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Executive Insights with RWTH Aachen University
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6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku
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2024/02/07 · 12:00
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2024/02/07 · 14:00

The value of Academia-Industry Cooperation in Times of Uncertainty and Disruption / Opportunities for German-Japanese Cooperation


We would like to invite you to our Executive Insights event jointly organized by AHK Japan, NRW Global Business Japan, DWIH Tokyo and the German Embassy in Japan featuring a keynote by Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. mult. Ulrich Rüdiger, Rector at RWTH Aachen University, as well as further professors of the university in a moderated discussion.  

RWTH Aachen University’s success is based on academic excellence, a strong ecosystem, global talent and partnering with industry. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. mult. Ulrich Rüdiger will explain why cooperation with partner institutions in Japan is key to RWTH’s profile-driven internationalization strategy in the face of global challenges amidst geo-political unrest and systemic rivalry. 

Scientists from RWTH who actively collaborate with Japanese partners will join Prof. Rüdiger and share success stories and factors during the subsequent moderated discussion.

Date & Venue

Wednesday, 7th February 2024, 12:00 - 14:00 (Door open 11:45, JST)

The Grand Hyatt
6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo



About RWTH Aachen University 

RWTH Aachen University (RWTH), one of Germany’s top technical universities and one of eleven elite German Excellence Universities, represents German Engineering Excellence and is the No. 1 recipient of funding from Industry among German universities. Alumni from Aachen work in all leading industries. How does RWTH Aachen thrive in the midst of a multitude of challenges that are disrupting global business, German industry, and societies at large.  

With its strong tradition of excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, RWTH drives groundbreaking research at the frontiers of science and technology in cooperation with partners from science and industry, tackling questions of societal relevance with an entrepreneurial mindset: RWTH embodies a broad knowledge and competence landscape that supports application-driven engineering solutions. The University’s innovative capacity is reflected in the high number of patents and business start-ups. 

About our Keynote Speaker 

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. mult. Ulrich Rüdiger 

See his CV

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h. c. mult. Ulrich Rüdiger, Rector of RWTH Aachen University since 2018, graduated with a Diploma Degree in Physics (Dipl.-Phys.), received his Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat) from the Faculty of Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences, RWTH Aachen University (1997). Previously, he was Rector of the University of Konstanz (2009-2018) and Professor and Chair of Experimental Physics at the University of Konstanz (2002-2018). 

He is member of TU9, the association of leading German universities of technology, member of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), member of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA), member of the Advisory Board for the “Aachen Engineering Award”, member of the Board of Rectors of the IDEA League, Chair of the Board of Governors of the German University of Technology in Oman – GUtech and member of the Advisory Board of Tokyo Institute of Technology and other organizations.


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Felix von Helden

Felix von Helden

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