"Lernen. Forschen. Machen."


The Exhibition

Centre Charlemagne Impression of the exhibition Copyright: © Heike Lachmann



Gabriele Renner

Department 3.0 – Press and Communications


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Companion Volume

To accompany the University's anniversary exhibition, RWTH has published a companion volume that is available in Aachen bookstores and Centre Charlemagne's museum store.


The joint anniversary exhibition of RWTH and the City of Aachen at Centre Charlemagne provided fascinating insights into the history and development of the University. It offered visitors the chance to discover different research highlights and the primary focus of all relevant areas from the past 150 years.

In keeping with the anniversary motto of “Lernen. Forschen. Machen.”, the exhibition exemplified how relevant RWTH has been for the City of Aachen and surrounding areas since it was founded and how the University will continue to be highly significant for the local area in the future. This was conveyed in a range of different research exhibition items – most of which we now use in our everyday lives, or will use in the future. Together, they show the historical development the University has significantly contributed to.

The exhibition focused on the following topics, among others:

  • Historical development (founding, key data, present, and future)
  • Internationalization
  • Innovations
  • Teaching
  • Gender and diversity
  • People and well-known personalities
  • Economy/Transfer/Innovations
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Young talent
  • Social responsibility
  • Urban planning and demographic development

With Generous Support From our Partners


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Gallery I


Gallery II