RWTH Aachen University

RWTH Aachen University is the largest university of technology in Germany and one of the most renowned technical universities in Europe. "RWTH Aachen University is a place where the future of our industrialised world is thought out. The University is proving to be a hotspot with increasing international recognition where innovative answers to global challenges are developed."

Study at the RWTH Aachen University, a top-ranked University of Technology in Germany


RWTH Aachen University is one of the largest and most renowned universities of technology in Germany which offers top level study and research opportunities. Numerous partnerships between RWTH Aachen University and international universities as well as industrial companies offer excellent professional and personal perspectives for students and graduates. Every year, a large number of international students and scientists come to the university to benefit from its high-quality study programmes and excellent facilities. RWTH Aachen University has achieved international recognition in several fields of engineering and science, especially Mechanical Engineering. This is also reflected in various rankings, e.g. the RWTH Aachen University is now among the top 20 (place 17) universities by subject Engineering & Technology - Mechanical Engineering according to the QS World Ranking.

Key Facts - RWTH Aachen University in Numbers (as of winter semester 2014/15)

  • 42.298 students
  • 5,000 international students
  • 120 nationalities on campus
  • 260 institutes
  • 9 faculties

Benefit from Innovative Teaching and Research


Teaching and research are characterized by an international, innovative, and interdisciplinary approach and a close cooperation with industry. The main objectives of the RWTH education are to provide a solid knowledge of the basic scientific subjects with the ability to apply this knowledge to engineering problems, as well as a high level of expertise within the field of specialization and the ability to transfer scientific results into economic and technical application. In addition, the intensive interaction between all sciences in research and teaching is a direct response to the demands placed on future young professionals. Engineering professors usually have held leading positions in industry before they became faculty members, and other experts from industry teach special courses which enable students to benefit from their expertise and applied knowledge. In the educational system of RWTH Aachen University, professors, as well as chief engineers and scientific assistants are qualified to conduct lectures, exercises and practical sessions

Experience Internationality in the Heart of Europe


Aachen is located right at the “Border Triangle”, where the borders of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany meet. The attraction of living in this area includes a colorful mix of languages and people as well as short travel distances to cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne or even Paris.

in Aachen's historic centre around the distinctive cathedral, which is a UNESCO world heritage site, one can literally touch European history. The great number of students makes student life in Aachen vibrant and unique. Many international clubs and associations have been founded. There are also many organizations that have been formed by foreign students and researchers working in Aachen in order to welcome and assist new residents in town. Popular examples are AISA (the Association of Indian Students in Aachen) and VCWSA (Association of Chinese Scientists and Students in Aachen). International students can also easily get in touch with domestic students, for example through weekly events organized by INCAS (Intercultural Center of Aachen’s Students).

See also RWTH Aachen University's website www.rwth-aachen.de for more information

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