RWTH Aachen University or Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen is a research university located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With its 260 institutes in nine faculties, RWTH Aachen is among the leading European scientific and research institutions. It is the center of a dynamic, cross-border knowledge region and stands for world-class university education in Natural Sciences and Engineering. It houses 44,517 students in 152 courses of study, including 8,556 international students from 128 countries. Furthermore, RWTH Aachen is the largest employer and education provider in the region. The work of the research centres of RWTH Aachen is closely oriented towards the current needs of industry. The University’s innovative capacity is further reflected in the high number of business start-ups, including AMO (currently more than 1,400).