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Kategorie: ‘Events, Anniversarys & Success’

Best Trainee Award 2023

November 27th, 2023 | by
Daumen hoch für unsere Azubis

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Despite the extraordinary circumstances during the coronavirus pandemic, the training was completed with the grade “very good” – four former IT Center trainees can claim this in 2023: Patrick Blaneck, who completed his training as a mathematical-technical software developer at the beginning of the year, Mia Möbes, IT specialist for system integration, Eva Tiede, Management Assistant for Office Management, and Marcel Vogler, mathematical-technical software developer. All four were honored by the IHK-Aachen for their excellent results at a ceremony.

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25th Anniversary of the VR Group

November 15th, 2023 | by

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For a quarter of a century now, our VR group has been researching the various possible applications of virtual reality (VR) at RWTH Aachen University.

We are celebrating – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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Blogging Day 2023: Sharing Knowledge

November 13th, 2023 | by

Today we are once again celebrating Blogging Day, an opportunity to celebrate the digital sharing of knowledge. Blogging is much more than simply writing texts – it is a bridge that connects us with our community.

Since 2015, we have been providing you with information about our IT services and more on the IT Center Blog. The RDM-Blog also offers you exciting information on the topic of research data management. This year, the IT Center Changes Blog has been added to the IT Center’s blog repertoire. Would you like to get more specific insights into our blog instances? Then this post is just right for you!


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Congratulations: Best Paper Award

November 3rd, 2023 | by
Dr. Tim Weißker and Dr. Daniel Zielasko on the podium together with the award panel at the award ceremony. On the projection in the background are the title of the paper “Stay Vigilant: The Threat of a Replication Crisis in VR Locomotion Research” and the names of the two authors.

Dr. Tim Weißker and Dr. Daniel Zielasko receiving the Best Paper Award at the 29th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology Source: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Benjamin Weyers

On October 10, 2023, Dr. Tim Weißker and Dr. Daniel Zielasko won the Best Paper Award for their work entitled “Stay Vigilant: The Threat of a Replication Crisis in VR Locomotion Research” at the 29th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology. The paper presents a meta-analysis of research on navigation techniques in virtual reality and analyses the associated empirical user studies with respect to their reproducibility. The results indicate a strong need for improvement within the research community, from which the authors derive specific guidelines for the conduct and presentation of future research.


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#RWTHWelcomeWeek for the Winter Semester 23/24 – We Were There!

October 23rd, 2023 | by
Exterior view of the Audimax shortly before the Freshers' Fair

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The IT Center was once again part of this year’s Welcome Week for the winter semester 2023/2024 at RWTH Aachen University! Especially international students have the opportunity to get acquainted with the services and processes of RWTH Aachen University.

Unlike previous events, this time there was no live digital lecture on our IT services. But don’t worry, there was still a video. The Welcome Week team changed the concept and adapted it to your wishes. In addition, we were live on site at the Freshers’ Fair in the Audimax on September 27, 2023, and were on hand to offer advice and support to new students.

In the following blog post, we will tell you about the Freshers’ Fair, the newly designed information video about our IT services, and also give you some help for a successful semester.


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IT Center Oktoberfest 2023

October 13th, 2023 | by
Axe throwing

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The IT Center management once again invited to the IT Center Oktoberfest on September 29, 2023, after a long break due to Covid. Parallel to the Munich role model, people enjoyed themselves in typical Tracht, Bavarian specialties, and lots of good humor.

The IT Center party team organized the party for employees, trainees, student assistants and alumni. Traditional decorations, a beer cart, music, and lights created a great atmosphere. Although the weather was not ideal in the meantime, the participants were not impressed by this and continued to celebrate in a good mood.


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Certification of the Quality Management System

October 11th, 2023 | by
ISO 9001 certification label

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The IT Center at RWTh Aachen University is home to various divisions that are responsible for different subject areas. Among others, the Networks department, which is responsible for the operation and renewal of the centrally managed communication networks of RWTH.
Central tasks include the provision of a reliable and high-performance communications infrastructure to safeguard the university’s research, teaching and administrative operations.
In order to relieve the employees, a quality management system (QMS) was introduced, which was accredited according to ISO 9001 for the first time this year.

You can find out in this blog post what exactly the QMS is used for and how the ISO 9001 certification took place.

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With Us, Not Only the Computing Time Is Right – Company Run 2023

September 29th, 2023 | by
The runners of the IT Center running team

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On September 22, 2023, the Aachen company run celebrated its 10th anniversary. The IT Center running team was there again this year, running a total of 62.7 km for a good cause. Braving the rain, our first runners started in Aachen-Oberforstbach, followed by sunshine at the big 9.9 km run in the evening. We can say: With us not only the calculation but also the running time is right!

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Welcome, New MATSE Trainees!

September 15th, 2023 | by
MATSE-Azubis essen und trinken

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This year, we are pleased with the even three-figure MATSE growth! 103 prospective number crunchers have started their dual studies with integrated training as mathematical-technical software developers – MATSE for short.

The newcomers were welcomed at the MATSE beginners’ event on September 4 at the IT Center. The 6th of September also held exciting events in store for our first-year students.

To give you an impression, we have summarized the most important events in this blog post.


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IT Center Summer Party 2023

September 1st, 2023 | by
Crowd laughing

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On August 18, 2023, the IT Center management once again invited employees to the annual IT Center Summer Party.After a wonderful summer party in 2022, the employees were looking forward to an exuberant and fun celebration again this year.

After the last weeks were only marked by rain and bad weather, we had fantastic weather on this day
The IT Center party team organized a party for all employees, trainees, student assistants and also alumni. Together we celebrated with good drinks, delicious food, an Olympics and in the best company. Read the rest of this entry »