How to learn properly in the home office? What do I have to bear in mind when applying for a scholarship? How can I successfully pass the online interview? The team of the RUB Student Lifecycle offers a variety of workshops on study organisation, career planning and scholarship application in the winter semester 2020/21. Here you can find an overview.
Success doesn't always come with loudness. Or doggedness. Of course, it takes a healthy dose of determination, talent and hard work. In addition, the right instinct for the questions of the time, the fact that the long-loved subject suddenly goes through the roof and the luck of being in the right place at the right time may be helpful. Just like in the case of Prof. Markus König.Since 2009 he has held the chair for Computing in Engineering. For more than 20 years he has been working practically and theoretically with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and is now a sought-after expert in this field. He played a leading role in the planning and implementation of the BIM step-by-step plan in infrastructure construction and is currently significantly involved in setting up a nationwide BIM competence center. And despite of all that, he managed to keep both feet firmly on the ground.On November 18, 2010, Prof. König was awarded the Konrad Zuse Medal, the most important award in this area, by the Central Association of the German Construction Industry (ZDB) for his services in the field of Computer Science. In this interview, he explains how this came about and what he has planned for the future.(Full interview online available in German.)
The Academy of Non-Profit Sciences in Erfurt has announced the Reichart Award 2020. The competition is aimed at young scientists* whose outstanding final theses show a clear relevance to practice.
The hacker attack in May 2020 most impressively showed that topics such as IT strategy, IT structures and IT governance are of enormous importance for all employees of the RUB. In its meeting on November 17th 2020, the Rectorate therefore appointed Prof. Dr. Andreas Vogel (AG High Performance Computing in the Engineering Sciences) as the RUB's Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Only 15.7% of founders in the start-up sector are female. The project FACE@RUB of the Worldfactory Start-up Center wants to change this and invites female students and scientists to the kick-off event of the project via Zoom on 14 December 2020, starting at 4 pm. Interested parties can register for the event until 07 December 2020.
New at the university or looking for a lively exchange on specific issues? Interested in getting to know other people? The Digital story café offers you the opportunity to talk about personal, study- or work-related topics in an informal setting and to receive new input.
On the occasion of their service anniversary, Dean Prof. Dr-Ing. R. Höffer awarded two certificates to two long-term faculty employees.
Exchanging information instantly with companies in the construction industry and asking directly about internships or jobs? What do you have to pay attention to when applying? The 'Online Career Days Civil Engineering' offers you good opportunities to find out which company suits you best.
Microplastics are currently quite a topic. The tiny plastic particles get into our waters through cosmetic products, tire wear and when our clothes are washed and pose major problems for our sewage treatment plants. There is also much discussion about possible health hazards from the long-lived remains.The staff of the Chair of Urban Water Management and Environmental Engineering under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Wichern habil. Wichern do in-depth research on the biochemical processes in water purification. In an interview, Prof. Wichern explains to what extent microplastics are an issue and which scientific challenges are associated with it for research.
All female professors, employees and students are cordially invited to the Women's General Assembly of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 at 10 a.m. via zoom video conference.
The tutors of the Environmental Engineering and Resources Management programme invite you to the online information event on the topic of examinations on Monday, 23 November 2020. The event will start at 12:15 pm (duration approx. 1h) and will deal with questions about exam registration, Flexnow and general exam regulations. Interested parties can learn more in the Moodle course "UTRM Ersties 2020/2021 (WiSe20/21)".
In a supplement to the newspaper "Die Welt" on the topic "BIM Development, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus König recounts the history and importance of Computing in Engineering at the RUB, the role of medium-sized companies in the digitization of construction and important BIM-based projects that come together under his patronage. The entire interview can be read here .
On Monday, December 2, 2020 at 4 p.m. the plenary assembly of the student representative council civil engineering takes place via Zoom.
How to develop, elaborate and implement a founding idea? The new university programme for the promotion of student ideas Proof it! supports students from the creation of initial prototypes to presentation at trade fairs and conferences and contacts in the target industry. In addition, travel and material costs of up to 2,000 euros are covered.
Together with four other DFG-funded research consortia, the SPP 2187, whose spokesperson is Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Peter Mark, will launch the innovative "Research Network for Advancing Architecture, Engineering and Construction" (AdvanceAEC). The launch event will take place on 16.11.2020.
Today (04.11.2020) at 12 noon, the tutors of the Civil Engineering programme will once again be hosting an online tutorial in which first semester students can ask questions about their studies. Further information can be found in the Moodle course "Bauing Ersties 2020/2021 (WiSe20/21)".
Over the next two months, the Sustainability Forum will offer exciting online lectures and discussions on energy system transformation and citizen energy cooperatives, involvement in sustainable projects, Campus Gardening and RuBo Repair Café.
Welcome to the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences! Here you can find out what you need to know to start your studies in these special times. This news is updated regularly, so it's definitely worth coming back!
In the winter semester 2020/21, the International Office offers special consultations and online info sessions via zoom for students interested in a stay abroad. An overview of topics and dates can be found below.
The interdisciplinary cooperation in the priority program SPP 2187 - Adaptive modular construction with flow production methods under the coordination of the RUB Chair for Solid Construction was continued as part of a five-day summer school.
Until 28 October 2020, students of engineering courses can still register for participation in the language tandem in the winter semester 2020/21. This time, Tandem.MINT will be launched with two innovations.
The lectures are going to start soon and the courses offered in the winter semester 2020/21 are more or less fixed. If there are any changes due to the ongoing pandemic, these will also be announced here.
In order to better exploit the potential of the climate-friendly building material wood, the Chair of Resource Efficient Building under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner, together with the company Disy Informationssysteme, is developing a tool for local authorities which will enable them to assess for themselves in future whether building with wood is practicable for them and to what extent greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced.
ELLI invites first-year students and doctoral candidates in the engineering sciences to the scholarship writing workshop on 5th October 2020. Those interested will learn more about planning a scholarship, the required documents and the selection process. The registration process is ongoing.
From application check to business etiquette to exciting lectures by engineers and companies on all aspects of starting a career - this year's CrossING event will take place online and offer Master students on 23 & 24 September 2020 extensive preparation for their career start.
With the presentation of the certificate by Dean Prof. Dr.-Ing. Höffer the junior professorship of Jun. Prof. Dr. Vogel was extended yesterday. He was also assigned the status of a civil servant with limited tenure.
From planning on the basis of BIM models to approval - with the support of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus König, Head of the Chair of Computing in Engineering, the new building of the Dortmund-based company Louis Opländer Heizungs- und Klimatechnik GmbH is being realised completely digitally and thus contributes as a reference object to the implementation of digitisation in the building industry.
What is biodiversity, why do we need it and what measures can help? The "Nachhaltigkeitsforum" invites you to the next web lecture on 22.09.2020 at 6 p.m. Sofia Zeisig (B.Sc. Biology) and Patrick Ritter (M.A. Culture & Sociology) from the Green Alliance in Bochum will provide insights into the topics of biodiversity, structural diversity and measures for nature friendliness.
The Ha-Long Bay in Vietnam is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, a tourist magnet and an important mining location at the same time. A research team led by Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Harro Stolpe, holder of the Chair of Environmental Engineering + Ecology, investigated how mining wastewater can now help to meet the increasing demand for water as part of the "WaterMiner" project and finally developed analysis and management tools for harmonized integrated water management and improved surface management.
The construction industry is responsible for a significant part of global CO2 emissions. This is mainly due to the raw materials used, such as cement, concrete and steel. In addition, further environmental damages are caused, for example due to the high consumption of sand and gravel, which are often mined in nature areas that are worth protecting.
But not building is not a solution either, because, especially in the big cities, affordable living space is scarce than ever. If we want to achieve the climate targets despite the current general building boom, alternative concepts must be found - concepts such as those that are e.g. at the Chair for Resource-Efficient Building.
The chair was established in 2014 at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences with the appointment of Prof. Dr. Ing Annette Hafner. With 7 academic and 5 student employees, it is not one of the largest, but certainly one of the faculty's most future-oriented chairs.
In this interview, Mrs. Hafner explains what exactly is meant by the term resource-efficient building, which aspects are particularly focused on and which steps have to be taken to make building generally more environmentally friendly.
At the end of the summer semester, the Schreibmaschine will offer online workshops on various aspects of academic writing on September 9, 2020, September 16, 2020 and September 23, 2020 respectively.
For those who would like to study engineering sciences in the winter semester 2020/21, the Faculty of Mathematics offers online preliminary courses and supervised online tutorials from 28.09. to 09.10.2020, in which mathematical basics can be refreshed and deepened. Further information can be found here.
From August 31, ten bookable work places will be available in the IC library for RUB students under Covid 19 conditions.
On August 19, 2020, the Center of Excellence Women and Career in the Middle Ruhr Area will offer female students and graduates during the online workshop "Role Change" assistance in the central question of which skills and new behavioral patterns are needed to get a good start in their job after university.
In the 4th episode of a podcast series by the Körber Foundation for Sustainable Innovation with the title "Future Changers", Prof.'in Hafner (LS Resource-Efficient Building) illustrates the research perspective on the subject "Resource-saving building/construction with wood "in an interview.
Summers are getting drier and there are clear warning signs that we are heading towards water shortages worldwide. This is proven not least by the heat wave that is only just subsiding across Germany.
Living space in the city is becoming scarcer; rent and property prices are rising; the environment is further polluted by building with conventional materials - are Tiny Houses an alternative to conventional building and living? Ulrike Emonds and Marvin Nöller from the Sustainability Forum will provide insights into the concept of the Tiny House on August 4, 2020. Anyone interested is cordially invited.
Prof. Dr. Markus König is awarded the Konrad Zuse Medal from the Central Association of the German Building Industry (ZDB). It is the most important award in the field of Computing in Engineering.
The project EarlyBIM 2: Evaluation of building design variants in early design phases based on adaptive detailing strategies (FOR 2363) is further supported by the DFG. The spokesperson of the project is the holder of the Chair for Computing in Engineering, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus König.
The Project Office of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers students comprehensive support with writing their theses.
Students who are writing a project or final thesis may apply for a well-equipped computer workstation and, upon request, they may obtain individualized support that is especially tailored to their specific project.
At the end of the lecture period we will take a personal look at the summer semester of Max Stricker, research associate at the Chair of Urban Water Management and Environmental Engineering, as part of the series "At home with...". How he spent the last Corona months in his home office can be read here in an interview.
As part of the RUB's "Digital University Days" on 15 July 2020 at 3 p.m., prospective students will have the opportunity to get to know the Bachelor programmes Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering & Resources Management online.
For the first time, the elections for the Faculty Council and Senate were organised exclusively by postal vote due to the Corona pandemic. The results have now been published and can be viewed in the PDF documents below.
Bachelor degree... and then what?! In the master's degree course in Civil Engineering, students can choose from five specialisations. Interested parties can find out what they are concerned with and which general regulations have to be considered at the online information event on 14 July 2020 from 2 pm.
This year, the UTRM student council offers its annual "UTRM Orientation Day" online with information on the opportunities for specialization in both the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in Environmental Engineering & Resources Management. Interested parties can get information about Zoom on 14 July 2020 from 3:30 pm.
"Ingenieure ohne Grenzen" supports people where technical cooperation is necessary and possible. Now the charitable relief organisation is looking for reinforcement. Interested parties will be given an insight into the diverse tasks and subject areas during a webinar on 09.07. at 6 pm.
Dr. Dustin Jantos developed in his doctoral thesis at the Chair "Mechanics - Material Theory" Computer models that automatically optimize mechanically loaded structures. The aim is to achieve a high resistance of building materials with as little material input as possible.
Interested pupils, students and doctoral candidates will find out why a scholarship is not just for top candidates at the Scholarship Info Day on 24 June 2020 to which the talent scouting team and the RUB Research School invite you.
It is time again for the "Long Evening of Student Counselling" at NRW's universities. Prospective students have the opportunity on 25 June 2020 from 4-8 p.m. to ask their questions online about studying, application and everyday life at the university - including the study advisors of the Faculty B+U with an open consultation via zoom.
As part of the interview series "At home with", the civil engineering student council also answered questions from the PR team. You can find out how they described the online semester and what their biggest challenges are in everyday Corona life here.
Zoom meeting instead of lecture hall, learning in a shared flat instead of a quiet library, e-mails instead of direct exchange on campus. The online study brings a completely new learning situation for students. The Central Student Advisory Service now offers a suitable webinar for all RUB students.
While the online semester is still on the timetable for the students, the first employees return to the RUB. Annika Jodehl, research assistant at the Chair of Tunneling and Construction Management, is now also working in her office in the IC building again. In the interview "At home with..." she explains what her home office time looked like and what she did first when she came back to the RUB campus.
A garden on the roof? A natural shade from palm trees in public places? Hundreds of planters along the facade of a high-rise building? These and other questions will be discussed on 23 June 2020 in online video presentations at the "Green Roof and Facade Greening" sustainability forum.
How do I find an internship, which job suits me after my studies and how do I apply correctly? On 16 and 17 June 2020, construction companies will be answering these and more questions in video calls. Places for participation in the online Construction Industry Career Day are limited.
U35, loud concrete slabs, pasta counter in the canteen - who doesn't know them? But this semester everything is different. For several weeks now, students have been studying digitally. What Leonard Berner, President of the UTRM student council, is looking forward to when he can return to the campus, he explains in the third part of the interview series "At home with...".
The online application platform for the "Deutschlandstipendium" was also affected by the cyber attack. As of today, the application platform can be accessed again at www.rub.de/bildungsfonds and the application deadline has been extended to 8 June 2020.
The online semester is in full progress. In the second part of the interview series "At home with...", M.Sc. Firdes Celik, research associate at the Chair of Computing in Engineering, tells the faculty's PR team how she experiences the semester away from the RUB.
After the cyber attack on the RUB, the reconstruction of the failed systems is now being worked on at full speed - with initial success. The central facilities of the faculty, which were affected by the failure, can now be reached again by telephone and e-mail.
In the new interview series "At home with...", students, research assistants and other faculty members explain what the online semester in the home office without campus feeling looks like and what we might learn from the Corona period. Jan Schmidt, Master student in the Computational Engineering program, today gives a first insight into his new university life.
How does Corona influence the job market? At the women&work online congress, experts offer job market forecasts and provide valuable tips on job applications, online job interviews and business networks. The online congress starts on 13 June 2020 at 11 am with three live webinars. Afterwards, further live modules will be available to interested parties.
On 14.05.2020 and 15.05.2020 the vdi Young Engineers Network offers a digital congress for students and young engineers. Interested persons can expect exciting lectures, workshops and information on career opportunities.
Energy-efficient living, recyclable building materials, mobile alternative to the fixed apartment - what exactly is behind the Tiny House concept? In their web lecture, Marvin Nöller and Ulrike Emonds from the Tiny House working group of the Sustainability Forum will provide insights into the planning of small houses, the sustainable approach, the legal framework and more. The lecture is part of the online offer of the Volkshochschule Amberg.
When you think of bodies, you might not think that engineers are concerned with them - except maybe with steel bodies, solid bodies, hollow bodies and concrete bodies.
The start of lectures on April 20, 2020 is approaching and the faculty's course offerings in SoSe 2020 are now online.
The RUB's WorldFactory team, together with the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung, the DAAD and KI-Campus, is calling for an online hackathon. On 6 and 7 May 2020, representatives from 15 universities across Germany will have the opportunity to work on innovative solutions for studying and teaching in times of corona in various challenges.
How learning in the home office during the online semester can be made easier is summarised by the Central Student Advisory Service in seven tips. The detailed article can be found here.
To predict the future temporal course of the corona pandemic, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Hackl, holder of the Chair of Mechanics - Material Theory, has used an epidemic model that is related to formulations from the engineering sciences. According to his prognosis, we can hope for relief in May. In an interview with the PR team of the faculty, he explains in how far his forecast model is different from others.
Are you already experiencing the first tensions in your neck and back? Desire for movement away from the desk? The RUB University Sport now offers a remedy with an online service.
The Ruhr-University Bochum and its institutions are working on offering students a full summer semester of digital courses from 20 April 2020.
Students who completed their Bachelor's degree in engineering in the winter semester 2019/20 (31.03.20) can still apply online until 15.04.2020 under www.bewerbung.rub.de for the Master's programme in Civil Engineering or UTRM.
Until April 19, 2020, engineering students can still register for the language tandem in the summer semester 2020, which will take place using various online tools.
Doing a doctorate or directly into the company after the Master's degree? On 24.03. and 25.03.2020, the ELLI team will offer prospective Master's graduates in engineering sciences guidance for their career planning with the events "Ways to a Dr.-Ing." and "Straight into the company with the Master's degree".
Unfortunately, this year's Open Day, Girls'Day and Boys'Day have been cancelled. In order to prevent the further spread of the corona virus, the university management is therefore following the guidelines of the state government and the recommendations for action of the Robert Koch Institute.
In cooperation with Mint Zukunft schaffen and the university journal audimax, Deutsche Telekom is looking for outstanding projects by committed female STEM students and graduates. The official closing date for entries is Sunday, March 8, 2020.
The "Technische Hilfswerk Bochum" offers students the opportunity to complete part of the compulsory internship with the basic training of the THW. Why this is worthwhile and how it works will be explained to interested parties at an information event on 03 March 2020.
About 60 researchers from the disciplines of structural engineering, production engineering, computing in engineering and mathematics met on 27.02. and 28.02.2020 for the kick-off of the new Priority Program 2187 "Adaptive Modular Design with Flow Production Methods - Precision Fast Construction of the Future" under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Peter Mark, holder of the chair for Concrete Structures, at the Ruhr University Bochum.
For the 19th time, the best work in the field of IT solutions for the construction industry in the fields of architecture, construction management, civil engineering and craft and technology was awarded prizes in the competition "Built on IT - construction professions with a future". Dennis Pawlowski and Jonas Neukirchen can be pleased about the first and third place for their theses at the Chair of Computing in Engineering.
On 19.02.2020 the Chair of Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering and Environmental Geotechnics opened its laboratory doors again for upper school students interested in STEM from Bochum and the surrounding area at the Bochum Engineering Forum BO.Ing.
On 13 February 2020 the RUB Research School offers interested researchers impulses on the topic "Why and how to communicate research to the public in the right way". In mini-workshops and discussion groups, RUB experts and professors will explain tools with which research topics can be successfully communicated beyond the university.
Last Friday, 07.02.2020, the Chair of Urban Water Management and Environmental Engineering welcomed 16 students of the Lessing School Bochum and gave an exciting insight into the production of electricity from wastewater.
Innovative, forward-looking, pioneering - many times Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schnell has proven the important role he plays in research and teaching in solid construction and structural engineering. Last Friday, February 7, 2020, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Ruhr University Bochum.
On 04 February 2020 the Sustainability Forum RUB (NHF) invites those who would like to get involved in sustainability issues to the first NHF meeting this year. Interested parties will be given an insight into current projects and an outlook on planned activities for 2020.
What is the best major field of study for my career plans? 20 female STEM students have the opportunity to gain insights into the everyday work of an engineer and to advance their development with a mentor as part of a one-year mentoring program at Bosch Engineering GmbH. Applications are accepted until 31 January 2020.
Representatives from the fields of civil engineering, road construction and hydraulic engineering, public space design and mobility, supply and disposal as well as energy and environment met at the leading German trade fair for infrastructure "InfraTech" in Essen from 14 to 16 January 2020. RUB student Christian Tobias Rhein had reason to be pleased, as he was awarded the prize for young talented students.
Prof. Dr-Ing. Markus König was invited by the Committee on Building, Housing, Urban Development and Local Government as a renowned expert in the field of digitisation in the building sector for a session in the Bundestag on Wednesday, 15 January 2020.
From 8 to 10 May 2020, the VDI network Women in Engineering invites students and working female engineers to the congress in Hanover. The congress will provide participants with the opportunity for cross-industry exchange in the form of specialist lectures, workshops, interactive discussion forums and exhibitions. Interested parties can also help shape the programme by submitting a lecture on their day-to-day work or their final thesis by 15 January 2020.
Until 15 January 2020, students can apply for the LabExchange programme to support research stays abroad. Students from partner institutions can also apply for support for their research stay at the RUB. The application deadline applies to stays beginning between 01 March 2020 and 30 June 2020.
For the upcoming period (2020 - 2023), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annette Hafner has again been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board for Forest Policy at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.