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In engineering sciences, the first semesters in particular are tough for students. The dropout rates are high. Still, this might yet change.
The programme of the Bochum-Dortmund Cluster of Excellence Ruhr Explores Solvation and colleagues from Switzerland is funded with around 3.5 million euros.
An extremely fast reproducing virus is to blame for the therapy resistance of hepatitis E virus. Still, it has now helped researchers creating a cell culture model.
Nanoscientists have discovered a new reaction mechanism to cleave cellulose efficiently and environmentally friendly.
Among the contributions of excellent female researchers from all over the world are two papers of RUB professors.
It is harder for founders to get a company up and running in chemistry than in other fields. A new institution is intended to change that.
Fuel cells do not yet function optimally because the perfect catalyst is missing – the wrong methods have been used to find them so far, says Kristina Tschulik.
There has been no method so far to investigate the influence of the particles in complex surroundings. Initial results with a new method show that the particles behave differently than expected.
Two international students discuss how a scholarship programme helped them in the graduation phase.
Humans do forget – annoying though important for human’s mental health. The Internet is another story. So far.
More than 40 million euros have been invested into the Solvation Science research programme, in which RUB is involved together with its partners. This marks the beginning of a new era for the Excellence Cluster.
Damaged fibres in the brain or spinal cord usually don’t heal at all. Neuroscientists from Bochum have high hopes for new methods based on gene therapy.
Rector Axel Schölmerich talks about RUB’s outlook for 2019 in a video clip.
Photosynthetic complex I is a key element in photosynthetic electron transport, but little has been known about it so far.
RUB is competing for the title “University of Excellence” with the concept Creating Knowledge Networks.
The RUB’s concept for the Excellence Strategy is based on knowledge networks. What does this mean in practice?
Certain molecules with fluorine, chlorine or bromine, together with water, can release harmful substances into the atmosphere.
The new system to produce certain nitrogen compounds could make the manufacture of medicines and pesticides more efficient.
More than 4,000 international students are currently enrolled at RUB; the Student Advice Centre helps them identify potential funding options.
The solvation process is of fundamental importance for chemistry – but is very difficult to observe.