RWTH: DFG Funding Atlas confirms RWTH’s good research achievements

The latest edition of the funding atlas of the German Research Foundation – DFG for short – once again documents the research strength of the Aachen University of Excellence. In addition to information on science funding and research, the publication also contains ranking lists of the amount of DFG funding. In the three years under review, from 2017 to 2019, RWTH received EUR 312.8 million in project funding – that is EUR 31.8 million more than in the previous period.

A particularly large amount of third-party funding from the most important German research funder repeatedly went to the engineering sciences at RWTH. The DFG provided 152.5 million euros over the three years, which corresponds to almost ten percent of its total funding in this area. The clear lead of 52 million euros over the second-placed university underlines the top position in engineering. A similar picture also shows the support of the engineering sciences by the AiF, the working group of industrial research associations. From this, the RWTH received almost 50 million euros between 2017 and 2019, almost twice as much as the second-placed TU Dresden with 26.2 million.

The life sciences in Aachen were also confirmed by the DFG for their convincing research work. With funding of 52.9 million euros from 2017 to 2019, they recorded an increase of 61 percent. The natural sciences also received a substantial amount from the DFG between 2017 and 2019. With 15.5 million euros in chemistry and 8.6 million euros in mathematics, RWTH is one of the ten German universities in these two subject areas that have received the greatest amount of funding from the DFG.