Welcome to the first German university of the 21st century

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As one of Germanys largest universities, we offer an extensive range of subjects: You can choose from over 240 Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes as well as teacher training and medicine.

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Research at the UDE

Profiled, diverse, internationally visible

Key profile areas Profiling research

Targeted research is important to us - in the faculties, at the entire university and together with our partners. We concentrate particularly on four key profile areas.

Key profile areas

Top research at the UA Ruhr Even better together

In the University Alliance Ruhr, we bundle competencies and resources and offer our researchers a wide range of opportunities for cooperation and networking.

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Laying the foundation for success Freedom for science

Gaining knowledge and the possibility of opening up new scientific activities as a central task: We create freedom for the realisation of research projects.

UDE Research strategy (ger)

Young scientists Recognizing talents

The promotion of young scientists in the context of good working conditions is a core element of safeguarding the future of the science system. We develop our talents.

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Admittedly, the Ruhr area is not New York City. But almost.Living in Duisburg & Essen

At the UDE you will meet people from more than 130 nations in a large melting pot. The Ruhr area is a structure of superlatives: Germany's largest settlement area, right in the centre of Europe. Despite all prejudices, it is not grey here, but green. In 2017, Essen was named the "Green Capital of Europe". And the Ruhr region is rich in culture. So rich that the entire region has been declared European Capital of Culture 2010 by the EU. But while other conurbations always try to present their best side, the people in our region show themselves as they are: Imaginative, curious, open-minded.

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