University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr

Rectors of the three universities
Prof. Elmar Weiler (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Prof. Dr. Ursula Gather (Technische Universität Dortmund) and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Radtke (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
On 12 March 2007, the neighbouring universities of Bochum, Dortmund, and Duisburg-Essen established the University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr to create a university network of 89,000 students, 1250 professors, and a unique diversity of disciplines. The aim of the alliance is to promote the strengths of the individual universities and pursue common research and teaching programmes with the objective of establishing the Ruhr as a region of higher education excellence.