Prof. Nils Nießen is the new Dean of Studies

24/05/2022
  Prof. Nießen © Claudia Fahlbusch

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Nießen, Head of the Institute of Transport Science at RWTH Aachen University (VIA) since October 2013, was elected as the new Dean of Studies by the Faculty Council on May 11, 2022.

As the holder of the Chair of Railway Engineering and Transport Economics, he is particularly involved in the education of students in Civil Engineering, Transport Engineering and Mobility, and Business Administration and Engineering (Civil Engineering). In the Bachelor's programs, topics of railway construction and fundamentals of railway operation, as well as transport economics, form the core of his teaching. In the master's programs, the focus shifts to the field of railway operations management. For this purpose, the chair also has its own railway operation field with the railway signaling lab (ELVA).

Prof. Nießen attaches great importance to imparting not only technical but also cross-disciplinary competencies to the students. His warm, innovative, and enthusiastic lecturing style with illustrative objects and experimental setups is very popular with the students. It is therefore not surprising that the student council has already nominated him twice as lecturer of the year for the RWTH Aachen teaching award.

Prof. Nießen has currently taken on the role of chairman of the evaluation project group for the second time, thus assuming responsibility for the design and further development of the study program, which has attracted numerous international Master's students to Aachen in particular.

The Faculty of Civil Engineering warmly welcomes Prof. Nießen as the new Dean of Studies.