RWTH Aachen University

RWTH Aachen University is a German public research university located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. 

Our goal is to:

  • Develop a vision for a sustainable RWTH through a participatory process, to create and implement a road map with concrete goals for RWTH, and to continuously review and develop these goals. In order to establish RWTH as a driving force for sustainable development in society, we have aligned our development goals with national as well as international frameworks that are based on the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Make our research more sustainable, establishing sustainability as a core topic in all faculties, Profile Areas, and research projects, and providing solutions for a sustainable transformation of our society.
  • Make our teaching more sustainable, to anchor the topic of sustainability in all courses of study and to focus more strongly on empowering our learners and instructors to use innovative ideas to drive the development of solutions.
  • Make campus operations at RWTH Aachen University more sustainable, reducing our environmental footprint in the spirit of climate neutrality, and to actively foster a culture of responsible and inclusive cooperation
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The Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre

Learn about the Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre (Aachen, Bangkok, Chennai, Dresden - ABCD Centre) which aims to address the pressing issue of humanity’s adaptation to the consequences of climate change, with a special focus on water, and facilitate a global dialogue between leading scientific institutions. 

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