Studierendenwerk Aachen: Partner of Students
For almost 90 years we have supported students in Aachen by providing the perfect social infrastructure for studying and have responded to what students need in their everyday life. As long ago as 1920, the University of Aachen founded the “Mensa Academica”, the first social facility for students in need, closely followed by the establishment of the association “Studentenwohl Aachen e.V.”. In 1925, this association was transformed into the organization „Haus der Studentenschaft” on Turmstraße. Later, „Haus der Studentenschaft” developed into Studierendenwerk Aachen.
Today, Studierendenwerk Aachen is a modern services provider with 340 employees, supporting round about 60.000 students in Aachen. As one of 58 student service organizations in Germany, we provide social services such as meals at fair prices, low-priced housing, financial support and reliable childcare. In 2008, StW Aachen Service GmbH was established as wholly-owned subsidiary.
Close cooperation with the Aachen universities is very important to us. Together we make a major contribution to the quality development of Aachen and Jülich as university locations: We connect research and teaching with a good social infrastructure - this guarantees optimal conditions for successful studies.