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With more than 14,000 students, almost 2,000 graduates a year, ten faculties, more than 80 degree programmes, nine in-house and three affiliated institutes as well as four competence platforms, FH Aachen is one of the biggest and most important universities of applied sciences in Germany. Around 250 professors and approximately 900 employees work here, in teaching, in research and in administration.
The range of courses covers the complete area of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) as well as degree programmes in business studies, architecture and design. Beside full-time course of study, we continually develop dual study programmes, with occupational and integrated training.
The FH Aachen is a university that is very active when it comes to research. The top priorities of research and development lie mainly with the future fields energy, mobility, life sciences, Industry 4.0, and new materials. The quality of research activities and the superb infrastructure in the laboratories make obtaining doctoral degrees at the FH Aachen possible as well. These are completed in cooperation with renowned universities. Research at the FH Aachen is forward-looking, application-oriented, and interdisciplinary. University management, the Department of Innovation Transfer (IVT) as well as our researchers are closely networked with research centres and the Fraunhofer Institutes. This makes the FH Aachen an attractive partner for regional and national companies interested in research.
Research-intensive, close to the border, well networked with SMEs – the FH Aachen has great potential to participate in EU projects. Unfortunately, far too little use is made of this yet. This strategy is meant to change this.Read more
The successful development of a modern university depends on the integration of topical societal issues, such as digitalisation and networking. The demands of the modern (working) world make it necessary to deal with digitalisation intensively and incorporate it in administrative activities, into teaching and research. If used sensibly, digitalisation provides us with many new opportunities. It allows us to target the increasing diversity of our students more precisely, for example, as well as support our students through a whole range of digitalised courses.
The expansion of our regional, national and international networks is another essential part of our university‘s development. The euroregional location of the university, with the campuses in Aachen and Jülich, is ideal for intensive cross-border collaboration. Cooperations with international partner universities, and the joint degree programmes resulting from this, are an important component of the efforts to respond to the shortage of skilled labour in our region – and beyond.
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