RWTH Awards the IntSpire Prize for the First Time
Institute of JARA-ENERGY member Prof. Bernd Markert wins among numerous nominations
RWTH Rector Ulrich Rüdiger presented the IntSpire Prize to Professor Bernd Markert, Institute of General Mechanics. Ute Habel, Vice-Rector for International Affairs, and Henriette Finsterbusch, Head of Department 2.0 – Intern
RWTH Aachen University awarded the "IntSpire" prize for the first time this year. The Institute of General Mechanics, led by JARA-ENERGY member Professor Bernd Markert, prevailed against 30 other nominees. The prize honors employees, students, chairs, institutes, or institutions of the university that have especially fostered an international culture at RWTH.
The Institute of General Mechanics cultivates an excellent welcoming culture, the internationality of the working environment and the intercultural exchange in projects is outstanding. For example, a partnership with the Mexican university TEC de Monterrey enables students to spend time in the partner country. The concepts and activities of the institute convinced the jury. Markert accepted the award on behalf of the team.
The "IntSpire" prize is to be awarded annually in the future.More than 12,000 students and 900 employees with an international background study and work at RWTH, so embracing internationality is a fundamental feature of the University.