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RHINE-WAAL UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

An International University of Applied Sciences on the Lower Rhine

Innovative, interdisciplinary, international

The Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences attracts students with its personal atmosphere, modern didactic methods, brilliant facilities and a broad degree programme to both campuses, Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort.

Since its founding on May 1, 2009, the university has been rapidely developing and already 4,000 students were enrolled in 2013/2014. From summersemester 2014 on, the university is offering altogether 25 undergraduate degree programmes and eight Masters degree programmes in the field of Natural Sciences, Economics and Technology as well as in the field of Humanitarian Science, Social Science and Health Science.

In all degree programmes, students are taught fundamentals of Business Economics and Law as well as so-called soft skills, such as presentation and communication, project management, social and intercultural skills and conflict management. It is the objective of interdisciplinary studies at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences to accurately meet demands placed on future graduates by society and industry on a national and international level. Besides full-time studies, most degree programmes will additionally be offered as dual or extra-occupational studies. By offering this possibility, an even stronger connection between studies, practice and science will be established.

Accordingly, 80 per cent of the offered degree programmes are exclusively taught in English. Thus, they are an ideal preparation for the international job market. Its international orientation is also reflected in the student´s origin - 93 different nationalities are studying at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.

Foreign students experience a very attractive German university campus. A great number of students make their decision in favour of the Lower Rhine and stay.

Networking of students of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences with the economy has been realised through projects, practical work semesters and final theses with local, national and international business enterprises in the field of Chemistry, Energy, Material Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Logistics. Life Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology etc. Co-operative research projects will be arranged and developed by the University Centre for Research. Supporting companies are referred to and supported by the right person within the university.

The Faculties of Technology and Bionics, Life Sciences as well as Society and Economics have already moved into the new and modern campus along the Spoy Canal at the Kleve Campus. The big auditorium, modern laboratories, halls for Mechanical Engineering and Agricultural Technology, the Language Centre and the University Refectory as well as the University Library offer students an attractive learning environment for successful studies.

In March 2014, the next big step will follow: the Faculty of Communication and Environment will move to the new Kamp-Lintfort Campus.