Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

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Outstanding student feedback in university rankings

May 12th, 2023 | by

Students at RWTH Aachen University are particularly satisfied with their studies in industrial engineering, specializing in electrical engineering and information technology. This is the result of the annual university ranking by the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE). Among other subjects, the current edition evaluated interdisciplinary courses of study in industrial engineering, which is offered at RWTH in no less than four disciplines.

Based on a survey of around 120,000 students using a 5-star scale, prospective students receive first-hand information about the study conditions at the universities, as well as facts about studies, teaching and research.
In the most important category, the evaluation of the overall study situation, the rating of the Electrical Engineering and Information Technology department stands out particularly above the national average. It also belongs to the top group when it comes to supporting its students at the beginning of their studies. Finally, the student community is highly satisfied with many other study-related advantages, such as a very good IT infrastructure and the digital teaching elements.
Overall, almost all subjects at RWTH Aachen achieve above-average results.

The ranking results are also displayed in HeyStudium directly on the details page of the Electrical Engineering and Information Technology subject.

Excellent placement in global university ranking

April 11th, 2023 | by
A graduate of RWTH Aachen University.

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In electrical engineering, RWTH Aachen is one of the three best German universities. This is the result of the internationally highly regarded QS Ranking by Subjects of the British information service provider Quacquarelli Symonds. Presented in its latest version, the subject ranking is based on various criteria that are weighted according to subject. An online reputation survey among university graduates and employers accounts for between 40 and 100 percent of the total points and is considered the most important indicator. Citations, which scientific papers from universities receive on average, account for up to 60 percent. For some engineering and natural science subjects, international research networks are also taken into account.

The Aachen University of Excellence was able to place itself on the winner’s podium in many subjects throughout Germany and is also convincing in an international comparison. In ten subjects, it placed among the 100 best worldwide. RWTH did particularly well in the subjects of mining engineering with 15th place and mechanical engineering with 19th place.

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Top placements in international ranking

March 31st, 2023 | by

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The portal informs in the newly published ranking that the Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the RWTH achieved the 2nd place in the Germany-wide comparison. Internationally, RWTH ranks 65th in this discipline. evaluates the frequency of citations of scientific articles and other publications for the ranking. Data from the OpenAlex and CrossRef databases are used for the evaluation. Researchers are ranked using the D-index, a variation of the H-index, which measures citations to their scientific papers within a discipline. All those who achieve a D-index of at least 30 are included in the rankings. The sum of the D-indexes of all listed scientists of a university is then decisive for its placement in the university ranking.
Accordingly, the following RWTH Electrical Engineering and Information Technology professors have qualified for the ranking:

  • Dirk Uwe Sauer from the Chair of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Engineering.
  • Rik W. De Doncker from the Chair of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives
  • Heinrich Meyr from the Chair for Distributed Signal Processing
  • Antonello Monti from the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems
  • Max Lemme from the Chair of Electronic Components AMICA – Advanced Microelectronic Center Aachen
  • Steffen Leonhardt from the Chair of Medical Information Technology
  • Petri Mahönen from the Chair and Institute of Networked Systems
  • Rainer Leupers from the Chair of Software for Systems on Silicon

RWTH earns top positions in this year’s NTU ranking

November 11th, 2020 | by
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Image: Martin Braun

Every year, the National Taiwan University (NTU) compiles a ranking of the top 800 universities in the world in six different disciplines and a total of 24 individual subjects. For this internationally respected ranking, NTU evaluated various bibliometric indicators, such as international scientific publications, and ranked them according to scientific productivity, excellence, and influence in research.

RWTH Aachen University performed very well in the German ranking, since the institution is currently listed among the best universities in Germany for 18 of 24 subjects. RWTH scored first place in Germany for the subjects civil engineering, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Finally, the University was ranked second in Germany for electrical engineering and third for chemistry, computer science, and mathematics. (Source: RWTH Press, Image rights: Martin Braun)

Good Education of RWTH Students in CHE Ranking

June 2nd, 2020 | by

CHE Ranking 2020

The Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) examined the study programmes industrial engineering and business administration and rated the training as very good.

The CHE ranking showed again this year that the students at the RWTH Aachen are very well educated. The subjects Business Administration and Industrial Engineering and Management were examined in the four disciplines Civil Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials and Process Engineering. The results base on how students evaluate their course programme. Afterwards, all results are put in relation with the results of other universities.

The ranking is based on surveys of students regarding the equipment of the university and the teaching staff. The students of the RWTH Aachen University were particularly satisfied with the organization of their courses of study as well as the equipment of the university. The study situation also seemed to be good for the students; the Industrial Engineering and Management with a specialisation in Electrical Power Engineering achieved a 2.1. In addition, the students appreciated the good support they received at the start of their studies in the form of advice, tutorials and courses to build up competence.

The high number of students in the Industrial Engineering and Management department who complete their studies in a maximum of one semester more than the standard period of study is particularly noteworthy.

Second Place QS Worldranking 2020

March 10th, 2020 | by

Second place for electrical engineering at RWTH Aachen University among German faculties in worldwide ranking

In the current QS World University Ranking 2020, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at RWTH Aachen University is among the top 40 universities evaluated in the worldwide ranking with rank 34. While in the years 2015-2017 the faculty was still ranked between 51 and 100, since 2018 the faculty is among the top 50 in an international comparison. In comparison to other german universities, the faculty is in second place.

Decisive for the rankings are opinions of scientists, employers, as well as data on citations and the H-Index. The almost unchanged results once again confirm the high reputation of our faculty.