Our distinguished and internationally networked researchers in engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences develop interdisciplinary research approaches and methods to advance social, ecological and economic sustainability transformation.
How can we make the transition to closed carbon cycles? How can geothermal energy be used in an environmentally friendly and intelligent way? How can sustainable river landscapes be planned? In research projects and interdisciplinary alliances, scientists at Ruhr University are addressing the challenges of epochal change.
In the BMBF-funded joint project GenoMobil, researchers are investigating the potential of cooperatives as an organizational form for the socio-ecological transformation of integrated mobility.
The aim of the Holzbau findet Stadt research project is to efficiently exploit the potential offered by climate- and resource-friendly building constructions for the development of the CO2-neutral building stock by setting the course at an early stage in urban design and planning.
The Carbon2Chem team is researching how to make good use of metallurgical gases produced during steel production.