Aachen and space
A German in space: former RWTH Aachen University PhD student Matthias Maurer on his first space flight.
Sourcing hydrogen from grass
A research team at the Julich campus is producing hydrogen from grass – opening prospects of future storage […]
The German Startup Monitor 2021 has examined founders, developments, locations and the special challenges of self-employment and published […]
One of Alcuin’s math puzzles
A pig farmer wants to buy 100 pigs with 100 shilling. Now a boar costs ten shillings, a […]
The start-up “Levity” has developed a satellite that shoots measuring instruments to the moon. And an FH Aachen […]
Flying to the rescue
Aachen’s new mayor Sibylle Keupen looked on in amazement as a rescue drone without a pilot rose straight […]
The world’s smallest heart pump
It is only three millimetres in size, but can pump up to 3.5 litres of blood per minute: […]
Surfing the gravity waves
The Einstein Telescope is a next-generation European gravitational wave detector – and it could be built in the […]
Proximity promotes innovation
Successfully active for 30 months now – the digitalHUB aims to digitize the Aachen region’s economy and, to […]
Master rankings: FH Aachen once more achieves top rankings
In the current CHE online ranking for Master’s degree programmes, the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences achieves […]
Reuelling while driving
In the future, roads themselves will supply electric vehicles with energy – by means of induction modules integrated […]
150 Years RWTH Aachen University
In 2020, the RWTH Aachen University will celebrate its 150th anniversary. A good reason for the Centre Charlemagne […]
Calling all strong girls! Who wants to learn from our example?
Role models: an exhibition at the Volkshochschule (VHS) Aachen showcases women of mathematics. Yes, OK, Pippi Longstocking may […]
Nicer ways to study
Off to Australia with the solar car, to Cape Town with the KatHo – for many students, Future […]
Molly wins the race
In just 10 months, students from the FH Aachen and trainees from a locomotive factory built a miniature […]
Happy Birthday, Internet!
“In the beginning was the crash” or the moment when history was made and nobody noticed.
The Uniklinikum is the best
The Aachen Uniklinikum is the best large-scale hospital in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia – according to the […]
A Perfect Match
Here’s hard proof that science and emotion do in fact fit together. In a novel dating event, a […]
Why has my train been delayed?
“Attention passengers for the 7.20 RE1 to Hamm. Today’s departure will be delayed by circa 20 minutes due […]
Heavyweight success with light metal
A typical Aachen success story: the RWTH start-up Meotec was established on Campus Melaten, and is now expanding […]
Another stereotype bites the dust!
Checking your e-mails while driving your car and taking a quick bite from your sandwich … Women think […]
City of the future
“Daddy, please save our planet!” – His little daughter’s plea has motivated mechanical engineer Achim Kampker to develop […]
Great climate in the city
What energy systems will power the cities of the future? On Campus Melaten, a huge laboratory is being […]
All just pretty padding? This Bachelor’s thesis by Laura Wagner shows how valuable and meaningful good design can […]
The sight and sound of “nothing, spinning”
How enriching for human perception the collaboration of art and science can be is demonstrated by Tim Otto […]
World market leader
On Friday, September 13, 2019, RWTH and the City of Aachen will award Hans Peter Stihl the Aachen […]
Summa cum laude
Passed with flying colours: After a tough selection procedure, the RWTH Aachen has been reconfirmed as a University […]
Sailing through space
Sommerzeit ist Urlaubszeit und der ein oder andere hat vielleicht einen Segeltörn vor sich… Auf azurblauen Meer schippern, […]
200 kg, 120 km/h and a streamlined design- the FS 19, the Aixtreme Racing Teams’ new speedster, which […]
The sock needs the right holes
Textile technology meets medicine. Valentine Gesché and her team are working on a method for the automated production […]
That was: Archimedes’ Sandbox 2019
Here it comes – probably the longest photo gallery ever. But what can you do? The photos are […]
That was: Archimedes’ Action Day 2019
Excavator operators, buried ducks and a Long Island Einstein – lots to see and do at this year’s […]
Promoting electromobility in Aachen
A centrally positioned port of call in downtown Aachen – the E-Store, where Aachen’s public utility company, the […]
Clothes that think for themselves? Now wouldn’t that be something! The Citizens’ Service Centre in the Katschhof has […]
The RWTH Aachen, the Aachen City and Region and the Kathy Beys Foundation to create attractive habitats for […]
Archimedes’ Action Day
Come one, come all on Friday, 19th July 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm on the Katschhof, […]
Sun, sand, and an “Archimedes’ Limonade”
Just eight more sleeps and the waiting is over. Archimedes’ Sandbox 2019 invites all kids to come along […]
On 25th July 2019, geographers at the RWTH recorded the highest temperature ever measured in Aachen.
A bus stop at Aachen’s Blücherplatz offers more than just shelter from the rain and somewhere to sit.
Leonardo super star, or maybe not?
Universal genius, superlative inventor, masterful painter… The whole world is celebrating the Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci on […]
What’s your opinion?
This morning, a good 600 people had already taken part in the public survey on the future of […]
When e.GO moves into your neighbourhood
Who really wants to live right next door to a factory? Well, that depends entirely on the factory, […]
Did you see Brexit coming?
In 2016, the British people voted to leave the European Union. Three years down the track, there is […]
Well done RWTH!
RWTH Aachen University has once again achieved impressive results in the “U-Multirank” university ranking.
The cafeteria of the SuperC has closed down. Such a shame – their cappuccino was really good. But […]
Mathematician Philipp Grohs is one of the world’s leading experts in Deep Learning. Soon he will be teaching […]
Elisabeth Clausen is the first woman to hold the chair of the RWTH’s renowned Institute for Advanced Mining […]
And the winner is…
People who do a lot of research and make remarkable advances deserve to win prizes – and, in […]
Robots against poachers
Save the rhinos! To combat poaching, the FH Aachen has developed a flying robot that tracks down poachers […]
Do we want autonomous driving?
In spite of truly magnificent weather outside, 100 Aacheners stayed indoors in the Aula Carolina to get together […]
Remember the Geometry Lab? Well, there’s more on the way for fans of optical illusions. The Ludwig Forum […]
And Nao is dancing Gangnam Style
The RWTH is offering a Robot Action Group for schoolchildren. Drop by and find out more!
Smart Sweden in Aachen
Sweden is this year’s Partner Country at the Hannover Messe. So Aachen’s digitalHUB is inviting everyone to come […]
Leonardo da Vinci’s machines
The Museum of Walloon Life in Liège is showcasing the fantastic inventions of the “genius of the renaissance”.
Digital Aachen: still room to grow
Digital hubs are sprouting up all over the world. Besides Silicon Valley, cities like Austin, Tel Aviv and […]
Would you trust a bus that didn’t need a driver?
Cars that communicate with pedestrians, a drone that transports people and packages – the EMA Living Lab Aachen […]
Why expats love living in Aachen
Foreign IT professionals and engineers rank Aachen among world leaders in terms of attractiveness as a place to […]
The sky over Aachen
The Public Observatory (“Volkssternwarte”) at Hangeweiher has been in operation since 1935 – a joy for Aachen’s hobby […]
Road traffic should be stress-free and flexible
All over now – the Pop-Up Store of the EMA Initiative’s “Living Lab Aachen” is now history after […]
Will cars of the future coordinate themselves via light signals?
An intelligent hoverboard that transports payloads without any human guidance? In December, Aachen’s general public can take a […]
Special radar system for locating shipwrecked persons
Episode 12: Two euros can help to save lives. Scientists at the FH Aachen are developing a low-cost […]
The countdown’s on!
Project “ALigN” is getting ready to launch. The number of charging points for electric vehicles in Aachen is […]
From horse-drawn trams to a “sharing community”
Well, it’s been open for almost two weeks now – the “Living Lab Aachen” (Erlebniswelt Mobilität Aachen – […]
Where competitors are the best of friends
SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), in particular, often lack the financial means and capacity to purposefully pursue research […]
Nicer machine tooling
Machine tooling – all just machine grease and metal shavings? Not in the theme world of the WBA […]
Driverless from Market to Main Railway Station
The Federal Government is funding driverless “Marktliners” (Market Liners) for Aachen. The so-called E-Mover could already be in […]
What have we here?
In Aachen, in the future, all road users and all vehicles will communicate with each other. And how? […]
What is a cluster?
In the realm of science, a cluster can be all sorts of things: in Computer Sciences a data […]
Artificial intelligence and art
Heinsberg-born artist Tim Berresheim is a leading protagonist of the genre of computer-generated art. In late October, Tim […]
We gotta get out of this place!
The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) at the RWTH Aachen University has established an “escape […]
Floating garbage screen
Marcella Hansch, 32, is an architect in Aachen who wants to rid the oceans of plastic waste.
Jan-Frederik Niehaus is a Bachelor student at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen). While others were […]
Digital little helper
Episode 11: Particularly in the textile industry, there is a large disparity among the workforces in terms of […]
Aachen Engineering Award 2018 goes to a microbiologist
In Emmanuelle Charpentier’s words, microbiologists are engineers who work with genetic tools. The director of the Max Planck […]
A chance to drive, to be amazed, and to participate in design
In what the project partners have named “Erlebniswelt Mobilität Aachen”(Mobility Theme Park Aachen), road users will help researchers […]
Aachen has always been a place where the future is made, as will be demonstrated when the “Archimedes’ […]
An e-car for everyone
Clean and quick through town thanks to electrical power – the e.GO Life, developed and soon to be […]
Eye-catcher in 3D
Geometry Lab – The 3D festival in the Ludwig Forum Aachen welcomed the general public to come and […]
Computer games in a museum? At Aachen’s Ludwig Forum visitors can currently transform themselves into whatever they want […]
What is an IceMole?
Aachen’s new “Science Pop-Up Space” reaches for the stars – and brings them directly to Dahmengraben.
For freedom of science
On Saturday 14th April 2018, more than half a million people in five continents took to the streets […]
Energy-efficient air con – the key to greater mileage
Episode 10: How to ensure more available energy for the range of electric vehicles – using new sensor […]
Pickers and hopper feeders
Machines in motion, technical strokes of genius, revolutions in production – in the “Tuchwerk” you can experience first […]
That was the Future Lab Gala 2018!
Hackers, stackers, weird attitudes to women – and lots of music – Aachen’s grand science show “Future Lab […]
Hand prosthesis from the 3D printer
Affordable and easy to produce – Karim Abbas, a student at the FH Aachen University of Applied Science, […]
Powdery mildew blocked out
Episode 9: Breakthrough in a long-fought battle – a group of RWTH researchers succeed in developing a strain […]
Geometry Lab – register now!
Trick Eye, Zometool, Shadowing: Geometry Lab – the 3D festival in the Ludwig Forum invites you all to […]
No need for a second operation
Episode 8: Aachen engineers develop a specially coated magnesium implant that supports bone healing – and then dissolves.
Manfred Weck to receive Aachen Engineering Award
The award will be presented to the long-standing member of the Board of Directors of Aachen’s Laboratory for […]
Stone Age mobiles
Tracing the history of mechanical engineering – Episode 4: In Aachen’s Fernmeldemuseum (Postal and Telecommunications Museum), visitors can […]
From the historic town centre to the RWTH Campus Central – Aachen’s new digital tour guide shows you […]
Navigation aid for nerve cells
Episode 7: Aachen scientists develop a magnetic gel to help in the treatment of spinal cord injuries..
Let there be sunshine inside!
The DLR location Jülich is now home to the world’s largest artificial sun. Together, 149 high-performance lamps can […]
Just print the world
Fashion, furniture, knee replacements – the “Cube” in Kerkrade demonstrates what 3D printers are capable of.
Chilling the climate killer
Episode 6: Chemists at the RWTH are storing the climate-unfriendly greenhouse gas CO2 in mattresses.
Future Lab: Lord Mayor visits the researchers at Grünenthal
This is “Future Lab Aachen” at work. Aachen’s Lord Mayor Marcel Philipp’s plan was to promote awareness of […]
Is e-mobility viable? You bet! Georg Radermacher is on the road every day for the STAWAG, and is […]
News from space
Tracing the history of mechanical engineering – Episode 3: In a valley in the Eifel, cosmic researchers are […]
From Aachen to Silicon Valley
As a child of Arab parents in Germany, RWTH alumnus Hassan Sawaf learned at an early age how […]
StreetScooter – How it all began
In April 2016, the German Post announced that it was starting on the serial production of the StreetScooter […]
Keep your eyes peeled!
Tour for explorers. If you want to see places where modern scientific history is being written right now, […]
Heavy metal made easy
Tracing the history of mechanical engineering – Episode 2: Needles, zinc and brass. In the Zinkhütter Hof Museum […]
Anyone with a degree in Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University in their pocket doesn’t need to worry […]
German publication ‘ZEIT online’ recommends young entrepreneurs to establish their start-ups in Aachen.
The Exploration of Nature
The natural order of things: two separate exhibitions in Aachen museums focus on the topic of collecting, sorting […]
Master of Reductionism
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. He was born […]
A tough nut to crack!
Episode 5: A formulation technology made in Aachen to deter prescription drug abuse
Future Lab Aachen lights up the Town Hall
One of the highlights of Aachen’s “September Special 2016” event programme was a 3D pixel mapping show that, […]
The Hissing Fafnir and other cars from Aachen
A German automotive city? For most people, Wolfsburg or Rüsselsheim would be the first places that come to […]
Episode 4: Faster diagnosis in the case of infections – the AnaLighter identifies sick cells in blood samples. […]
The Shanghai Ranking 2016 places Engineering Sciences at the RWTH Aachen University among the world leaders. The […]
Tracing the history of mechanical engineering – Episode 1: The Energeticon
We’ve all heard those jokes about Aachen and its plethora of engineers. But is it really any wonder […]
Archimedes’ Sandbox on the Katschhof
Out of the physics lab, off into town – children and adolescents have built a huge machine out […]
Micron-sized dancers made of gel
Future Lab Aachen at the DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, where researchers are pursuing the idea […]
Reaching for the stars…
Astronaut Thomas Reiter to receive the Aachen Engineering Award 2016 He has spent 350 days in space, […]
Why we need students from China
We’re dealing with the “G8” glut of students and limited resources in the education sector. Do we really […]
That was the first Future Lab Gala!
Gyrating aero wheel acrobats, dancing robots, a live-wire professor – at the Future Lab Gala in Theater Aachen, […]
RWTH and FH Aachen score Top-Group ratings again in CHE University Ranking! As in previous years, the […]
Episode 3: Whether they are manufacturing cars, furniture or window frames, for today’s enterprises staying in the game […]
In the mood for a puzzle?
What do fancy salmon canapés and a glass of wine have to do with a 75 cm key […]
Good air here
Episode 2: A highly efficient new filter stops the particulate matter that popular wood-fired heating systems produce.
On 14th March, a very special number was celebrated – greater than 3.1408 and smaller than 3.14285. […]
Future Lab Aachen: What’s on in 2016
For the first time, all of Aachen’s colleges and the City Council are pulling together to promote Aachen […]
After the fire at the WZL
This piece of news did not just shock Aachen: A machine hall of the Laboratory for Machine Tools […]
10 Clever Answers
Episode 1: Who is the greatest scientist of all time? What still needs to be invented urgently? And […]
A work table at centre, a 3D printer, a laser cutter. Stefan Staudacher is working on a “VW […]
The Low-Priced E-Mobile
City administration has them, the StädteRegion has them, postmen and -women have them: electro transporters, the StreetScooter model, […]
New Architecture for the City of Science
What do you know! Everyone who went to university in Aachen 20 years ago is in for a […]