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News of the year 2020

09.09.2020: For first semester students: Initial information for the winter semester 2020/21
Welcome to the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences! Here you can find out what you need to know to start your studies in these special times. This news is updated regularly, so it's definitely worth coming back!
13.07.2020: Crossing 2020 - registration phase for career event is now open
From application check to business etiquette to exciting lectures by engineers and companies on all aspects of starting a career - this year's CrossING event will take place online and offer Master students on 23 & 24 September 2020 extensive preparation for their career start.
18.09.2020: Extension of junior professorship of Verlängerung der Juniorprofessur von Jun. Prof. Dr. Vogel
With the presentation of the certificate by Dean Prof. Dr.-Ing. Höffer the junior professorship of Jun. Prof. Dr. Vogel was extended yesterday. He was also assigned the status of a civil servant with limited tenure.
18.09.2020: Further step for digital building permit procedures with RUB participation
From planning on the basis of BIM models to approval - with the support of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus König, Head of the Chair of Computing in Engineering, the new building of the Dortmund-based company Louis Opländer Heizungs- und Klimatechnik GmbH is being realised completely digitally and thus contributes as a reference object ...
11.09.2020: Online lecture about "Biodiversity at the doorstep - gardens, parks, cemeteries & tips" on 22.09.2020
What is biodiversity, why do we need it and what measures can help? The "Nachhaltigkeitsforum" invites you to the next web lecture on 22.09.2020 at 6 p.m. Sofia Zeisig (B.Sc. Biology) and Patrick Ritter (M.A. Culture & Sociology) from the Green Alliance in Bochum will provide insights into the topics of biodiversity, ...
04.09.2020: WaterMiner: Reuse mining waste water
The Ha-Long Bay in Vietnam is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, a tourist magnet and an important mining location at the same time. A research team led by Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Harro Stolpe, holder of the Chair of Environmental Engineering + Ecology, investigated how mining wastewater can now help to meet the increasing ...
03.09.2020: About "gray energy" and why there is no such thing as one sustainable building material: Interview with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner, Holder of the Chair for Resource Efficient Building
The construction industry is responsible for a significant part of global CO2 emissions. This is mainly due to the raw materials used, such as cement, concrete and steel. In addition, further environmental damages are caused, for example due to the high consumption of sand and gravel, which are often mined in nature areas that ...
02.09.2020: Scientific writing workshops
At the end of the summer semester, the Schreibmaschine will offer online workshops on various aspects of academic writing on September 9, 2020, September 16, 2020 and September 23, 2020 respectively.
01.09.2020: Pre-course in Mathematics for Engineering Students 2020
For those who would like to study engineering sciences in the winter semester 2020/21, the Faculty of Mathematics offers online preliminary courses and supervised online tutorials from 28.09. to 09.10.2020, in which mathematical basics can be refreshed and deepened. Further information can be found
26.08.2020: More work places for students at the IC library
From August 31, ten bookable work places will be available in the IC library for RUB students under Covid 19 conditions.
06.08.2020: Online-Workshop: Change of roles! Student until yesterday - working on the job from tomorrow!
On August 19, 2020, the Center of Excellence Women and Career in the Middle Ruhr Area will offer female students and graduates during the online workshop "Role Change" assistance in the central question of which skills and new behavioral patterns are needed to get a good start in their job after university.
18.08.2020: Strategies against aridity: Prof.'in Flörke gives Interview on Deutschlandfunk
Summers are getting drier and there are clear warning signs that we are heading towards water shortages worldwide. This is proven not least by the heat wave that is only just subsiding across Germany.
18.08.2020: Do wooden skyscrapers protect the climate? Prof.'in Hafner gives podcast interview on the topic bioeconomy
In the 4th episode of a podcast series by the Körber Foundation for Sustainable Innovation with the title "Future Changers", Prof.'in Hafner (LS Resource-Efficient Building) illustrates the research perspective on the subject "Resource-saving building/construction with wood "in an interview.
21.07.2020: Online presentation "Sustainable building and living in a small space" on 04 August 2020
Living space in the city is becoming scarcer; rent and property prices are rising; the environment is further polluted by building with conventional materials - are Tiny Houses an alternative to conventional building and living? Ulrike Emonds and Marvin Nöller from the Sustainability Forum will provide insights into the ...
27.07.2020: Prof. Dr.-Ing Markus König awarded Konrad Zuse-Medal
Prof. Dr. Markus König is awarded the Konrad Zuse Medal from the Central Association of the German Building Industry (ZDB). It is the most important award in the field of Computing in Engineering.
24.07.2020: Funding for DFG-Project EarlyBIM 2 extended
The project EarlyBIM 2: Evaluation of building design variants in early design phases based on adaptive detailing strategies (FOR 2363) is further supported by the DFG. The spokesperson of the project is the holder of the Chair for Computing in Engineering, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus König.
21.06.2020: Project Office Annual Report 2019
The Project Office of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers students comprehensive support with writing their theses. Students who are writing a project or final thesis may apply for a well-equipped computer workstation and, upon request, they may obtain individualized support that is especially tailored ...
17.07.2020: At home with... Max Stricker
At the end of the lecture period we will take a personal look at the summer semester of Max Stricker, research associate at the Chair of Urban Water Management and Environmental Engineering, as part of the series "At home with...". How he spent the last Corona months in his home office can be read here in an interview.
30.06.2020: Digital University Days: Online information lecture on the BI & UTRM Bachelor's degree
As part of the RUB's "Digital University Days" on 15 July 2020 at 3 p.m., prospective students will have the opportunity to get to know the Bachelor programmes Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering & Resources Management online.
06.07.2020: UTRM Orientation Day on 14th July 2020
This year, the UTRM student council offers its annual "UTRM Orientation Day" online with information on the opportunities for specialization in both the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in Environmental Engineering & Resources Management. Interested parties can get information about Zoom on 14 July 2020 from 3:30 pm.
23.06.2020: Elections Faculty Council and Senate - results are announced
For the first time, the elections for the Faculty Council and Senate were organised exclusively by postal vote due to the Corona pandemic. The results have now been published and can be viewed in the PDF documents below.
03.07.2020: Online-Event: Master's programme Civil Engineering
Bachelor degree... and then what?! In the master's degree course in Civil Engineering, students can choose from five specialisations. Interested parties can find out what they are concerned with and which general regulations have to be considered at the online information event on 14 July 2020 from 2 pm.
25.06.2020: "Ingenieure ohne Grenzen": Webinar on 09.07.2020
"Ingenieure ohne Grenzen" supports people where technical cooperation is necessary and possible. Now the charitable relief organisation is looking for reinforcement. Interested parties will be given an insight into the diverse tasks and subject areas during a webinar on 09.07. at 6 pm.
30.06.2020: Mechanics PhD receives Eickhoff Award
Dr. Dustin Jantos developed in his doctoral thesis at the Chair "Mechanics - Material Theory" Computer models that automatically optimize mechanically loaded structures. The aim is to achieve a high resistance of building materials with as little material input as possible.
18.06.2020: Interview with scholarship holders & scholarship information day
Interested pupils, students and doctoral candidates will find out why a scholarship is not just for top candidates at the Scholarship Info Day on 24 June 2020 to which the talent scouting team and the RUB Research School invite you.
25.06.2020: At home with... Student Council Civil Engineering
As part of the interview series "At home with", the civil engineering student council also answered questions from the PR team. You can find out how they described the online semester and what their biggest challenges are in everyday Corona life here.
23.06.2020: Online event: Long evening of student counselling on 25.06.2020
It is time again for the "Long Evening of Student Counselling" at NRW's universities. Prospective students have the opportunity on 25 June 2020 from 4-8 p.m. to ask their questions online about studying, application and everyday life at the university - including the study advisors of the Faculty B+U with an open consultation via zoom.
17.06.2020: Webinar for students: Learning strategies in the home office
Zoom meeting instead of lecture hall, learning in a shared flat instead of a quiet library, e-mails instead of direct exchange on campus. The online study brings a completely new learning situation for students. The Central Student Advisory Service now offers a suitable webinar for all RUB students.
15.06.2020: At home with... Annika Jodehl
While the online semester is still on the timetable for the students, the first employees return to the RUB. Annika Jodehl, research assistant at the Chair of Tunneling and Construction Management, is now also working in her office in the IC building again. In the interview "At home with..." she explains what her home office ...
09.06.2020: Sustainability Forum: Roof and facade greening on 23 June 2020
A garden on the roof? A natural shade from palm trees in public places? Hundreds of planters along the facade of a high-rise building? These and other questions will be discussed on 23 June 2020 in online video presentations at the "Green Roof and Facade Greening" sustainability forum.
08.06.2020: Online Career Day Construction Industry June 2020
How do I find an internship, which job suits me after my studies and how do I apply correctly? On 16 and 17 June 2020, construction companies will be answering these and more questions in video calls. Places for participation in the online Construction Industry Career Day are limited.
05.06.2020: At home with... Leonard Berner
U35, loud concrete slabs, pasta counter in the canteen - who doesn't know them? But this semester everything is different. For several weeks now, students have been studying digitally. What Leonard Berner, President of the UTRM student council, is looking forward to when he can return to the campus, he explains in the third ...
15.05.2020: "Deutschlandstipendium" 2020/21 - Extended application deadline
The online application platform for the "Deutschlandstipendium" was also affected by the cyber attack. As of today, the application platform can be accessed again at www.rub.de/bildungsfonds and the application deadline has been extended to 8 June 2020.
26.05.2020: At home with... Firdes Celik
The online semester is in full progress. In the second part of the interview series "At home with...", M.Sc. Firdes Celik, research associate at the Chair of Computing in Engineering, tells the faculty's PR team how she experiences the semester away from the RUB.
19.05.2020: "At home with..." - Jan Schmidt
In the new interview series "At home with...", students, research assistants and other faculty members explain what the online semester in the home office without campus feeling looks like and what we might learn from the Corona period. Jan Schmidt, Master student in the Computational Engineering program, today gives a first ...
08.05.2020: Central facilities of the faculty can be reached again
After the cyber attack on the RUB, the reconstruction of the failed systems is now being worked on at full speed - with initial success. The central facilities of the faculty, which were affected by the failure, can now be reached again by telephone and e-mail.
18.05.2020: women&work online congress
How does Corona influence the job market? At the women&work online congress, experts offer job market forecasts and provide valuable tips on job applications, online job interviews and business networks. The online congress starts on 13 June 2020 at 11 am with three live webinars. Afterwards, further live modules will be ...
13.05.2020: Digital congress for students and young engineers
On 14.05.2020 and 15.05.2020 the vdi Young Engineers Network offers a digital congress for students and young engineers. Interested persons can expect exciting lectures, workshops and information on career opportunities.
04.05.2020: ONLINE LECTURE ON THE TOPIC TINY HOUSE on May 12, 2020
Energy-efficient living, recyclable building materials, mobile alternative to the fixed apartment - what exactly is behind the Tiny House concept? In their web lecture, Marvin Nöller and Ulrike Emonds from the Tiny House working group of the Sustainability Forum will provide insights into the planning of small houses, the ...
30.04.2020: RUB news dossier on the subject "Bodies": Mechanics professors are researching optimized therapy for vascular constriction
When you think of bodies, you might not think that engineers are concerned with them - except maybe with steel bodies, solid bodies, hollow bodies and concrete bodies.
13.04.2020: Lectures offered in the Summer Semester 2020
The start of lectures on April 20, 2020 is approaching and the faculty's course offerings in SoSe 2020 are now online.
28.04.2020: #SEMESTERHACK: Online hackathon on digital higher education
The RUB's WorldFactory team, together with the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung, the DAAD and KI-Campus, is calling for an online hackathon. On 6 and 7 May 2020, representatives from 15 universities across Germany will have the opportunity to work on innovative solutions for studying and teaching in times of corona in various challenges.
20.04.2020: Learning in the home office
How learning in the home office during the online semester can be made easier is summarised by the Central Student Advisory Service in seven tips. The detailed article can be found here.
16.04.2020: Modelling of the COVID-19 pandemic: Encouraging forecast of corona infection rates
To predict the future temporal course of the corona pandemic, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Hackl, holder of the Chair of Mechanics - Material Theory, has used an epidemic model that is related to formulations from the engineering sciences. According to his prognosis, we can hope for relief in May. In an interview with the PR team ...
03.04.2020: University sport: Online offer for at home
Are you already experiencing the first tensions in your neck and back? Desire for movement away from the desk? The RUB University Sport now offers a remedy with an online service.
13.03.2020: Corona: Online-supported teaching in the summer semester 2020
The Ruhr-University Bochum and its institutions are working on offering students a full summer semester of digital courses from 20 April 2020.
01.04.2020: Master's programme: Application deadline 15.04.2020
Students who completed their Bachelor's degree in engineering in the winter semester 2019/20 (31.03.20) can still apply online until 15.04.2020 under www.bewerbung.rub.de for the Master's programme in Civil Engineering or UTRM.
13.02.2020: Tandem Language Learning Programme "Tandem.MINT"
Until April 19, 2020, engineering students can still register for the language tandem in the summer semester 2020, which will take place using various online tools.
03.03.2020: Career perspectives after master studies
Doing a doctorate or directly into the company after the Master's degree? On 24.03. and 25.03.2020, the ELLI team will offer prospective Master's graduates in engineering sciences guidance for their career planning with the events "Ways to a Dr.-Ing." and "Straight into the company with the Master's degree".
04.03.2020: Cancelled - Open Day 2020 & Girls'Day/Boys'Day
Unfortunately, this year's Open Day, Girls'Day and Boys'Day have been cancelled. In order to prevent the further spread of the corona virus, the university management is therefore following the guidelines of the state government and the recommendations for action of the Robert Koch Institute.
10.01.2020: Women’s STEM Award 2020
In cooperation with Mint Zukunft schaffen and the university journal audimax, Deutsche Telekom is looking for outstanding projects by committed female STEM students and graduates. The official closing date for entries is Sunday, March 8, 2020.
03.03.2020: Precise, resource-saving and fast construction - Kick-off meeting for the Priority Program 2187
About 60 researchers from the disciplines of structural engineering, production engineering, computing in engineering and mathematics met on 27.02. and 28.02.2020 for the kick-off of the new Priority Program 2187 "Adaptive Modular Design with Flow Production Methods - Precision Fast Construction of the Future" under the ...
25.02.2020: A different kind of internship?! - The "Technisches Hilfswerk" invites to a info event
The "Technische Hilfswerk Bochum" offers students the opportunity to complete part of the compulsory internship with the basic training of the THW. Why this is worthwhile and how it works will be explained to interested parties at an information event on 03 March 2020.
26.02.2020: Competition "Built on IT - Building professions with a future" 2020 - Two awards for RUB young talents
For the 19th time, the best work in the field of IT solutions for the construction industry in the fields of architecture, construction management, civil engineering and craft and technology was awarded prizes in the competition "Built on IT - construction professions with a future". Dennis Pawlowski and Jonas Neukirchen can ...
20.02.2020: BO.Ing – the Bochum Engineering Forum
On 19.02.2020 the Chair of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering and Environmental Geotechnics opened its laboratory doors again for upper school students interested in STEM from Bochum and the surrounding area at the Bochum Engineering Forum BO.Ing.
24.01.2020: Research Day 2020: How research communication works
On 13 February 2020 the RUB Research School offers interested researchers impulses on the topic "Why and how to communicate research to the public in the right way". In mini-workshops and discussion groups, RUB experts and professors will explain tools with which research topics can be successfully communicated beyond the university.
12.02.2020: School project day: "Microbial fuel cells"
Last Friday, 07.02.2020, the Chair of Urban Water Management and Environmental Engineering welcomed 16 students of the Lessing School Bochum and gave an exciting insight into the production of electricity from wastewater.
11.02.2020: Honorary doctorate awarded to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schnell
Innovative, forward-looking, pioneering - many times Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schnell has proven the important role he plays in research and teaching in solid construction and structural engineering. Last Friday, February 7, 2020, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of ...
30.01.2020: Sustainability Forum RUB: Insights and plans for 2020
On 04 February 2020 the Sustainability Forum RUB (NHF) invites those who would like to get involved in sustainability issues to the first NHF meeting this year. Interested parties will be given an insight into current projects and an outlook on planned activities for 2020.
21.01.2020: Mentoring program "Are you IngA³" for female STEM students
What is the best major field of study for my career plans? 20 female STEM students have the opportunity to gain insights into the everyday work of an engineer and to advance their development with a mentor as part of a one-year mentoring program at Bosch Engineering GmbH. Applications are accepted until 31 January 2020.
21.01.2020: InfraTech 2020: RUB student Christian Tobias Rhein is awarded the Young Talent Prize
Representatives from the fields of civil engineering, road construction and hydraulic engineering, public space design and mobility, supply and disposal as well as energy and environment met at the leading German trade fair for infrastructure "InfraTech" in Essen from 14 to 16 January 2020. RUB student Christian Tobias Rhein ...
10.01.2020: Prof. König goes Bundestag!
Prof. Dr-Ing. Markus König was invited by the Committee on Building, Housing, Urban Development and Local Government as a renowned expert in the field of digitisation in the building sector for a session in the Bundestag on Wednesday, 15 January 2020.
01.01.2001: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner reappointed as member of the scientific advisory board on forest policy
For the upcoming period (2020 - 2023), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner has again been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board for Forest Policy at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.