The City of Bochum – Knowledge Is Our Most Valuable Resource
Bochum is THE knowledge and research location in the Ruhr Metropolis.
Nine universities with more than 60,000 students are the foundation for the economic success of our city - and at the same time our talent factory for our future specialists and managers.
Our successful start-up community continues to grow – a guarantee for innovations made in Bochum.
As a part of the Ruhr Metropolis with its 53 cities and more than five million inhabitants, we are offering companies, institutions and investors the best development opportunities in a unique science and research environment.
The proximity of research and teaching to businesses establishes a unique environment for innovation and supports the creation of entirely new partnerships.
The City of Bochum – Numbers, Data, Facts
372,000 inhabitants – the liveable city in the middle of the Ruhr Metropolis.
Bochum is home to 15,000 companies, including international businesses such as BP, Vonovia, Bosch/ESCRYPT, VW Infotainment and G DATA CyberDefense.
Bochum is part of a metropolitan area with more than five million inhabitants and 53 cities.
Bochum is centrally located, has excellent highway and rail connections, and international airports and inland ports can be reached in less than 45 minutes.
130,000 employees work on the future of our city every single day.
Bochum is the start-up centre in the Ruhr Area. More than 200 young companies are putting their business ideas into practice here.
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