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Keep informed on our alliance's latest research projects, collaborative initiatives and study programs.

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Call for Applications Future's Fellowship Program

February 20, 2024

Futures Fellow program stands as a competitive fellowship initiative designed for researchers affiliated with Ruhr University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, University of Duisburg-Essen. Through the program, our goals are: Empowering early to mid career researchers (including Junior Professors) to elevate the quality of their portfolios; Granting the broader US scientific community access to a wide spectrum of research subjects from UA Ruhr institutions and centers; Fostering stronger bonds between our research centers and partner institutions through ongoing and reciprocal exchanges.


  • 90 days in North America!
  • Upto 22,000 euros in qualified reimbursements! 
  • Develop and/or strengthen transatlantic international research partners!

Learn More: and Apply Here!

Germany Today 2024

February 7, 2024

Germany Today 2024

New Opportunities and Challenges for German Universities: Adapting to Enrollment Changes, Matching New Job Market Expectations, and Embracing Diversity in the Student Body

June 16 – June 22, 2024

Frankfurt, Heilbronn, Stuttgart, Reutlingen, Augsburg and Munich

DAAD invites representatives from universities, research institutions and funding agencies in the United States and Canada, as well as colleagues from the fields of education policy and politics, to join us for our “Germany Today” Information Tour 2024.

DAAD’s information tour “Germany Today” is designed to give participants a broad overview of Germany’s higher education landscape. This includes:

  • ➢ An overview of Germany’s higher education and research systems
  • ➢ An update on current developments, innovative projects, and structural reforms
  • ➢ Details about BA and MA programs, as well as PhD training at various institutions
  • ➢ Information on funding opportunities for academic exchange and institutional cooperation

This year’s tour will focus on the opportunities and challenges faced by German universities in the broader context of society, the workforce, and a rapidly evolving geopolitical environment.

For Germany, as an aging society with a growing skills shortage, attracting international students and scientists and integrating them successfully into society and the labor market is of prime importance. Universities play a pivotal role in this context. Additionally, the evolving demands on the German business model, coupled with changing expectations from employers and employees, spark discussions on the competencies required for successful economic and societal development.

The Germany Today 2024 tour provides a platform for participants to engage in the exchange of best practices, effective methodologies, and lessons learned between German hosts and North American guests.

Greening the Blue

December 20, 2023

Last Friday, six students from Lehigh University visited the United Nations, followed by a visit to the German Consulate General New York. #GREENINGTHEBLUE is an initiative to engage the missions in the transition towards greater sustainability. #Lehigh is helping make the German House more sustainable!
The partnership between TU Dortmund University, which is one of our three German universities, and Lehigh has been engaging and fruitful for over 20 years. Therefore, we are happy to support in #GREENINGTHEBLUE!

Thank you for your visit - Exciting times ahead!

To learn more please contact

More information will be uploaded in the coming months.

College for Social Sciences and Humanities

August 21, 2023

College of the UA Ruhr offers three positions of Open-Topic Junior Professorships

The College for Social Sciences and Humanities of the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) offers three positions of Open Topic Junior Professorships (W1 LBesO W, without Tenure Track) in the field of social sciences and humanities. Addressed are postdoctoral scientists in an early career stage who – in addition to an outstanding doctorate – feature an internationally visible research profile and have experience in interdisciplinary research projects.

The junior professors will lead one of three research groups respectively which will be established at the College for Social Sciences and Humanities in Essen. Along with two doctoral candidates per research group, they will work on a research topic of their own choice and play a significant role in shaping the academic activities of the College.

Qualified candidates may apply until 2 October 2023 with a detailed concept including – among other components – an outline of the planned topic of the research group.

Details on the job profile and eligibility criteria can be found in the job advertisement:

Call for Applications – STEP USA University Program 2023

August 8, 2023

In cooperation with the German American Chamber of Commerce New York, the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York is excited to announce the third installment of the STEP USA University Program. The program is intended for German startups and spinoffs affiliated with a university or university of applied sciences that look towards expanding their businesses to the USA. The GACC New York and DWIH NY offer a tailored, three-day intensive bootcamp covering a variety of different topics. More information on the bootcamp as well as the application deadline can be found here.

Please find the STEP USA University Program 2023 here.

Rubin Special Issue on IT Security

August 5, 2023

In the special issue "IT Security" 2022-23 of the science magazine Rubin, readers are taken on a journey into the world of IT security research. The science magazine Rubin reports on current research highlights from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). The magazine's editors delve into laboratories, libraries, and production halls to bring exciting and easy-to-understand reports on the diverse research conducted by three prominent institutions: Cluster of Excellence CASA, Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI), and research college SecHuman – Security for Humans in Cyberspace.

For readers eager to learn more about the in-depth research projects and their implications, the special issue of Rubin magazine provides an excellent opportunity to explore the world of IT security at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Take a look at the magazine here.

Ghana-NRW-University Alliance

August 3, 2023

TU Dortmund opens liaison office in Ghana with university partners

Together with five other universities from North Rhine-Westphalia, the TU Dortmund opened a liaison office in Ghana's capital Accra on July 18. The aim of the consortium called Ghana-NRW-University Alliance is to promote the exchange in science and studies between the West African country and the six NRW universities.

Call for Application: German 2024 International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS)

July 21, 2023

The German federal parliament's International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) program, offering young college graduates from over 50 countries the chance to experience Germany's democratic system of governance up-close in Berlin, is set to continue for its 38th year in 2024. The application deadline is July 31, 2023.

Call for Applications for fellowships starting in 2024

July 21, 2023

College for Social Sciences and Humanities: International Senior Fellowship Programme

Through the Senior Fellowship Programme, the College for Social Sciences and Humanities of the Research Alliance Ruhr seeks to promote excellence in research in the fields of social sciences and humanities within the UA Ruhr and foster international cooperation. Up to 20 Senior Fellowships per year are awarded to advanced international scholars in the social sciences and humanities with an internationally recognised, excellent research profile. Visiting scholars have the liberty of pursuing independent research projects which they jointly work on with tandem partners from the UA Ruhr. In spring and autumn respectively, ten fellows may start their residencies in Essen. Please find the current Call for Applications here.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: UA Ruhr Image Film Contest: Call for entries

April 20, 2023

The North American office of University Alliance Ruhr is hosting an image film competition, where students are asked to create a 60 second image film featuring footage from all three of our campuses and giving North American audiences a glimpse into student life in the Ruhr Area.


The extended deadline to submit videos is now June 15th, 2023 at 11:59pm (CET).