Ruhr University Bochum

logobochumRuhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities with a growing international reputation. Its institutional strategy “Research Campus RUB” (RCR), which made it to the final selection round of the Excellence Initiative in 2007 and has been fully implemented since then, further develops RUB’s unique meritocratic academic culture by merging cutting-edge research with advanced, research-oriented study and teaching.
RCR features novel and highly flexible structures that bring together leading researchers in interdisciplinary Research Departments (RDs), allow talented doctoral researchers to develop to their full potential within the RUB Research School, and promote the independence and advancement of excellent early career researchers from the postdoc level on. RUB draws its academic strength from its can-do attitude and the diversity of academic disciplines on its campus. Research Campus RUB was designed specifically to encourage collaboration and to enable students and researchers to interact more effectively.

Institute for Social Movements

The Institute for Social Movements is a central research unit of the Ruhr-University Bochum. It is specialised in research and teaching on social movements by regular courses, teaching units, workshops, and research projects. Although there is a focus on the Ruhr region, social movements, past and present, are examined comparatively. Based in many international links, the Institute is part of a European research community. Therefore, the Institute is also participating in European-wide educational programmes.



Prof. Stefan Berger (UNREST-Principal Investigator)

Dr. Cristian Cercel (UNREST-Researcher)


M.A. Cristina Condovici (UNREST-Project Manager; PMNI-Coordinator)

M.Sc. Nina Weeke (UNREST-Project Manager; PMNI-Project Manager)