The Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) has been a pioneer in IT security education since 2000. Today the RUB is the largest educational institution for IT security in Europe with 1,000 students as well as around 200 enrolments and 120 degrees per year.
The comprehensive range of courses is characterized by the interdisciplinary combination of computer science and engineering. However, the focus on IT security is particularly groundbreaking.
Students at the RUB attend lectures in cryptography, network and computer security from the very beginning.
The excellent breadth and depth of the research-related courses are also reflected in the numerous special lectures on IT security. In addition, to a substantial primary education, the courses offer lectures on highly topical research topics such as cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin), privacy or digital forensics.