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The UA Ruhr is an alliance between Ruhr University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen, the three largest universities in Germany’s thriving Ruhr Area. Each of our institutions has a strong tradition of breaking down walls between disciplines. We believe in the benefits of collaboration on all levels of scholarship and research, which is one of the reasons we came together in this unique university alliance.

16.000 Absolventen

Chronicle: over 10 years of University Alliance Ruhr

The UA Ruhr universities have joined forces in order to boost their capacity and performance by bundling their competencies and strengths. Their corporate philosophy is to balance competition and collaboration in a manner that benefits all members.

 

2019 Launch of the second Competence Field "Energy - System - Transformation"

2019

 Launch of the first trilateral Master's degree "Econometrics"

2019

Launch of the Engineering Alliance Ruhr (EAR)
2018
Launch of the second joint Master's degree "Empirical Multilingualism Research" between TU Dortmund University and RUB
2018
 Continued funding of the RESOLV Cluster of Excellene Strategy (RUB/TU Dortmund University)
2017
Launch of the Founder Initiative Ruhr
2017
Launch of the first Competence Field "Metropolitan Research"
2017
Launch of the Research Academy Ruhr
2017
 New framework cooperation agreement signed
2016
Launch of the Alliance for Research on East Asia (AREA Ruhr) between UDE and RUB
2015
 Launch of the first two flagship programs "Materials Chain" and "Ruhr Explores Solvation" (RESOLV)
2014
 Rebranded as University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr)
2013
 Launch of the first joint Master's degree "Biodiversity" between RUB and UDE
2013
 Appointment of the  UA Ruhr Research Council
2011
Launch of the UA Ruhr Liaison Office in São Paulo
2011
 Launch of the first joint Bachelor's-/Master's degree "Medical Physics" zwischen TU Dortmund University und RUB
2010
Inauguration of the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR)
2009
Launch of the UA Ruhr Liaison Office in Moscow
2009
Launch of the educational area RuhrCapus³ to enable mutual credit transfer
2009
 Launch of the Civil Engineering Unit Ruhr (building and construction science) between RUB and UDE
2009
Launch of the junior researchers program ScienceCareerNet Ruhr
2007 Launch of the Engineering Unit Ruhr (mechanical engineering) between RUB and TU Dortmund University
2007
Launch of the Ruhr Alliancw ETIT (electrical engineering and information technology) between RUB and TU Dortmund University
2007

 Launch of the University Alliance Metropole Ruhr (UAMR) on March 12th

2004
 Launch of the UA Ruhr Liaison Office in New York (ConRuhr New York)