RWTH Aachen University Once Again Excellent in All Three Funding Lines


The decision of the Excellence Initiative strengthens the leading role of RWTH Aachen on a national and international level. For the second time in a row, RWTH Aachen has succeeded in the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments, thus affirming its leading position within the German research landscape. On Friday, its follow-up proposal in the so-called third line for the Institutional Strategy “RWTH 2020: Meeting Global Challenges. The Integrated Interdisciplinary University of Technology” was approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Council of Science and Humanities (WR). In the three-hour meeting on Friday, the authorization committee not only approved the Institutional Strategy but also three more proposals in the other two funding lines.