All Colleges and Universities at a Glance

Nowhere else in Germany or even Europe will you find so many institutes of higher education so close together. With 22 colleges and universities, the Ruhr region offers unparalleled opportunities for students, professionals, and scientists.

When Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) was founded in 1962 as the first university in the Ruhr region, it became the cornerstone for development of the greatest concentration of higher education and scientific institutions in Europe. The vision of transforming the Ruhr region into a location of exceptional scientific activity and research had its genesis in a deliberate decision – one that recognized the central role that science, research, and education have played and continue to play in the transformation of the Ruhr metropolitan region.

For Anyone Who Wants to Help Shape the Future through Their Work

In addition to playing host to the teaching of STEM subjects such as cybersecurity, logistics, health, and sustainability between the Emscher, Lippe, and Ruhr rivers, the courses of study on offer range from linguistics and cultural studies to law, economics, social sciences, art, and many other fields. Scientists and students, as the experts of tomorrow, can deepen their knowledge by choosing from around 400 courses of study.

Colleges and Universities
All Colleges and Universities in the Ruhr Metropolitan Region at a Glance

With 22 colleges and universities, the Ruhr region has the greatest density of higher education opportunities of all metropolitan regions in Germany, along with the most students per capita. Here you can find all colleges and universities at a glance.

Cover: Universität Duisburg-Essen

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