The Akademie der Ruhr-Universität gGmbH is a non-profit limited liability company offering lifelong-learning programs courses for professionals in management and soft-skills, engineering, geo sciences and finance and insurance. The Akademie der Ruhr-Universität gGmbH includes trainers and teachers partly from the Ruhr-Universität, as well as a number of experts from companies or external research organisations.

The Akademie der Ruhr-University gGmbH is owned by the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the Gesellschaft der Freunde der Ruhr-Universität e.V. (Association of the friends of the Ruhr-Universität)