University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr)

In the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr), Universität Duisburg-Essen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, and Technische Universität Dortmund have worked in close cooperation with each other since 2007. With more than 120,000 students, 15% of which are international, and 1,300 professors, the UA Ruhr is considered to be one of Germany’s largest and most capable science facilities.

Over 100 cooperative programs in the areas of research, instruction, and management seek, by uniting their efforts, to improve the competence of the three partner universities. Under the banner of “better together”, the UA Ruhr offers its students and researchers multiple possibilities for innovation, cooperation, and connecting. The students are benefitted by a broad offering of over 500 bachelor’s and master’s classes, as well as countless possibilities for specializations and Doctor’s degrees. The Ruhr region supports that offering with a dynamic and traditionally hospitable environment.

The Alliance’s more than 800 international partnerships with universities in 130 countries attest to the numerous international relations of the UA Ruhr. The member universities of the Alliance hold exchange and cooperation agreements with several Brazilian universities, as well as with national fostering agencies CAPES and CNPq. At the same time, the UA Ruhr manages cooperation projects that are financed by bilateral DAAD/CAPES development programs.


Florian Vollweiler-Nelles

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Jane Artmann

TU Dortmund

Jutta Schmid

Ruhr-Universität Bochum