We are looking forward to seeing you at the following events and conferences:

Next events

Career Booster Europe

September 30, 2023

University Alliance Ruhr is delighted to partner with Goethe-Institut for the Career Booster Europe.

To register please click here.

Meet UA Ruhr’s intern Helen König from TU Dortmund who will speak on the panel discussion and will give first-hand insights into European student life.

The Career Booster Europe event takes place on Saturday, September 30th, 2023 at Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, 150 W 62 Street New York, NY, 10023, and is organized by EUNIC NY in collaboration with local partners. EUNIC NY is part of EUNIC (EU National Institutes for Culture), a global network of EU cultural organizations. This information and networking fair celebrates the European Day of Languages. Meet and network with representatives of EU companies in the US, universities, funding institutions, consulates, study abroad organizations, vocational training schools and others.  Attend panel discussions, presentations and workshops that will help you discover potential careers in Europe and strategies to boost your own language skills. Attendance is free-of-charge with registration.

Symposium and Exhibition

October 17, 2023

Academy in Exile supports scholars and cultural producers at risk and advances academic freedom through its fellowship program.  What We Brought with Us presents images of objects carried by some of Academy in Exile's fellows when they fled from their countries of origin to Germany where they were hosted by University of Duisburg-Essen, Free University of Berlin, Forum Transregionale Studien and Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) Essen. University Alliance Ruhr together with our international partner, University of Cincinnati, is organizing multiple events on academic freedom, resilience and navigating displacement.
Please see below:

Oct 17, 2023 Humanities in Exile symposium at Taft Humanities Center at University of Cincinnati

Oct 17, 2023 What We Brought With Us exhibition and reception at Philip M. Meyers Jr. Memorial Gallery at University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (exhibition on view Sep 5, 2023 until Nov 22, 2023)

For more information please contact us.

Panel Discussion & Exhibition What We Brought With Us

October 18, 2023

University Alliance Ruhr together with our partner, Goethe-Institut is organizing the opening panel discussion and exhibition in New York City.  “What We Brought with Us” is an exhibition developed by Academy in Exile at TU Dortmund University, one of the three universities that comprise the University Alliance Ruhr. The exhibition presents images of objects carried by some of Academy in Exile’s fellows when they fled from their countries of origin to Germany to where they were hosted by University of Duisburg-Essen, Free University of Berlin, Forum Transregionale Studien and Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) Essen.

October 18, 2023, at 6.00pm Objects of Resilience: Exploring the Symbolic Weight of Refugee Things

For registration please click here!

Experts Workshop

October 19-20, 2023

The FUTURE FORUM, hosted by the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York, brings together German and American scientists, researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs to tell their stories, exchange ideas, present innovations, and debate. Each year German and American thought leaders from academia, the public and private sectors convene to exchange perspectives, find collaborators and determine a collective path toward a progressive future. The German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York is the scientific bridge between the U.S. and Germany. The abbreviation "DWIH" stands for "Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus". Funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and administered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the DWIH New York has been investigating how basic research and emerging technologies affect people and society since 2010. Through the events and communications, DWIH encourages transatlantic exchange and collaboration on topics related to the future like A.I., digital health, urbanization, and climate change. DWIH's network consists of 25 partners, including UA Ruhr and other German universities, government organizations and research institutions with or without a presence in the U.S. The DWIH network includes five other German Centers for Research and Innovation worldwide. University Alliance Ruhr together with the German Center for Research and Innovation is organizing an experts workshop during the FUTURE FORUM.

We are also featured during the Night Labs. To learn more click here.

October 20, 2023: Navigating Displacement - Sharing Knowledge and Strategies for Fostering Resilience

An experts workshop to establish the Transatlantic Working Group for At-Risk Scholars offers a unique and conducive environment for open discussion and the development of concrete strategies. By highlighting attendance to invited stakeholders, such as experts, organizations, and institutions actively engaged in supporting scholars at risk, the workshop ensures a focused and safe space for honest exchange. The sensitive nature of academic freedom and the challenges faced by scholars at risk necessitate a thoughtful approach that fosters trust. Participants can freely share their experiences, insights, and concerns without fear of repercussions or external interference. This confidentiality allows for a deeper exploration of complex issues, enabling stakeholders to address the nuanced dynamics involved in supporting such activities.

If you are interested in participating, please contact UA Ruhr's Executive Director. 

TU Dortmund Delegation at Lehigh University


Delegation Dates: October 25, 2023 and October 26, 2023

UA Ruhr North America supports the planning and execution of the upcoming TU Dortmund delegation visit to Lehigh University.

The partnership between TU Dortmund University and Lehigh has been engaging and fruitful for over 20 years and is the longes institutional relationship at Lehigh. Learn more about the partnership here.

Please find a list of the TU Dortmund delegation here!

UDE American Studies Graduate Students Faculty Led Program to New York City

October 27, 2023

American Studies at University of Duisburg-Essen is dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of North America, its manifold and often conflicting cultural geographies, literary and cultural production, and multi-ethnic urban and rural societies. Major fields of inquiry include early modern, colonial, romantic, and contemporary literature and history, ethnicity, border cultures, interculturalism, hemispheric and transatlantic relations, urban spaces and places, religion, film, and television. We are particularly interested in the interconnections between U.S. American and Canadian, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures and literatures as well as in the imaginary and actual crossings of multiple borders in North America from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century.

Using a variety of teaching methods (including electronic media and interactive platforms), about twenty instructors offer basic courses in literary analysis, American literary history, and American civilization geared toward students in their first three semesters as well as seminars and lectures on more specialized topics, allowing students to choose their own areas of specialization beginning with their fourth semester in any of our department's B.A. programs. Our master's program in American Studies includes courses on academic writing, literary and cultural theory, methodologies of American Studies, individual authors, interculturalism, media, and a variety of research topics.

University Alliance Ruhr meets with 16 master students and two faculty members at the German Consulate to share experiences and brainstorm student research topics.

Informal Networks in International Business

November 09, 2023

UA Ruhr North America together with our partner 1014 – Space for Ideas are hosting an event on Informal Networks in International Business with University of Duisburg-Essen alumni Dr. Sven Horak (St John's University), Dr. Sheila M. Puffer (Northeastern University), Dr. Mridul Agrawal (iuvando Health), and Dr. Grace Chun Guo (Sacred Heart University). The event will feature a keynote address from Consul General Euy Whan Kim, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York and active informal networking! 

Join us on Thursday, November 9th at 6pm at 1014 - Space for Ideas in New York City.

This event will provide a platform for participants to share insights, experiences, and best practices related to informal networks in international business, citing the "networking societies" in East Asia that are believed to have developed connections between business and politics as one example.

The speakers will highlight the vital role that Informal Networks can play in providing access to valuable information, resources, and contacts, as well as fostering trust and collaboration among individuals and organizations.

Please RSVP by registering here!

Annual Alumni and Partners Holiday Gathering

December 2023


UA Ruhr North America along with other German university liaison offices will host our annual alumni and partners holiday gathering.

Science Diplomacy & 20-Years of UA Ruhr

May 9, 2024


UA Ruhr celebrates two decades in North America! This Jubiläum celebration is anchored by the workshop on Science Diplomacy.

UA Ruhr together with our organizing partners - the DWIH - German Center for Research and Innovation (New York) and the German Consulate General New York are hosting a workshop on Science Diplomacy and the Role of Universities.

The workshop aims to explore the vital intersection of science, policy, and international relations, highlighting its relevance in addressing global challenges from our unique vantage point. The invaluable insights and contributions from the expert participants and stakeholders will play a pivotal role in shaping the discussions and outcomes of this event. The workshop provides a platform to examine the opportunities and shared potential between UA Ruhr universities and our partner institutions, fostering transatlantic science relationships and strengthening collaborative efforts in addressing the global challenges that impact us all. We are confident that this workshop will be an engaging experience, allowing us to reflect on our collective achievements over the past two decades while charting a course for future successes.

The workshop will be held on May 9, 2024, in New York City.

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More information will be uploaded in the coming months.