RWTH Aachen University Rankings

RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen) is one of 107 universities included in U-Multirank for Germany. RWTH Aachen University is a very large public university located in Aachen with 45377 students enrolled (2017 data or latest available). It was founded in 1870. With regard to the scope of its subjects and degree programmes offered, the RWTH Aachen University is a comprehensive institution. It offers programmes in foreign languages. It is characterised by a high percentage of international students. The graduation rate of RWTH Aachen University is 37 (bachelors) and 36,11 (masters). Its overall profile shows top performance across various indicators, with 8  ‘A’ (very good) scores overall. For a comprehensive overview of this university’s performance, see its complete performance scores in the tables below.

 

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Teaching & Learning
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Bachelor graduation rate

51.7

%

0

100

Masters graduation rate

77.24

%

0

100

Graduating on time (bachelors)

37

%

0

100

Graduating on time (masters)

36.11

%

0

100

Relative BA graduate unemployment

0

%
none

Relative MA graduate unemployment

1

%
less than 5%

Relative graduate unemployment long first degree

0

%
none

Graduating on time (long first degree)

34

%

Graduation rate long first degree

Research
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Citation rate

1.13

0.08

2.53

Research publications (absolute numbers)

12,895

1

67,252

Research publications (size-normalised)

0.29

0

13.53

External research income

263.13

0

282.88

Art related output

0

1.99

Top cited publications

11.9

%

0

34.2

Interdisciplinary publications

9.7

0

24.6

Post-doc positions

0

100

Publication output

3

Strategic research partnerships

0

5,823

Professional publications

2,164

0

4,589.01

Knowledge Transfer
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Co-publications with industrial partners

7.2

%

0

29.9

Income from private sources

96.23

0

236.5

Patents awarded (absolute numbers)

65

0

2,416

Patents awarded (size-normalised)

1.46

0

483.1

Industry co-patents

3.1

%

0

100

Spin-offs

29.49

0

222.2

Publications cited in patents

1.6

%

0

5.2

Income from continuous professional development

0

100

Graduate companies

0

81.5

International Orientation
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Foreign language bachelor programmes

0

100

Foreign language master programmes

24.11

%

0

100

Student mobility

0.09

0

1

International academic staff

12.77

%

0

100

International joint publications

52.2

%

8.3

91.4

International doctorate degrees

18.19

%

0

100

Foreign language long first degree programmes

0

%
Regional Engagement
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Bachelor graduates working in the region

73

%
between 50% and 75%

Master graduates working in the region

41

%
between 25% and 50%

Student internships in the region

0

100

Regional joint publications

21.9

%

0

84.5

Income from regional sources

12.91

%

0

100

Strategic research partnerships in the region

0

100

Regional Publications with Industrial Partners

15.4

General
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Female students bachelor

32

%

Female students master

Female professors

Female academic staff

31

%