International Office

Events & recreational activities

All Events at a Glance

  • 06. April 2022: Welcome Hour for Doctoral Researchers with RUB Research School
  • 11. - 19. April 2022: Virtual Tour through the "Haus der Geschichte"
  • 27. April 2022: Meet the Expert: Get to Know Germany
  • 29. April 2022: Guided Tour of RUB Campus
  • 21. May & 01. June 2022: Guided Tour through the Botanical Garden
  • 28. May 2022: Bochum Bus and Boat Tour
  • 22. June 2022: Meet the Expert: Residence Law
  • 30. June & 27. October 2022: Guided Tour of RUB Campus by the Department of Organisational and Professional Development

Cultural Tip of the Week

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Bühne mit rotem Vorhang

The Ruhrtriennale, or "Festival of Arts," is an annual series of events that started yesterday and can be attended through September 18.

As the name suggests, the Ruhrtriennale offers many events of artistic nature. Some of these are fee-based, but many are free, such as the Festival Library in the Jahrhunderthalle.

From concerts to exhibitions to plays, there is something for everyone. More information can be found here.

Lena Peeters, student assistant

All events

Please register via the event-specific registration forms. Your registration is also required for the Videos on Demand.

For all events in attendance: we will inform you about applicable Corona regulations via e-mail shortly before the events.

All events are held in English.

06. April 2022: Welcome Hour for Doctoral Researchers with RUB Research School

This event is aimed particularly at our new, international PhD students. Together with the RUB Research School, we will give you an overview of our services. While the Research School will support you especially with academic issues during your stay, the Welcome Centre will advise you on 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.

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Date: Wednesday, 06. April 2022, 4 pm - 5 pm
Format: online via Zoom
Costs: free of charge
Registration by: 04. April 2022 via our registration form

11. April - 19. April 2022: Virtual Tour through the "Haus der Geschichte“ - A presentation about German post-war history

Accompany us to Bonn to the fascinating "Haus der Geschichte" ("House of History") - comfortably from home! This semester we are offering you a virtual tour through the „Haus der Geschichte“ again. Experience German history from 1945 to the present day by means of historical objects that have been brought to life for the visitors.

Date: Monday, 11. April 2022 - Tuesday, 19. April 2022
Format: Online, Video on Demand
Costs: free of charge
Registration by: 10. April 2022

27. April 2022: Meet the Expert: Get to know Germany

The talk "Get to know Germany" is aimed to make visiting scholars familiar with their new home. We would like to offer you the opportunity to learn more about Germany and what to expect in a German research and living environment. The event is led by Judith Berns. She has been working for the Welcome Centre for International Scholars at the University of Cologne since 2014. She organizes Intercultural Trainings in the form of workshops, seminars, etc. and also works as a Lecturer. Judith Berns received her Master's degree in Intercultural Communication and Education.

Date: Wednesday, 27. April 2022, 5 pm
Format: online via Zoom
Costs: free of charge
Registration by: 27. April 2022, 4.30 pm

29. April 2022: Guided Tour of RUB Campus

Arriving at a new university also means not knowing your way around at first. To make it easier for you to find your way around the campus, we are offering a short tour this semester, during which we will walk through the highlights of the campus and important contact points for academics: the administration, the RUB Research School, the cafeteria, and much more.

Date: Friday, 29. April 2022, 4 pm
Format: In-person
Costs: free of charge
Registration by: 27. April 2022

21. Mai 2022 & 01. Juni 2022: Guided Tour through the Botanical Garden

This tour is for everyone who would like to know more about the diversity of plants on our planet or is looking for peace and quiet in nature. The Botanical Garden of Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an exotic oasis that is worth a visit at any time of the year. With an area of 13 hectares and over 10,000 different plant species it is one of the largest botanical gardens in Germany. As part of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the Botanical Garden is primarily used for research and teaching. But the public is also welcome to come and learn more about science and plants.

Date: Saturday, 21. Mai 2022, 2 pm and Wednesday, 01. Juni 2022, 4 pm
Format: In-person
Costs: free of charge
Registration by: 19. May 2022 and 30. May 2022 (limited number of participants)

28. Mai 2022: Bochum Bus and Boat Tour

The bus tour takes you past numerous sights, industrial culture and to the green sides of Bochum. After a first tour through the university’s surroundings you will take a boat trip across Lake Kemnade. During the trip on Lake Kemnade you can enjoy the view of the landscape while having coffee or tea and a waffle. After the boat trip, you will continue the tour through Bochum by bus and end it back on campus.

Date: Saturday, 28. May 2022, 2 pm
Format: In-person
Costs: 4,50€
Registration by: 22. May 2022 (limited number of participants)

22. June 2022: Meet the Expert: Residence Law

The Residence Law in Germany is an important topic for all researchers from abroad. Regardless of whether you are just entering or already are in Germany, there are many interesting questions: When can you get a settlement permit? Is your current residence title the most advantageous for you? etc.
This semester we are offering a lecture by Ms. Nina Markovic and Mr. Martin von Borstel, who, as lawyers for migration law, will answer your questions on the topic of residence law. We kindly ask you to send us your questions about residence law until 19. May. If you register for the event using our registration form, you will have the opportunity to enter your questions on the right of residence, residence title, settlement, etc. in a free text field.

Date: Wednesday, 22. June 2022, 5 pm
Format: online via Zoom
Costs: free of charge
Registration by: 20. June

30. June & 27. October: Guided Tour of RUB Campus by the Department of Organisational and Professional Development

The campus tours are an exclusive offer as part of the onboarding of new employees at RUB. With lots of information about the history and architecture of RUB, new employees explore some of the most interesting stations on campus – including the Audimax with the largest organ of its kind in all of NRW. The tours, two of which are in English, last about 90 minutes. Registration is required due to the limited number of participants.

Date: Thursday, 30. June, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.& Thursday, 27. October, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Format: In Person
Costs: Free of charge
Registration by: 23. June 2022 and 20. October 2022 via the registration form of RUB's Service-Portal. (If you don't have access to the Service-Portal, you can register via e-mail as well: zekiye.eken@uv.rub.de)

Other Cultural & Recreational Activities

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What is there to discover in Bochum?
Bochum - Ruhr Tourism
Studierende auf RUB Campus
"Meet the Germans"
Deutsche Welle

While on-site sports facilities must remain closed, online classes are still currently offered.

RUB's University Language Centre (ZFA) offers German courses every semester.

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