University Hospitals of the Ruhr-University of Bochum

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Universitätsklinikum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Location Several locations in Bochum, Hattingen, Herne and Bad Oeynhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Care system Statutory health insurance (GKV), German Social Accident Insurance, and Private
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Emergency department Emergency departments available (Notfallaufnahme) in several houses
Beds 3,643 (2013)
Helipad Yes
Founded 2008
Lists Hospitals in Germany

The University hospitals of the Ruhr University of Bochum, German Universitätsklinikum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, abbreviated UK RUB is a syndicate of six university hospitals and associated facilities of the Ruhr University of Bochum. Founded in 2008 by the merger of formally independent hospitals the UK RUB is now a major provider of health in the Ruhr Metropolitan Region treating over 400,000 patients per year with a strong commitment to research and teaching.


The Universitätsklinikum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum emerged from the Bochum Model, where several non state-owned hospitals in Bochum and the surrounding metropolitan area were appointed as teaching hospitals. This appointment was first intended to be a temporary solution to financial shortages and political problems in the development of the medical faculty in Bochum in the 1970s, especially after the Universitätsklinikum Essen was spun off from the Ruhr University in 1972 and integrated into the newly formed Universität-Gesamthochschule Essen.[1]

In 1998 the cooperation between appointed hospitals and Ruhr University was permanently established. This was in September 2008 the basis for the foundation of the Verband Klinikum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum with coordinating tasks in clinical, scientific and didactical fields.


University teaching hospitals[edit]

Additional hospitals and institutes[edit]

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Competence centers based on interdisciplinary cooperation[edit]

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  1. ^ Georg Strohmeyer; Klaus Becker; Burkard May (2004), Geschichte der Inneren Medizin in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Paderborn, Germany: Ferdinand Schöningh, ISBN 350671757X, 350671757X