Bochum is the sixth largest and one of the southernmost cities in the Low German dialect area. There are nine institutions of higher education in the city, most notably the Ruhr University Bochum (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), one of the ten largest universities in Germany, and the Bochum University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bochum
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Bochum is part of the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet), the centre of heavy industry in Germany. Its history is linked closely to the one of the region. In 1850, Bochum was a small town of about 4500 Inhabitants, its population increased, being 1900 to 100 000 inhabitants and in 1935 had 300 000 inhabitants.
Bochum has a modern appearance with new schools, housing estates, sports facilities, and a theatre. It is the seat of Ruhr University (1965) and has an institute for satellite and space research, a planetarium (1964), and a college of administration, industry, and foreign trade .
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Bochum is currently on the 17 place in the 1. Bundesliga table. Last game played with NEC Nijmegen, which ended with result: Win Bochum 5:4.Leading players Bochum in all leagues is: Simon Zoller 5 goals, Gerrit Holtmann 3 goals, Silvere Ganvoula M'boussy 3 goals, Soma Novothny 3 goals, Anthony Losilla 2 goals, Milos Pantovic 2 goals, Raman Chibsah 2 goals, Eduard Loewen 2 goals, Danny Blum 1 ...
Nkunku, Silva steer Leipzig to win over Bochum. Christopher Nkunku scored twice and substitute Andre Silva added another to steer RB Leipzig to a 3-0 victory over promoted VfL Bochum on Saturday.