Division 6.3 - Controlling and Information Management

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The Division of Controlling and Information Management is part of Department 6.0 - Planning, Development and Controlling within RWTH Central University Administration.


Our Responsibilities

The Division of Controlling and Information Management supports the continued development of the University’s controlling and prepares the RWTH Aachen Table of Figures and the Figures & Facts section of the RWTH Annual Report. The division’s work focuses on information acquisition and the preparation of relevant decision-making data for the Rector’s office and other bodies at the university.

Maximum Transparency

Through cost accounting and performance reports, the division seeks to create transparency about expenditures in the various areas of the University and fulfil its reporting duties to the NRW Ministry of Science and Innovation. The division is also involved in the transition from single-entry accounting to commercial accounting.

Included among the services are the evaluation and coordination of university rankings for faculties, the continuation and expansion of resource distribution models for the annual funding allocation of the university to the faculties and assistance in the implementation of the so-called EU benefit framework.

Table of Figures and Statistics

These publications provide information on facts and figures of the University, such as number of enrolled students and graduates, academic staff, and external funding. Also, the Division regularly updates the set of RWTH presentation slides in German and English and makes it available for download on the  RWTH Facts and Figures web pages.

Information for Students, Faculties and Committees

At the start of the semester the division compiles the number of new students by subject and informs the faculties about the developments. The division also maintains and expands IT-based reporting and reference number systems in order to be able to provide university committees with all necessary data. Every two years, the Division publishes the Internationalization Report, which provides information on the University's activities in the area of internationalization. This report also serves as a source of information for current and prospective international students at RWTH.



Name Contact
Jochen Küpper M.Sc.Phone: +49 241 80 98169

Sandra Paschert Master of ArtsPhone: +49 241 80 90031

Dipl.-Verw. Wirt/in (FH) Christa SommerPhone: +49 241 80 90117

Sebastian Wirtz Master of ArtsPhone: +49 241 80 97562

Julia Zilkens B.A.Phone: +49 241 80 98168

Head of Department
Dipl.-Betriebsw. Heiko FußPhone: +49 241 80 99319

Deputy Head of Department
Dipl.-Ing. Dipl. Wirt.Ing Hans-Dieter HöttePhone: +49 241 80 94091


Your Questions, Our Answers

What is the amount of external funding acquired by RWTH Aachen?

In 2022, the University's external funding expenditure was 487.7 million euros. Thus, concerning external funding, RWTH is ranked first among German universities.

How many students are enrolled at RWTH Aachen?

As of winter semester of 2022/23, a total number of 47,078 students are studying at RWTH Aachen. Thus RWTH Aachen belongs to the largest universities of technology in Germany.

How many students graduate from the University each year?

7,133 students completed their degree at RWTH Aachen in 2022. This includes 2,879 Bachelor's and 3,653 Master's degrees.

What does "capacity utilization" mean, and what are the capacity utilization figures at RWTH?

A university's capacity utilization is the relation between teaching demand and teaching capacity/resources. In the winter semester of 2022/23, the degree of capacity utilization was 115percent.

When is the next "RWTH Facts and Figures" report published?

The RWTH "Facts and Figures 2023" report will be published in Spring 2024.

Facts & Figures


Table of Figures and Statistics

For all statistical information and tables of figures provided by Division 6.3, please refer to: