The Excellence Strategy at RWTH

Researchers conducting an experiment © Copyright: Peter Winandy

RWTH Aachen University ranks among the eleven German universities which were successful in the Universities of Excellence funding line and will now be funded for a period of at least seven years.

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University of Excellence

By the beginning of this third round of the Excellence Initiative, RWTH has already developed into an Integrated Interdisciplinary University for Science and Technology, focusing on the convergence of knowledge, methods, and insights.

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Teaser: Excellence Clusters

Reactor © Copyright: FSC RWTH

The Fuel Science Center

The Cluster of Excellence FSC explores innovative and promising ways of converting renewable energy into liquid energy carriers with high energy density, the so called “bio-hybrid fuels”, by using biomass-based resources and carbon dioxide, and to harness them for the mobility sector.

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production technology lab © Copyright: Ahrens+Steinbach Projekte

Internet of Production

Since January 2019, the vision that "The World becomes a Lab" is being realized in Aachen with the digitalized production of the future at the "Internet of Production", IOP for short, Cluster of Excellence.

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Researchers in the Helmholtz Nano Facility © Copyright: Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH

Matter and Light for Quantum Computing

Matter and Light for Quantum Computing, ML4Q for short, started in 2019 as a collaboration between the universities of Cologne, Aachen, and Bonn, as well as Forschungszentrum Jülich.

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Graduate School

Students talkin in a lab © Copyright: Peter Winandy

The Aachen Graduate School Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES) conducts interdisciplinary research at the cross-section of mathematics, computer science, and mechanical engineering.

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Knowledge Hub

A researcher using a head-mounted display for her work © Copyright: Mario Irrmischer

How do we want to live? What kind of world do we want to leave future generations? These are matters of crucial importance to humankind – matters that spur scientists worldwide to find sustainable solutions and turn acquired knowledge into innovations with help from strong partners from science, industry, politics, associations and, of course, society, so that we can all benefit from them in our everyday lives.

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