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FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences

With more than 15,000 students, almost 2,000 graduates a year, ten faculties, more than 100 degree programmes, eleven in-house and five affiliated institutes as well as four competence platforms, 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 240 professors as well as approximately 900 employees work here, in teaching, in research and in administration.

FH Aachen offers its students a course of study that superbly prepares them for jobs in modern and trendsetting professions. Apart from the traditional MINT (STEM) subjects, such as mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, and technology, the range of courses offered by the university also includes business studies and design. Approximately 100 Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes offer an increasing number of dual study programmes in line with market requirements, along with full-time studies.

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 close personal support, which allows for an intensive exchange of experience and knowledge with the teaching staff. The incorporation of current research and development findings optimally prepares students for their professional careers after graduation.

FH Aachen aims to be one of the strongest research universities of applied sciences in Germany. Its competences are mainly in the future fields of energy, mobility and life sciences as well as digitalisation and industrial production. Current research results are directly incorporated into teaching.

Through close cooperation with regional businesses, the university and industry collaborate on the development of products and methods that create added value directly on location. FH Aachen trains and educates young women and men who assume responsibility in the region's businesses and who contribute to the development of the local economy 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 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 cooperations with numerous and distinguished foreign partner universities of FH Aachen are particularly attractive.

FH Aachen's Freshman Institute prepares students from all over the world for a further course of study in Germany. Providing language and content-related competences in an intensive way enables students to make a seamless transition to a Bachelor's degree programme in North Rhine-Westphalia.