RUB Research School

RUB Research School's offers at a glance

A New Dimension of Early Career Researchers Support in Germany

Make the most out of your doctorate or take your postdoctoral research to the next level! RUB Research School is the university-wide and cross-faculty institution for all 4,000+ doctoral and postdoctoral researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). As a permanent academic institution of all faculties, we support our doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in becoming future leaders in science, business, and society! We also contribute to the university’s network to support junior research group leaders and junior professors.

One Step Ahead: Research Related Training, Advice & Guidance, Career Events, and More!

RUB Research School offers interdisciplinary and transferable skills courses, dedicated guidance, and mentoring arrangements. Our interdisciplinary career events unveil professional perspectives beyond specific disciplines and a purely academic career, including useful insights into a variety of job opportunities.

All of RUB’s doctoral researchers are members of RUB Research School. This enables everyone to choose from a broad portfolio of advanced academic qualification, support of individual career plans, advising offers, and international funding opportunities. 

Research Around the World – Mobility Funds to Let You Internationalise Your Research!

Our own funding lines for international research activities are tailored to the specific needs of RUB’s doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. Combine endless opportunities to internationalise your research and play a crucial role in our review system! All of this helps to enable our young researchers to build up their own independent networks at a very early career stage by going abroad or inviting international peers and mentors to Bochum.

Creating Knowledge Networks

Start your journey at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, one of Germany’s largest and leading research universities. We are one of the first universities in Germany running a central structure with a holistic approach to inform, support and promote young researchers at all career levels: RUB Research School. RUB is a fully-fledged university hosting the full spectrum of academic disciplines with 20 faculties and 9 interdisciplinary research departments. We are member of the University Alliance Ruhr, which allows you to join a huge network of 10,000+ early career researchers within this scientific cluster of three neighbouring universities. This is your opportunity to gain additional scientific exchange on a unique cross-university level!

Get in touch and join us! We are looking forward to welcoming you.

All Benefits of RUB Research School in a Nutshell:

  • Research around the world: funding for international research activities with special review training
  • Research-related workshops and online courses
  • Key skills development
  • Personal advice and coaching offers
  • Interdisciplinary research events
  • Career and business events
  • Special services for international researchers
  • Networking: local — national — international