Press Release


Collaboration Agreement between
JAXA and RWTH Aachen University (Germany)

October 5, 2012 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen) of Germany have agreed to cooperate in promoting comprehensive collaborative activities in the field of research and education. On September 28, representatives of the two parties signed the Framework Agreement for Cooperation at the RWTH Aachen University to conclude the deal.
This is the first time for JAXA to enter into a comprehensive cooperation agreement with an overseas university.

  • RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen)
    Established in 1870, RWTH Aachen University is one of the most renowned universities in Germany. It has been selected twice in a row* as one of the top six universities that are carrying out excellent initiatives in the academic and research areas by the German government.
    *The first selection term was between 2006/07 and 2012, and the second term is from 2012 to 2017.

  • Outline of the Framework Agreement for Cooperation
    1. Signatories
      JAXA: President Keiji Tachikawa
      RWTH Aachen University: Rector Ernst Schmachtenberg
    2. Outline of the agreement
      To promote collaboration and cooperation in the areas of research and education through collaborative and cooperative activities of the two parties in a comprehensive manner such as research cooperation as well as personal and information exchanges.
      The two parties will also set up a liaison council to advance their activities.

Signing ceremony (C)JAXA