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Focusing Expertise - Shaping the Future
In the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA), RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich pool their outstanding expertise in five research sections, a JARA-Center and four JARA-Instituts.These common efforts open up new research opportunities and facilitate projects that would not be attainable for either of the partners on their own. Furthermore, their attention is always focused on the grand challenges facing society.


Hydrogen will play an important role in the future energy landscape for the storage of renewable energy. However, the rapid implementation of a hydrogen infrastructure faces technological challenges in production, storage, energy utilization, and methods for integrating different renewable energy sources, energy sectors, and geographical regions. The new international graduate school "Hy-Potential: Hydrogen – Fundamentals for Production, Storage and Transport, Applications and Economy," led by JARA-ENERGY and JARA-CSD member Professor Heinz Pitsch, addresses precisely these issues.

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The first module of the European Exascale supercomputer JUPITER, named JEDI, which was set up at the JARA partner Forschungszentrum Jülich, has achieved first place on the Green500 list of the most energy-efficient supercomputers. The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking and the supercomputer consortium ParTec-Eviden, along with Forschungszentrum Jülich, are delighted with this ranking.

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The scientists at the AI Center at RWTH Aachen University are spearheading the development of artificial intelligence. The center, led by JARA-CSD member Prof. Holger Hoos, is at the forefront of advancing AI technology. NRW Minister President Hendrik Wüst recently held a press conference to announce Microsoft's plans to establish a center in the Rhineland region. This move is expected to significantly boost the advancement of AI technology in the region.

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