The Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security –
interdisciplinary, innovative & international
The HGI, Research Department of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), is one of the largest and most renowned institutes in the field of IT security in Europe.
More than 200 scientists, 26 of them professors, conduct research at our institute in their working groups within the fields of electrical engineering and information technology, mathematics and computer science as well as the humanities and social sciences. In this interdisciplinary environment, almost all aspects of IT security are covered.
Our success is based on the three pillars research, studies and networking.
Since 2019, the Cluster of Excellence "CASA: Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries" has been established at the HGI. It is the only German cluster of excellence in the field of IT security. CASA is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with about 30 million Euros. Further information can be found on the CASA homepage.