The Kurt-Ruths Prize is awarded by the families of H. Ruths and A. Ruths-Tillian for outstanding scientific work in the Departments of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Chemistry. The prize is awarded annually and it is endowed with €20,000.
Early career researchers whose scientific activity constitutes a special achievement can be considered as candidates for this award. In the case of candidates from the Department of Architecture, the artistic accomplishment can also be taken into account.
The Kurt-Ruths Prize is awarded in a formal prize-giving ceremony by the families of H. Ruths and A. Ruths-Tillian.