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We are preparing this year's IFS seminar on the topic
"New and proven alternative rail-guided transport systems".
Due to the current corona situation...

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A large book project under the direction of Prof. Frenz (Fac. 5 of the RWTH) was crowned with a grand finale this week. After about one year of work,...

Dear students,

due to the Corona crisis we are currently required to offer our courses via video stream. In order to be able to participate in the...

Due to the Corona Pandemic our institute is closed to the public until further notice.
Student assistants, student research assistants and other...

The kick-off meeting for the Shift2Rail project CARBODIN (Car Body Shells, Doors and Interiors) took place on 10-11 December 2019 in Cerdanyola...

Accompanying the course "Product Development in Rail Vehicle Engineering", Dipl.-Ing. Hans Peter Lang will again give a lecture on "Approval of rail...

The 2nd International Rail Transport Symposium (IRSA) took place in Aachen from 26 to 28 November. After a relaxed get-together on the evening of the...

For the 4th time a workshop of the German-Thai Rail Transport Partnership (GTRP) took place in Bangkok. The event took place at the new depot of BTS,...

As part of the cooperation with the Thai-German-Graduate-School (TGGS) of King Mongkut's University of Technology in North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Professor...

With 50 new students enrolled, the number of new students in the RSE program is double the previous year. Thus, the target size is already reached in...

On July 29th and 30th, a high-ranking delegation from two Thai universities visited the RWTH to talk about the planned cooperation in university...

Professor Schindler was invited by Siemens Mobility GmbH to give a presentation about digitalisation on the Customer Day for the suburban and regional...

On Friday, 26.04.2019, the festive colloquium "rail vehicles and transport systems" took place in the SuperC of RWTH Aachen.

After the welcome speech...

Invited by Prof. Blessing from SUTD, a Group of 18 members and associates from the Scientific Society for Product Development (WiGeP) visited...

As part of the EU project SAFER-LC (for "Safer Level Crossing"), technical and non-technical methods are being investigated to make intersections...

As part of our new lecture series, we offered lectures from practice on specific topics of the product development process of rail vehicles. The...

The second presentation of the series: "Product Development in Rail Vehicle Construction" was given by Dipl.-Ing. Hans Peter Lang. Mr. Lang is head...

Already for the 23rd time, the IFS, together with the German Machine Engineering Society (DMG) - traditionally every second year in December -...

As a component of our new lecture series, we offer lectures from practice on specific topics of the product development process of rail vehicles. The...

At the start of the winter semester, the organizers of the internationaland interdisciplinary master's program "Railway System Engineer" (RSE) welcome...

A 20-member group of experts from the China Railway Corporation (CRC), the state-owned railway operator of China, visited as part of a Germany trip...

On the occasion of the successful signing of the contract for the use of the locomotive IFS 3 D 3, the ZLSM (Zuid-Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij)...

On the 5th and 6th of October the first of a series of workshops of the German Thai Railway Partnership (GTRP) took place in Bangkok. Prof. Schindler...

As part of their autumn conference in Cottbus, the members of the Association of University Professors of Railways (VUE) have elected a new...

At the InnoTrans 2018, the IFS was represented at the joint stand of the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) in Hall 2.2, Booth 302. The...

In the course of the joint project “Reliable and low-latency broadband transmission over short distances” a new wireless technology is to be developed...

The 2nd updated edition of the engineering design manual published by Hanser-Verlag München is already available. This reference book edited by Frank...

The international, interdisciplinary master programme RSE, which has been launched at the beginning of the current winter semester is now listed on...

... with best wishes for health, good luck and a lot of success in 2018.

A delegation of the Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Corp. ZELC of the Chinese CRRC group has visited the IFS for the second time.

The managers were...

The 1st Smart Mobility Symposium has been inaugurated by the Thai Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith and the German Ambassador Peter Prügel....

The 1st International Railway Symposium Aachen (IRSA), organised by the Research Center Railways (RCR), took place on December 28-30. The RCR is a...

The 154th session of the Railway Rolling Stock Committee of the Association of German Transport Companies took place at the IFS on the 19th and 20th...

Drei namhafte Einrichtungen der RWTH Aachen, das Verkehrswissenschaftliche Institut (VIA), das Institut für Stromrichtertechnik und Elektrische...

The IFS acted as a mediator in the press conference of the “Mobility Goes Additive” network that took place at the Institute of Digital Additive...

An excursion to the test and validation centre Wegberg-Wildenrath owned by Siemens took place within the context of the lectures “Principles of Rail...

The RWTH belongs to the preferred research partners of the DB AG. This has been once again manifested with the signing of a frame contract. The...

This semester there are some news regarding the organisation of the lectures and the exercises.

Exercise dates: Due to the low demand over the last...

Since 2003 a Next Generation Award is given for innovative works within the context of the International Railway Vehicle Conference Dresden.

This...

The event “Job-info-Live” took place at the Maximilian-Kolbe-Gymnasium in Wegberg on the 18th February 2017 for the 18th time.

More than 80 companies...

On the 9th February 2017 a trip to the Frankfurt local public transport operator VGF took place for interested students of the lecture “Principles of...

DB Systel is testing the automated driving on the track in a pilot project. The road-rail vehicles used for shunting tasks are to be equipped with the...

The ministries of transport of Thailand and Germany have signed a common declaration of intent with regard to the intensified cooperation in the field...

The Institute of Rail Vehicles and Transport Systems offers a review course for the lecture “Mechatronic Systems in Vehicle Engineering” once again...

After almost one year holding office, the inaugural address of Professor Schindler took place on Wednesday evening. During the presentation, entitled...

The 18th International Wheelset Congress, which is organised at different locations every three years since 1963, took place this time in Chengdu,...

Since the Chinese companies CNR and CRS merged into the China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), this new company is the biggest manufacturer...

The InnoTrans, the world's biggest industrial fair of rail transport, took place in Berlin from the 20th to the 23rd of September. The IFS, together...

On September 19, the IFS hosted a delegation of professors of the railway field and the vice-chancellor for international affairs of the University of...

The IFS has received a research contract from the renowned German roller coaster manufacturer Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH.

In the field of...

The International Trade Fair for Transport Technology takes place once more in Berlin in September. Interested visitors can get free tickets at our...

This year the Institute of Rail Vehicles and Transport Systems participates in the fair together with the FH Aachen. You can find us at the VDV joint...

Dear visitors,

We are pleased to present our new website. We hope that you like it and that you find the information you are looking for. The page...

Mit Wechsel des Institutsleiters wird am IFS ein neues Fachgebiet etabliert. Mit Dr.-Ing. Florian Dörner bringt Professor Schindler seinen...

Mit Beginn des Jahres 2016 erhält das IFS eine neue Leitung. Professor Dr.-Ing. Christian Schindler löst Professor Dr.-Ing. Torsten Dellmann ab....