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The RWTH Aachen University (RWTH), established in 1870, is divided into nine faculties. Currently around 44,517 students are enrolled in over 152 academic programmes. The number of foreign students (8,556) substantiates the university ́s international orientation. Every year, more than 6,423 graduates and 877 doctoral graduates leave the university. Approximately 539 professors as well as 5,355 academic and 2,749 non‐academic colleagues work at RWTH. The university budget amounts to 868.7 million Euros, of which nearly 337 million Euros are funded by third parties. Moreover, special field research, 27 graduate colleges, among them 10 founded by the German Research Foundation, 15 affiliated institutes with strong industrial alignment, 4 Fraunhofer institutes and 1 Leibniz institute illustrate the university’s considerable research potential.