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CHRONICLES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF RHEIN-WAAL
Until summer/autumn 2008
Development of propositions of the County of Kleve and of the Group “Wir4” in accordance with the competition announced by the federal state government NRW for founding the college
28 November 2008
Upon recommendation of the Expert-Jury decision, the federal state government decides to establish a new college with one location in Kleve and another in Kamp Lintfort
2. February 2009
The introduction of the Founding Commissioner and designated President Prof. Dr. Marie Louise Klotz as well as Dr. Martin Goch, Founding Commissioner and designated Vice-President for Economic and Human Resources by Innovation Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwarta
February - April 2009
Plans and choices by the Founding Commissioners in developing the courses offered, construction planning, organization of the University, public relations and personnel recruitment
Presenting the plans to the public
Decision of the founding commissioners to begin study activities already in the Winter Semester 2009/10
Completion and occupation of the first piece of property in Kleve
2. April 2009
Adoption of University of Applied Sciences Development Act including the founding of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences to 1. May 2009 by the State Parliament of North Rhine, Westphalia
21. April 2009
Founding of the Sponsor Association “Rhine-Waal University” in the Lower Rhine Chamber of Commerce; continuance of the Sponsor Association “Campus Cleve” is envisaged, oriented to the Rhine-Waal University
30. April 2009
The appointment of Prof. Dr. Marie-Louise Klotz to President and Dr. Martin Goch to Vice-President for Economic and Human Resources of the University of Rhine-Waal by the Minister of Innovation, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart
1 May 2009
Official founding of Rhine-Waal University
Assuming the offices of the President and of the Vice-President for Economic and Human Resources
Start of work by the first members of the Rhine-Waal University founding team
12 May 2009
Reception at the founding of Rhine-Waal University in Kleve with over 200 guests from business, politics, government administration and society
18 May 2009
Start of the Home Page of Rhine-Waal University with information about the courses of study offered for the Winter Semester 2009/10, application and registration formalities as well as general information
11 August 2009
Enrollment of the first students of Rhine Waal University
26 August 2009
Decision of North Rhine-Westfalia Ministry of Innovation about the specific university locations and the construction of new buildings for higher education in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort
Approval by the German Ministry for Innovation, Science, Research and Technology (MIWFT) of the space requirements of Rhine-Waal University in Kleve. Usable area: 22163 square meters, total area: 48000 square meters, budget: €122.3 million.
Winter semester 2009/2010
Rhine-Waal University begins with three study programs – with “Bio Science and Health” and “International Business and Social Sciences” in Kleve as well as “E-Government” in Kamp-Lintfort.
1 and 2 December 2009
Presentation of Rhine Waal University at the GreenLive trade fair in Kalkar Wonderland
Early December 2009
Submission of building application for approval by the City of Kleve.
Beginning of March 2010
Issuance of the first partial building permit to Kleve County.
22 March 2010
Start of the test borings.
End of March 2010
Issuance of the comprehensive building permit to Kleve County.
30 April 2010
Laying of the foundation stone for the new University building on the Spoy waterfront in Kleve.
17 June 2010
The jury announces the winner of the architectural competition for the realization of the new campus of Rhine-Waal University in Kamp-Lintfort: The pbr Planning Office Rohling AG Architects and Engineers, Osnabrück, gains the honor. Second place goes to the Architect Office Ivan Raimann Thomas Müller, Society of Architects, Inc. from Berlin, and the Office Marcus Patrias Architects BDA from Dortmund seizes third place.
Pillar foundations at Rhine-Waal University in Kleve are completed, the ground floor is standing.
Winter Semester 2010/2011
Eleven additional new Bachelor and two Master degree programs begin, allocated across four faculties – “Technology and Bionics” (Emmerich), “Life Sciences” (Kleve), “Society and Economy” (Emmerich) and “Communications and Environment” (Kamp-Lintfort) – with which the university offers a total of 16 study courses taught in the German or in the English language.
Rhine-Waal University cooperates with Fitchburg State University.
17 February 2011
1st E-Government university day at the Rhine-Waal University in Kamp Lintfort.
25 March 2011
VDE Niederrhein cooperates with the Rhine-Waal University.
27 May 2011
Rhine-Waal University celebrates topping out ceremony.
Rhine-Waal University cooperates with partner universities in India.
Winter semester 2011/2012
The university Rhine-Waal offers 20 Bachelor's degree and three Master's degree programs of studies at the four different faculties.