The Hochschule Ruhr West (HRW ) is a young state university, founded in 2009. It has its campuses in the cities of Mülheim an der Ruhr and Bottrop. The focus is on computer science, engineering, mathematics, natural sciences and business administration. About 6,500 students from all German states are enrolled at the HRW. The university focuses on practical teaching and research. Associated with this are new laboratories with technical equipment.