A group of students from different backgrounds sit around a table and study together. A teacher leans over a student's shoulder and corrects the tasks.

Photo: Damian Gorczany

Welcome to the Service Centre for School Contacts

The Service Center for School Contacts is the central contact point for schools and teachers in the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The Dean's Office, the chair for didactics of physics and the student advisors of the faculty are involved.

The Service Centre for School Contacts coordinates the ongoing cooperation of the faculty with schools in the vicinity of the Ruhr-Universität. Our goals:

  • To promote the attractiveness and quality of physics teaching.
  • Awakening children's and young people's enthusiasm for physics at an early age.
  • to provide student teachers with a practical education.

Current faculty offerings for schools and teachers can be conveniently sent to them by joining our mailing list.

Our offers and interests


Our offers for schools and teachers

  • Events for career orientation and Study guidance
  • Consultation of subject conferences
  • Further training for teachers on new teaching concepts and current topics in physics
  • Lending of materials and equipment for teaching purposes
  • School-specific projects in the Alfried Krupp School Laboratory of Science
  • Cooperation agreements with schools

Devices for loan

You can borrow various devices from us for your lessons.

Available devices:

  • Three thermal imaging cameras
  • Four climate cases (more information can be found here)
  • School experiments from our collection on request

Our quantum suitcase is no longer on loan and will soon be offered as a project in the school laboratory. You are also welcome to request a teacher training course (SchiLF) on the subject of quantum physics at school, in which you will also learn how to work with the quantum case.



Based on various guiding questions and interdisciplinary experiments, students in the 9th and 10th grades (all types of schools in Sek 1) learn about social and individual options for action on climate change. Labs4Future offers two project days that can be booked together or independently of each other.

The (climate) system Earth and the individual and societal options for action

Day 1: Development of problem knowledge about the phenomenon of climate change
- natural and anthropogenic greenhouse effect
- weather vs. climate
- carbon cycle
- Consequences and tipping points in the earth system

Day 2: The efficiency of different options for action
- individual footprint and societal options for action
- emissions from consumption, mobility and housing
- Discussions and negotiation processes of society

Both project days last about 7 hours each (with breaks).

For further information, please contact Professor Dr. Heiko Krabbe.

Labs4Future was developed at the University of Würzburg. The project was transformed to Bochum and is scientifically accompanied here data collection.

In-service training for teachers (SchiLF)

Our offerings for in-school teacher training (SchiLF):

  • Language education in physics lessons
    → Offer also at the school seal "Language- and culture-sensitive teaching" of the RUB Academy
  • Quantum physics at school - experiments with the quantum suitcase
  • MINT theses in cooperation with the PSE and the RUB Academy

RUB Teachers' Day

Since 2018, PSE (Professional School of Education) organizes the RUB Teachers' Day. The Faculty of Physics also participates in the event with offerings for physics teachers. More information about past and future RUB Teachers' Days can be found here

Information about cooperation schools

With cooperating schools we conclude a contract which is about mutual support in the further development of physics teaching in practice and research. Interested students at the high school can take advantage of offers for specialized work and career orientation at the university. Conversely, physics student teachers will have the opportunity to gain practical experience at the school.

Once a year, we invite our partners from the cooperation schools to a meeting where we exchange ideas and present new topics to them (e.g. 3D printing at school).

If you are interested in becoming a cooperation school, please contact Professor Dr. Heiko Krabbe.

These schools are already cooperating schools:


Unesco school Steinmetz Street 9 45139 Food
Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium Hoffmann-von-Fallersleben-Strasse 28 58300 Weather
Reinoldus and Schiller High School Hallerey 49 44149 Dortmund
Grammar school Gevelsberg Ox camp 100 58285 Gevelsberg
Comprehensive School Scharnhorst Mackenrothweg 15 44328 Dortmund
Grammar school Holthausen Lindstockstr. 2 45527 Hattingen
Comprehensive school Hattingen Marxstrasse 99 45527 Hattingen
Willy Brandt Comprehensive School Wittekindstrasse 33 44894 Bochum
Theodor Körner School Wedge road 42-48 44879 Bochum
Hildegardis School Clinic road 1 44791 Bochum
Heinrich von Kleist School Heinrichstraße 2 44805 Bochum
Gustav Heinemann Comprehensive School Schonnebeckhöfe 58-64 45309 Food
Wilhelm Kraft Comprehensive School Geschwister-Scholl-Str.10 45549 Sprockhövel
Grammar school Velbert-Langenberg Panner Str. 34 42555 Velbert
Städt. Comprehensive school Velbert Post road 119 42549 Velbert
High school at the Wolfskuhle Pinxten way 6 45276 Food
Schiller High School Witten Synagogue Street 1 58452 Witten
St. Ursula Grammar School Dorsten Ursula Street 8-12 46282 Dorsten
Goethe School Bochum Goetheplatz 1 44791 Bochum
Matthias Claudius School Bochum Weitmarer Str. 115A 44795 Bochum
High school Waldstraße Hattingen Forest road 58 45525 Hattingen
Schiller School Bochum Forest ring 71 44789 Bochum
New High School Bochum Querenburger Str. 45 44789 Bochum
Heinrich Böll Comprehensive School Dortmund Volksgarten Street 19 44388 Dortmund
Pestalozzi School Unna Morning road 47 59423 Unna
Grammar school Eickel Gabelsbergerstrasse 22 44652 Herne
Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium Theodor-Heuss-Strasse 1 45731 Waltrop
Lessing School Ottilienstraße 12 44892 Bochum

Our offers for your students

There are many information events for students who are thinking about studying at RUB, especially at the beginning of each year. Students receive information on various topics, for example:

  • Start of studies
  • The right choice of subjects
  • Financing options

Students can also actively get to know university life and attend events before they start their studies. More information is available here.

In addition, students are welcome to contact our advisor Dr. Dirk Meyer for advice on studying physics at the RUB. You are also welcome to invite Mr. Meyer to your school.

Our interests in cooperating with you

  • Practical elements in the career exploration for student teachers at schools
  • Independent projects carried out by student teachers
  • Development partnerships with teachers and schools within the framework of subject didactic research

Photos: Damian Gorczany

Your contact persons at the faculty

Prof. Dr. Heiko Krabbe

Prof. Dr. Heiko Krabbe

Physics didactics

NB 3/125
Tel.: +49 234 32 28705


Subject didactics website

Dr. Dirk Meyer

Dr. Dirk Meyer

Advice on Bachelor's degree programmes

NB 04/595
Tel.: +49 234 32 23198


Photo: RUB, Marquard.

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