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The exciting Ruhr Area

The Ruhr Area combines science and business, nature and culture – it’s a great place for researching, working and living here!

We are located within the Ruhr Area, one of the most important hub of education and science in Germany. Five universities, 18 colleges and many other non-university research institutions form this innovative science region.

More than five million people living in various big cities close together in the Ruhr Area, making it a cosmopolitan region enthusiastic about culture. Approximately 200 museums, 120 theaters, 100 cultural centers and 250 festivals per year make the Ruhr Area a vibrant metropolis. Get your own impressions on Ruhr Area:

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More than 150,000 companies are based in the Ruhr Area. This fosters cooperation with the local universities and colleges and more and more innovative companies are emerging in the vicinity of the universities.

Our universities

The research consortium is an outstanding example of the cooperation between the universities in the Ruhr Area. Close research cooperation connects numerous scientists from the Ruhr Universität Bochum and University of Duisburg-Essen.

Find out more about the excellent Research Site with these two outstanding universities:

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