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The Liaison Office Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) is the immediate partner for researchers, students and alumni of the university alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) interested the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We help those seeking to initiate cooperation and support ongoing projects. We are also the first point of contact for students and professional researchers coming from EECA countries interested in the many and diverse opportunities offered by the UA Ruhr.


In 2007, the Ruhr University Bochum, the TU Dortmund Univeristy, and the University of Duisburg-Essen came together to forge a close strategic partnership for the future: the University Alliance Ruhr. Home to over 120.000 students and almost 1.300 professors, the UA Ruhr is one of the largest and most productive academic hubs and centers for scientific innovation in all of Germany .

To promote international collaboration, the University Alliance established three liaison offices. The Liaison Office Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) is in charge of the cooperation with the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia; the Liaison Offices New York and São Paulo are responsible for the region of Northern and Latin America respectively.

As the Liaison Office Moscow, we represent the three universities of the alliance in EECA. It is our mission to foster the international exchange between East and West, and to raise the local profile and visibility of Germany’s thriving Ruhr Region as an epicenter for research, science, and innovation.

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