Ruhr University Bochum Rankings

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In the World#595 of 14178
In Europe#221 of 2794
In Germany#31 of 372
In North Rhine-Westphalia#6 of 65
In Bochum#1 of 6
In Philosophy#141 of 5,138

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Enrollment
42,425
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Languages
German;English

Publications & Citations

Publications
71,412
Citations
2,061,332

Ruhr University Bochum majors

by publication count

Medicine
13,364
Chemistry
10,549
Physics
8,289
Biology
7,515
Materials science
6,673
Computer science
4,718
Mathematics
4,109
Psychology
3,643
Engineering
2,041
Geology
1,646
Political science
1,156
Philosophy
820
Economics
608
Environmental science
433
Business
430
Art
414
Sociology
413
Geography
208
History
163

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geology13374,641
Chemistry161318,857
Physics162254,804
Art1801,421
Mathematics18398,385
Materials science215143,232
Psychology257143,650
Medicine262327,314
Biology263383,924
Engineering26339,360
Computer science26899,977
Philosophy2691,400
Political science4654,292
Economics52213,184
History545442
Environmental science57211,683
Business6967,344
Sociology7404,005
Geography8982,426

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19907698133
19918318872
19928889564
19938879719
199486110179
199588512125
199692412708
1997110813762
1998121316332
1999125219483
2000128121600
2001122524597
2002136028658
2003148032947
2004169538165
2005170043409
2006190951002
2007189658955
2008232164486
2009238170834
2010248277720
2011245888447
20122806100266
20132997112507
20143015121081
20153150126356
20163329128134
20173398136296
20183257124962
20193737139800
20203683154450

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to July (October - February; April-July)
Enrollment42,425
Full time employee5,000
Student:staff ratio8:1

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students$500$500
International students$500$500

Ruhr University Bochum has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities+++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences+++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics+++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine+++
Engineering | IT+++
Maths | Natural Sciences+++
Bachelor's DegreeArchaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Chinese, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, East Asian Studies, Economics, Educational Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, French, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, German, Greek (Classical), History, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, International Law, Islamic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Mineralogy, Oriental Languages, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Production Engineering, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Russian, Social Studies, Spanish, Systems Analysis
MagisterCatholic Theology, Protestant Theology
MasterAccountancy, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Catholic Theology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Cinema and Television, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Development Studies, East Asian Studies, Eastern European Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, English, English Studies, Environmental Engineering, Ethics, European Studies, Film, Fine Arts, Fiscal Law, French, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Geophysics, German, Germanic Studies, Greek, Greek (Classical), History, Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, International Law, Islamic Law, Islamic Studies, Italian, Justice Administration, Laser Engineering, Latin, Linguistics, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medical Technology, Medieval Studies, Mineralogy, Molecular Biology, Neurology, Neurosciences, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Prehistory, Protestant Theology, Religious Studies, Russian, Social Sciences, Spanish, Systems Analysis, Telecommunications Engineering, Theatre, Town Planning, Video
PhDAmerican Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Applied Linguistics, Archaeology, Art History, Asian Studies, Astronomy and Space Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Comparative Literature, Computer Engineering, Dentistry, Development Studies, East Asian Studies, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, English Studies, Environmental Engineering, French, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, German, Germanic Studies, Greek, Greek (Classical), History, Italian, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Medicine, Mineralogy, Neurosciences, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Prehistory, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Religious Studies, Romance Languages, Russian, Slavic Languages, Social Sciences, Spanish, Theatre
HabilitationAccountancy, Administrative Law, Advertising and Publicity, American Studies, Anaesthesiology, Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy, Ancient Civilizations, Applied Chemistry, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Archaeology, Art History, Artificial Intelligence, Asian Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Automation and Control Engineering, Banking, Behavioural Sciences, Bible, Bilingual and Bicultural Education, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Bridge Engineering, Canon Law, Cardiology, Catholic Theology, Cell Biology, Central European Studies, Ceramics and Glass Technology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Chinese, Christian Religious Studies, Cinema and Television, Civil Engineering, Civil Law, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Comparative Law, Comparative Literature, Comparative Politics, Comparative Religion, Comparative Sociology, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Constitutional Law, Construction Engineering, Criminal Law, Crystallography, Demography and Population, Dentistry, Dermatology, Development Studies, Developmental Psychology, Diabetology, Distance Education, E- Business/Commerce, East Asian Studies, Eastern European Studies, Econometrics, Economic and Finance Policy, Economic History, Education, Education of the Handicapped, Education of the Socially Disadvantaged, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Endocrinology, Energy Engineering, Engineering Management, English, English Studies, Environmental Engineering, Epidemiology, Ethics, Ethnology, European Studies, European Union Law, Experimental Psychology, Explosive Engineering, Family Studies, Finance, Fiscal Law, Foreign Languages Education, French, French Studies, Futurology, Gastroenterology, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geochemistry, Geography, Geography (Human), Geological Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, German, Gerontology, Government, Greek (Classical), Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haematology, Hepatology, Higher Education, Histology, History, History of Law, History of Religion, History of Societies, Holy Writings, Human Resources, Human Rights, Humanities and Social Science Education, Hydraulic Engineering, Immunology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial and Production Economics, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Information Management, Information Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, Insurance, International and Comparative Education, International Business, International Economics, International Law, International Relations, Islamic Law, Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology, Italian, Japanese, Journalism, Judaic Religious Studies, Justice Administration, Koran, Korean, Labour and Industrial Relations, Labour Law, Laser Engineering, Latin, Law, Leadership, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Machine Building, Management Systems, Marketing, Materials Engineering, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics, Media Studies, Medical Parasitology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Medieval Studies, Metal Techniques, Metallurgical Engineering, Microbiology, Microelectronics, Microwaves, Mineralogy, Modern History, Molecular Biology, Multimedia, Nanotechnology, Native Language Education, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosciences, New Testament, Nuclear Physics, Oncology, Operations Research, Ophthalmology, Optical Technology, Optics, Organic Chemistry, Oriental Languages, Oriental Studies, Orthodox Theology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Paleontology, Pastoral Studies, Pathology, Petrology, Philosophical Schools, Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Physical Chemistry, Physical Education, Physical Engineering, Physics, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Pneumology, Podiatry, Political Sciences, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Power Engineering, Prehistory, Private Law, Production Engineering, Protestant Theology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychoanalysis, Psychology, Psychometrics, Psychotherapy, Public Administration, Public Law, Public Relations, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Radiology, Radiophysics, Railway Engineering, Religious Education, Religious Practice, Rheumatology, Road Engineering, Romance Languages, Rubber Technology, Russian, Safety Engineering, Secondary Education, Seismology, Small Business, Social Policy, Social Problems, Social Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology, Solid State Physics, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Spanish, Speech Studies, Sports Medicine, Statistics, Systems Analysis, Taxation, Theatre, Thermal Physics, Toxicology, Transport Engineering, Urban Studies, Urology, Venereology, Virology, Western European Studies, Zoology

General info

Alternative namesRUB
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Founded1962
WikipediaRuhr University Bochum
AccreditationAkkreditierungsrat; ACQUIN; AQAS; FIBAA; ASIIN; ZEvA
Mottomenschlich -weltoffen -leistungsstark
People-centred -Cosmopolitan -High-performance
Colorsblue, green
Academic structureFaculty of Protestant Theology
Faculty of Catholic Theology
Faculty of Philosophy, Education and Journalism
Faculty of History
Faculty of Philology
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Economics
Faculty of Social Science
Faculty of East Asian Studies
Faculty of Sports Science
Faculty of Psychology
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics
Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
Faculty of Geosciences
Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology
Faculty of Medicine
Affiliations and membershipsEuropean University Association (EUA)
Utrecht Network

Location and Contacts

AddressUniversitätsstrasse 150
Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, 44801
Germany
City population365,000
Phone+49 (234) 32 25483
Fax+49 (234) 32 14684

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