AACHEN, Germany – United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the research and innovation engine of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), recently announced its continuing support of RWTH Aachen University undergraduate and master’s degree engineering students with $25,000 in scholarship funds for the 2017-2018 academic year. This gift brings the total scholarship, fellowship and research funding provided by UTRC to RWTH Aachen since 2012 to $375,000.
As a result of UTRC’s 2017 gift, together with those provided by other RWTH Aachen funding partners, 490 students received individual academic scholarships at the university’s annual scholarship dinner, held Friday, Dec. 1, in the Coronation Hall of Aachen City Hall.
Dr. Vladimir Blasko, Senior Fellow, Power Electronics, UTRC, presented certificates to 10 students whose scholarships were funded by UTRC. This brings the total number of students benefiting from UTRC’s gifts to 113.
“The engineering students who benefit from these scholarship and fellowship funds are leading the next generation of academic and research excellence,” Blasko noted. “As one of Europe’s top scientific and research institutions, Aachen’s mission to develop breakthrough concepts aligns closely with UTRC’s legacy of advancing technology and innovation.”
UTRC’s annual donations, intended to support the university’s Education Fund stipends, are awarded to students on the basis of academic performance and social commitment.
This year’s gift will allow scholarship recipients to pursue undergraduate and advanced degrees in the field of power electronics.
“Various Aachen students have interned at UTRC over the years, and have consistently shown great competence in the dynamic and vibrant field of power electronics,” said Blasko. “We are proud to continue collaborations with this impressive group of talented students and support them in pursuing their passion.”
About RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Aachen or Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen is a research university of technology located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With more than 44,500 students enrolled in 152 study programs, it is the largest technical university in Germany. National rankings identify RWTH Aachen as the best university in Germany in the fields of engineering (particularly mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and electrical engineering), as well as among the top three in computer science, physics, chemistry, and medicine.
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