The universities of UA Ruhr offer a broad variety of cutting-edge research that transcends disciplinary borders and achieves international recognition. The collegial nature within and between disciplines and institutions is one of the true hallmarks of the Ruhr Area. Students, scientists, and scholars who come to the UA Ruhr universities become part of a down-to-earth and close-knit network of research institutes and companies whose impact stretches far beyond the Ruhr Area.

Collaborative Research Centres

Financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Collaborative Research Centres (CRC) and Transregios (TR) enhance UA Ruhr’s capacity to develop and share research expertise that shapes the world.

Under the umbrella of our Collaborative Research Centres, scientists conduct cutting-edge research across the spectrum of sciences, generating sustainable results that will continue to benefit society in the long term.

Transregios are Collaborative Research Centres with branches in several locations. In order to receive financial backing, they must pass a strict selection process.

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