The academic hub for research, teaching, study and networking in Germany’s vibrant Ruhr area

The University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) is an alliance of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), TU Dortmund University (TUDO) and the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE). The UA Ruhr Liaison Office New York (UA Ruhr New York) represents these three universities in North America. UA Ruhr New York was founded in 2004 under the name ConRuhr (Consortium of the Ruhr Area Universities) and is located in New York City. It is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States tax code and is supported through contributions by the three Ruhr Universities.

With over 110,000 students and over 17,000 faculty and academic staff, the UA Ruhr represents one of the largest and high-performing research locations in Germany. UA Ruhr New York seeks to promote, support and facilitate academic collaborations between the three Ruhr Universities and partners in the United States and Canada.

Fast Facts

  • 110,000 students
  • 15,000 international students
  • 17,000 faculty and academic staff
  • €1.2 B annual budget
  • €300 M in grant awards