Competence Field Metropolitan Research

The Competence Field Metropolitan Research (KoMet) forms the central platform for the integration of research, teaching and transfer reagrding all aspects of metropolitan research throughout the University Alliance Ruhr. 

As an internationally recognized center for inter- and transdisciplinary metropolitan research, KoMet bundles the complementary competencies of the three partner universities - University of Duisburg-Essen, Ruhr University Bochum and TU Dortmund University - across all research cultures and faculties and to utilize the strength of the region through networking with research institutes and practical partners outside the university.


The thematic focus is structured along central societal challenges that can only be successfully addressed through inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation. Eight interdisciplinary research fields seek to develop and intensify research cooperations between the more than 150 participating researchers. In addition, students and young researchers are supported by innovative exchange and support formats in close connection to research and teaching as well as by joint and mutually opened courses within the University Alliance Ruhr.

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Teaching Metropolitan Research

All UA Ruhr universities already offer a wide as well as profound range of lectures and seminars in the field of metropolitan research. These courses address graduate as well as post-graduate students.