Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Connecting teaching and research quality A lively and attractive location for research

The main areas of research at UDE are made up of the four interdisciplinary research clusters that form our core research portfolio plus a broad range of other specialized and interdisciplinary topics. The impressive achievements of our researchers and research groups are clearly evident in the quantity and quality of our collaborative research centers, graduate schools, other peer-reviewed programs, and internationally recognized awards and accolades.

Research profile

Research at the University focuses on five key profile areas.

Scientific programmes

National and international research programmes and projects.

Central scientific institutes

Interdisciplinary research in the UDE’s research centres.

Associated institutes

Research that goes beyond:  the UDE’s 12 affiliated institutes.

Scientific services

Supporting institutions and departments of the UDE in research-related matters.

Early Career Researchers

Early Career Researchers are of special interest to UDE.

Good scientific practice

The UDE upholds scientific quality standards.

Awards & winners

International and national awards for our scientists.

University Alliance Ruhr

​​The UA Ruhr is an alliance between Ruhr University Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen, the three largest universities in Germany’s thriving Ruhr Area. Each of our institutions has a strong tradition of breaking down walls between disciplines. We believe in the benefits of collaboration on all levels of scholarship and research, which is one of the reasons we came together in this unique university alliance.
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Research profile areas UA Ruhr: