Established in 1870, the RWTH Aachen University is an open research university that has domestic as well as international collaborations. Some of the domestic organizations that the university is associated with, include DFG, TU9, and German Excellence Initiative, while the international affiliations are CEASER, Idea League, TIMES, ALMA, Pegasus, EASN, and Unitech International. The university began its first classes in the year of establishment with around 223 students and thirty-two faculty members. The university is considered among the top technological universities in Germany. In 1909, the female students were admitted into the college for the first time. The medical and philosophical schools started in 1965 and enrolment increased to 10,000 students. Presently, the university consists of 45,628 students and 5,695 staff members.
The campus of the university is spread across 620 acres of land. It is divided into two areas, namely Midtown and Melaten. Recently, a new building has been constructed within the premises. The campus, which is nearby some famous tourist attractions, includes all the facilities required. It comprises about four thousand students and has replaced the building of Audimax which was known to be the largest lecture hall in the university. There are many cafes, restaurants, and medical stores that are located close to the campus. Also, public transport is easily accessible from the university. Aachen is a city of culture and traditions that make this lively city a great place to live in.
The university offers an undergraduate degree program, postgraduate degree program, and doctoral level programs. It includes a number of subjects that are categorized into 9 faculties, namely Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Business and Economics, Faculty of Georesources and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. Also, over 5,000 international students are enrolled in graduate programs. In addition, the university has a number of institutes that provide practical knowledge, workshops, guest lectures, and industrial visits. Some of the well-known institutes are the Institute for Applied Ecology, Institute for Laser Technology, and the Institute for Production Technology.