Measure 1: Sharpening the Scientific ProfilePeter Winandy
RWTH Aachen aims to sharpen the profile of each individual faculty and to shift their focus to the core competences of the University, thus triggering a faculty-wide change process, which will ultimately lead to a sharpening of the scientific profile of the entire University. This measure comprises the two sub-measures Strengthening the Natural Sciences and Fostering Interdisciplinary Research.
An excellent science faculty conducting basic research is as indispensable for an excellent university, as the consistent enhancement of research collaboration between all faculties with the engineering and the science faculties. In addition, the researchers must be given room for development of promising ideas and projects.
RWTH Aachen is currently creating new platforms for creativity and innovation with the establishment of additional research space, Clusters of Excellence, Seed Fund Projects, Project Houses, and Research Centers in scientific growth areas.