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.






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

Sarah Zurek

Room: GD 1/161
Tel.: +49 234 32-22966
There will be no personal appointments until further notice, consultation will be held by email or phone 
Postal Adress:

Ruhr-Universität Bochum: Faculty of Social Science
GD E1/353
Postfachnr. 65
Universitätsstr. 150
D-44801 Bochum