In 1999, Prof. Friedbert Pautzke initiated the SolarCar Project which is regarded as the flagship project of the Hochschule Bochum ever since. Every two years the World Solar Challenge starts in Australia. The competition entries from Bochum are always considered to rank among the most substantial innovations. The didactic basis “problem-based-learning”, a teaching-learning method is supposed to generate motivation and to help the trainees organize themselves. A variety of international awards and prizes feature the project. The SolarWorld GT’s round-the-world trip ensured an entry in the Guinness Book of Records in 2012. In 2015 the project was awarded with the German Solar Prize.