Ruhr University Bochum

Ruhr University Bochum

North Rhine-Westphilia, Germany | Public

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Ruhr University Bochum builds on the south hills of Ruhr. It is one of the public university that sits in rank 11th in Germany, and 294th in the world.

The university offers 20 faculties, such as Protestant Theology, Catholic Theology, Philosophy & Educational Research History, Faculty of Philology, Law, Economics, Social Science, East Asian Studies, Sport Science, Psychology, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering & Information Technology, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, Geosciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology and Medicine.

International students may enroll in this university.



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Bochum is the sixth largest city of the most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It has more than 350,000 inhabitants in this area. The city connected with a lot of transportation, make it easier to go around the city.

Bochum filled with an old historical building around. Several tourist attractions are the Bochum City Hall, The Schlegel Tower, Blankenstein Castle, Railway Museum and Station Dahlhausen, Telefonmuseum, and Museum of traditional medical tools.


Ruhr University Bochum is all concentrated on one campus. This style referred to as Brutalism, consisting of 14 almost identical tall buildings. The architect is Helmut Hentrich. The arrangement of the buildings and the (concrete) paths and bridges between them was initially meant to resemble a "harbor of knowledge", with the buildings symbolizing vessels

The facilities that available are the University Hospital, Sports center, International Office, University library, cafeteria, and other facilities that support student learning activity.

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Ruhr University Bochum has 81 fully furnished apartments for researchers and students. Eight of them are family flats and university able to offer one-family-house. University apartments can be rent for complete calendar months only and a maximum term of the lease of 12 months. Several of the housing names are House of Nations, International Guest House, Guest apartments "KUBUS", Uni-Forum One-Family terraced house Overberg Straße.

Information about private housing market apartment and room accommodation offers can be found in newspapers, on notice boards at the university or various internet sites.


The ratio between the administration s and students are 1:7. There are 5,828 members of administrative staff. The academic team includes the professors, junior professors, researcher, and lecturer.

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Companies appreciate graduates from Ruhr University Bochum. Some of the alumni that graduates from this university become a leader in the religious, political and scientific fields. Career service like counseling is available for students. Alumni associations also offer job offering for student pursue their career. The alumni also create several events to help the student understand the working place conditions.

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