Internationalisation at the Faculty of Social Science

Located in the midst of the dynamic, hospitable metropolitan area of the Ruhr, in the heart of Europe, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is home to more than 4.500 international students from 130 countries. PhD students from more than 50 counties conduct their research at RUB's graduate schools. More than 200 international researchers visit RUB yearly. 


The Faculty of Social Science contributes actively to the cosmopolitan character of the University. We take the RUB's motto "people-centred – cosmopolitan – high performance“ as a binding standard for our activities. The integration in international networks and intensive international exchange is of particular significance for achieving our goal of interdisciplinary integration of research and teaching.


As a faculty oriented towards excellent standards, we are extending scientific cooperation with outstanding universities and institutions worldwide. A lively exchange of students bolsters the faculty's long-term integration in cooperation schemes with partner institutions worldwide. A consideration of international perspectives in teaching, an appreciation of cultural diversity and competence in dealing with interculturality are being especially promoted.


STUDIES                                           TEACHING

Praktika Gastwissenschaftler Innen 

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Staff Mobility

Photo: Moving Stories at the New Insititute by Sebastiaan ter Burg, CC BY 2.0

Internationalisation Officers of the Faculty

Prof. Dr. Dieter Haller

Room: GD 1/243

Tel.: +49 (0)234 32-27690




Dr. Aukje van Loon

Room: GD 2/277

Tel.: +49 (0)234 32-22956




ERASMUS Coordination/ International Services

Anna Döbrich

Room: GD 1/161

Tel.: +49 (0)234 32-22966

Consultation hours: Wed 10.00 - 12.00 and by appointment