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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.