RWTH Aachen University
University description (as per official university website)
RWTH Aachen is one of its 260 institutes into nine faculties of the leading European scientific and research institutions. At present about 30,000 students in over 100 degree programs, including over 5,200 international students from 130 countries. The scientific studies at the RWTH Aachen has a high practical relevance. Therefore, the graduates in industry demand and junior executives. National rankings and international ratings certify the RWTH-graduates a strong ability to manage complex tasks, to constructive problem-solving in a team and to assume leadership roles. Therefore is not surprising that every fifth board member is German companies from the RWTH Aachen.
The work of the research centers of the RWTH Aachen closely follows the current industry requirements. This leads to many innovations, patents and licenses. With one hand, strong professional differentiation and specialization, practice the competence of RWTH Aachen, the other a very effective multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary collaboration in interdisciplinary collaborations and forums. The science associated with areas of computer science and biology, for example, but also the social sciences have a clear reference to the engineering focus of the university. This was also decisive for the decision of international companies like Philips, Microsoft and Ford to locate their research facilities in the Aachen region. The innovation of the university presses to be found in the high number of 1,250 start-ups. Hence in the last 20 years some 30,000 new jobs were created in the region of Aachen. RWTH Aachen is also the largest employer and training in the region. The successful restructuring of the mining area to high-tech region will also continue to shape the university as a crucial driving force and shape. High quality teaching and research are also the starting point for the international cooperation of the RWTH Aachen. In networks such as the IDEA League, the RWTH Aachen is with leading technical universities in other countries, the quality standards for programs of study and scientific training. Thereby improving their competitiveness on the international education market and increases its attractiveness to highly qualified and motivated students from home and abroad. With university foundations, modeled on the RWTH Aachen in Thailand and Oman this successful science structure is also marketed internationally.
As part of the Excellence Initiative, the RWTH Aachen received the approval of three clusters of excellence, one graduate school of the future concept "RWTH Aachen 2020: Meeting Global Challenges" further impetus for a greater international competitiveness.
RWTH Aachen University intends to develop with the RWTH
Aachen to campus to one of the world's leading technical universities. Against this background, in the coming years, on an area of 800,000 mē in stages up to 19 research clusters, with office and warehouse space as well as laboratory facilities for more than 10,000 employees, in which a holistic industrial companies and academic institutions in a new quality of cooperation and the exchange and interdisciplinary work on defined research areas.
Up to 250 national and international technology companies (research partner) gives them the opportunity to settle with your own research and development capacity on campus and - to bring about individual research collaborations beyond - longer in the research and training activities of the RWTH Aachen. The entire area of RWTH Aachen University campus extends over 2.5 square kilometers and includes the existing RWTH-land and two expansion areas - the campus-Melaten in Seffent / Melaten and the West Campus on a section of the station Aachen West.