-June 1, 2018 | Pennsylvania Convention Center (PPC) | 1101 Arch Street | Philadelphia, PA 19107

Join us at the largest gathering in the field of international education for the 2018 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, "Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment." We would like to invite you to visit us at our booth and to attend our panel "Preparing Students for the Global Workforce Through Innovative Partnerships" (time and location coming soon).

For more info, check out the conference website.