The UDE follows the guidelines of restricting public life and minimising social contacts as a protective measure - and is significantly reducing the number of its employees. The necessary precautions mean that in many areas only the really important services are maintained.Learn more
We get to the bottom of things
In research, in teaching, in cooperation. And with emphasis.
Research at the UDE
Profiled, diverse, internationally visible
Gaining knowledge and the possibility of opening up new scientific activities as a central task: We create freedom for the realisation of research projects.
Studying at the UDE
We're not just talking about equal opportunities. We live it.
Application & enrolment
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.Apply now
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.