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MATSE Trainee Wins 2nd Place at GermEval Contest

May 12th, 2023 | by
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Source: Own illustration

Trainees bring a breath of fresh air to companies and often surprise with remarkable achievements. A notable example is Patrick Gustav Blaneck, a former MATSE trainee at the IT Center, who won the second place at the GermEval 2022 contest.

We as an employer think that it’s important to recognize and highlight the achievements of our employees. For that reason, we spoke with Patrick about his work, the experience he gained along the way, and his plans for the future.


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The Print Service Portal is Online!

May 11th, 2023 | by
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Source: Freepik

Now it’s even easier to plot high-quality large-format printouts on a variety of materials

In the IT Center, high-quality printing devices are available for printouts by employees of the facilities, affiliated institutes and student organizations of the RWTH Aachen University as well as the University Hospital. We print on roll paper and then cut the printouts to size so that any format is available, limited only by the roll width.

To optimize the print service, a new portal is now available for print processing. The portal, which was designed and programmed by MATSE trainees from the department Process Support and Digitization Study & Teaching (PDSL) as part of their major programming work in cooperation with the print service, now makes processes much more transparent and easier. It also significantly improves usability and user experience.


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Company Excursion 2023 in Landgraaf

May 10th, 2023 | by
Inscription "IT CENTER BETRIEBSAUSFLUG 2023" in front of tulip field

Source: Own illustration

After a long break last fall, the IT Center employees were once again able to take part in a company excursion in 2022. Once again this year, we were looking forward to a day full of fun excursions.

The meeting point was the IT Center at 8:45 am. A bus was available to take the participants to the various activities. Of course, there was also the possibility to organize the journey by oneself. Whether by car or by bicycle, many good-humored interdepartmental communities were already formed on the way to the event.


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From CAS Campus Export to RWTHcontacts Export

May 8th, 2023 | by
Illustration Projektarbeit: Zwei Personen arbeiten an Ordner

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As we have already reported, the organization and person directory of the campus management system “CAS Campus” (“Web Phone Book”) is being replaced by the new service RWTHcontacts.

Now the project is proceeding into the next phase: the data from RWTHcontacts must now successively replace the old CAMPUS data in all digital processes.


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The IT Center Picture Puzzle: NFDI4Ing Administrative Office

May 5th, 2023 | by
Employees of the NFDI4Ing Office

Source: Own illustration


The long wait is over – finally the IT Center picture puzzle continues. In this article, you’ll learn all about the NFDI4Ingadministrative office. Who is behind it? What are the tasks and what does the future of the NFDI4Ing’s administrative office look like? This and much more you will discover in this interview.

Did you guess the keyword we were looking for? This time the correct answer was “networking”. If you want to know why this keyword represents the NFDI4Ing office, click on “Read rest of this entry”.

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Participation in the Conception phase of the DKZ.2R

May 3rd, 2023 | by
Logo of the Data Competence Center of the Rhine-Ruhr Region

Source: Forschungszentrum Jülich

Together with the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), the IT Center is participating in the conception phase of the Data Competence Center for the Rhine-Ruhr region, DKZ.2R for short. 22 projects were selected by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) from a total of 74 applications to participate in the conception phase.

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Healthy Well-Being When Working From Home – Part 3

April 28th, 2023 | by
Tired woman working from home streatching after typing on laptop late at night.

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“Sitting is the new smoking” – everyone has probably heard this saying. Research in recent years has also shown that this is not just an empty phrase: Just 30 minutes of daily exercise has a positive effect on physical and mental health, such as strengthening the cardiovascular system or reducing the tendency to depression, etc. In part 3 of our series, we would like to give you some useful tips for feeling good and staying fit at home.

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Changeover Within the GitLab Login Process

April 26th, 2023 | by
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Source: GitLab

On May 3, 2023, the login process for our GitLab instances ( and will be updated as part of a necessary maintenance.

However, in order to be able to log in to the GitLab instances of the RWTH after the maintenance, the primary e-mail address stored in GitLab must match the contact e-mail address in the Identity Management of the RWTH. Otherwise, if the e-mail addresses are different, you may get a login error after the system changeover.

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Family-Friendliness At The IT Center

April 25th, 2023 | by

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Once again this year, RWTH Aachen University has awarded the “Famos for Family” prize to family-friendly heads of an organizational unit. The prize is endowed with 500 euros and honors heads of facilities and teams at RWTH Aachen University who are committed to a family-friendly work-life balance. We are delighted and congratulate our IT Center Director, Professor Matthias Müller, for receiving this award this year.

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New Design: IdM Role Administration

April 24th, 2023 | by
Letter Board "Time for Change"

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Finally, the time has come: The IdM Role and Group Management will shine in a new modern look from May 3, 2023, which you already know from the IdM HomePage, the IdM PasswordReset and the IdM Selfservice.

The usability has been considered and optimized as well. The range of functions remains the same for the time being. Read the rest of this entry »