Teaser: Institutional Strategy
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Measure 1: Sharpening the Scientific Profile

RWTH sets out to promote existing strengths and to enhance the profiles of the individual faculties. This strengthens the University's core competencies and the scientific profile of RWTH Aachen University.

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Measure 1.1: Strengthening the Natural Sciences

The Natural Sciences are among the core competencies of RWTH Aachen University. This sub-measure aims to restructure and extend the Natural Sciences in such a way to facilitate a sustained dialogue and exchange with the engineering sciences.

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Measure 1.2: Fostering Interdisciplinary Research

RWTH Aachen supports its reseachers in their interdisciplinary activities. Only in this way the University is able to identify and establish new research areas of scientific and societal importance. Photo: Peter Winandy

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Measure 2: Jülich Aachen Research Alliance

Focusing competence - shaping the future: in the Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance, known as JARA for short, RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich have established a model that is unique in Germany in order to overcome the insularity of university and non-university research and teaching.

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Measure 3: Place To Be

The international competitiveness of European universities can only be maintained and increased if students and staff from the most diverse backgrounds contribute innovative ideas and bring projects forward. For this reason, RWTH seeks to recruit highly qualified people from diverse backgrounds. Photo: Peter Winandy

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Measure 4: Enhancing Corporate Governance

The University is currently undergoing a restructuring process at the Rectorate and Faculty level that will have a major impact on decision-making processes and the allocation of funds. In this way leeway as well as incentives for entrepreneurial activitieswill be created. Photo: Peter Winandy

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Teaser: Excellence Clusters
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The Fuel Science Center

The Cluster of Excellence FSC explores innovative and promising ways of converting renewable energy into liquid energy carriers with high energy density, the so called “bio-hybrid fuels”, by using biomass-based resources and carbon dioxide, and to harness them for the mobility sector.

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Internet of Production

Since January 2019, the vision that "The World becomes a Lab" is being realized in Aachen with the digitalized production of the future at the "Internet of Production", IOP for short, Cluster of Excellence. Photo: Ahrens+Steinbach Projekte

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Matter and Light for Quantum Computing

Matter and Light for Quantum Computing, ML4Q for short, started in 2019 as a collaboration between the universities of Cologne, Aachen, and Bonn, as well as Forschungszentrum Jülich. Photo: FZJ

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Graduate School

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The Aachen Graduate School Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES) conducts interdisciplinary research at the cross-section of mathematics, computer science, and mechanical engineering.

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The Funding Program

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Germany's federal and state governments have jointly decided to give a boost to top-level research at the nation's universities, to strengthen science and research in Germany in the long term and thus make it internationally competitive.

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Excellence Initiative

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million euros - that's what the University invested into excellent projects in the second funding phase between 2012 and 2017.

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