Dealing with Emergencies

On this webpage, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum will post up-to-date information regarding on-going emergencies on campus.

Currently, no emergency has been reported.

General information for dealing with emergencies at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum Control Room (“RUB Leitwarte”)

All emergency calls on campus should be made to the Ruhr-Universität Bochum Control Room! Depending on which type of emergency has occurred, the Control Room staff will call the according emergency service.

Telephone number: 23333 (from an internal RUB phone) or 0234 / 32-23333 (e.g. from a mobile phone)

Please safe this phone number in your mobile phone!

For emergency calls off campus please dial:

Telephone number 112 (fire services / ambulance; from an internal RUB phone call 90-112)
Telephone number 110 (police; from an internal RUB phone call 90-110)

Please, inform the Ruhr-Universität Bochum Control Room afterwards about the emergency.

0234/32-14331 (Fax number RUB Control Room)

The RUB Control Room is available 24/7.

For further information on how to place an emergency call at the RUB in English, please see here:

Advice on how to place an emergency call in English

How to deal with medical emergencies

Please call the RUB Control Room: 23333 (from an internal RUB phone) or 0234/32-23333 (from a mobile phone). Please also use this number when there is need for access to a Shock Advisory Defibrillator.

Information on dealing with the Corona pandemic at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

In August 1, 2020 the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) introduced the so-called “operation mode under COVID-19 conditions” due to the Corona pandemic, which is still ongoing. Please follow the link “Further information” below to find out more regarding the current RUB “Corona” rules.

Further information regarding the Corona pandemic

RUB security

The RUB security staff is located at the „Infopunkt Uni-Mitte“ (information desk Uni-Mitte). This information desk is available 24/7. The “Infopunkt Uni-Mitte” is located underneath the UV building close to the RUB bus stop and the RUB visitors’ parking area.

Telephone number: 27001 (from an internal RUB phone) or 0234/32-27001 (e.g. from a mobile phone)

This phone number can also be used to arrange escorts for personal protection, e.g. at nighttime to get to a RUB carpark and/or train (U35).

Fire safety code of practice (Brandschutzordnung Teil A)

Useful information for Bochum:

Hospitals in Bochum

Augusta-Kranken-Anstalt gGmbH
Bergstraße 26, 44791 Bochum
Telefon: 0234 / 517-0

Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil gGmbH
Bürkle-de-la-Camp-Platz 1, 44789 Bochum
Telefon: 0234 / 302-0
u. a. Spezialabteilung für Brandverletzungen / amongst others: specialized hospital for dealing with severe burns

Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum – Universitätsklinikum
In der Schornau 23-25, 44892 Bochum
Telefon: 0234 / 299-0
u. a. Augenklinik / amongst others: ophthalmic hospital

LWL-Universitätsklinikum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Präventivmedizin
Alexandrinenstraße 1-3, 44791 Bochum
Telefon: 0234 / 50 77-0

St. Elisabeth-Hospital gGmbH – Universitätsklinikum
Bleichstraße 15, 44787 Bochum
Telefon: 0234 / 509-80

St. Josef-Hospital – Universitätsklinik
Gudrunstraße 56, 44791 Bochum
Telefon: 0234 / 509-0

Durchgangsärzte (accident insurance consultants / medical examiners)
The following link leads to a table of “Durchgangsärzte” in Bochum. A “Durchgangsarzt” is a doctor who you have to consult if you have been injured due to an accident at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum or while commuting to or from work. Above this table, there is a link which will provide addresses of “Durchgangsärzte” where you live: Find your “Durchgangsarzt”

Giftinformationszentrale (poisoning emergency call center) Bonn:

Telephone number for inquiries regarding suspected poisoning:

Zentrum für Kinderheilkunde, Universitätsklinikum Bonn
Telefon: 0228/19 240 und 0228/287-33211
Telefax: 0228/287-33314

Adenauerallee 119
53113 Bonn
Internetadresse: Informationszentrale gegen Vergiftungen

Support for technical issues at the RUB

In case of urgent, critical technical problems please contact the RUB Control Center (RUB Leitwarte), telephone number: 23333 (from an internal RUB phone), 0234 / 32-23333 (e.g. from a mobile phone)

For less critical or less urgent technical issues, please use the online helpdesk tool provided by department 5.I (Dezernat 5.I, RUB-Facility Management). Please note: this website is currently only available in German.

Basic information regarding health and safety, first aid and occupational health at the RUB

For information regarding the topics below, please follow the according weblinks. Please note: some of these websites are currently only available in German.

Counselling / support services for members of the RUB

For information regarding these topics, please use the according web links below. Please note: some of these websites or services are currently only available in German.

General information for International Researchers (English):

This webpage is hosted by the RUB’s Occupational Safety and Environment Protection unit