Ruhr Fellows At Rub 2018

Ruhr Fellows 2018: Ivy League Students Visit RUB

On 21 June 2018, twelve scholarship recipients from top-notch US American Ivy League schools, such as Harvard, MIT, Princeton, UC Berkeley, UPenn and Yale, visited the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Students from the fields of engineering, natural science, and business administration are spending the summer in the Ruhr Area.

The International Office organised an exciting day at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Students started their day with an overview of the Faculty of Engineering before touring the Institute of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics as well as the Formula Student Team. Bochum students from the Faculty of Engineering hosted a campus tour for the American visitors that turned out to be a highlight since both student groups were able to exchange their academic experiences in a colloquial atmosphere. While visiting the Botanical Garden, the Ruhr Fellows also learned about the complexities of global climate change. The twelve visitors concluded their day at the International Office with a typical German coffee break where they had more opportunities to critically reflect on their experience on campus.

The University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) has organised the Ruhr Fellowship since 2012. Students attend a two-week German language course and participate in an academic and cultural programme hosted by the three Ruhr universities. In the second part of their stay, the students do four-week internships at well-known companies in the Ruhr metropolitan region.