Mercator Research Center Ruhr
The objective pursued by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr is to strengthen the Ruhr Area’s position as an important economic and industrial hub in a sustainable manner by promoting strategic collaboration among all UA Ruhr universities. Researchers from UA Ruhr universities have the option to submit applications for four types of grant funding via their respective Rectorates: SPRINT, KOOPERATION, EXZELLENZ and INNOVATION. The Center was set up by the Mercator Foundation in collaboration with UA Ruhr in March 2010.
With its programs, MERCUR supports the networking strategies of researchers, institutes and faculties across all three universities. The programs thus reflect MERCUR’s conviction that, by bundling its strengths, the research region Ruhr will gain clout in the national and international marketplace which competes for the best ideas and minds.