RWTH Actively Engaged in Promoting Health – The RWTH Aachen Health Portal


Julia Reißen


Julia Reißen

Koordinatorin Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement (BGM)


+49 241 80 95266



Everyday, university life poses a multitude of challenges to both students and employees. These challenges are often linked to high amounts of stress. RWTH Aachen is deeply committed to becoming a health-promoting university. Our goal is to support all of our members in sustaining and promoting health and well-being.


The Health Portal is an information platform for all members of university who would like to know more about the topic of health at RWTH, would appreciate a private consultation or are looking for work-life balance involving exercise and relaxation.

The coordinator of Operational Health Management welcomes your suggestions and questions at any time.


Task Force for the Promotion of Health

In order to purposefully implement the promotion of health at university, or GF in German for short, an RWTH Aachen task force has been formed. This team is dedicated to:

  • initiating measures to achieve and support a university workplace that is conducive to healthy work habits as well as a healthy lifestyle
  • making the targets of GF at university widely known and strengthening them by means of public relations activities
  • pooling and coordinating existing activities at RWTH Aachen in order to develop a master plan for GF, or the promotion of health at university


Three persons jumping off stairs Benedikt Biesemeier

Step Counter Campaign

The Step Counter Team Challenge "Every Step Counts" has successfully ended.

For one year 392 people and 134 teams participated in the challenging, walking a total of 48,360,291 steps. That equals roughly 35,303 kilometers. Only about 5,000km are missing to walk around the world!

Additionally, 1,934,412 kcal or 3650 bars of milk chocolate were burned.

On average each participant accomplished 10,000 steps a day. That's an amazing result! This corresponds to roughly 106 km in 14 days and an additional 5,818 calories burned. All lottery winners will be notified via email.

Make note of our general tips for being active at work.


Health Day

Every two years, the university is hosting a Health Day, each time with a special focus on a different topic.

The last Health Day taking place May 10, 2017, and was headlined by the motto: "Healthy in Every Sense – Seeing, Hearing, Feeling, Tasting, Smelling."


Further Information Offers on the Topic of Health


Courses Promoting Good Health

Continuing Education Offerings