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Ruhr Master School

At Ruhr Master School of Applied Engineering (RMS) you can benefit from the diversity of university education in the Ruhr region. At RMS, Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and Westphalian University of Applied Sciences in Gelsenkirchen, unite their competences in engineering and computer sciences and offer students top-standard practice-oriented programmes of study within a network of universities. RMS is funded by the Mercator Foundation.

The joint Master School of the three Ruhr universities-- Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, and Westphalian University of Applied Sciences in Gelsenkirchen—is being set up within the scope of a project funded by the Mercator Foundation, whose aim is to promote educational development. The underlying concept is to consolidate around 15 technical study programmes offered by the partnering universities in the RMS and round them off with a range of attractive complementary activities and a common communication channel. In particular, the RMS eases the transition to the master programmes, it opens the respective catalogues of compulsory electives for everyone and opens the possibility to offer joint modules and, prospectively, joint master programmes. The partner universities have access to a substantially larger course offer and the Ruhr Master School is an attractive offer for students from the Ruhr region, from all over Germany and from abroad as well. Plans are being laid for an expansion to other universities in the Ruhr region and to include economics in the mix. The Ruhr Master School was conceived from the beginning as a virtual organisation, and relies heavily on the use of digital media, modules and organisational tools. The summer schools and conference of the RMS are a spirited focus for research and teaching in the region.

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Mercator