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Our Christmas Party at the First IT Center Christmas Market

December 23rd, 2022 | by
Waffle with toppings

First IT Center Christmas Market
Source: Own illustration

All good things come in … “two”! Since our last year’s Christmas party unfortunately had to be cancelled, the already planned and thought-out celebration – our own IT Center Christmas market – was made up for and celebrated on 9 December this year. After all, postponed is not abandoned! The IT Center’s party team was full of beans and organised a wonderful party that lacked nothing. The pre-Christmas season was ushered in with the smell of mulled wine and waffles and musical support from a large part of the IT Center staff.

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Opportunities and Challenges Working From Home – Part 1

December 21st, 2022 | by
Workplace that becomes a place of well-being through many plants

Well-Being Oasis in the Home Office
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Since the start of the Corona pandemic in spring 2020, working from home has been part of the daily working life for many of us. Working from home was initially a big change for most of us and offers both opportunities and challenges at the same time. In this blog post, we would like to show you the opportunities that workin from home offers and how to implement them as well as possible challenges and risks that arise from working from home.

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The IT Center Picture Puzzle – Review and Preview

December 14th, 2022 | by
Summary of the picture puzzle carried out so far with solution words

Source: Own illustration

The year is coming to an end, and we would like to look back with you on our blog series The IT Center Picture Puzzle. Which departments were involved this year and what were the solution words? We would also like to give you a sneak preview of what will happen next year, because #SpoilerAlert: we will continue the series next year. But let’s start at the beginning…

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Changed Opening Hours During Christmas and New Year

December 12th, 2022 | by
Zoomed image of the section of a clock face with snowflakes and light reflections in the form of dots

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The year 2022 is slowly coming to an end and the big holidays are just around the corner. For this reason, the IT Center has adjusted its opening hours for the period between Christmas and the beginning of January.

You can reach the IT-ServiceDesk in the period December 27, 2022, to January 6, 2023 in the following ways: Read the rest of this entry »

New Web Layout for the IT Center Website

December 9th, 2022 | by
Blue background with inscription "IT Center Webrelaunch" and drawing of white rocket

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The IT Center website has recently been relaunched with a new design. We attach great importance on clearly communicating the customer orientation, reliability and stability of our IT services, especially for our international customers. This is why we decided to re-design the structure of our website. The new website provides you with all the information you need about the IT Center as the central IT facility of RWTH Aachen University and as an educational institution, about our basic services as well as individual services, research foci, projects, cooperations and much more.

With the revision of the contents, however, some web addresses may have changed. So please remember to adjust your favorites according to the new web addresses. Read the rest of this entry »

Changed Opening Hours of the IT-ServiceDesk on December 14, 2022

December 7th, 2022 | by


customer support illustration with small colorful images like search function, headphones and a laptop.


Due to an internal event, the IT-ServiceDesk will be open at limited hours with a reduced offer on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.

During the time from 7:30am to 4pm the IT-ServiceDesk can be contacted as follows: Read the rest of this entry »

Green Surfing on the World Wide Web

December 5th, 2022 | by
Hand holding symbolic green World Wide Web globe


Google is probably the most popular search engine in the world.

Since 2004, the verb “to google” has even been in the German Duden dictionary. This is of course because Google is the big player in the search engine business. In 2022, Google became one of the most valuable companies in the world with a brand value of around 819.6 billion US dollars (source:

But there are green alternatives that we can set up as our default search engine – after all, every query consumes electricity and increases our CO₂ footprint.


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Changed Opening Hours of the IT-ServiceDesk on December 9, 2022

December 2nd, 2022 | by
Drawing of a woman with a laptop with support symbols around her

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Due to an internal event, the IT-ServiceDesk will only be open for you during limited opening hours on Friday, December 9, 2022.

For personal contact, our locations below will be open for you at the following times on this day: Read the rest of this entry »

Computer Security Day: 5 Simple Tips to Improve IT Security

November 30th, 2022 | by
IT security symbols: cloud, magnifying glass, fingerprint, keyhole, email, cryptographic key

Source: Own Illustration

For most people, life without the Internet has long been unimaginable. Whether at home, at work or anywhere along the way – information technology is simply everywhere. However, its ubiquity also raises the question of its security. A question that experts already asked themselves back when the Internet had only just begun to develop. Since 1988, November 30 has been dedicated to IT security in many countries. The aim of this event is to raise general awareness of IT security and to educate users on the subject. To mark the occasion, we have compiled five very simple tips for more IT security in everyday life.


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HPC@SC22 – On site again this year

November 28th, 2022 | by
Logo SC22

Source: SC22

With 10,700 attendees, 41 workshops, 28 tutorials, 57 research posters, and 86 Bird-of-a-Feather talks, the international conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis “SC22” was a resounding success. Read the rest of this entry »