RWTH International Academy - The Academy of Further Education by RWTH Aachen University

Innovative – Hands-On – Future-Oriented

Progress is becoming more and more important in order to remain competitive in the marketplace. Knowledge is an indispensable unique selling point here. When used correctly, both companies and professionals benefit from it.

As RWTH Aachen University's official academy of further education, the RWTH International Academy has a clear educational goal: It bundles the entire research and knowledge system of the RWTH Aachen University in order to convey this expertise in concise, practice-oriented learning units. In the areas of production technology, quality management, engineering and management, she combines academic theory and practical application into holistic training concepts.


Your added value:

  1. RWTH Aachen fast-learning format: Practically orientated training at one of the world's best integrated interdisciplinary technical universities
  2. Broad knowledge building: Basics, theories and methods from diverse topic areas are transmitted by lecturers
  3. Prominent practical relevance: Knowledge is directly conveyed and applied by the participants at the laboratories, test facilitiies and testing halls, provided by the RWTH Aachen University
  4. Excellent teaching quality: Supervision by experts of the RWTH Aachen with experience in the fields of project management and industry
  5. Efficient small-group work: Development of individual, effective solutions
  6. Apparent qualification: A guaranteed high-quality education through the RWTH Aachen certificate
  7. Inspiring synergy effects: Develop sustainable innovations with the partner companies of the RWTH Aachen University in a perfect learning environment
  8. Sustainable development of competence: Acquisition of specific expertise and the development of networks

RWTH Aachen Fast-Learning Format

The RWTH Aachen University is a place where the future of our industrialized world is thought about. The University of Excellence has represented for a long time an internationally recognized hotspot that develops innovative answers to global challenges. As one of the most recognized and largest technical universities in Germany, RWTH Aachen University is also responsible for the content of continuing vocational training. In terms of time, courses are geared to the needs of the participants. In order to prevent a loss of working hours and to enable participants to obtain a better qualification, we offer courses between 2-8 days.

Broad Knowledge Building

The RWTH International Academy offers access to the entire range of topics of the university. The diverse subject areas are tailored to the individual qualification needs of specialists and executives. From basic training to expert training courses, you benefit from a wide range of qualification.

Prominent Practical Relevance

At the International Academy, the practical implementation always comes first. In practical examples, the deepening and application of the mediated content leads to a long-term and sustainable learning success. Together with the lecturers, you will develop individual solution approaches based on concrete case studies that you can profitably integrate into your daily work routine. In the laboratories of the RWTH Aachen you consolidate the acquired knowledge. In order to use your qualification advantage directly in the company, some courses are offered in two modules.

We value the fact that participants can directly apply what they have learned and solve problems in the company. This is the only way to ensure that a learning transfer actually takes place and that employees give new impulses thanks to their personal qualifications.

Excellent Teaching Quality

Eighty percent of the scientists and pioneers of the renowned RWTH Aachen have been working in the free economy. They embody all the excellent knowledge of the RWTH, pass on their professional and practical experience directly to course participants and thus merge academic and vocational education. Our courses stand for their excellent teaching quality and follow the quality standards of the RWTH Aachen.

Efficient Small-Group Work

Achieving long-term learning successes and developing effective solutions are the focus of our seminars. In order to promote the individual learning process and encouraging lively discussions between the participants and the speakers, we attach great importance to a group size of a maximum of 20 people. We promote exchanges both during and outside the course so that you can make long-term contacts that are profitable for your future.

Apparent Qualification

In the name of the RWTH Aachen University, the RWTH International Academy is able to awards its course participants with either classic university certificates or certificates of the provided further education .  

All courses of the RWTH International Academy conclude with the awarding of an official university certificate of RWTH Aachen University. To ensure the academic quality standard, they undergo a holistic quality assurance process. The quality management system of the RWTH International Academy is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 29990 ("Learning Services for Basic and Advanced Training - Basic Requirements for Service Providers"):

Visible proof of the consistently maintained quality standards of RWTH Aachen University is made by the seal stamp, which is provided on each certificate by hand. All services provided are marked with the Europe-wide instrument "European Credit Transfer Systems" (ECTS): It is possible to transfer the services provided to other certified courses or even a subsequent university course. In addition, ASIIN e.V. is a partner of RWTH Aachen University and RWTH International Academy for the certification of quality management systems in system accreditation. This training accreditation agency sets standards in the areas of engineering, computer science, science, mathematics and teaching qualification. The RWTH International Academy is accredited by ASIIN. This accreditation is updated at regular intervals of five years to ensure continuous quality and to pass this on to our participants.

Inspiring Synergy Effects

The courses provided by the International Academy take all place on the RWTH Aachen Campus, which has become one of the largest science parks in Europe, combining science and industry. Experts research here on economically relevant topics, to which interdisciplinary science teams and industry consortia work together on questions regarding the future and give visionary solutions. More than 280 companies are already involved, sharing resources with the institutes of the university and using synergy effects to exchange knowledge directly on site and to work together on sustainable innovations.

Sustainable Development of Competence

The positive feedback from our graduates confirms our quality standards. Seeing our participants successfully participate in our courses, it becomes our goal to not only maintain our quality standards but to improve them constantly.  Former participants in our courses confirm how our courses contribute to the development of their competencies. Furthermore, the praise the fact that they are comprehensively and visibly qualified through the RWTH Aachen certificate to completion. In the long run, you benefit from the career-promoting network and the lively exchange with the lecturers and participants.

Course Catalogue 2019 | pdf, 9 MiB

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