Guidelines for Staff Development

  University staff from different departments Copyright: © Thilo Vogel

RWTH Aachen puts a high value on promoting its employees.  Human resources develoment is important to us.  Under the motto "Inspire, Empower, Initiate," the university has created guidelines that form the foundation for the University's human resources development activities.


Inspire, Empower, Initiate

RWTH Aachen places a high value on human resources development and responsible contact with employees. As the largest employer in the Aachen region and one of the most visible universities in Germany, RWTH Aachen commits itself to create a space for people, where they can optimally develop their potential, regardless of their background, culture, abilities, or sex.

In December 2011, RWTH Aachen adopted guidelines for a human resources development strategy, under the direction of Vice-Rector for Human Resources Management and Development, Professor Doris Klee. This is valuable for all pre-existing and new measures. Furthermore, it is linked to the University's institutional strategy (de).

Fields of Action for Human Resources Development

We seek to attain the following objectives among both our management and our employees with the help of the following initiatives:



Together with other guidelines, standards and strategy papers for all staff development activities at RWTH Aachen, the present guidelines constitute our value framework. Also, RWTH is committed to the DFG Research-Oriented Standards on Gender Equality, whose implementation is particularly important in the area of staff development.