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RWTH International Academy gGmbH

The Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen University) is with more than 40.000 students the largest university for technical studies in Germany.

As official skills development institution of the RWTH Aachen University, the RWTH International Academy directly accesses the broad knowledge of the institutes and research areas of the university. This way applied and practically oriented development opportunities are designed, organized and marketed externally. The offer includes (extra-occupational) master courses, certificate courses, in-house seminars, university courses that last for several weeks, conveying practice-oriented topics such as technology and production, management and innovation as well as project management and communication.

While the subject-specific and content-related responsibility resides with the institutes of the RWTH, the RWTH Academy can draw on comprehensive experience in didactic conception (e.g. involvement of multimedia forms of learning such as blended learning), organizational planning, implementation as well as quality assurance of the programs. The RWTH Academy operates formally separated as juristic person governed by private law and is registered as charitable subsidiary of the RWTH Aachen and the ProRWTH e.V.

The support of lifelong education and secured employability form the basis of all academic training programs of RWTH Academy. Through the interdisciplinary orientation and the possibility to draw on all institutes of RWTH Aachen both thematic as well as sector-specific programs can be offered. Uniform quality standards based on the German and European qualification framework for lifelong learning (DQR/EQR) form the basis of all programs emphasizing competence-based representation of learning outcomes (knowledge, abilities, competences). Additionally, all training formats are being certified and accredited by external agencies under guidance of the Academy. The versatile portfolio of training formats of the International Academy encourages the interlocking of professional and academic education and supports the opening-up of the university for new target groups.

The competences of RWTH International Academy include:

  • Demand-oriented development and sustainable implementation of various academic education and training formats taking into account different levels of education of target groups and the resulting requirements with regards to level of knowledge, interdisciplinary nature and internationality
  • Involvement of multimedia didactical approaches and new learning methods (blended learning)
  • Didactic mediation of subject-specific, technical curricula through lecturers of the institutes of RWTH Aachen University
  • Didactic mediation of practice- and application-oriented contents through lecturers from business and society
  • Quality assurance of the offered education programs (development of unified quality standards)
  • Support of certification and accreditation by external agencies 

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