RUB Research School

A Strong Global Network

Benefit from Long-standing and Reliable Partners on many Different Levels

In following its core mission of research, study, and transfer, our university cooperates with leading institutions from all over the world. These strategic partnerships are flanked by long-standing international cooperation of our faculties, institutes, and individual researchers with their global partners. Take a look at these networks and representations on RUB's International Portal

RUB Research School's Institutional Global Network

Research School has been able to build a large and reliable international network that helps us to constantly expand and improve our services and programs for our specific target group, our early career researchers. Our international research marketing activities bring us to different countries, enabling us to promote our programs as well as promote the exchange of ideas with universities, funding organizations, and the next generation of researchers on site. And best of all, we are pleased that our funding programs have supported the creation of over 1.250 international contacts for our doctoral and postdoctoral community so far. It's worth taking a look at our Map of International Reserach Activities (MIRA).

UNIC – European University of Post-Industrial Cities

Our Contributions to Promoting the Vision of a European Campus

Our university is part of the international consortium UNIC, an association of eight universities from Bilbao, Cork, Istanbul, Liège, Oulu, Rotterdam, and Zagreb. RUB Research School is keen on the idea of a European Campus and proudly contributes to this endeavor.

RUB Research School has been working on establishing a doctoral program on migration, a topic that has been playing a crucial role with us for many years. Our exchange with RUB's researchers working in this field and our experience in having established the SYLFF Mikrokolleg on Forced Migration will help us initiate the doctoral program.

In the framework of UNIC 4 Engaged Research (UNIC4ER), we are developing a program on science communication based on already established offers by RUB Research School and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

WUN - The Worldwide Universities Network

A leading global higher education and research network of 24 universities

(WUN) is a leading global higher education and research network of 24 universities across 6 continents.

The most talented researchers and educators are ever more dispersed globally. Capitalizing on this, WUN brings together major universities that sit in widely diverse geographical and cultural contexts, forming a partnership that brings an unparalleled richness of talent and resources to bear on major research problems. Through its Research Development Fund, WUN supports collaborative research that addresses major global challenges:

  • Responding to Climate Change
  • Public Health
  • Global Higher Education and Research
  • Understanding Cultures

Learn more about WUN at


Next chance to meet!

GAIN Annual Conference
San Francisco, USA
23-25 August 2024
More info to come

Past Events


Postdoc Workshops in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo (April)


Workshop on International Networking, DWIH New York (August 29)

GAIN conference in Boston, USA (August 25-27)

Virtual Research Career Fair for PhD and postdocs with DWIH Tokyo (April 27)

Tbilisi, Georgia (Ilia State University & DAAD Georgia) with UA Ruhr Liaison Officer Elena Resch (April 19-20)

Postdoc Workshop in Sao Paulo, Brazil (March 27)

PhD & Postdoc Workshop at DAAD Chile (March 22-23)


Your contact:

Dr. Jörn Benzinger