International project collaborations
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and its partners are carrying out various innovative projects worldwide in the areas of research and teaching. Many of these are dedicated to academic reconstruction or development, and some are mainly geared towards promoting collaborations with universities in newly industrialised and developing countries.
RUB has built up a global presence as a result of its involvement in major, long-term international projects. Here are some examples of these international projects:
South African-German Centre for Development Research
The implementation of RUB’s master's degree course at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town has led to the establishment of the South African-German Centre for Development Research (SA-GER CDR) which now offers several degree programmes.
Institute of European Cultures in Moscow
RGGU in Moscow is home to the Institute of European Cultures (IEC). This was originally a Tempus project and it is the only one of its kind which is still working actively in an innovative manner.
RUB has contributed greatly to the establishment of the Vietnamese-German University (VGU) in Ho-Chi-Minh City. Its master's degree course in computational engineering was the first one to be offered in HCM City and it is still the most successful one today.
RUB is coordinator of the Erasmus Mudus programme EUSA-ID. The co-coordinator on the South African side is the University of the Western Cape (UWC). This mobility programme offers study, training and research periods in Europe for South African Master and PhD candidates and staff. Furthermore it provides European PhD candidates the opportunity to spend a research period in South Africa.