Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Profile Focuses of the UDE Research Profile & Main Areas

In research, the UDE supports five interdisciplinary profile focuses in particular across the university:

  • Nanosciences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Urban Systems and Metropolitan Research
  • Transformation of Contemporary Societies
  • Water Research
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Top Research at the University Alliance Ruhr Together Even Better

In the University Alliance Ruhr (UA), the Ruhr University Bochum, the Technical University Dortmund and the University Duisburg-Essen have been working together closely since 2007. With more than 115,000 students and nearly 1,300 professors, the UA Ruhr is one of Germany's largest and most powerful science locations.

UA Ruhr Profile Focus Areas

Scientific Programmes & Projects

National and international research programs and projects.

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Central Scientific Institutes

Interdisciplinary research in the research centers of the UDE.

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Associated Institutes

Researching outside the box: UDE's 12 affiliated institutes.

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Recognizing talents, utilizing potentialsYoung Academics

The promotion of young scientists is a core element in the science-related personnel development of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Attracting outstanding and highly motivated scientists is crucial for personnel development, profile building and the success of the UDE in national and international competition. Therefore, the UDE actively works to make scientific careers easier to plan and offers support to all young scientists.

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UDE WISNA Professorships

Current information about the WISNA professorships at the UDE

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GUIDE - Center for Start-ups and Innopreneurship at the University of Duisburg-EssenEvolution From Your Idea to Start-up

GUIDE is the central contact point for all people interested in founding a company at the UDE. The goal of GUIDE is to identify university innovations, ideas, inventions and visions with start-up potential and to accompany them until they become start-ups.

We are looking forward to your ideas!

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Science-related Personnel Development Early Career Researchers

The recruitment of outstanding and highly motivated researchers is crucial for personnel development, profile building and the success of the UDE in national and international competition.

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Assurance of Scientific Quality Standards Good Scientific Practice

As one of the core tasks of their members and affiliates, the University of Duisburg-Essen safeguards the assurance of scientific quality standards, in particular the truthfulness and precision in research.

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Achieving Success International and National Awards for our Scientists

We are pleased to receive international and national awards for our scientists.

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You do the research, we take care of the rest.Science Support Center

The SSC supports you in strategic planning and implementation of your research activities, for example:

  • in the selection of suitable funding instruments and organisations
  • in national and international programmes
  • in the implementation of research projects
  • in the search for cooperation partners and the structuring of cooperations
  • in marketing knowledge to industry
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