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150 Years RWTH Aachen University

In 2020, the RWTH Aachen University will celebrate its 150th anniversary. A good reason for the Centre Charlemagne […]
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Calling all strong girls! Who wants to learn from our example?

Role models: an exhibition at the Volkshochschule (VHS) Aachen showcases women of mathematics. Yes, OK, Pippi Longstocking may […]
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Nicer ways to study

Off to Australia with the solar car, to Cape Town with the KatHo – for many students, Future […]
Mobility

Molly wins the race

In just 10 months, students from the FH Aachen and trainees from a locomotive factory built a miniature […]
Society

Happy Birthday, Internet!

“In the beginning was the crash” or the moment when history was made and nobody noticed.
Research

The Uniklinikum is the best

The Aachen Uniklinikum is the best large-scale hospital in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia – according to the […]
Society

A Perfect Match

Here’s hard proof that science and emotion do in fact fit together. In a novel dating event, a […]
Interview | Mobility

Why has my train been delayed?

“Attention passengers for the 7.20 RE1 to Hamm. Today’s departure will be delayed by circa 20 minutes due […]
Economics

Heavyweight success with light metal

A typical Aachen success story: the RWTH start-up Meotec was established on Campus Melaten, and is now expanding […]
Research

Another stereotype bites the dust!

Checking your e-mails while driving your car and taking a quick bite from your sandwich … Women think […]
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City of the future

“Daddy, please save our planet!” – His little daughter’s plea has motivated mechanical engineer Achim Kampker to develop […]
urban development

Great climate in the city

What energy systems will power the cities of the future? On Campus Melaten, a huge laboratory is being […]
Research

All weather

All just pretty padding? This Bachelor’s thesis by Laura Wagner shows how valuable and meaningful good design can […]
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The sight and sound of “nothing, spinning”

How enriching for human perception the collaboration of art and science can be is demonstrated by Tim Otto […]
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World market leader

On Friday, September 13, 2019, RWTH and the City of Aachen will award Hans Peter Stihl the Aachen […]
Research

Summa cum laude

Passed with flying colours: After a tough selection procedure, the RWTH Aachen has been reconfirmed as a University […]
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Sailing through space

Sommerzeit ist Urlaubszeit und der ein oder andere hat vielleicht einen Segeltörn vor sich… Auf azurblauen Meer schippern, […]
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Vroom vroom!

200 kg, 120 km/h and a streamlined design- the FS 19, the Aixtreme Racing Teams’ new speedster, which […]
urban development

Lots happening on the Western Front

Campus West: City submits latest plans; politicians deliberate.
Economics

The sock needs the right holes

Textile technology meets medicine. Valentine Gesché and her team are working on a method for the automated production […]
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That was: Archimedes’ Sandbox 2019

Here it comes – probably the longest photo gallery ever. But what can you do? The photos are […]
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That was: Archimedes’ Action Day 2019

Excavator operators, buried ducks and a Long Island Einstein – lots to see and do at this year’s […]
Mobility

Promoting electromobility in Aachen

A centrally positioned port of call in downtown Aachen – the E-Store, where Aachen’s public utility company, the […]
Research

Cool clothing

Clothes that think for themselves? Now wouldn’t that be something! The Citizens’ Service Centre in the Katschhof has […]
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Flowery meadows

The RWTH Aachen, the Aachen City and Region and the Kathy Beys Foundation to create attractive habitats for […]
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Archimedes’ Action Day

Come one, come all on Friday, 19th July 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm on the Katschhof, […]
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Sun, sand, and an “Archimedes’ Limonade”

Just eight more sleeps and the waiting is over. Archimedes’ Sandbox 2019 invites all kids to come along […]
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40°

On 25th July 2019, geographers at the RWTH recorded the highest temperature ever measured in Aachen.
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At the very front of the field

FH Aachen scores well in university ranking.
Mobility

Intelligent waiting

A bus stop at Aachen’s Blücherplatz offers more than just shelter from the rain and somewhere to sit.
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Leonardo super star, or maybe not?

Universal genius, superlative inventor, masterful painter… The whole world is celebrating the Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci on […]
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What’s your opinion?

This morning, a good 600 people had already taken part in the public survey on the future of […]
Mobility

When e.GO moves into your neighbourhood

Who really wants to live right next door to a factory? Well, that depends entirely on the factory, […]
Heads | Interview

Did you see Brexit coming?

In 2016, the British people voted to leave the European Union. Three years down the track, there is […]
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Well done RWTH!

RWTH Aachen University has once again achieved impressive results in the “U-Multirank” university ranking.
Society

Coffee’s up!

The cafeteria of the SuperC has closed down. Such a shame – their cappuccino was really good. But […]
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Neural networker

Mathematician Philipp Grohs is one of the world’s leading experts in Deep Learning. Soon he will be teaching […]
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Smart mining

Elisabeth Clausen is the first woman to hold the chair of the RWTH’s renowned Institute for Advanced Mining […]
Praise & prizes

And the winner is…

People who do a lot of research and make remarkable advances deserve to win prizes – and, in […]
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Robots against poachers

Save the rhinos! To combat poaching, the FH Aachen has developed a flying robot that tracks down poachers […]
Mobility

Do we want autonomous driving?

In spite of truly magnificent weather outside, 100 Aacheners stayed indoors in the Aula Carolina to get together […]
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Spine-chilling geometry

Remember the Geometry Lab? Well, there’s more on the way for fans of optical illusions. The Ludwig Forum […]
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And Nao is dancing Gangnam Style

The RWTH is offering a Robot Action Group for schoolchildren. Drop by and find out more!
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Smart Sweden in Aachen

Sweden is this year’s Partner Country at the Hannover Messe. So Aachen’s digitalHUB is inviting everyone to come […]
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Leonardo da Vinci’s machines

The Museum of Walloon Life in Liège is showcasing the fantastic inventions of the “genius of the renaissance”.
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Digital Aachen: still room to grow

Digital hubs are sprouting up all over the world. Besides Silicon Valley, cities like Austin, Tel Aviv and […]
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Would you trust a bus that didn’t need a driver?

Cars that communicate with pedestrians, a drone that transports people and packages – the EMA Living Lab Aachen […]
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Why expats love living in Aachen

Foreign IT professionals and engineers rank Aachen among world leaders in terms of attractiveness as a place to […]
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The sky over Aachen

The Public Observatory (“Volkssternwarte”) at Hangeweiher has been in operation since 1935 – a joy for Aachen’s hobby […]
Mobility

Road traffic should be stress-free and flexible

All over now – the Pop-Up Store of the EMA Initiative’s “Living Lab Aachen” is now history after […]
Interview

Will cars of the future coordinate themselves via light signals?

An intelligent hoverboard that transports payloads without any human guidance? In December, Aachen’s general public can take a […]
Who invented it?

Special radar system for locating shipwrecked persons

Episode 12: Two euros can help to save lives. Scientists at the FH Aachen are developing a low-cost […]
Mobility

The countdown’s on!

Project “ALigN” is getting ready to launch. The number of charging points for electric vehicles in Aachen is […]
Mobility

From horse-drawn trams to a “sharing community”

Well, it’s been open for almost two weeks now – the “Living Lab Aachen” (Erlebniswelt Mobilität Aachen – […]
Interview

Where competitors are the best of friends

SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), in particular, often lack the financial means and capacity to purposefully pursue research […]
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Nicer machine tooling

Machine tooling – all just machine grease and metal shavings? Not in the theme world of the WBA […]
Mobility

Driverless from Market to Main Railway Station

The Federal Government is funding driverless “Marktliners” (Market Liners) for Aachen. The so-called E-Mover could already be in […]
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What have we here?

In Aachen, in the future, all road users and all vehicles will communicate with each other. And how? […]
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What is a cluster?

In the realm of science, a cluster can be all sorts of things: in Computer Sciences a data […]
Interview

Artificial intelligence and art

Heinsberg-born artist Tim Berresheim is a leading protagonist of the genre of computer-generated art. In late October, Tim […]
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We gotta get out of this place!

The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) at the RWTH Aachen University has established an “escape […]
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Floating garbage screen

Marcella Hansch, 32, is an architect in Aachen who wants to rid the oceans of plastic waste.
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Racy

Jan-Frederik Niehaus is a Bachelor student at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen). While others were […]
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Magical Maths

Adventures in the realm of numbers – a touring exhibition makes a stop in Aachen
Who invented it?

Digital little helper

Episode 11: Particularly in the textile industry, there is a large disparity among the workforces in terms of […]
Mobility

And they’re off!

Start of production of the electro city car e.GO Life in Aachen-Rothe Erde
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Aachen Engineering Award 2018 goes to a microbiologist

In Emmanuelle Charpentier’s words, microbiologists are engineers who work with genetic tools. The director of the Max Planck […]
Mobility

A chance to drive, to be amazed, and to participate in design

In what the project partners have named “Erlebniswelt Mobilität Aachen”(Mobility Theme Park Aachen), road users will help researchers […]
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Archimedes’ Workshop

Aachen has always been a place where the future is made, as will be demonstrated when the “Archimedes’ […]
Mobility

An e-car for everyone

Clean and quick through town thanks to electrical power – the e.GO Life, developed and soon to be […]
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Eye-catcher in 3D

Geometry Lab – The 3D festival in the Ludwig Forum Aachen welcomed the general public to come and […]
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Digital Games

Computer games in a museum? At Aachen’s Ludwig Forum visitors can currently transform themselves into whatever they want […]
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What is an IceMole?

Aachen’s new “Science Pop-Up Space” reaches for the stars – and brings them directly to Dahmengraben.
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For freedom of science

On Saturday 14th April 2018, more than half a million people in five continents took to the streets […]
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Energy-efficient air con – the key to greater mileage

Episode 10: How to ensure more available energy for the range of electric vehicles – using new sensor […]
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Pickers and hopper feeders

Machines in motion, technical strokes of genius, revolutions in production – in the “Tuchwerk” you can experience first […]
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That was the Future Lab Gala 2018!

Hackers, stackers, weird attitudes to women – and lots of music – Aachen’s grand science show “Future Lab […]
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Hand prosthesis from the 3D printer

Affordable and easy to produce – Karim Abbas, a student at the FH Aachen University of Applied Science, […]
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Powdery mildew blocked out

Episode 9: Breakthrough in a long-fought battle – a group of RWTH researchers succeed in developing a strain […]
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Geometry Lab – register now!

Trick Eye, Zometool, Shadowing: Geometry Lab – the 3D festival in the Ludwig Forum invites you all to […]
Who invented it?

No need for a second operation

Episode 8: Aachen engineers develop a specially coated magnesium implant that supports bone healing – and then dissolves.
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Manfred Weck to receive Aachen Engineering Award

The award will be presented to the long-standing member of the Board of Directors of Aachen’s Laboratory for […]
Excursion

Stone Age mobiles

Tracing the history of mechanical engineering – Episode 4: In Aachen’s Fernmeldemuseum (Postal and Telecommunications Museum), visitors can […]
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Flapp-App!

From the historic town centre to the RWTH Campus Central – Aachen’s new digital tour guide shows you […]
Who invented it?

Navigation aid for nerve cells

Episode 7: Aachen scientists develop a magnetic gel to help in the treatment of spinal cord injuries..
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Steak from the bioreactor

An exhibition in Kerkrade looks at the future of meat production.
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Let there be sunshine inside!

The DLR location Jülich is now home to the world’s largest artificial sun. Together, 149 high-performance lamps can […]
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Just print the world

Fashion, furniture, knee replacements – the “Cube” in Kerkrade demonstrates what 3D printers are capable of.
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Chilling the climate killer

Episode 6: Chemists at the RWTH are storing the climate-unfriendly greenhouse gas CO2 in mattresses.
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Future Lab: Lord Mayor visits the researchers at Grünenthal

This is “Future Lab Aachen” at work. Aachen’s Lord Mayor Marcel Philipp’s plan was to promote awareness of […]
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E-mobile in Aachen

Pilot operations and charging stations – interesting facts about e-mobility
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Test pilot

Is e-mobility viable? You bet! Georg Radermacher is on the road every day for the STAWAG, and is […]
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News from space

Tracing the history of mechanical engineering – Episode 3: In a valley in the Eifel, cosmic researchers are […]
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Digitally connected

The “digitalHUB Aachen” gets to work – in the former St Elizabeth’s Church.
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Better listening

C.A.R.L.: trial run for the new lecture hall complex
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From Aachen to Silicon Valley

As a child of Arab parents in Germany, RWTH alumnus Hassan Sawaf learned at an early age how […]
Interview

StreetScooter – How it all began

In April 2016, the German Post announced that it was starting on the serial production of the StreetScooter […]
Excursion

Keep your eyes peeled!

Tour for explorers. If you want to see places where modern scientific history is being written right now, […]
Excursion | Excursion

Heavy metal made easy

Tracing the history of mechanical engineering – Episode 2: Needles, zinc and brass. In the Zinkhütter Hof Museum […]
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Guaranteed winners

Anyone with a degree in Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University in their pocket doesn’t need to worry […]
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Start up!

German publication ‘ZEIT online’ recommends young entrepreneurs to establish their start-ups in Aachen.
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The Exploration of Nature

The natural order of things: two separate exhibitions in Aachen museums focus on the topic of collecting, sorting […]
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Master of Reductionism

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. He was born […]
Who invented it?

A tough nut to crack!

Episode 5: A formulation technology made in Aachen to deter prescription drug abuse  
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Future Lab Aachen lights up the Town Hall

One of the highlights of Aachen’s “September Special 2016” event programme was a 3D pixel mapping show that, […]
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The Hissing Fafnir and other cars from Aachen

A German automotive city? For most people, Wolfsburg or Rüsselsheim would be the first places that come to […]
Who invented it?

Speedy analysis

Episode 4: Faster diagnosis in the case of infections – the AnaLighter identifies sick cells in blood samples. […]
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Top dog

The Shanghai Ranking 2016 places Engineering Sciences at the RWTH Aachen University among the world leaders.   The […]
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Tracing the history of mechanical engineering – Episode 1: The Energeticon

We’ve all heard those jokes about Aachen and its plethora of engineers. But is it really any wonder […]
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Archimedes’ Sandbox on the Katschhof

Out of the physics lab, off into town – children and adolescents have built a huge machine out […]
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Micron-sized dancers made of gel

Future Lab Aachen at the DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, where researchers are pursuing the idea […]
Praise & prizes

Reaching for the stars…

Astronaut Thomas Reiter to receive the Aachen Engineering Award 2016   He has spent 350 days in space, […]
Interview

Why we need students from China

We’re dealing with the “G8” glut of students and limited resources in the education sector. Do we really […]
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That was the first Future Lab Gala!

Gyrating aero wheel acrobats, dancing robots, a live-wire professor – at the Future Lab Gala in Theater Aachen, […]
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Top places

RWTH and FH Aachen score Top-Group ratings again in CHE University Ranking!   As in previous years, the […]
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Self-optimisation

Episode 3: Whether they are manufacturing cars, furniture or window frames, for today’s enterprises staying in the game […]
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In the mood for a puzzle?

What do fancy salmon canapés and a glass of wine have to do with a 75 cm key […]
Who invented it?

Good air here

Episode 2: A highly efficient new filter stops the particulate matter that popular wood-fired heating systems produce.

Pi Day

On 14th March, a very special number was celebrated – greater than 3.1408 and smaller than 3.14285.   […]
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Future Lab Aachen: What’s on in 2016

For the first time, all of Aachen’s colleges and the City Council are pulling together to promote Aachen […]

After the fire at the WZL

This piece of news did not just shock Aachen: A machine hall of the Laboratory for Machine Tools […]
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10 Clever Answers

Episode 1: Who is the greatest scientist of all time? What still needs to be invented urgently? And […]
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Crafting 2.0

A work table at centre, a 3D printer, a laser cutter. Stefan Staudacher is working on a “VW […]
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The Low-Priced E-Mobile

City administration has them, the StädteRegion has them, postmen and -women have them: electro transporters, the StreetScooter model, […]
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New Architecture for the City of Science

What do you know! Everyone who went to university in Aachen 20 years ago is in for a […]
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What does mobility mean to you?

Aachen is working at full steam on the topic of future mobility. You can get an impression of […]