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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Student-staff ratio

23

110.5

5

Graduating on time (bachelors)

86.4

%

0

100

Graduating on time (masters)

53.7

%

0

100

Academic staff with doctorates

100

%

0

100

Contact with work environment (bachelors)

0

9

Contact with work environment (masters)

1

/9

0

9

Gender balance

0.22

3.08

0

Teaching & Learning (Students’ views)
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Overall learning experience

1.84

6

1

Quality of courses & teaching

2.17

6

1

Organisation of program

1.74

6

1

Contact with teachers

2.06

6

1

Inclusion of work/practical experience

1.92

6

1

Library facilities

2.06

6

1

Laboratory facilities

6

1

IT provision

2.05

6

1

Digital teaching

2.2

1.44

3.46

Room facilities

2.11

6

1

Research
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External research income

173

0.4

347.9

Doctorate productivity

0.93

0

1.33

Research publications (absolute numbers)

1,094

1

10,059

Citation rate

1.25

0.18

3.12

Top cited publications

13.7

%

0.3

36.8

Interdisciplinary publications

16.4

%

1.5

28.7

Research orientation of teaching

2.21

6

1

Knowledge Transfer
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Income from private sources

20.6

%

0

100

Co-publications with industrial partners

8.5

%

0

15.7

Publications cited in patents

4.5

%

0

8.7

BA theses in cooperation with private organisations

4,09

%
International Orientation
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International orientation of bachelor programmes

3

/13

0

13

International orientation of master programmes

5

/13

0

14

Opportunities to study abroad

1.97

6

1

International doctorate degrees

23.1

%

0

71.43

International joint publications

52.1

%

14.5

81.7

International research grants

11

0

100

Regional Engagement
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Student internships in the region

39.3

%

0

100

Regional Publications with Industrial Partners

6.4

Regional joint publications

26.4

%

1

76.2

Income from regional sources

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Total number of students in field (major)

1,794

Academic staff (fte)

181

Percentage of female students

63

%
Additional information
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Profile in teaching & learning

The department of biology is characterized by applied and basic research, which has traditionally been strongly characterized by interdisciplinary work. There is strong cooperation in teaching and research with the Aachen University Hospital, the Helmh...

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Teaching & learning website

Profile in research

Aachen biology and biotechnology strive to synchronize scientific with industrial process innovations. In various institutes there is a clear focus on applied research, which is based on fundamental sciences. RWTH Aachen University is a strong partner...

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Research website

Major profile of faculty

Securing plant biomass