Higher Education

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Foreign students can turn to the Ruhr for various opportunities of higher or further education at university and colleges. Whether purely academic, technological or creative arts, a choice is available.

Students can choose between mathematical, technical, natural or philosophical sciences. Cultural and social studies as well as musical or arts education are also constituent parts of academic life in the Ruhr Metropolis. Furthermore, there are institutions that focus on the effects of science on politics, society and economy.

Studying in Germany has been free for all students over previous decades, a phenomenon which is rare in other countries. Full auditoriums, crumbling premises and a low level of private sponsoring led to the government in NRW to implement tuition fees in 2005. In line with many cities in Germany, nearly every university in the Ruhr introduced charges. Whilst laughable in comparison to many overseas institutions, the € 500 per semester charged was highly disputed and let to student protests.

Monies may have been used for the honorable objective of creating somewhat more independent, leading edge institutions and better quality for students. However, ideology intervened as did election promises and resulting voter swings which led to a return to free studies. The debate remains.

Folkwang Universität der Künste

Folkwang Universität der Künste

Klemensborn 39

45239 Essen , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 201 490 30

 

Hochschule Bochum

Hochschule Bochum Bochum University of Applied Sciences

Lennershofstrasse 140

44801 Bochum , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 234 322 02

 

Ruhr Universität Bochum

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Universitätsstrasse 150

44801 Bochum , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 234 322 01

 

Technische Universität Dortmund

Technische Universität Dortmund

August-Schmidt-Strasse 4

44227 Dortmund , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 231 755 1

 

Universität Duisburg Essen

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Campus Duisburg

47057 Duisburg , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 203 379 0

 

Universität Duisburg Essen

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Campus Essen

45141 Essen , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 201 183 0

 

Universität Witten Herdecke

Universität Witten/Herdecke

Alfred-Herrhausen-Strasse 50

58448 Witten , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 2302 926 0

 

Westfälische Hochschule

Westfälische Hochschule

Neidenburger Strasse 43

45897 Gelsenkirchen , NRW

Germany

Phone: +49 209 959 60