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

Next events

Science Diplomacy & 20-Years of UA Ruhr

May 9, 2024

UA Ruhr celebrates two decades in North America! This anniversary celebration is anchored by the President's Roundtable and followed by a Reception at the German Consulate New York.

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 President's Roundtable on May 9, 2024 followed by a networking dinner reception in the evening.

UA Ruhr Science Symposium: On Memory

May 21, 2024

May 21st 6.00pm to 8.00pm at the German Consulate New York

Autobiographical Memory and its Role in Self Understanding: New Perspectives from Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences

Prof. Dr. Albert Newen, Ruhr University Bochum, Prof. Dr. Pernille Hemmer, Rutgers University and Prof. Dr. Brian McLaughlin, Rutgers University.

How do we memorize past events? Do we remember an important past event (for us) as it actually (or at partially) was or how it best fits into our expectations, our self-image? Join us as we delve into the multifaceted nature of autobiographical memory and examine the various ways in which we recall and interpret our past experiences. Key topics include new insights from neuroscience and psychology in understanding memory mechanisms; this opens the floor for an interdisciplinary discussion of central questions, e.g. to which degree remain episodic memories photographic and realistic and to which degree are they a product of subjective reconstructions? How intensely can memories be shaped by our self-image and our worldview? Is autobiographical memory even mainly developed to support our self-image? What does follow from such a constructivist view of memory for testimonial memories in court, for our personal beliefs which are anchored on memories of past events? To which degree can we seriously rely on our episodic memories?

To RSVP Please Register by Clicking Here

NRW Universities in New Orleans

May 27, 2024

UA Ruhr together with NRW universities who are in New Orleans for the NAFSA conference are inviting our North American alumni, partners, and friends for a streetcar reception. To find out more please write to office[at]

NAFSA Partners Reception

May 28, 2024

North American partners of TU Dortmund University, Ruhr University Bochum, and University of Duisburg-Essen are invited for a happy hour during the NAFSA Conference in New Orleans. The reception is at the Ogden Museum which holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art (est. 1999).

Transatlantic Working Group for At Risk Scholars CHCI 2024

June 01, 2024

Against the backdrop of the Consortium for Humanities Centers and Institutes conference, UA Ruhr and Academy in Exile come together for a follow up from the October 2023 Transatlantic Working Group for At-Risk scholars. Please save the date: Saturday, June 1, 2024 10.00am to 1.00pm Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of Berkeley

For further information please contact office[at]

Corporate Innovation and Leadership Roundtable

June 03, 2024

UA Ruhr, DWIH SF, SAP, and the German Consulate welcome Ruhr University Bochum's WorldFactory International delegation to a Corporate Innovation and Leadership Roundtable Stakeholder Discussion and Pitch Feedback. Our lunch talk will feature an address on innovation and leadership followed by engaging discussions and constructive feedback on WorldFactory startups. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas, share insights, and strategies, fostering meaningful connections *US and Germany and advancing collaborative efforts between academia and industry. Please RSVP by registering HERE
June 3, 2024 from 12.30pm to 2.00pm (doors open at 12.00pm) SAP San Francisco 135 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107


Ruhr Fellowship Program

June 03, 2024

Ruhr Fellowship Program Monday, June 3, 2024, until Friday, July 26, 2024

The Ruhr Fellowship Program provides highly motivated undergraduate students in the United States with a unique experience to expand their portfolio and networks to one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced areas in Germany. As Germany’s “Cradle of Industry”, the Ruhr area has come to represent creativity and innovation with its internationally renowned companies, universities, and research institutes.

Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Program

July 27, 2024

Transatlantic Ruhr Fellowship Program: Saturday July 27, 2024, until Sunday September 22, 2024

Welcome Reception on Friday July 26, 2024 at the offices of UA Ruhr New York.

GAIN Conference

August 23, 2024

UA Ruhr participates in the Annual GAIN Conference in San Francisco from August 23, 2024 until August 25, 2024. More details on the conference is available HERE.

Postdoc 2024

August 26, 2024

Save the Date! Postdoc Fair 2024 in New York City on Monday August 26th, 2024 at the German Consulate New York at 6.00pm 

Transatlantic Dialogue DEI

September 12, 2024

The dialogue on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) seeks to foster an enriching exchange of perspectives, strategies, and best practices in promoting a culture of inclusivity within higher education institutions. Ruhr University Bochum's Vice President Isolde Karle shares her insights on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by our educational system, and hopes to develop collaborative solutions to advance DEI. Topics of discussion include: Cultural Differences and Similarities, Institutional Policies and Practices, Student Engagement and Support, Faculty and Staff Development, Community Engagement and Partnerships, and more. Participation by Invitation Only (RSVP Link for Invited Participants)

Building Trust in Artificial Intelligence

October 07, 2024

UA Ruhr and the Research Center Trustworthy Data Science and Security invite stakeholders to our Expert Workshop on Building Trust in Artificial Intelligence.

The workshop spans two days and the program is currently being worked on.

  • October 7, 2024
  • October 8, 2024 

For more information please write to office[at]

Germany Grad Fair

October 08, 2024

The German Universities in North America virtual Grad Fair will be held on October 8, 2024 from 12:00-1:30 PM EST