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

23.7

85.3

5.3

Graduating on time (bachelors)

50.7

%

0

100

Graduating on time (masters)

52.3

%

0

100

Academic staff with doctorates

100

%

0

100

Contact with work environment (bachelors)

0

/9

0

9

Contact with work environment (masters)

4

/9

0

9

Gender balance

0.39

2.28

0.03

Teaching & Learning (Students’ views)
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Overall learning experience

2.15

6

1

Quality of courses & teaching

2.03

6

1

Organisation of program

1.88

6

1

Contact with teachers

2.4

6

1

Inclusion of work/practical experience

1.96

6

1

Library facilities

1.72

6

1

Laboratory facilities

1.8

6

1

IT provision

1.88

6

1

Digital teaching

2.12

1.3

4

Room facilities

2.06

6

1

Research
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External research income

636.1

0

795.2

Doctorate productivity

0.95

0

1.3

Research publications (absolute numbers)

386

1

3,913

Citation rate

0.82

0.1

2.2

Top cited publications

8.6

%

0

23.4

Interdisciplinary publications

5.5

%

0

25.3

Research orientation of teaching

2.48

6

1

Knowledge Transfer
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Income from private sources

31.31

%

0

100

Co-publications with industrial partners

14.2

%

0

25.8

Publications cited in patents

3

%

0

8

BA theses in cooperation with private organisations

MA theses in cooperation with private organisations

8,27

%
International Orientation
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International orientation of bachelor programmes

7

/13

0

13

International orientation of master programmes

10

/13

0

14

Opportunities to study abroad

1.93

6

1

International doctorate degrees

26.3

%

0

86.67

International joint publications

45.9

%

5

84.4

International research grants

0

100

Regional Engagement
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Student internships in the region

0

100

Regional Publications with Industrial Partners

30.9

Regional joint publications

14.2

%

0

61.1

Income from regional sources

General
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Total number of students in field (major)

5,083

Academic staff (fte)

Percentage of female students

21

%
Additional information
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See this department in the national CHE Ranking