There are no conference fees related to this event.
The conference takes place at the "Veranstaltungszentrum" (convention center) of the Ruhr University Bochum, which is situated on its main campus.
Veranstaltungszentrum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum
The closest major international airport is Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS) which is well connected to Bochum via the Deutsche Bahn. A train from the airport to Bochum typically takes around 50 minutes. Here are some detailed instructions to help you get from DUS to BO.
The Dortmund Airport is closer to Bochum, however getting to down town Bochum by public transport also takes around 50 minutes.
Flying into Frankfurt is also a possibility. However, you should be aware that the Deutsche Bahn is not reliable between Frankfurt and Bochum. While a good train connection can bring you to Bochum in 2.5 hours, due to delays it is more likely to take you 3-6 hours. We do not recommend flying to Frankfurt.
Once you are in Germany the most convenient way to get to Bochum is by train. Bochum Central Station (Bochum Hbf) is right down town and well connected to the university via the U35 subway line (ca. 15 min. ride). See "By Subway".
From the central train station hop on the U35 in the direction of "Ruhr-Universität" or "Hustadt" and disembark at "Ruhr-Universität". The convention center is a short walk away (ca. 700m).
Alight from the subway, go up the stairs, turn right and then continue walking straight passing the library and the audimax (large circular building).
Although our university is accessible, the "stair free" pathways are sometimes well hidden. If you need help navigating to the RUB conference center please get in touch with us ahead of time so we can send someone to the subway station to show you the way.
There are a variety of accommodations available in Bochum. Some of them are on the google map above.
Here are some hotels with whom we have acquired a block of rooms at a special rate (subject to availability). For the rates below please use the booking code "GEM 2023". We are unable to book rooms for you. Please contact the hotels directly.
|Ibis Bochum Zentrum
||Single room. Breakfast included. Offer valid until 12.05.23
|Acora Bochum Living the City
||Single room. Breakfast included. Offer valid until 19.05.23
|Wald & Golf Hotel Lottental
||Single room (budget). Breakfast included. Offer valid until 12.04.2023
||Double room for single use (budget). Breakfast included. Offer valid until 12.04.2023
||Double room for single use (standard). Breakfast included. Offer valid until 12.04.2023
|Mercure Hotel Bochum City
||Standard room. Breakfast included. Offer valid until 10.05.2023
Are you on a tight budget and plan on staying at Bochums Youth Hostel (DJH Jugendherberge Bochum)? Get in touch with us to avoid having to buy a membership.