Armin Laschet visits RutgersNorth Rhine-Westphalia's head of government Armin Laschet visits Rutgers

During his trip to New York and New Jersey, North Rhine-Westphalia's head of government Armin Laschet visited Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and one of UA Ruhr's partner universities in the U.S. Laschet and his delegation talked to faculty members and students at Rutgers' Department of Landscape Architecture and learned about their research projects in New Jersey and in the Ruhr area. Students also presented a project that they are working on as part of UA Ruhr's The Future of My City. More about Laschet's visit to the U.S. can be found here. More about The Future of My City can be accessed here.


Happy HolidaysHappy Holidays

Wishing all of our alumni, friends and colleagues a wonderful holiday season and a successful new year. Thanks for being part of our network! If you would like to learn about some of UA Ruhr's activities in 2018, have a look at our end of the year presentation.


TU Dortmund at 50

TU Dortmund University at 50

Since it was founded 50 years ago, TU Dortmund University has developed a profile of its very own. With 16 faculties ranging from science and engineering to social sciences and cultural studies, the university currently has near to 34,600 students and 6,200 members of staff, including 300 professors. To find out more about what TU Dortmund University stands for, take a look at our 50-Year Anniversary Film and at "50 Köpfe - 50 Jahre."


The Future of My City

UA Ruhr New York launches "The Future of My City"

The UA Ruhr New York office is proud to launch its new project "The Future of My City" that will run as part of the Year of German-American Friendship, an initiative by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut and supported by the Federation of German Industries. Our project invites students and experts from Germany's Ruhr area and the Rust Belt region in the U.S. to work together and develop their vision of the future of their cities. Find out more here.


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UA Ruhr receives funding for two "Clusters of Excellence" 

Our universities have been very successful in the first round of Germany's Excellence Strategy. Starting in 2019, two Clusters of Excellence projects will be funded: Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries (Casa) at Ruhr University Bochum as well as Ruhr Explores Solvation (Resolv): Understanding and design of solvent-dependent processes – a joint cluster between Ruhr University Bochum and TU Dortmund University. More.


Ursula Gather awarded the Federal Cross of MeritUrsula Gather

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ursula Gather, TU Dortmund University's rector since 2008, received the Order of Merit of the Federal Repulic of Germany for her outstanding contributions in advancing Dortmund as a center for science and research. More here.



Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship 2018

Welcome Transatlantic Ruhr Fellows!

On Monday August 6, we are going to welcome our new cohort of Transatlantic Ruhr Fellows from Germany. The ten fellows will participate in a one-week Global Markets Certificate Program at Rutgers University followed by a one-week Skills Seminar at the German American Chamber of Commerce in New York. During the last six weeks of their program, our fellows will complete an internship at companies and organizations in the Tri-State area. If you want to find out more about the program, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Make sure to check out our short movie about the Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Program on UA Ruhr's YouTube channel.


A. Gorak Order of Merit NRW

High Honor for Professor at TU Dortmund University

Andrzej Górak, Professor at TU Dortmund University's Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, received the Order of Merit of North-Rhine Westphalia for his outstanding contributions to the people and state of North-Rhine Westphalia. More.




Ruhr Fellows Visit NRW State Chancellery

 Ruhr Fellows and Transatlantic Ruhr Fellow Visit NRW State Chancellery

The 2018 Ruhr Fellows from the US as well as current and former Transatlantic Ruhr Fellows from Germany met with representatives of North Rhine-Westphalia's State Chancellery on June 18, 2018. After their meeting with Dr. Mark Speich and Dörte Eisenhauer, the group visited the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia. 


NAFSA 2018NAFSA 2018

Join us at this year's NAFSA annual conference and discuss with us how to prepare students for the global workforce through innovative partnerships in our panel discussion on Wednesday, May 30 at 8:30 am. More details can be found here

EXPLORE Materials Chain

Materials Chain PostdocThe Call for Applications for EXPLORE Materials Chain is now open. International Postdocs from the research field of materials science and technology have the opportunity to apply until 17 June 2018 to participate in the program. During their two-week stay (29 Oct.- 14 Nov. 2018), participants have the opportunity to work with local researchers on joint projects, proposals and partake in a workshop and the international Materials Chain Conference (MCIC 2018). Further information about the project and the hosts can be found here



Mayor of Dortmund Welcomes Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Alumni

City of Dortmund receptionDortmund Mayor Ullrich Sierau welcomed German alumni of the Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Program at Dortmund City Hall on February 19, 2018. In his welcome address, Sierau emphasized the role that the Ruhr Fellows play in strengthening the transatlantic ties and expanding the North American network of the Ruhr area. More.


 Atlas of Social Innovation

Atlas of Social InnovationSocial Innovation is on the rise: as a lived practice, social innovations take countless approaches and present a wide array of success stories. Against this background the Atlas of Social Innovation aims to provide a comprehensive overview on the multifaceted concept of Social Innovation. Leading experts open up new insights in the current trends of social innovation research and making data gathered during the EU/FP7 SI-DRIVE project in an easy-to-grasp way accessible to public. For more information, click here



 Research Explorer Ruhr Summer Program

Ruhr Research Explorer 2018Research Explorer Ruhr (RER) is a two-week summer program for international recent postdocs interested in exploring the research landscape in the Ruhr area.

Join in and explore research opportunities at some of our most outstanding institutes. Benefit from workshops on postdoc funding schemes and research career options in Germany. A series of networking events and guided excursions will help you become acquainted with the Ruhr area as an excellent place to work and live.

The program is conducted entirely in English and the invitation includes travel expenses and accommodation.

For more in-depth information about the program click here.

AREA RUHR Doctoral Stipends for Program on Transnational Institution Building and Transnational Identities in East Asia

AREA RUHR 2018The Alliance for Research on East Asia (AREA) Ruhr, supported by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR), invites applications for up to four 3-year doctoral stipends for the winter term 18/19, to study Transnational Institution Building and Transnational Identities in East Asia.

The structured three-year doctoral programme on Transnational Institution Building and Transnational Identities in East Asia aims to advance knowledge on East Asian regional institution building, identity formation, and the interaction between both processes throughout history and today. By applying transnational and comparative approaches to the study of East Asia, the programme looks beyond national borders and seeks to unleash the potential of combining humanities and social sciences and to base research projects on interdisciplinary perspectives.

Deadline for applications is December 15th, 2017. Application forms and more details here.

Research Fellowships 2018/2019 at Centre for Global Cooperation

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) invites applications for Research Fellowships in the period March 2018 – February 2019. Proposals regarding 1) pathways and mechanisms of global cooperation and 2) global cooperation under conditions of polycentric governance are especially welcome. More (In English only)