Why RWTH?© Alexander Müller
RWTH Aachen University is a place where the future of our industrialized world is thought out. The University is proving to be a hotspot with increasing international recognition where innovative answers to global challenges are developed.
Answering the great research questions of our time
Becoming even more attractive to the best minds in the world
Encouraging and demanding top-level performance at all levels with appropriate steps
Further improving the quality of teaching
Essential improvement of scientific performance indicators
Leading the way in large scale interdisciplinary research projects
Leading the way in external funding
The Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments provided a huge boost to the targeted development of RWTH Aachen by providing € 180 million of funding in the first approval phase. The institutional strategy on which the successful Excellence Initiative application was based has, in the meantime, been expanded to form a long-term strategy to strengthen all the areas of the University and enhance their profiles. In the process it has gained great momentum, which can be seen, among other things, in the extensive building activities.
Visible evidence of this is the RWTH Aachen Campus that is being developed in close cooperation with industry and which is to form one of the largest research parks in Europe. Students and employees of RWTH Aachen will benefit equally from these developments and are expressly invited to get involved in shaping the individual initiatives.
A Multi-National Knowledge Community
The many stimulating ideas already have an impact on the whole urban region of Aachen and the entire tri-border area of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. An innovative knowledge community is evolving that is closely networked with some of the world’s leading research and industry partners. This brochure will give you a brief overview of RWTH Aachen as a major driving force behind this development and of its future prospects. At the same time, it also shows that Aachen, as a liveable and lovable city at the crossroads of three cultures, provides an ideal environment for creative exchanges.