Information in English

Focus on culture! The Projektverein Akademischer Kultur an der RWTH Aachen (PAK) e.V. sees its main task in promoting student culture in Aachen. Projektverein Akademischer Kultur an der RWTH Aachen e.V. can you translate with academic culture Project association at RWTH Aachen, short PAK.

Founded by RWTH student representatives, the PAK organizes and supports various cultural events.

You can find our contact details on RWTHcontacts

If you would like to become a member, please fill out the form. Membership


2. February 2024 – End of application phase Award for outstanding student commitment

27. April 2024 – Award for outstanding student commitment

27. April 2024 – Aktivenfete

4. Mai 2024 – Studifest

5. Juli 2024 – Louder than Karl (Metal on Campus)

about us

The Projektverein für Akademische Kultur an der RWTH Aachen (PAK for short) e.V. is a student initiative. We are a team of students from a wide range of disciplines who came together in 2007 to promote Aachen’s cultural and event landscape in the best possible way for students. Our aim is to promote and organize interdisciplinary events at RWTH Aachen University in order to enrich student and social life with cultural events.

Our most important events are undoubtedly the Volunteer Award and Active Party, the Studifest and the Maths Pre-Course Party, which all take place annually. With the Volunteer Award and the Active Party, we want to express our appreciation and gratitude to volunteers for their commitment and provide an opportunity to network with each other. At the Studifest, students can show the citizens of Aachen that they do more than just study. Student councils, student organizations and clubs, cultural groups and the AStA present themselves with colourful stands on the Aachen market. With music and a relaxed atmosphere, it’s easy to strike up a conversation. First-year students can get to know their future fellow students and current pre-course colleagues at the pre-course math party. We also try to support other student groups with their projects and events, be it with technology that can be borrowed, know-how or simply man-power at the numerous student events at RWTH.

We would love to organize more activities for you and are open to all ideas. So why not drop by and join in?

How can you reach us?

If you would like to know more about us, our goals and ideas or if you can imagine working with us, just send us an e-mail to Of course, no previous knowledge is required to join us.

Here you can download the statutes of Pak e.V.


The PAK has a wide range of accessories for small to large events. We also lend these out on request.

The following items are currently available for hire:

  • Music systems
  • 5x bar tables
  • Folding pavilion (3x3m)
  • mulled wine cooker
  • Minigolf set

Conditions for the rental of other items on request. In the event of loss or damage, the costs incurred must be reimbursed in full.

Rental requests can be made via

prize for outstanding student commitment

tldr: We would like to award the prize for outstanding student commitment at RWTH Aachen University for the second time! Please submit your proposals at [1] by 2.02.2024. We are also looking for people for the selection committee. 

Long version: At the end of April 2024 we will award the prize for outstanding student engagement for the second time under the patronage of Prof. Rüdiger. What you all do daily in student councils, initiatives, committees, and the AStA is enormously important, but the appreciation of this often comes too short. Therefore, we would like to give your commitment visible appreciation with this award and make the diversity of your commitment better known. Thanks to Sparkasse Aachen the award once again includes prize money.

To reflect the diversity of commitment, we have decided on four different categories. The subcategories form the corresponding requirements.

  1. Individual
    1. An active student enrolled at RWTH Aachen University
    2. active volunteer at/with the RWTH
  2. Project
    1. at or with the RWTH 
    2. must have already started and must not have been completed for more than 2 years.
  3. Institution
    1. stud. Institutions at RWTH
  4. „honorary student”
    1. not a student
    2. Person, who supports the student volunteers in a significant way beyond their own job description.

So if you have any ideas about which person, project, or institution is particularly deserving of such an award, feel free to suggest them at [1]. You can also propose yourself, but then letters of support are mandatory.

For the selection of the winners, we would like to establish a committee again. We are looking for one person from the student representatives and one from the initiatives. If more than one person is interested, the person will be chosen randomly.

Please note: Selection committee members cannot win an individual prize. 

If you have any questions, please contact us. We are looking forward to your submissions by 2.02.2024 and the celebration on April 27th, 2024.


Louder than Karl 2024

When and where?

July 5, 2024
Templergraben 55, 52062 Aachen

It’s getting loud again on the Templergraben, because the Projektverein akademischer Kultur an der RWTH Aachen e.V. (PAK) is organizing the Metal Open Air „Louder than Karl – Metal on Campus“ for the second time. The aim is to get metal music out of the cellars and bunkers and onto the big stage. To make metal music more visible and thus break with prejudices. It will be unique simply because it is the only live metal open air within the city limits.

Whether you’re a long-time metal fan or a spontaneous visitor, thanks to free admission, anyone can drop by.

Sponsors and bands

If you know a band or musician who should definitely be at Louder than Karl or if you would like to be there yourself as a band or musician, please send us an email to or

As a non-profit organization, we can only run such events thanks to the support of sponsors and volunteers. If you can imagine supporting us as a sponsor at Louder than Karl or have ideas in this regard, please also send us an e-mail to

Become a member

If you would like to become a member, please fill out the form. Membership