Research UnitsRWTH Aachen
A research group is composed of multiple outstanding researchers who are working together on a particular research task. The collaboration should give them the opportunity to devote their attention to current, pressing questions in their subject fields and to establish innovative work methods.
Flexible Collaborative Research
DFG research funding for research groups contributes to this cause for up to 6 years, in order to provide the cooperation with the necessary materials and personnel. The participating researchers work within the respective field as well as in others.
Researchers work together in varying combinations and with varying emphasis on different program modules. The funding program allows the research association to be flexibly shaped, depending on its hypothesis, the involved scientific fields, and the desired structural aspect.
Collaboration Across Boundaries
Within this framework, research groups offer opportunities to young talented groups, strengthen the cooperation with external partners, intensify international collaboration, and make it possible for scientists to take leaves of absences.
Through their various structures, research groups can be involved in highly relevant interdisciplinary research initiatives. Relevant examples are “Clinical Research Units” or “Humanities Centers for Advanced Studies" in the humanities and social sciences.
Research Units at RWTH Aachen University