Ruhr-Universität Bochum

thyssenkrupp signed a broad-reaching partnership agreement with the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) in January 2002. The move marked thyssenkrupp’s growing commitment to cooperation with the engineering faculty at the RUB as well as the faculty for economics.

Spearheading the partnership are: Dr. Elmar W Weiler, Chancellor of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Prof.h.c. (CHN) Dr.-Ing E.h. Dr. Ulrich Middelmann, Deputy Chairman of the Board at thyssenkrupp AG.


The thyssenkrupp START Program

The thyssenkrupp START Program sponsors excellence on a number of fronts. On the one hand, the aim is for instructors in each faculty to receive the right curricular and material support, on the other it provides financial backing makes it possible to hold instruction in general. On top of this, students are given an early opportunity to exchange views on issues resulting from the partnership and everyday practice at thyssenkrupp.

The "Campusunternehmen" business simulation

The “Campusunternehmen” (campus company) business simulation is organized regularly to prepare students for the challenges of project work and is an excellent opportunity not only to improve their skills, but also to put their team-playing capabilities to the test.

“thyssenkrupp meets College”

As part of a series of events, students get to know the world of thyssenkrupp. This can be through informal get-togethers, arts events or joint engineering projects.

In-Touch graduate day

The association for students, alumni, and anyone with a general interest in the faculty for machine engineering presents itself at the Graduate Day which is held at the International Conventional Center at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.


Ruhr-Universität Bochum is continuously staging new thyssenkrupp events, including get-togethers as part of the thyssenkrupp meets College program as well as its student awards ceremonies.

As well as this, there are joint events such as the Rhein-Ruhr Marathon, student body trips, and company presentations, strengthening the bond between the university and the technology company.

Key contacts

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät Maschinenbau    

Prof. Dr. Michael Pohl
Institut für Werkstoffe (Werkstoffprüfung)
Geb. IA 1/152
Universitätsstr. 150
44780 Bochum
Tel: +49 234 32-25905
Fax: +49 234 32-14409
Email: pohl@wp.ruhr-uni-bochum.de

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät Wirtschaftwissenschaften    

Prof. Dr. Marion Steven
Lehrstuhl Produktionswirtschaft
Raum GC 4/60
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44780 Bochum
Tel: +49 234 32-230 10
Email: marion.steven@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

thyssenkrupp AG

Corporate Center Human Resources

Helge Kroll
Corporate Center Human Resources
thyssenkrupp Allee 1
45143 Essen
Tel.: +49 201 844-536919
Fax: +49 201 844-536154
E-Mail: personalmarketing@thyssenkrupp.com

Scholarships and awards

The thyssenkrupp Student Award

Once or twice a year, the thyssenkrupp Student Award is given for the best intermediate exam grades in machine engineering and economics, or the student that completed it in the quickest time. The award winners receive a highly attractive scholarship until the end of their main degree. Winners of the economics award are also given the opportunity to go on a fully-funded internship lasting several weeks at a thyssenkrupp subsidiary in a country outside Germany.

The thyssenkrupp Materials Innovation Award

In cooperation with the RUB Institute for Materials Science, thyssenkrupp also gives an award for forward-thinking dissertations, theses, doctoral papers, or scientific publications in the field of materials engineering. Once or twice a year, outstanding materials science papers receive an award of up to 2,500 euros.