Local Partners

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

With over 40,000 students and more than 5,000 employees, the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) is one of the largest universities in the Ruhr-Area of Germany. It hosts over 3,000 international students and more than 800 foreign doctoral and international guest researchers and it’s thereby present world-wide. RUB, the Technical University of Dortmund and the University of Duisburg-Essen have since 2007 joined forces in the UA Ruhr, the University Alliance of the Ruhr area.

Technische Universität Dortmund

More than 30,000 students are enrolled at TU Dortmund, including about 3,000 international students.

Universität Duisburg-Essen

The University Duisburg-Essen enrolls close to 42,000 students from more than 130 countries in a total of over 230 courses of study.

Fraunhofer UMSICHT

The Fraunhofer-Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT employs nearly 500 members in total, most of them with a degree in natural science or engineering. Fraunhofer UMSICHT scientists study and realize technical innovations in the fields of environmental, material, process and energy technology.

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

At the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion in Mülheim a. d. Ruhr about 200 researchers from 24 different nations are working on finding ways of storing energy in chemical compounds. They investigate how energy can be efficiently converted into storable and usable forms, in particular searching for suitable catalysts for the chemical reactions necessary for this process.

Max Planck Institute for Coal Research

At the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mülheim a. d. Ruhr work about 300 employees. Scientists explore the catalytic transformation of compounds and materials with the highest degree of chemo-, regio- and stereoselectivity under conditions which maximize efficient use of natural resources.

Max Planck Institute for Iron Research

At the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research in Düsseldorf about 300 researchers investigate e.g. ways of preventing corrosion that makes many metallic tools unusable with time.