About Us

A modern centre for high-performance medicine, the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen enjoys an excellent
reputation far beyond the city of Aachen itself. Founded in 1966, the Medical Faculty enables us to
offer consistent patient-oriented medical treatment, efficient teaching and innovative research.

We provide our patients with the highest level of treatment possible. Our
34 departments and 25 institutes cover the entire spectrum of modern medicine.
Approximately 1,400 beds are available for inpatient medical care. More than
45,000 inpatients and some 200,000 outpatients benefit from the highest standards
of medical treatment each year.

Highly qualified teams of physicians, nurses and researchers are competently
committed to improving the health of our patients.

The proximity of medical treatment, research and teaching offers an ideal foundation for intensive interdisciplinary exchange and close clinical and academic integration.
The cooperative combination between medical treatment and research proves directly advantageous to our patients, as therapy is always administered according to the state of the art of science.

Extraordinary and transnational

Our University Hospital is situated in an extraordinary building which satisfies all medical, technical and academic requirements. The building was built from 1971 to
1985 in several construction stages. It impresses patients and visitors with its unique concrete, steel and glass design reflecting the inspiration by the Technical University in Aachen, the RWTH.

However, the architecture of the building is not our only distinguishing factor. Our specific geographical location in the Euregio Maas-Rhein makes us unique as well: the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen is only two kilometres away from the Netherlands and five kilometres away from Belgium. This region at the intersection of three countries is one of the oldest transnational consortiums in Europe. There are unique opportunities here for multinational cooperations in the field of health services as well. The collaboration between the Academic Hospital, Maastricht (azM) and the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen has been especially prosperous. Both university hospitals provide for constructive exchange of highly specialized medical services. Beyond these transnational projects, we also work closely with rehabilitation facilities as important partners for the care of our patients after treatment in the hospital.

At the patient’s service

Our top priority is the health of those individuals who come to us. One important component here is our highperformance medicine, which enables us to give patients the best possible treatment – regardless of their social, cultural or religious affiliation. However, it is just as important to us that our patients feel comfortable and in good hands at our hospital.

Patients from Germany, the Netherlands and other countries – especially from Eastern European and Arab nations – choose our hospital for their treatment time and again. We are pleased by their decision and support them to the best of our ability. After all, the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen acquired its top position among the German university hospitals not for its medical excellence alone, but due to patient satisfaction as well.