Events and Excursions 2019/20




8TH OCTOBER 2019: Welcome Hour with RUB Research School

This event is aimed at our new international PhD students. Together with the RUB Reseach School we will provide you with an overview of our services. While the Research School will support you during your stay in all academic issues, the Welcome Centre will advise you regarding visa and residence, insurances, bureaucratic matters, free time activities etc. Furthermore, we will give you an overview of our events in the upcoming semester that you are most welcome to join.
During an informal and relaxed get-together, all your questions will be answered.


Date: Tuesday, 8th October 2019, 4:00 pm
Meeting point: FNO 01/135
Registration: by 4th October 2019 in the International Lounge or or via our registration form.


19TH OCTOBER 2019: Bochum by bus and visit of Haus Kemnade

The guided bus tour to various points of interest in Bochum includes visiting industrial cultural heritage attractions as well as the picturesque scenery of Bochum. After a tour through RUB’s surroundings, we will visit “Haus Kemnade” located at the Lake Kemnade to have coffee and cake. After the break we will continue the tour by bus. The tour will take us back to campus.

Please note: If you intend to bring children with you, separate tickets for all children must be bought.



Date: Saturday, 19th October 2019, 2:00 pm
Meeting point: University library, 1:45 pm
Fee: 4,50 €* (tour guide as well as coffee/tea and a piece of cake are included)
Registration: by 13th October 2019 in the International Lounge or via our registration form.(limited number of participants).

* For all events which require a financial contribution from the participants: the fee must be paid in advance in the International Lounge before the registration deadline.


7TH NOVEMBER 2019: Pottery painting

We are going to visit the “Made by you” store in Bochum, where you have the oppurtunity to be creative and paint pieces of pottery. Every participant will receive a piece of pottery, which they can paint and take home. The staff there can support and advise you. All colours are safe to use, so children are welcome to come and paint, too.

Date: Thursday, 7th November 2019, 4:00 pm
Meeting point: „Made by you“-Shop, Hunscheidtstraße 74, 44789 Bochum
Fee: 4,50€*
Registration: by 30th October 2019 in the International Lounge or via our registration form.(limited number of participants).

* For all events which require a financial contribution from the participants: the fee must be paid in advance in the International Lounge before the registration deadline.


30TH NOVEMBER 2019: Münster day trip

Accompany us on a day trip to Christmassy Münster! First we will explore the city in an English speaking tour. Since the Christmas market will already be open, we can get to know the city at a special time of the year! During a lunch break you will have the chance to walk over the Christmas market and have something to eat or drink. Afterwards we meet again for an English speaking guided tour through the 750-year-old St.-Paulus-Dom. After that you will have the opportunity to explore the city on your own.
Please note: If you intend to bring children with you, separate tickets for all children must be bought.

Date: Saturday, 30th November 2019, 08:45 am
Meeting point: University library
Fee: 4,50 €* (Bus, city tour and guided tour of the St.-Paulus-Cathedral are included)
Registration: by 21st November 2019 in the International Lounge or via our registration form.(limited number of participants).

* For all events which require a financial contribution from the participants: the fee must be paid in advance in the International Lounge before the registration deadline.


4TH DECEMBER 2019: Christmas Reception

The Rectorate of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum cordially invites all international researchers, their hosts and families to the Christmas Reception in the bistro of the Mensa building. Join us for a festive buffet (also suitable for vegetarians) and refreshments accompanied by live music. You are welcome to bring your children, kids activities will be offered.

Date: Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 6:00 PM
Meeting point: Bistro (Mensa building)
Fee: Free of charge
Registration: by 17th November 2019 in the International Lounge or via our registration form.(limited number of participants.


12TH DECEMBER 2019: Visit to Bochum’s Christmas Market

Visit Bochum’s Christmas Market with us! The contemplative lights will bring us into Christmas mood, sweets and Christmas drinks will help. We will stroll around Bochum’s Christmas Market and the Medieval Market. There will be enough time for snacks, drinks and small purchases. Together we will wave to the flying Santa Claus. Hopefully, he will make all of our Christmas wishes come true!

Date: Thursday, 12th December 2019, 6:00 pm
Meeting point: Entrance hall of Bochum Main Station
Fee: Free of charge
Registration: by 6th December 2019 in the International Lounge or via our registration form.(limited number of participants).


13TH JANUARY 2020: Income Taxes in Germany

We would like to invite all international researchers, their families and hosts at RUB, who are interested in the topic of tax law with special regard to income taxation, to an information meeting.
Our expert will answer questions like:

When am I liable to income tax?
How is the income taxed that I receive for my research in Germany?
As an international researcher, do I have to submit a tax declaration?
Which aspects are important for married couples when the partners work in different countries?

Date: Monday, 13th January 2020, 3:00 pm
Meeting point: International Lounge
Fee: Free of charge
Registration: by 13th January 2020 in the International Lounge or via our registration form.(limited number of participants).


31TH JANUARY 2020: Meet&Eat


Let‘s meet and eat! We would like to invite you, your families and your colleagues to an evening with delicious food and pleasant conversations. Get to know other researchers and their families in a relaxed atmosphere. Kids are more than welcome!

The only requirement: We would like to ask you to bring some typical dish from your home country - we are looking forward to having a diverse buffet!

We provide the location, dishes, cutlery and drinks.
Please note that the kitchen at Euro-Eck is very small - please prepare your food at home.



Date: Friday, 31st January 2020, 5:00 PM
Meeting point: Euro-Eck (Spechtsweg 20, 44801 Bochum)
Fee: Free of charge
Registration: by 16th January 2020 in the International Lounge or via our registration form.(limited number of participants).



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