The city of Bochum has often proven that it is good at structural change. Like most of the cities in the Ruhr Region, Bochum has repeatedly had to reinvent itself as the world around it undergoes dramatic changes. The people of Bochum have never seen this as much of a problem, in fact, they see it as more of a chance. Today, Bochum is a city which makes development possible, a city where people are always ready to leave old ways behind them and explore new horizons. This is a place where new ideas, creativity, and a positive attitude are certain to find a home. Bochum is a city that is always up-to-date, a city which has understood the need to foster that entrepreneurial spirit to create the right atmosphere for start-ups and to enable young founders and companies to try out their innovative ideas. The City, together with the Bochum Economic Development, is proactively creating the right sort of
conditions for this.
Bochum is the sixth biggest university city in Germany and the second biggest in NRW. We are the “UniverCity”, a science and university city which everyone can identify with researchers and students, employers and employees, creative minds and artists, all feel at home here. And we Bochumers are just as proud of our scientific expertise as we are of our industrial roots.
This is such a valuable asset for the city because the knowledge that is imparted at our universities, and the research they carry out there, are key factors ensuring the future of Bochum. And they also enable completely new forms of working to emerge in future, our city will be the center of knowledge for this region. It will certainly be a great place to be. A place where you will want to make your home and settle down as well as work.