Prof. Dr. Harald Riegel to become Aalen University‘s PresidentLarge majority of the university election committee votes for physicist

Dr. Karl Lamprecht (pictured right), chairman of the university council, congratulates Prof. Dr. Harald Riegel (center) for the results of the election. The physicist will become the successor to Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider starting in 2022. Photo: Aalen University | Jan Walford

We, 14. April 2021 Aalen University’s university council and senate voted for a new university president on April 14, 2021: Prof. Dr. Harald Riegel from the School of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science will begin his work as the successor to current University President, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schneider. The doctor in physics has worked at Aalen University since 2009, in the past seven years as Vice-President responsible for the areas of teaching, communications, and international relations.

The German-Jordanian University celebrates its 15-year AnniversaryAalen University congratulates with a video message

Exchange relationships don’t only exist at the level for faculty and students, but also for administration – here at a visit with the GJU University President, Prof. Dr. Manar Fayyad (pictured center) in 2019. Antje Discher from the International Relations Office represented Aalen University.

Th, 18. March 2021 The German-Jordanian University (GJU) is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this year. Because personal contact to partner universities is not currently possible, Aalen University congratulated its longstanding partner university with a video message.

Collaboration between Aalen University and Ritter SportA new cooperation with the chocolate producer, as well as Fudan University in Shanghai

Marcus Auch, HR-Business Partner at Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG, and Prof. Dr. Jörg Büechl (pictured right) from Aalen University are initiating an international praxis project with Ritter Sport with students of Aalen University. Photo Credits: © Hochschule Aalen | Jörg Büechl

Mo, 15. March 2021 In the last three months, students from the master study programs Healthcare Management and Management of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises at Aalen University have been working on a localization strategy in collaboration with Chinese students from Fudan University towards the market entry for Alred Ritter GmbH and Co. KG in China. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Jana Wolf and Prof. Dr. Jörg Büechl, the students were heavily prepared for the intercultural cooperation. “Giving the students the opportunity to build on their international and intercultural management and leadership competencies during Corona times was also a welcome challenge for us lecturers. We have all learned a lot from it, and are excited about the results and further exchanges,” says Wolf.
Foto: Studenten arbeiten an einem Tisch. Es liegen Zettel herum, und eine ablaufende Uhr steht in der Mitte

The start-up initiative stAArt-UP!de offers several workshops among other opportunities for students interested in founding their own business.

Fr, 12. March 2021 For the first time, Aalen University has achieved first place in the start-up radar for universities with 5,000 to 15,000 students. The Technical University of Munich and the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management were able to defend their positions in their categories.

Indian Master’s Student despite the Corona CrisisLokesh Venkatraman is developing a measuring tool for effective maintenance of machines at Aalen University

Student Lokesh Venkatraman from India is completing his research Master at Aalen University. Photo: Aalen Unviversity | Rainer Börret

Tu, 02. March 2021 Gaining international experience as a student during a pandemic? Lokesh Venkatraman has proved that it is possible. The Indian-born student is currently completing his research master at Aalen University. Together with Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, he is working on a tool to evaluate the condition of machinery at the center for optical technologies, which can then be used to reduce the need for maintenance, as well as recognize signs of wear in advance.

Students voted Aalen University as one of the Favorite Universities in GermanyAward in the StudyCheck Ranking, also for commitment in the Corona Pandemic

Aalen University was ranked as one of the most popular universities in Germany by’s 2021 Award.

We, 24. February 2021 Top grades for Aalen University from students: Aalen University belongs to the “Top Universities of 2021” and was honored for this by the StudyCheck-Award. With a recommendation quota of 96% and 4.2 out of 5 stars, Aalen University belongs to the most popular universities in Germany and finished thereby in third place. This was the result of the analysis of the biggest student application portal The students also praised Aalen University’s engagement during the Corona Pandemic

The International Center honors StudentsAalen University gave out prizes for exceptional engagement

Michelle Loicka Kounga, Bachelor student in Electrical Engineering, received the DAAD-Prize.

Tu, 22. Dezember 2020 International success even in Corona times: at Aalen University, three students received honors for their exceptional engagement. Around 60 students, faculty members as well as professors participated in the International Center’s online event and made the prize ceremony something special, despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

Online Guest Lecture at Osaka University of Economics and Law (OUEL) with a View of the COVID-19 PandemicAalen University’s international exchange with partner universities in the pandemic situation

Prof. Dr. Härting holds a guest lecture for students of OUEL in Japan.

Tu, 24. November 2020 An international exchange between students and teachers cannot currently take place under the difficult conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. But cooperation between partner universities still requires continuous care. Online lectures at Aalen University are a current proven opportunity for communications, which are offered especially for international students at partner universities. In the framework of the cooperation with the OUEL in Japan, Prof. Dr. Ralf-Christian Härting held one of these guest lectures for Japanese students.

The Green Light for Aalen UniversityCutting edge laser source for electromobility and 3D-printing

The first tests with the new laser system done by doctoral candidate Markus Hofele

Tu, 20. October 2020 At the Laser Application Centre of Aalen University, further construction of the equipment fleet and the associated opportunities push forward. Already in this year, research equipment valuing nearly 2 million Euros have been put to work. The newest addition is a high-powered laser system with green wavelengths. With these wavelengths, reflective metals like copper can also be processed, compared to conventional infrared lasers. This opens opportunities to investigate new research questions in the area of electromobility and additive manufacturing, together with regional companies.

A Wearable RobotExoskelett at Aalen University should ease physical work

The development of the shoulder piece must ensure that mobility is not restricted while working.

Fr, 18. September 2020 A wearable robot, attached to the body? It may sound like science fiction, but has already been enthusiastically applied in production. Because the so-called Exoskelett helps ease heavy loads and prevents posture problems that can occur with heavy physical labour. A research team at the robotics laboratory at Aalen University is working on the Exoskelett LeviAktor, which helps relieve physical strain with the help of motorized arms and shoulders.

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