Future Concept of RWTH Aachen University 2020: Meeting Global Challenges
Goal of RWTH Aachen University is contributing to the establishment of university cutting-edge research in Germany and participating in the global competition of the universities. To reach this, RWTH Aachen University will make full use of its scientific potential and meet complex future challenges with integrally-oriented research strategies. Especially research topics with high societal and global relevance as well as interdisciplinary and international cooperation will in future be in focus of university-intern funding and support. On a long-term basis, RWTH Aachen University strives for sharpening and strengthening its scientific profile as an integrated, interdisciplinary and international university through a thorough changing process. For this, all branches of the university will sharpen their scientific profile in regard to the engineering and natural scientific main focuses of RWTH Aachen University. For coping with the profound and complex processes of the re-orientation and re-focusing, four specific measures were elaborated within the framework of the future concept in order to remove still present deficits and to cultivate existing strengths.