Measure 3: Place To Be

  Team meeting Copyright: Peter Winandy

It is RWTH’s objective to be a Place to Be – a place where research and teaching support academics in all fields to exploit their full potential.


Doris Klee, Vice-Rector for Human Resources Management and Development at


Doris Klee

Vice-Rector for Human Resources Management and Development


+49 241 80 94002



As part of the measure "Place to Be", RWTH offers programs that are specifically designed for students, junior scientists, senior scientists (otherwise known as “akademischer Mittelbau”) and professors in order to attract them and establish a close commitment to the University.

Place to Be is based on the measure “Mobilizing People” from the Institutional Strategy I. According to the values ambition, team spirit and pragmatism, the following activities are offered in the current funding phase:

Diversity Fund and Re-Entry Positions
Doctorate positions for graduates from diverse backgrounds and re-entry positions for junior researchers after their parental leave

RWTH Start-Up, RWTH Lecturer and RWTH Fellow
Start-up financing for junior scientists, distinctions for senior scientists and for excellent research performance by RWTH Aachen professors

Support for junior scientists with children