Golden League
RWTH Aachen University

Germany

RWTH Aachen University, Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen, Germany

120 World
rank
6 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1870
Short name:
RWTH Aachen
Type:
Public
Students:
37920
Faculty:
1380
Faculty/Students Ratio:
27
:
1
Web-site:
www.rwth-aachen.de/lang/en
Region:
Europe
Location:
Aachen, NRW
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 120 74.129
Teaching 144 70.03
Research 149 75.171
International Diversity 215 64.851
Financial Sustainability 126 78.584
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 167 75.486
Research Perfomance Rankings 103 80.722
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TEACHING
World Rank: 144
Country rank: 5
Score: 70.03
League: Golden League
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 149
Country rank: 13
Score: 75.171
League: Golden League
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name
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 215
Country rank: 9
Score: 64.851
League: Silver League
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name
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 126
Country rank: 11
Score: 78.584
League: Golden League
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name
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10 %
Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

RWTH Aachen University is characterised by its strength in science and engineering education. It also provides a wide range of subjects in Economics, Arts and Humanities and Medicine with an emphasis on intensive interaction between all disciplines. The focus on interdisciplinarity in research and teaching is a direct response to the demands placed on future young professionals. Our University has co-operations with many universities and research centres throughout the world. Every year, a great number of international students and scientists visit RWTH Aachen University to study and research at a high standard recognised on an international level.

Mission Statement

RWTH Aachen University is one of Europe`s leading technical universities with 260 institutes in nine faculties. Currently around 40,000 students are enrolled in over 130 academic programs. Over 6,300 of them are international students hailing from 120 different countries. Germany`s recent Excellence Initiative, a nationwide competition for government funding aimed to promote university-level research, has provided glowing confirmation of the University`s distinction in the first (2007-2012) and second (2012-2017) funding period by selecting RWTH as one of the German universities with the most promising institutional strategy. The scientific education students receive at RWTH Aachen University is firmly rooted in real-world applications. As a result, graduates are highly sought after by businesses as trainees and for executive positions. Work conducted in the research centers at RWTH Aachen University is strongly oriented toward the current needs of industry, commerce, and the professions. This has led to numerous innovations, patents, and licenses. Besides, the individual competence centers at the university collaborate very effectively across departments and faculties in interdisciplinary groups, while still maintaining a strong focus on their own department specialization. This is the basis and the doorway for RWTH Aachen University to achieve its core goal of Meeting Global Challenges, i.e. working on the greatest research issues of our time.