Located in the midst of the dynamic, hospitable metropolitan area of the Ruhr, in the heart of Europe, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is home to 5,600 employees and over 41,000 students from 130 countries.

The RUB is on its way to becoming one of the leading European universities of the 21st Century, and is celebrated for its internationally renowned degree programmes.

The climatology team of the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) has a considerable level of expertise on the field of the urban climatology.

Integrated in an interdisciplinary organisation of Hydrogeography, Soil Science, Vegetational Geography and Urban and Economical Geography and networked with regional planning organisations like the Regional Association Ruhr (RVR) the climatological work group is able to offer a holistic viewpoint on the structural climatic problems of the cities and the chances they possess to meet the challenges of climate change.

Link to a brief description of ClimCAP in german.

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)