The HumTec Project House at RWTH Aachen University aims at fostering high level interdisciplinary research between the humanities/social sciences and the engineering/natural sciences. HumTec is part of the RWTH Institutional Strategy, which is funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.
The Institutional Strategy of RWTH Aachen University comprises four distinct measures, including the strengthening of interdisciplinary collaboration.
HumTec contributes to this measure by providing a framework for top-level interdisciplinary research. In the project house, social scientists, humanities researchers as well as engineers, natural scientists and medical scientists work together in interdisciplinary teams on today's major societal challenges.
Researchers at the project house are working on the following research programs:
U-Turn ist the joint continuation of the research programs eHealth: Enhancing Mobility with Aging, Ethics for Energy Technology, and City 2020+. WebDisk is the continuation of the research program HUMIC, NeuroPeirce the continuation of the research program Natural Media & Engineering.