North Rhine-Westphalian Science Minister Announces Funding of Fortschrittskolleg Verbund.NRW


On march 30, 2016 science minister Svenja Schulze introduced the winners of the second call within the promotion program Fortschrittskollegs NRW. The program, established in the research strategy Fortschritt.NRW, aims to strengthen inter- and transdisciplinary research meaning the conjunction of distinct research fields and actors from society. At RWTH Aachen University two programs, Verbund.NRW and ACCESS! will be funded for the next four and a half years starting in July 2016.

Verbund.NRW approaches resource efficiency improvement of composite materials and constructions in the construction industry.

The Fortschrittskolleg ACCESS! conducts investigations on the future of mobility. Under the direction of the Chair of Operations Mangement interdisziplinary projects are realized at eleven institutes of RWTH Aachen University.