With the phasing out of coal-fired electricity generation, the Rhine mining area is facing a radical change. Structural change is a huge challenge and affects all areas of life. RWTH Aachen has created the REVIERa transformation platform, which brings together research for the future in the Rhine Revier.
In the podcast “Tell me, RWTH! » scientists talk about the Rhine mining area and its future. They provide insight into their research and illuminate the process of transformation from different angles. During the discussions, they answer questions such as “What makes the region attractive for start-ups? », « What opportunities does structural change offer people? or “What can RWTH bring?”.
The first two episodes are now online. Christian Gülpen of the TIME Research Area, an association of economics chairs at RWTH, is an expert on the first episode. It explains what makes the region so attractive for entrepreneurs, what challenges need to be overcome and what makes the special spirit of the people of the region so special.
In the second episode, Professor Agnes Förster of the RWTH Chair for Planning Theory and Urban Development provides insight into the work of the REVIERa core team. She explains why dialogue and knowledge transfer are core tasks of a university and how school children can be involved in the process.
The podcast is available on the RWTH website and on the usual streaming platforms.