– Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen –

It is a place where the future of our industrialized world is thought about. The university proves itself as a internationally recognized hotspot, where innovative answers to global challenges are developed.

With 260 institutes, RWTH Aachen University is one of Europe’s premier educational and research institutions. The University’s nine faculties offer a wide range of academic subjects, including most traditional academic disciplines. Around 540 professors and about 8,000 staff are working in research, teaching, and administration. RWTH Aachen University is among the leading European scientific and research institutions and has set itself clearly defined goals in terms of academic output, quality of its graduates and external funding.

RWTH Aachen University offers competence-, research- and practice-oriented training with the goal of developing highly qualified and responsible graduates for leading positions in science, society and business. The academic education at our university is application oriented. As a result, our graduates are sought after as talented researchers and leaders. The University educates over 47,000 students enrolled in 150 courses. This includes more than 12,477 international students from over 138 countries.


At the IWW many aspects of hydraulic engineering and water management are investigated in national and international research projects. The research activities include basic research as well as applied and practical questions. The research activities of the IWW are divided into the following three research groups:

  • Coasts and Flood
  • Morphodynamics and Sediments and
  • Energy and environment.