Why Research at RWTH Aachen University?

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RWTH Aachen offers excellent conditions for conducting research in open, interdisciplinary teams to find innovative answers to the global challenges of our time.

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Early Career Researchers

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The Center for Young Academics, or CYA for short, is the central point of contact for information, career development, and networking for doctoral candidates, postdocs and Advanced Talents at RWTH.


Exploratory Research Space

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ERS promotes interdisciplinary research projects and provides a platform for scientists to join forces and develop highly innovative, challenging research ideas that involve a higher risk than conventional ventures.

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Research Funding and External Funding

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Assistance with the acquisition and management of external funds – from the initial idea right to the management of large scale projects.

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Internationalizing Research

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RWTH offers scholars numerous funding opportunities and services to further the internationalization of research.

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Inventions, Patents, and Business Start-Ups

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RWTH offers advisory services on the innovation process to all researchers at the University, with special emphasis on the protection of intellectual property.

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Qualification and Career Advising

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A comprehensive offering of qualification measures for your career management.

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Networking and interdisciplinary exchange are highly valued at RWTH Aachen. The University offers its scientists many different opportunities to meet, share their work with one another, and network.

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Research Data Management

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Research data management offers advantages to researchers and their disciplines. The workflows, methods, and processes ensure both the quality and that the research data can be used long term. They additionally reduce problems and difficulties in the overall project.

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