RWTH Aachen University

RWTH Aachen University is a hotspot of increasing international recognition where the future of our industrialized world is being thought out. With its 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen University is among the leading European scientific and research institutions and has set itself clearly defined goals in terms of academic output, quality of its graduates and external funding.

The Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments provided RWTH Aachen University with a unique opportunity to boost its research profile by strengthening the natural sciences and fostering interdisciplinary research. These were the first steps in RWTH Aachen University’s steady transformation into an Integrated Interdisciplinary University of Technology and towards the convergence of disciplines. Topics include sustainable synthetic fuels, data science, computational science, production technology, high-performance materials, health and bio-medical technology, renewable resources and mobility.

Given the relevance of RWTH Aachen University’s research strengths for India, the ever-increasing number of Indian students in Aachen and the lively and thriving collaborations with excellent partners, India plays a significant role in the international strategy of RWTH Aachen University. Flagship projects and initiatives are the Strategic Partnership with RWTH’s “Sister University”, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, as well as the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS) at IIT Madras. With its office in New Delhi, RWTH Aachen University strengthens its networks in the Indo-German academic community, supports India-related activities in science and administration and increases the visibility of RWTH Aachen University in India.

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Benjamin Pfrang,
Head - India Office
RWTH Aachen University India Office