Why Research at RWTH Aachen University?

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RWTH Aachen offers excellent conditions for conducting research in open, interdisciplinary teams to find innovative answers to the global challenges of our time. Photo: Martin Braun

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RWTH Aachen Welcomes You

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In order to make arriving and settling in to Aachen and RWTH easier, the University offers targeted information, assistance, and advising. Photo: Thilo Vogel

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Early Career Researchers

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The RWTH Center for Young Academics is the umbrella organization for all activities supporting early career researchers – from their doctoral studies to the postdoc phase to professorial qualification. Photo: Peter Winandy


Exploratory Research Space

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ERS promotes interdisciplinary research projects and provides a platform for scientists to join forces and develop highly innovative, challenging research ideas that involve a higher risk than conventional ventures. Photo: Thilo Vogel

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Research Funding

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Assistance with the acquisition and management of external funds – from the initial idea right to the management of large scale projects.

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External Funding Portal

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The External Funding Portal, DIS for short, provides you with detailed information, the correct contact persons, and valuable support services for your external funding activities. Photo: Martin Braun

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Inventions, Patents, and Business Start-Ups

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RWTH offers advisory services on the innovation process to all researchers at the University, with special emphasis on the protection of intellectual property.

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Qualification and Career Advising

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A comprehensive offering of qualification measures for your career management. Photo: Thilo Vogel

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Networking and interdisciplinary exchange are highly valued at RWTH Aachen. The University offers its scientists many different opportunities to meet, share their work with one another, and network. Photo: Thilo Vogel

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Research Data Management

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Research data management offers advantages to researchers and their disciplines. The workflows, methods, and processes ensure both the quality and that the research data can be used long term. They additionally reduce problems and difficulties in the overall project. Photo: Peter Winandy

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