RUB Research School

Welcome to Bochum

Join Our Amazing Community of 4.000 Early Career Researchers!

Ruhr University Bochum is an outstanding place for early career researchers. Feel welcome to get to know us 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 RUB Research School's various offers. Ruhr 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 postdoc or junior faculty—we open up lots of opportunities for you! Explore our outstanding research programs within our 21 faculties and 9 interdisciplinary research departments. Check on potential research matches and our different funding lines for short-term visits to RUB. During your sponsored research stays, you can explore our research environment on-site and work on joint proposals allowing you to stay for longer. Become a postdoc, junior research group leader, or even start your long-term career at Ruhr University 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 potential career paths and our incoming funding lines

>>Services for Incoming Researchers
Everything you need to know when planning your visit or onboarding

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


Already here?

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.

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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!

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