With more than 14,000 students, almost 2,000 graduates a year, ten faculties, more than 70 degree programmes, nine in-house and three affiliated institutes as well as four competence platforms, the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, with its Aachen and Jülich locations, is one of the biggest and most important universities of applied sciences in Germany. Around 250 professors as well as approximately 900 employees work here, in teaching, in research and in administration.
The FH Aachen offers its students a first-rate course of study that superbly prepares them for jobs in modern and trendsetting professions. Apart from the traditional MINT subjects, such as mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, and technology, the range of courses offered by the university also includes business studies and design. In line with market requirements, more than 70 Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes aren't just offered as full-time courses of study, there is also an ever increasing number of dual study programmes.
The university focuses on modern teaching which is guided by the latest didactic insights and utilises up-to-date methods such as e-learning. Students are provided with individual personal support which allows for an intense exchange of knowledge and experiences with the teaching staff. The incorporation of current research and development findings optimally prepares students for their professional careers after graduation.
When it comes to research, the FH Aachen strives to be among the strongest universities of applied sciences in Germany. The competences are mainly in the future areas of energy, mobility, and life sciences. The latest research results are directly incorporated into teaching.
Through the close cooperation with regional businesses, the university and business enterprises collaborate on the development of products and methods which provide added value directly in the region. The FH Aachen trains and educates young women and men who assume responsibility in regional businesses and contribute to the development of the local trade and industry by applying their research-related expert knowledge and methodological skills.
The expansion of regional, national and international networking in teaching and research is an essential part of the FH Aachen's plans for the future, especially with regard to the euroregional location of the campuses in Aachen and Jülich, in immediate proximity to Belgium and the Netherlands. A further decisive step is offering international degree programmes. Here, the language of instruction is English which is meant to attract the interest of more foreign prospective students. In this context, the cooperation with numerous and significant foreign partner universities of the FH Aachen are particularly attractive.
The FH Aachen's Freshman Institute prepares students from all over the world for a further course of study in Germany. Imparting language skills as well as content competence in a highly focused manner enables students to seamlessly commence a Bachelor's degree programme in North Rhine-Westphalia.
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