Since 2001, RWTH Aachen University and Tsinghua University Peking have been operating a joint English-language double-master program for students of mechanical engineering. It was then launched with the support of the ministries of education of both countries. The aim of the program to train highly qualified engineers, who are well-versed in both cultures through their education in China and Germany and after finalizing their studies will be working in a German-Chinese environment, in the economical or research sector, thus contributing to bilateral cooperation. Since the start of the program, more than 600 students have taken part. The program has produced well-known graduates. As of the 2017/2018 academic year, the Hans Hermann Voss Foundation will grant eleven scholarships for two years to support the Chinese students' stay in Aachen.