RWTH Aachen University

RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen) is one of 106 universities included in U-Multirank for Germany. RWTH Aachen University is a very large public university located in Aachen with 46658 students enrolled (2019 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. As made clear by its sunburst chart – a snapshot illustration of the university’s performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions – the RWTH Aachen University is strongest in Knowledge Transfer. Its overall profile shows top performance across various indicators, with 14 ‘A’ (very good) scores overall. For a comprehensive overview of this university’s performance, see its complete performance scores in the tables below.

RWTH Aachen University
Templergraben 55
52056 Aachen
Germany
0049 241 801

http://www.rwth-aachen.de

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Compare RWTH Aachen University to other universities

U-Multirank's unique 'Sunburst chart' gives an illustration of a university's performance profile across the five U-Multirank dimensions. These are indicated in different colours. For instance, the teaching and learning dimension is symbolised by the colour green. Each 'sunray' represents one of the thirty plus U-Multirank indicators. The longer the ray, the better the performance of an institution on the selected indicator: a full-length ray stands for 'top group' performance, whereas a short ray means 'weak' performance. A missing sunray indicates that the specific data indicator is not available. An institution's performance in an indicator can be identified by moving the cursor over the rays. A key guard for the sunburst chart is provided here .

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Teaching & Learning
Score
Grade
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Student-staff ratio

50.54

D

179.77

0

Graduating on time (bachelors)

0

%

0

100

Graduating on time (masters)

0

%

0

100

Academic staff with doctorates

100

%
A

0

100

Contact with work environment (bachelors)

0

/9

0

9

Contact with work environment (masters)

2

/9
D

0

9

Gender balance

0.29

B

2.41

0

Teaching & Learning (Students’ views)
Score
Grade
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Overall learning experience

2.09

C

6

1

Quality of courses & teaching

1.99

B

6

1

Organisation of program

1.93

C

6

1

Contact with teachers

2.1

C

6

1

Inclusion of work/practical experience

2.72

C

6

1

Library facilities

1.92

C

6

1

IT provision

1.83

B

6

1

Digital teaching

2.09

C

6

1

Room facilities

2.12

C

6

1

Research
Score
Grade
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Female authors

14.76

%
C

0

58.43

External research income

525.9

A

0

876.6

Doctorate productivity

0.58

A

0

2.3

Research publications (absolute numbers)

513

A

0

3,485

Citation rate

0.88

B

0

4.85

Top cited publications

9

%
B

0

38.9

Interdisciplinary publications

13.9

%
C

0

48.8

Research orientation of teaching

2.07

B

6

1

Open Access Publications

6

%
D

0

65.2

Knowledge Transfer
Score
Grade
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Income from private sources

29.61

%
A

0

100

Co-publications with industrial partners

9

%
A

0

17.9

Publications cited in patents

2.31

%
A

0

3.88

BA theses in cooperation with private organisations

0

%

MA theses in cooperation with private organisations

0

%
International Orientation
Score
Grade
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International orientation of bachelor programmes

6

/15
B

0

15

International orientation of master programmes

8

/15
A

0

15

Opportunities to study abroad

1.93

B

6

1

International doctorate degrees

17.8

%
C

0

100

International joint publications

49.1

%
B

0

100

International research grants

13.68

%
C

0

100

Regional Engagement
Score
Grade
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Student internships in the region

0

%

0

100

Regional joint publications

11.7

%
C

0

90.9

Income from regional sources

0

%

General
Score
Grade
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Social inclusion

0,5 % mature students; 31,9 % first generation students

Academic staff (fte)

258

Total number of students in field (major)

4,806

Percentage of female students

18

%
Additional information
Score
Grade
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See this department in the national CHE Ranking

Profile in teaching & learning

Research and teaching of computer science at RWTH Aachen University are theoretically sound and equally application-oriented. The training offers top-class scientific qualification with practical relevance from the very beginning. An international envi...

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Teaching & learning website

Profile in research

More than 30 research groups carry out a wide range of research activities in theoretical as well as practical and technical computer science, which are both international and interdisciplinary in nature. There are close cooperations e.g. with the Frau...

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Research website

Major profile of faculty

Software and Communication