Aalen University among the top universities 2023Top marks from the evaluation portal

Students at Aalen University can be sure that they are studying at one of the ten best universities in the country. Photo: © Aalen University | Jan Walford

We, 25. January 2023 According to, Aalen University is once again one of the ten most popular universities in Germany. In the ranking of the independent evaluation portal, it takes fourth place among the universities of applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg. In their evaluations, students emphasize the high quality of teaching, the practical relevance of the courses offered, and the good contact with the university's lecturers. Aalen University is also at the forefront of digitization: in the Digital Readiness Ranking, it achieved fourth place nationwide and first place in Baden-Württemberg.

International Christmas celebration with award ceremony for international prizesStudents at Aalen University honored for their commitment

Prof. Dr. Markus Merkel hält eine Rede an einem Pult. Daneben steht der DAAD-Preisträger Dishant Kavathia.

Prof. Dr. Markus Merkel gave a speech in honor of DAAD award winner Dishant Kavathia. Photo © International Center Aalen University

Th, 15. Dezember 2022 Three student prizes with an international character were awarded at the international Christmas celebration at Aalen University. After the corona-affected digital award ceremonies of the past years, around 100 students, staff, professors and external guests were able to celebrate on campus once again. The award ceremony and the associated international Christmas party were organized by the International Center, consisting of the International Relations Office (IRO), the Language Center, the university's non-profit association "International Society Aalen e.V. (ISA)" and the Welcome Center Ostwürttemberg.
Gruppenbild von Prof. Dr. Harro Heilmann mit seinem Team.

Total success: Prof. Dr. Harro Heilmann (4th from right) with his competition team. Photo: Aalen University | Gaby Keil

Tu, 06. Dezember 2022 With around twelve million Euros in net sales "Mechanical Engineering / Industrial Engineering and Management" students won first place in this category in Pearson/Praxar's international European University Business Simulation Competition. In this simulation, the seventh-year students successfully managed a Canadian Kayak start-up and prevailed against international competitors. With a net income of 1.1 million euros, they took third place. "Management skills in the profession are very important for engineers," says Prof. Dr. Harro Heilmann, head of the degree program, pleased with the success of his "protégés".

For the Leaders of TomorrowNew Master's Degree in “Sustainable Corporate Management” to Start in Summer Semester 2023

Prof. Dr. Patrick Ulrich heads the new master's program. Photo: Aalen University | Simone Häußler

Tu, 29. November 2022 Sustainable corporate management, sustainability controlling and sustainable supply chain management are key topics for companies and our society. In the summer semester of 2023, a new study program will be launched at Aalen University that will provide students with application-oriented training in these disciplines. The in-depth master's degree in sustainable corporate management is primarily aimed at prospective students with a relevant degree in economics.

Unique excursion to Silicon ValleyStudents from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Aalen University gain exclusive insights

Exciting insights: Around 25 students were on an excursion to Silicon Valley, which is considered the most important high-tech location in the world. Photo: Aalen University | Alexander Grohmann

Tu, 22. November 2022 After long preparation and planning by Prof. Dr. Alexander Grohmann, an excursion to Silicon Valley was recently realized. Around 25 students from the International Sales Management and Technology and Leadership in Industrial Sales and Technology programs were given the opportunity to travel to the home of countless start-ups and globally active technology companies. The region in the US state of California is considered the most important high-tech location in the world.

International Significance of Sustainable Surface TechnologyAalen professor part of an international collaboration with South Korea

German-Korean research friendship: Group picture of the workshop on sustainable electrodeposition processes in Ilmenau. Photo: © Aalen University | Phillip Scherzl

Mo, 14. November 2022 Sustainability, energy efficiency and resource conservation are challenges that increasingly preoccupy our society. To address them and find solutions, we need to collaborate globally. For this reason, the German Research Foundation (DFG) supports international research collaborations and their establishment. Under the leadership of the Technical University (TU) Ilmenau and Prof. Dr. Andreas Bund, an initial exchange took place with specialist colleagues from South Korea, in which Prof. Dr. Timo Sörgel of Aalen University also participated.

Diverse and Dynamic CooperationAalen University celebrates 20 years of partnership with South Africa

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Steffen Schwarzer, the future partnership representative, with Dr. Alfred Ngowi from the Central University of Technology (CUT) in South Africa and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Holzbaur.

We, 12. October 2022 Aalen University celebrates its 20-year partnership with the Central University of Technology (CUT) in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in 2022 under the motto "Responsible Higher Education". The partner universities celebrated their successful cooperation with a hybrid three-day conference that took place at the end of September at the two CUT campuses, transmitted digitally to Aalen University.

Doctoral studies wrapped upAalen University provides 25 founding members in the Doctoral Center

In the future, Aalen University Professors will be able to independently lead doctoral candidates in pursuing a Doctoral degree. Photo: © Hochschule Aalen | Jan Walford

Th, 22. September 2022 Yesterday, the state parliament's Science Committee approved the legal ordinance granting the right to award doctorates to the Baden-Württemberg Doctoral Association of Universities of Applied Sciences. After publication of the ordinance in the law gazette in a few days, the final hurdle to the right to award doctorates will be cleared. Aalen University is a member of the already founded HAW doctoral association of Baden-Württemberg and is represented in the Doctoral Center with 25 founding members. This opens up new opportunities for academic staff at Aalen University to be guided to a doctorate under the responsibility of a professor from their own university.

Collaboration with South Africa: Momentum for the Next 20 YearsAalen University receives delegation from the Central University of Technology

A delegation from the South-African Central University of Technology on a visit to Aalen University. Photo: International Relations Office

Tu, 13. September 2022 A delegation from long-time partner University the Central University of Technology (CUT) in South Africa has just visited Aalen University in an effort to promote and strengthen cooperation between the two institutions. The delegation arrived with four deans, senior director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, and the vice director of the Center of Global Engagement.

Tiny, but Mighty, and above all, International15 master’s students from seven countries start their new academic year at Aalen University

Tiny but mighty: and above all, international start of a new academic year. Students and faculty from the part-time master’s program Vision Science and Business (Optometry). Photo: © Aalen University | Daniel Andres

We, 10. August 2022 At the end of July, the master's program Vision Science and Business (Optometry) started a new academic year for the 21st time at Aalen University. Prof. Dr. Anna Nagl was pleased to welcome the new students and once again emphasized the international and, above all, professional competence of this part-time optometry program at Aalen University.

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