RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Aachen University was founded 1870 as a public polytechnic school. Since the RWTH has developed to a leading Technical University and in Europe. It is member of the IDEA League, TU9 and belongs to the nine German Universities which were awarded the “excellence” status. Currently 47.000 students are enrolled at the RWTH. The academic staff comprises 553 Professors and mor than 6000 other academic members. The Institute of Steel Construction, which will participate in this research project, is one of the founding members of the RWTH University.