Overview: RUB Research Departments
Cutting-edge research at RUB is organised within flexible, interdisciplinary Research Departments (RD). These Research Departments maintain strong networks between each other and on an international level. Thus, they serve for building greater clusters which explore overarching issues. Research Departments are flexible units forming bridges across disciplinary borders and they pool existing excellence in interdisciplinary research.
Research Departments are set up for a specific period of time and tied to several criteria:
(i) an overarching research strategy,
(ii) proven excellence in collaborative research, based on at least one Collaborative Research Centre (SFB or equivalent) as a host university and three additional major collaborative research projects, typically funded by DFG, BMBF, or the EU,
(iii) a strategy for advancing early career researchers and
(iv) a concept for research-oriented teaching.
Research Department Websites
Please check the Research Department websites for more information:
Research Department CERES
Research Department Interfacial Systems Chemistry
Materials Research Department
Research Department of Neuroscience
Research Department Plasmas with Complex Interactions
Protein Research Department
Subsurface Modeling and Engineering
Developing Research Departments
RUB’s strategy is to support further cooperative research areas within so-called developing Research Departments (dRDs). DRDs are rapidly developing research areas of RUB, which have gained considerably in strength and are currently on their way to developing into RDs.
Dr. Gunter Friedrich
Phone: +49 (0) 234 32-29142