Since 2001, RWTH Aachen University presents an award for outstanding achievements in teaching and learning. In 2003, the teaching award was given to the team delivering the MSc European Mining Course / European Minerals and Environmental Course. Since 2018, the very same MSc European Mining Course has received the EIT label from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology Raw Materials. This label recognises education programmes that provide students with an outstanding foundation for a future career through industry-focused programmes, which enable collaboration with top specialists in the field from academia, research and industry.

Students and staff

Students and staff of the Institute of Mineral Resource Engineering regularly receive prizes for their excellent theses. Recipients of the previous years are as follows:

Car-Hellmut-Fritzsche-Award of the Vereinigung Aachener Bergakademiker (VAB)

  • 2019: Daan Haegel
  • 2018: Vitus Meyer
  • 2017: Malte Gurgel
  • 2016: Rudolf Suppes
  • 2015: Paul Kangowski

Awards of the Wilhelm-Heinrich Sobbe Foundation

  • 2017: Dr Markus Dammers, Sven Kunze, Kurt Diedrich
  • 2015: Chris Mickisch

Award of the FRE student association

  • 2018: Dr Alexander Hennig, Lars Barnewold

Teaching Award 2018

Dr. Alexander Hennig and Lars Barnewold have received the Teaching Award of the Departmental student representative committee Mineral Resources and Raw Material Engineering. There were 22 nominations, 200 students voted. We are very proud that two of the coveted prizes go to MRE lecturers and congratulate the winners.