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SuperC, landmark of RWTH Aachen and the central service building for students

RWTH Aachen University (German pronunciation: [ɛʀveːteːhaː ˈʔaːxən]) or Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen<ref>RWTH is the abbreviation of Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule, which translates literally into "Rheinish-Westphalian Technical High School". In German, "high school" is synonymic to university. The institution is in Germany commonly referred to as RWTH Aachen or simply RWTH. The abbreviation remains untranslated in other languages to avoid the use of the Hochschule term, which is sometimes mistakenly translated as highschool. Sometimes, RWTH Aachen is also referred to as TH Aachen or Aachen University.
Note: The term FH Aachen does not refer to the RWTH but to the Fachhochschule Aachen, a university of applied sciences, which is also located in Aachen.</ref> is a research university of technology located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With more than 42,000 students enrolled in 144 study programs, it is the largest technical university in Germany.<ref name="">Daten & Fakten - RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY - Deutsch. (2011-12-12). Retrieved on 2013-09-18.</ref><ref name="Official statistics">Official statistics (retrieved 2012-04-17)</ref> The institution maintains close links to industry and accounts for the highest amount of third-party funds of all German universities in both absolute and relative terms per faculty member.<ref>Figures by the German Federal Statistical Office (German; retrieved 2011-02-11).</ref>

In 2007, RWTH Aachen was chosen by the DFG as one of nine German Universities of Excellence for its future concept RWTH 2020: Meeting Global Challenges and additionally won funding for one graduate school and three clusters of excellence.<ref></ref> RWTH Aachen is a founding member of IDEA League,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> a strategic alliance of four leading universities of technology in Europe. The university is also a member of TU9,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and the Top Industrial Managers for Europe<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> network.

RWTH Aachen University sections
Intro   History    Campus    Internationality    Rankings    Organisation    Associations    Future    Notable faculty and alumni    Trivia    Notes and references    External links   

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