JARA - Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance

Focusing competence - shaping the future: in the Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance, known as JARA for short, RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich have established a model that is unique in Germany in order to overcome the insularity of university and non-university research and teaching. 

The Alliance has thus established a scientific environment that is in the top international league and is attractive to the best researchers. At the same time, research opportunities are opened up and projects realized that would not be possible for one partner alone. Over and above pure research, the collaboration in JARA also encompasses the fields of education, infrastructure, knowledge transfer and services. These fields create the necessary conditions for research and the applications arising from this research.


JARA currently comprises five research areas:

sustainable energy (JARA-ENERGY)

brain research (JARA-BRAIN)

information technologies of the future (JARA-FIT)

high performance computing (JARA-HPC)

and Forces and Matter Experiments (JARA-FAME)

 


Amongst other aspects, our scientists are currently investigating more efficient energy production and utilization, opening up possibilities for the early diagnosis and treatment of psychological and neurological diseases, developing the physical basis for new memories and processors for computers, and optimizing research and development projects through computer simulations.

The two partners, RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich, thus selectively link research fields in which they have complementary expertise.

In this model of integrative partnership, scientific policy strategies are defined and coordinated. Research goals are jointly defined, investments made and academic staff appointed and trained. JARA has a staff of approx. 4,000 with a financial budget of about € 500 million. In 2011, the volume of investments amounted to around € 60 million.

JARA
Human Brain Project
JARA scientists are involved in European Megaproject on Human Brain Simulation
JARA|FIT
Battery and Memory Device in One
Resistive memory cells (ReRAM) are regarded as a promising solution for future generations of computer memories.
JARA|ENERGY

Uniterruptible power supply with fuel cells - DMFC-USV
As a part of the validation project DMFC-USV JARA-ENERGY scientist Prof. Detlef Stolten, Dr. Martin Müller and their team develop direct methanol fuel cell systems (DMFCs) for the save and uniterruptible power supply of tomorrow.

Energylandscape

As part of a cooperation project between RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich (JARA), a new database was created, that provides comprehensive overview of the main research areas in energy of the two institutions.

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Human Brain Project
JARA Involved in European Megaproject on Human Brain Simulation
PostDoc position
JARA section HPC advertises a vacancy as PostDoc – Scientific Visualization of Large-Scale Simulation Data
JARA FIT Annual Report
You can download the new JARA-FIT Annual Report 2012 from here. Our last year's scientific progress and our achievements are documented there.