July 2017, Issue 175


Alumni News

Alumni Meeting in Stuttgart with a Tour of the Stuttgart 21 Construction Site

We are excited to be able to invite you to get to know the Deutsche Bahn Rail Project Stuttgart/Ulm – also known as project Stuttgart 21 – and to visit the construction site of the future Stuttgart underground station. There you can see for yourself the extensive construction grounds and processes while also getting a first impression of the elaborate architecture that is planned for this site.

We are looking forward to your registration by August 4, 2017. For any further questions please contact us at .

New Issue of Alumni Magazine

In October of last year, young architect Marcella Hansch was awarded the Bundespreis Ecodesign for her Pacific Garbage Screening project aimed at counteracting the pollution of the world's oceans with plastic garbage, which she developed in her Master's Thesis at the completion of her architecture studies at RWTH Aachen.

During her interview featured in the newest Issue 63 of RWTH Alumni Magazine “keep in touch,” the young architect not only talks about the idea for her project and the latest developments, but also about her time as a university student. As usual, the new edition of the alumni publication also offers other RWTH Aachen University related features.


Continued Education & Career

RWTH Alumni Job Portal Online

Companies have the opportunity to post job openings for management positions or employees with experience on our “Stellenportal RWTH Alumni.” This platform is also specifically oriented towards alumni, as RWTH graduates, particularly those with experience, are greatly sought after in science, business, and industry. You can find interesting offers here. If you would like to publish a job posting, please contact or .

International Academy Offers: Reduced Participation Fees for Members of the RWTH Alumni Network

As a member of the RWTH Alumni Network you receive a discount for continuing education courses at RWTH International Academy. When booking a course of study, you receive a 10 percent discount, and for certificate courses and seminars at 15 percent discount. You can book your course with the discount by using your RWTH email address on the RWTH Weiterbildungsplattform. This discount cannot be combined with other offers from RWTH International Academy.

RWTH Certificate Course “Business Model Innovation”

Successful Business model innovation is no coincidence, but instead the result of a planned process with decidedly chosen instruments and methods. Taking part in our next Certificate Course Business Model Innovation at RWTH Aachen will give you the tools to take on business model innovations in established businesses in a highly systematic manner. In two moduls, offered from September 13 to 15 and from October 26 to 27, 2017, you will gain key qualifications that will help you not only conceptualize and evaluate new business models, but also to successfully put them into practice. For further information please refer to our website.

RWTH Certificate Course “Chief Technology Manager”
September 11 - 15, 2017, Munich

In collaboration with the Fraunhofer Academy and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, the RWTH Business School will offer the Certificate Course Chief Technology Manager in September. The program includes a detailed presentation of approaches that have been proven successful in research settings as well as in industrial applications – from setting up consistent technology strategies or identifying new technologies to the development of business model innovations. This continuing education is offered as a five day course to take place in Munich. Further information can be found on our website.

Executive MBA at RWTH Aachen – Take the Next Step on Your Career Path

Starting September 2017, the Executive MBA Program at RWTH Aachen is offered in a new modular structure, which allows students to chose the path suited exactly to their individual needs. Having first taken 11 mandatory modules, students may then chose between six different Advanced Studies tracks, offering focus areas such as Technology and Innovation Management, Digital Transformation or Predictive Enterprise. In Personal Development, emphasis is also placed on individual personal development. From a variety of different perspectives, the different conditions, tasks, instruments and competencies of modern management are examined. For more information please refer to the Website of the International Academy or contact via Email or by calling her at 0241 / 8027719.

Continuing education offers from WZLforum.


Science & Business

“Friendship Needs Time” – Results of a Workshop on Integrating Refugees

Initial results of the research project “Integration Processes of Refugees in North Rhine-Westphalian cities and municipalities” were presented during an Expert Workshop at RWTH Aachen at the end of June. Over 20 experts from Cologne and Heinsberg County discussed language, work, housing, and social networks. The three departments of geography in Bonn, Aachen, and Cologne have been working on the project for almost a year.

Replacement Building for RWTH Institute of Mineral Engineering

With a symbolic first turning of the sod, work has now begun on the replacement building for the Institute of Mineral Engineering, EGHI. RWTH Rector Ernst Schmachtenberg, Dr. Sandra Scheermesser from the NRW ministry of Culture and Science, Ute Willems from BLB NRW as well as Head of Institute Professor Rainer Telle together officially declared that construction is beginning.

Still open spots for Schüleruni in STEM-Subjects

RWTH Aachen invites school students to explore studies at university in a STEM-subject for a week during their summer break. Registration was possible until July 7 and at that point in time there were still a few open spots in the following Schülerunis (de):

  • Teacher Training STEM-subjects, Monday, August 21- Friday, August 25, 2017
  • Technical Communications, Monday, July 24- Friday, July 28, 2017
  • Materials Engineering, Monday, August 14 - Friday, August 18, 2017

New: Engineering Sciences Taster Course Specifically for Girls

The sucessful RWTH Taster Events formula is for the first time being expanded to last a whole week and to furthermore take place during the summer break from school. Under the name Schnupperuni für Mädchen in den Ingenieurwissenschaften (de) the newly designed course offers female upper level school students – Q1 and Q2 – a first glance into the exciting work of an engineer. The program consists of practical workshops in different fields of engineering as well as lectures on topics such as the admissions or application process and the subsequent studies at university. In addition, female engineers will talk about their own career paths and share information about career prospects.



August 11, 2017 Alumni Meeting in Stuttgart with a tour of the Stuttgart 21construction site
August 11 to 21, 2017

Öcher Sommerbend 2017 (de)

August 17, 2017

As part of the FilmSchauPlätze NRW series: A Screening of “Moon”

This is just a small selection of events. Further events in August as well as in the subsequent months can be found on the webpages of RWTH Aachen, of the city of Aachen (de) and at Aachen Congress (de).


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