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The Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Die Ruhr-Universität Bochum Founded in 1962, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) was the first new university founded in the Federal Republic of Germany after the end of World War II. Located in the Ruhr region, Europe's largest single economic zone, it is Germany's eighth largest university. Today, more than forty years after the RUB was established, more than half the population of what was once Europe's "coal pot", dominated by mining and steelworks, is employed in the service sector. The university is very much a part of this structural change. With close to 35,000 students, some 6700 employees and 433 professors, RUB is proud of its pioneering role in many fields. For more information: www.rub.de

Bundling competencies, exploiting synergies

With its broad range of disciplines and academic competencies, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum is the ideal environment for an interdisciplinary network. Centrig is a coalition of scientific disciplines established with the goal of studying issues of health care quality and access, improving the transparency of our health system, and optimizing health care processes and structures. It bundles academic and practical competencies for the purpose of studying and improving the health care system.

Coordination and integration

Guiding the cooperation among a variety of disciplines, while remaining independent and neutral: this is the challenging task that Centrig has set itself. It integrates existing groups working in the field of health research with other disciplines relevant to health care studies: epidemiology, health economics, medicine, education, nursing studies, psychology, public health, sociology and sports sciences.
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