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Manufacturing Technology Institute MTI RWTH Aachen University
Campus-Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen
0049 (0)241 / 80-27401

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Research and funding policies in Germany and Europe have changed significantly in recent years, placing particular demands on large, application-orientated institutes. Successful institutes are characterised by agility and adaptability in terms of resources and content orientation as well as sustainable business models in the acquisition of third-party funding. Consequently, the WZL has also been undergoing an important transformation process for some time, both in terms of the strategic and organisational orientation of the respective chairs and with regard to the upcoming succession arrangements in the directorate.

In light of the ongoing discussions, we are pleased to inform you about the first important change at the WZL, which came into effect on 1 January 2024. Within the Board of Directors and together with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Rectorate of RWTH Aachen University, we have decided to transfer manufacturing technology from the WZL to an independent institute of RWTH Aachen University, the "Manufacturing Technology Institute, MTI". The reasons for this decision are, on the one hand, to create the necessary scope for the further technical and organisational development of this important field of research in Aachen. Secondly, and related to this, the recent acquisition of various major projects from the "Rheinisches Revier" structural funding programme requires an adapted organisational structure.

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