"Free Space 2022" Funding Line


With six successful individual applications, three successful collaborative applications, and as a joint partner in a successful project with the University of Potsdam, RWTH was the most successful university in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2022. 204 projects with a funding volume of around 46 million euros were approved in Germany. In North Rhine-Westphalia, a total of 45 individual and twelve collaborative applications were approved.

In 2022, the following projects were funded with a total of 2.4 million euros at RWTH:

Project Contact Faculty/Department
Individual Applications
Algorithmic Battle Mr. Henri Lotze Computer Science
Professor Peter Rossmanith
ROS LP Learning and Teaching and Programming Platform Ms. Eike Stührenberg Architecture
Professor Sigrid Brell-Cokcan
Harnessing Spatial Data From Geographic Information Systems Using Virtual Reality Scenarios

Mr. Richard Gramlich

Civil Engineering

Professor Heribert Nacken
Professor Florian Wellmann Earth Sciences and Geography
Supporting Individual Learning Processes and Trajectories by Promoting Action Competencies Across Teaching Units in a Mixed Reality Learning Environment

Dr.-Ing. Christopher Brandl

Mechanical Engineering
Professor Verena Nitsch
Learning by Video – Use of Video

Dr. phil. Katharina Böhnert

Arts and Humanities
Professor Hans-Joachim Jürgens
Tutorials for the Lecture 'Introduction to Language Didactics Professor Christian Efing Arts and Humanities
Collaborative Applications
"Physik.SMART" (joint application with FH Aachen)

Professor Heidrun Heinke


Professor Christoph Stampfer

Additive Reality – Virtual, Hands-on Training in Digital Twins (joint application with FH Aachen)

Mr. Moritz Kolter

Mechanical Engineering

Professor Johannes Schleifenbaum
3D Multi-User Hologram Tables for Innovative Teaching in Natural Resource Sciences and Medicine (joint application with Uniklinik RWTH Aachen) Professor Bernd Lottermoser Mineral Resources and Raw Materials Engineering
Collaborative Partner

Interdisciplinary Teaching in the VR Classroom (partner in this collaborative application led by the University of Potsdam)

Professor Ulrik Schroeder Computer Science