Bochum is located in the heart of the Ruhr area. The city is both a center for many small, medium-sized and large companies and a hub with direct access to various highways and airports. Skyscrapers, church towers, architectural monuments – Bochum’s skyline is very varied. The theater, music and festival city has plenty of sights to offer, but also a lot of leisure facilities. Nine universities alone speak for themselves when it comes to education.