News archive 2022

December 2022

20.12.2022: Merry Christmas!

We wish all students, staff, alumni and friends of our Faculty a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. At the same time, we would like to thank everyone who accompanied us through an eventful and successful 2022. Happy holidays to you all and a healthy and happy 2023!

19.12.2022: UI Plenary Meeting 2023

On January 19, 2023, the UTRM/UI student council will hold its annual UI plenary meeting at 4:00 pm. The main topic on the agenda of the plenary meeting will be the election of the new student council. Interested students who would like to participate in the student council and get a deeper insight into the structures of the university are thereby cordially invited. The event will take place in the student council room IC 03/173. Coffee and cookies will be provided! Come by, vote or get elected!

15.12.2022: Priority Program 2187 Extended

Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Peter Mark from the Chair of Concrete Structures, the second funding phase of Priority Program 2187 "Adaptive Modulbauweisen mit Fließfertigungsmethoden – Präzisionsschnellbau der Zukunft" was approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the project was thus extended by three years.

08.12.2022: Individual Writing Consultation for Engineering Students!

Since November, "Schreibmaschine" returns to offering individual consultation on all aspects of academic writing, specifically for students in the engineering faculties. Counseling sessions can be held in English

08.12.2022: Individual Writing Consultation for Engineering Students!

Since November, "Schreibmaschine" returns to offering individual consultation on all aspects of academic writing, specifically for students in the engineering faculties. Counseling sessions can be held in English

November 2022

30.11.2022: Review: Academic Annual Celebration 2022

Last Friday, 25 November 2022, the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering invited to the annual Academic Year Celebration, which this year again took place in the presence of the Audimax. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Knobloch, Dean of the Faculty, and Lisa Freiin von Rössing, Master's student in Computational Engineering, led the ceremony. After the ceremony, the guests met at a reception with DJ entertainment in the coffee bar of the RUB and thus ended the evening in a convivial atmosphere.

21.11.2022: The Voluntary Scientific Year Enters the Second Round!

On November 18, 2022, the kick-off event for the Voluntary Scientific Year 2022/23 took place. The one-year educational offer – comparable to the Federal Volunteer Service – enables the selected high school graduates to gain insight into the research projects of the engineering faculties and to participate in university courses.

17.11.2022: 50th Promotion Anniversary Awarded

On November 16, 2022, the golden doctoral anniversary of Dr.-Ing. Horst Schultz was honored during the annual academic year celebration of the Ruhr University Bochum. Dr. Schultz received his doctorate in 1972 on the topic of "Beitrag zur Berechnung von Temperaturverteilung und Temperaturspannungen bei Reaktordruckbehältern".

14.11.2022: Introduction to FlexNow (online)

Soon the exam registration phase will start via FlexNow! For this purpose, interested students and first-year students are invited to the official FlexNow introduction on November 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm via Zoom. Further information and the Zoom link can be found in the announcements in the Moodle course "Info-Kurs BI&UTRM/UI".

10.11.2022: Construction Site Excursion to Pipe Jacking in Solingen

On October 26, 2022, a group of students from the faculty, led by the Tunneling and Construction Management, was invited to visit the Viehbachtalstr. construction site in Solingen for the third construction phase.

07.11.2022: Energy Saving Measure: IC Library Closed

Due to the energy saving measures of the Ruhr-University Bochum, the IC library will be closed from Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 to Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023. In order to keep the holdings accessible, a "Book-to-Go" service will be offered.

07.11.2022: Academic Year Celebration - Registration is open

This year's Academic Year Celebration will take place on 25th November 2022. The invitations have already been sent out - registration via the link provided therein is mandatory!

03.11.2022: Climate-Neutral Construction of Public Buildings

On November 15, 2022, Prof.'in Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner and her research assistant M.Sc. Caya Zernicke will present an information tool for communes at this year's online seminar series "Auf Zukunftskurs: Öffentliches Bauen mit Holz" of the Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V., which serves as a simple tool for estimating the benefits of energetic measures in timber construction.

October 2022

17.10.2022: Digital University Days: Offer for Prospective Students

On November 21, 2022 at 3 p.m., our study programs Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering will be presented at the online event Digital University Days of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Interested parties and students from grade 10 are hereby cordially invited to participate in the free event.

17.10.2022: BreakING: The Bridge Builders of the Future

Can you name an important female bridge or tunnel builder? No? Unfortunately, neither can most of the experts - and that is about to change. After the application and preparation phase, the content of the mentoring program "Breaking the Glass Ceiling - Early Installation of Professional Networks for Women Engineers" has now begun: The mentees have met their mentors. With the program, the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering aims to provide its female master's students, above all, with support from experienced female leaders in "typical" male domains. Now the first metaphorical bridges have been built - time for a first conclusion.

10.10.2022: Welcome dear new students!

Welcome to the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering! Here we have compiled the most important information for your start of studies and the first days at the RUB for you - from the programme of the student councils for the upcoming "Ersti-Week" and the "Ersti-Moodle-courses" to RUB tools that you should use and contact persons for subject-specific questions about starting your studies. Read on here...

September 2022

05.09.2022: Tandem.MINT – Registration until October 16, 2022

The tandem language learning program offers STEM students of RUB an individual and subject-specific form of language training. In the exchange with a MINT tandem partner who speaks the target language as a native speaker or at a high-level, language skills can be expanded in a subject-related context and technical vocabulary can be acquired.

August 2022

24.08.2022: Register now: New Summer School "Blue Engineering" starts on 20 September 2022

With the new Summer School "Blue Engineering", students of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering will have the opportunity from 20.09.2022 to 22.09.2022 to deal with environmental policy and ethics issues in an interdisciplinary way. The three-day event primarily offers space for discussions and own ideas, which can include topics such as car-free cities, virtual water, technology design and evaluation. The Summer School is organised and run by the Chair of Environmental Engineering + Ecology, supported by Blue Engineering AG. Interested parties can register now.

23.08.2022: TransferLab "Artificial Intelligence in Construction" in Bochum city centre

From 22 August to 11 September 2022, the Chair of Computing in Engineering headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus König, together with the BIMKIT project and the WORLDFACTORY Start-up Center, will provide information on the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in civil engineering and present various demonstrators live. Interested citizens can expect a poster exhibition and meet-the-scientist afternoons in addition to demonstrations in the Blue Square experience room at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

08.08.2022: Sustainable RUB 2030: Prof.'in Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner and Prof. Dr. techn. Günther Meschke part of the Sustainability Task Force

With the new Sustainability Officer Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel and the Sustainability Task Force, RUB is now pushing ahead with its sustainability goals. The Task Force Team also includes Prof. Dr. Günther Meschke, head of the Chair of Statics and Dynamics, and Prof.'in Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner, head of the Chair of Resource Efficient Construction. Interested RUB members can contribute to the Sustainability Think Tank, which will be in regular exchange with the Task Force, on 07 December 2022 and 16 January 2023.

03.08.2022: Sustainability Initiative Humboldtⁿ - Prof.'in Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner on Deutschlandfunk Nova

Prof.'in Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner explained in her lecture "Building for climate change and resource conservation - current approaches", which she presented during the kick-off event of Humboldtⁿ, the Sustainability Initiative of the universities in NRW, how we can build in a climate-neutral and sustainable way and recycle everything we use. Now those interested can listen to the lecture online as part of a feature on Deutschlandfunk Nova.

July 2022

05.07.2022: Women's Assembly of the Faculty

All female professors, staff and students of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering are cordially invited to the Women's General Assembly on Thursday, 14 July 2022 at 10 am via Zoom video conference.

June 2022

20.06.2022: Voluntary Scientific Year: Application by July 1, 2022

The initiative "Voluntary Scientific Year" is a one-year educational program offered by the engineering faculties - comparable to the Federal Volunteer Service - in which selected high school graduates and prospective students can acquire exclusive impressions of university studies and research projects.

15.06.2022: Together for more green on campus: "reCYCL:ING"

Not exactly eye-catchers at the moment are the abandoned concrete buckets that sporadically flank the footpaths of the I row and were originally intended as trash cans. But something is happening to the buckets, as they are being redesigned into new favorite places as part of the reCYCL:ING project, an initiative of the PR team and the Faculty Dean's Office in collaboration with the RUB Sustainability Office and the Botanical Garden. Faculty members are invited to make the campus greener and a bit more sustainable by adopting a bucket.

14.06.2022: Project Office Annual Report 2021

The Project Office of the Faculty (PBU) offers students a comprehensive range of support services. All last year's activities of the PBU have been published in an annual report and can now be read.

May 2022

30.05.2022: BreakING: Apply for the new mentoring program for female students until 25.07.2022

"BreakING the Glass Ceiling - early installation of professional networks for female engineers" is the launch of a very special mentoring program for female students at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, just in time for Diversity Day. It focuses primarily on contact with experienced female leaders in "typical" male domains. Those interested can apply now.

18.05.2022: Smart Bin Prototype developed by CompEng Students

Three (former) CompEng students - Tarik Sahin, Hakan Bayer, and Salih Enes Tiryaki - have started a project, developing an intelligent garbage can, which is expected to become a start-up in the future. The idea is to make waste recycling more efficient for consumers, supported by an AI algorithm, and thus to sort waste as purely as possible into recyclable raw materials.

16.05.2022: Orientation Day for Environmental Engineering

This year's Environmental Engineering Orientation Day will be held on Monday, May 23 at 4 p.m. in HID. The information event is particularly interesting for bachelor students in their second semester who will soon be choosing a specialization, as well as for students who will soon be graduating with a bachelor's degree and would like to learn more about the UI master's program. The event will be followed by a barbecue in front of the HZO.

10.05.2022: Open Days - Digital Campus Tour

As part of the Open Days, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum now invites prospective students to explore the campus virtually. Visitors have the opportunity to get to know the Faculties and the campus as part of a digital 360-degree tour, to attend information presentations by the Central Student Advisory Service and the "Junge Uni" or to obtain specific information about individual degree programmes. During the 360-degree campus tour, the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering will also provide insights into its Bachelor's degree programmes in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

09.05.2022: A Visit of the BBR and BBSR to the Faculty

On Thursday, May 5, 2022, representatives of the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR) and the associated Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) visited the faculty to gain insights into the current state of research in the field of digitization in the building industry under the chair of Prof. Markus König and to explore possible cooperation interfaces.

05.05.2022: Follow-up Report: Future Day 2022

On April 28, 2022, school students between 8th and 10th grade were invited to this year's nationwide Future Day (formerly Girls' and Boys' Day). Our faculty was also involved with two workshops, each led by the Chair of Continuum Mechanics and the Chair of Structural Mechanics. The aim of the Future Day is to give school students an insight into gender-atypical professions and courses of study, and to encourage them not to be guided by classic gender roles when choosing a course of study.

02.05.2022: CrossING 2022: Register now for the Career Event for Prospective Engineers

On September 21 & 22, the career event goes into the next round! CrossING offers motivated engineering students from all faculties of the RUB an annual platform to support them in their career path and to connect them with potential employers as well as national and international entrepreneurs.

April 2022

19.04.2022: Double-Degree Agreement between VGU and RUB

On March 15, 2022, after more than 10 years of successful cooperation between the Vietnamese-German University (VGU) and the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), a double-degree agreement for the master's program in computational engineering was signed by Rector Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Martin Paul and VGU President Prof. Dr. Thomas Benz.

11.04.2022: First BIM-based Building Permit in NRW

In cooperation with the chair of Computing in Engineering at Ruhr University Bochum, a self-funded project was conducted to evaluate a BIM-based building permit for the company headquarters of Louis Opländer Heizungs- und Klimatechnik GmbH. The key objective here was to carry out the entire building permit process as well as the subsequent construction process up to the completion of the building on the basis of BIM models and digital documents.

06.04.2022: Trade fair season started: The Faculty advises prospective students at the "vocatium" fair

On 29/30 March 2022, the "vocatium" trade fair kicked off in Gelsenkirchen, where the three engineering faculties of the RUB presented "AllesING!" to interested visitors. The BI + UI student advisory service was pleased to have a fully booked calendar of appointments at the fair. A total of more than 2,000 students from 32 schools informed themselves in over 3,000 appointments about their options after leaving school.

01.04.2022: Timetables for the summer semester 2022 are online!

The timetables for the Faculty's degree programmes for the summer semester 2022 are available online in the download area.

01.04.2022: Sustainability Forum: New programme for the summer semester 2022

The Sustainability Forum (NHF) starts the summer semester 2022 with a variety of events - including, in addition to the annual kick-off event, a climate quiz, a writing workshop on the climate crisis as well as lectures on the topics "Ecosystem Moor in (Climate) Change" and "Foodsharing is Caring". Those who particularly enjoy gardening are also cordially invited to the fifth round of Campus Gardening. Here you will find a brief overview of the events.

March 2022

22.03.2022: Water Day: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martina Flörke as a guest in the SWR2 Forum

Germany is a water-rich country, but could water shortages also affect us? Is the water crisis the result of climate change, or is it a man-made problem? On SWR2 Forum, Prof.'in Dr.-Ing. Martina Flörke, holder of the Chair of Engineering Hydrology and Water Resources Management, talks about the topic: "Dry streams and sinking groundwater - is a water crisis looming?

17.03.2022: We congratulate M.Sc. Sebastian Kube for the STUVA Newcomer Award 2021

During the STUVA conference 2021 (24.11.-26.11.2021) Sebastian Kube presented first results of his research. At the lecture competition "Junges Forum" he convinced with his contribution "Elektrische Widerstandsmessungen zur Beschreibung der Partikeeinlagerung während der Penetration von Bentonit in kohäsionsloses Lockergestein" and won the first prize: a visit to the major construction site "Scarborough Subway" in Toronto (Canada).
We congratulate M.Sc. Sebastian Kube sincerely for winning first place!

11.03.2022: First Insights into the Voluntary Scientific Year (FWJ)

In the winter semester 2021/22, the Voluntary Academic Year (FWJ) has started at RUB for the very first time. Now you can get a first insight into the everyday work of the two FWJ'ers on our YouTube channel.

07.03.2022: Summer School FACE@RUB

With "FACE your Future! Women and Start-ups", the Ruhr-University Bochum is offering the next Summer School for Bachelor's and Master's students from all disciplines. Students interested in starting a business can expect new knowledge, skills and contacts in the field of start-ups, and are invited to attend with academic experts and experts from start-up practice. Registrations are possible until 14th April 2022.

February 2022

15.02.2022: RESET: Participants wanted

The RESET project team would like to invite female researchers to participate in the project's digital campaign dedicated to International Women's Day, which is celebrated annually on 8 March. The campaign aims to recognise the crucial role of women and girls in science and technology and to raise awareness of the contribution of women in science.

14.02.2022: Transnational Didactic Meeting

Under the coordination of the AG for Wind Engineering and Fluid Mechanics and together with the Centre for Teaching and Learning (Zentrum für Wissenschaftsdidaktik) at RUB, the Transnational Didactic Meeting took place from 10 to 12 February 2022 as part of the PARFORCE program. The aim was to expand the didactic knowledge of the participating PARFORCE project partners regarding the use of digital media.

04.02.2022: Girls' Day 2022: The Faculty offers four workshops

On 28 April 2022, the nationwide Girls' Day will once again take place at the RUB. Four chairs of the Faculty offer pupils from the 8th to 10th grade an insight into their fields of work and research within the framework of exciting workshops.

January 2022

31.01.2022: UI student council opens a learning room

Due to high demand, the UI student council has organized a study room for the upcoming study period. On Wednesdays, ten people (eight students and two student council representatives) can meet from 9 am to 6 pm in IC 04/205 to study together. The offer starts already from next Wednesday, February 02, 2022. Interested persons can register for a place here.

28.01.2022: The green vignette is replaced: Information about the blue vignette

With immediate effect, the blue vignette replaces the previously valid green vignette on student ID cards for the necessary status check. Information on the effects on the upcoming examination period as well as on the issuing points for the blue vignette can be found here.

27.01.2022: Sustainability Forum: Invitation to the next working meeting on 01.02.2022

The Sustainability Forum invites interested parties to the next working meeting on 01.02.2022 at 6 pm. From classic lecture events on "Critique of Consumerism" and "Uncomfortable Truths of Nutrition" to new formats such as creative writing workshops, excursions to ecosystems in the region, to experiments such as sustainable "Running Dinner" or even the development of its own games to promote sustainable education - the plans of the Sustainability Forum are diverse.

11.01.2022: Sustainability Forum 2022: "Many questions until Paris - via climate quiz together into the start of the year"

The Sustainability Forum (NHF) cordially invites you to attend the kick-off meeting on Tuesday, 18.01.2022 at 6:00 pm via video conference. To participate, interested parties can simply send an email with the subject "COP21" to and receive access details to the Zoom event.

11.01.2022: Invitation: General Assembly of the Civil Engineering Student Council on 25.01.2022

On Tuesday, 25.01.2022, the full meeting of the Civil Engineering Student Council will be held on Zoom at 6:00 pm. All Civil Engineering students are invited to attend. Please see the invitation below for more details.

11.01.2022: Invitation: General Assembly of the UI/UTRM Student Council on 18.01.2022

The student council UI/UTRM invites you to the annual general assembly on 18.01.2022. Unlike initially planned, this time the plenary meeting will be offered as an online-only event via Zoom. Start is at 2:30 p.m.