RUB Bauwesen CompEng

Official Welcome Ceremony WS2018/19

Along with around 5,700 first semester at the Ruhr-University, around 45 new CompEng students started the winter semester 2018/19 in Bochum. From over 1800 applicants, who went through a complex selection procedure, they are the lucky candidates who were admitted. This year’s students come from over 20 countries, such as India, Pakistan, Iran, Argentina, Brazil, Vietnam, Greece as well as Turkey; and we are happy to welcome each of them here in Bochum!

The official welcome ceremony started traditionally with a typical German breakfast buffet, and a warm welcome by the General Coordinator, Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Sahlmen. He gave a short historical overview about Bochum and the Ruhr area as well as about the rich cultural background. Followed by a presentation by Tariq Al-wesabi, President of the CompEng student council, who gave the newcomers a first-hand impression of student’s life at RUB, presenting the different types of students and how to keep the balance between hard work and leisure.

After the enrolment and other formalities which were organized through the coordination office, Course Director Prof. Dr. Klaus Hackl welcomed the students on behalf of the department. Afterwards the lecturers gave a short presentation on the course programme and what the students have to expect during the first semester.


We wish all our new CompEng students a good start!