The Motto

  Students with a quadcopter Copyright: © Mario Irrmischer

The motto for RWTH’s anniversary is “Lernen. Forschen. Machen”.


This perfectly expresses what the University stands for.

On the one hand, it is a university – where students learn – “Lernen” and conduct research – “Forschen” – just like at all higher educational institutions.

At the same time, RWTH differs from other universities when it comes to how this is implemented: innovations are ultimately driven forward and made palpable, drivable, viewable, tangible, visible. So, in other words, they are realized – “Machen”. This is what RWTH is all about.