RUB Research School

Welcome to Bochum

Join an Amazing Community of 4.000+ Early Career Researchers!

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, friends call us RUB (pronounced 'rʊp), is an outstanding place for early career researchers. If you consider doing your future research with us, feel welcome to get to know us here in this section specifically designed for international prospects!

Our university invests significantly in its next generation of researchers. More than 4,000 doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from 130 countries already benefit from the diverse offers of our RUB Research School. The university devotes a substantial budget for internationalization programs for our emerging scholars. This is unparalleled in Germany’s university landscape.

Make Us the Next Step on Your Research Career Path!

No matter if doctoral researcher, early or advanced postdoc--we open up a lot of opportunities for you! Explore our outstanding research program within our 21 faculties and 9 interdisciplinary research departments. Find out here, how to start yor PhD at RUB. For postdoctoral and senior researchers RUB offers broad opportunities to join our research community. Check on potential research matches and our different funding lines for visits to RUB accordingly. During your short-term stays, you can explore our research environment on-site and work on joint research proposals allowing you to stay for a postdoc, become a junior research group leader, or even start your long-term career at Ruhr-Universität Bochum:

>>Research at RUB
Everything you need to know about research opportunities at RUB and beyond

>>Career and Funding Opportunities
Everything you need to know about potentital career paths and our incoming funding lines

>>Services for Incoming Researchers
Everything you need to know when planning your visit or when on-boarding

>>Our International Network
Everything you need to know about our global partners and collaborations


In case you are an international researcher already at RUB, please refer to the menu items Doctoral Researchers, Postdocs, and Junior Faculty respectively. You are already part of the family! Join our monthly Welcome Hour to find out what RUB Research School can offer you.

For further information on binational doctoral procedures, please take a look a Binational PhD/Cotutelle de thèse.

Current Job Openings

Click for a simplified overview of job offers for faculty and postdocs as of November 25, 2022. Updated monthly.

Join our Research Community!

Find out what RUB Research School's program and funding lines can offer you as an international researcher. We kindly invite you to come to Ruhr-Universität Bochum!

Our City & the Ruhr region

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