The RUB successfully applied for three scholarships for researchers at risk as part of the Philipp Schwartz-Initiative.
Currently three Syrian scholars are researching at the RUB in the departments of Human Genetics, Civil Engineering and Economics.
The Philipp Schwartz Initiative was launched by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation together with the German Federal Foreign Office. It enables universities, universities of applied science, and independent research institutions to grant threatened researchers fellowships for research stays in Germany. The initiative has been made possible through generous support from the Federal Foreign Office, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Klaus Tschira Foundation, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Stiftung Mercator. This initiative is financed by the foreign office, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach foundation, the Fritz Thyssen foundation, the Gerda Henkel foundation, the Klaus Tschira foundation, the Robert Bosch foundation as well as the Mercator foundation.