Digital Transnational Teaching


Hybrid Seminar Room in the RWTH Physics Department

As part of the RWTH Aachen project MyScore, the physics department has set up a hybrid seminar room. This room will enable hybrid teaching at RWTH Aachen University and allow international students to participate in courses without being physically present.

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In the MyScore project of the RWTH Aachen University, employees of the Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering, MRE for short, are testing and evaluating the use of a virtual underground mining environment in teaching.This virtual reality environment was developed in the VR-Mine project and is provided to students as an informative and interactive tool in the course of the international course of studies European Mining Course, EMC for short.

The students are thus given the opportunity to learn about safety aspects of underground raw material extraction or different mining processes and machines in individual training sessions. The content of a long and expensive journey, to often remote mining locations, can be conveyed to the students in a short time and cost-efficiently.


European Mining Course

The European Mining Course, in short EMC, is a transnational study program organized by the following three leading technical universities in Europe:

  • RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Aalto University, Finland
  • Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

The EMC received in 2017 the prestigious EIT RawMaterials quality label. The EIT Label is a certificate of quality that is awarded only to excellent educational programmes at the Master and Doctoral level.

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Master Program in Physics

One goal of the MyScore project is to implement digitally supported, transnationally integrated curricula and study programs at RWTH Aachen University. In the summer semester 2020, students of the master program in physics had the opportunity to attend the course Quantum Error Correction of Professor B.M. Terhal at the TU Delft together with interested students of Chalmers. In order to ensure the proper flow of the virtual lectures and tutorials at RWTH Aachen University, Dr. M. Rispler, Institute for Quantum Information at RWTH Aachen University, supervised the course in cooperation with TU Delft. At RWTH Aachen University, the course was set up as an optional module in the Master's program with 5 ECTS, so that students can register for this course, including the corresponding exam, just like for any other module at RWTH Aachen University.

Transnationale Teaching