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Try out studying

Would you like to get a taste of what studying at the Faculty of Life Science is like? Then take part in our GET A TASTE OF STUDYING event from 8 to 19 April 2024Infos

Timetable summerterm 2024

The timetable for summer term 2024 is now online (Last update: 19.04.2024)

From chef to academic

Das Bild zeigt zwei Männer in einem Innenraum. Auf der rechten Seite steht Dr. Ralf Wimmer, erkennbar an seinem lächelnden Gesicht und seiner formellen Kleidung, die aus einem grauen Anzug und einem dunklen Rollkragenpullover besteht. Er hält einen Strauß Blumen in der einen Hand und scheint dem Mann links von ihm gratulieren zu wollen. Auf der linken Seite steht Martin Willing, der ein breites Lächeln auf seinem Gesicht hat und eine Urkunde in der Hand hält, die den Preis symbolisiert, den er erhalten hat. Er trägt ein weißes Hemd und hat eine legerere Haltung, mit einer Hand, die die Urkunde hält. Die Urkunde weist auf einen Preis von 1.000 Euro hin und trägt das Logo der Hochschule Rhein-Waal sowie der Unternehmerschaft Niederrhein.

Martin Willing (left), chef and award-winning graduate of the Bachelor's degree programme in Quality, Environment, Safety and Hygiene (QUSH) at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, is enrolled on the Master's degree programme in Food Science. Despite his success in the catering industry, he made a conscious decision to switch to the academic world. For his outstanding bachelor's thesis on the influence of glucose syrup colouring on fruit gums, he was awarded the prize for the best QUSH bachelor graduate of his year by the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences Sponsors' Association and the Unternehmerschaft Niederrhein, represented by Dr. Ralf Wimmer (pictured right). Read more

Graduates celebrate together

Finally! After years of studying, often limited by the pandemic and the precautionary measures, graduates of the faculties of Technology and Bionics and Life Sciences celebrated their graduation together in the Audimax with families, friends and their professors.

Study Orientation Weeks at the Faculty of Life Sciences

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Discover Your Future at the 'Study Orientation Weeks'!

The Faculty of Life Sciences warmly invites you to visit our Campus Kleve on January 18, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Here you will have the unique opportunity to engage directly with our professors, staff, and students. They are ready to introduce you to the diversity of our study programs, explain the exact contents, and provide insights into practical applications.

Take this chance to find a study program that perfectly matches you and your career goals. Learn more about the requirements and career perspectives and let our committed faculty inspire you. We look forward to meeting you and jointly shaping your path to the future! Read more

The Faculty of Life Sciences wishes you a Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year 2024!

The year in review: The Faculty of Life Sciences at Agritechnica 2023

In this photo, we can see students and faculty members from Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

After a break due to coronavirus, the world's largest trade fair for agricultural technology returned with 470,000 visitors and 2,850 exhibitors.

The fair offered students from the Faculty of Life Sciences a platform to find out about their university and agricultural degree programs. At the same time, the fair offered students not only learning opportunities, but also chances to make contacts and gain insights into the latest agricultural trends. Read more

The year in review: Major alumni reunion of the Bio Science and Health and Quality, Environment, Safety and Hygiene (QUSH) degree programs

More than 90 former students came together at the alumni meeting of the Bio Science and Health and Quality, Environment, Safety and Hygiene (QUSH) degree programs at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences on 12 May, a record for this event. Initiated by an alumnus, the meeting focused on the development of the degree programs and alumni feedback. Professors presented data and developments, and the focus was on networking and exchange between alumni and current students to strengthen the connection to the university. Read more

The year in review: Students of the Master's program in Food Science produce "Rosé wine from the Lower Rhine"

Group picture in the "vineyard": A group of professors and students who are part of the project in the vineyard where the grapes were harvested.

Master's students of  food science produced a rosé wine from grapes from a Dutch vineyard that were donated to them for their research project. Despite the low sugar content, the students succeeded in producing a wine of acceptable quality by trying out different methods and storage conditions. The project emphasizes the practical training and regional connection of the course. Next, the budding food scientists are planning to produce a brandy from the leftover grapes. More

Year in Review: The HSRW Life Sciences Faculty and Charkiv Summer School Collaboration

As we look back at the end of the year, we reflect on the initiatives that have made a difference. In 2023, HSRW and Charkiv Biotechnology School collaborated on a Summer School in Kleve, offering Ukrainian students hands-on learning in Bioengineering amidst the ongoing conflict. The program featured hybrid courses, practical lab work with smart glasses, and cultural exchanges. This initiative, supported by DAAD, provided valuable experiences and showcased innovative approaches to education in challenging times. More

The University Distillery: From microbiologist to brandy sommelier

Das Bild zeigt eine Gruppe von zwölf Personen, die in zwei Reihen angeordnet sind. Die vordere Reihe besteht aus vier Personen, die knien oder sich tief beugen, während die hintere Reihe aus acht stehenden Personen besteht. Jede Person hält stolz eine Urkunde zum Edelbrand-Sommelier in der Hand.  Im Hintergrund ist ein Banner mit dem Logo und dem Namen der Bayerischen Landesanstalt für Weinbau und Gartenbau zu sehen. Die Gruppe wirkt fröhlich und zufrieden, als ob sie gerade eine Auszeichnung oder Anerkennung erhalten hätte.

The Faculty of Life Sciences has been running a professional distillery since 2013, which serves as a teaching centre for the art of distillation and food safety. Dr Marc-Kevin Zinn, integrates his expertise into teaching, with students gaining both theoretical and practical knowledge of distillate production. He recently passed the examination to become a distillery sommelier at the Genussakademie Bayern and the Bayerische Landesanstalt für Weinbau und Gartenbau. More

Walnussschalen als Inhaltsstoffe für Kosmetika: Hochschulprojekt erforscht mit Kalkarer Unternehmen Alternativen zu Mikroplastik

Seit Oktober 2023 ist es EU-weit verboten: Mikroplastik in sämtlichen Kosmetikprodukten und Waschmitteln. Doch welche Alternativen gibt es? Das möchten Forschende an der Hochschule Rhein-Waal (HSRW) zusammen mit dem Familienunternehmen bb med. product GmbH vom unteren Niederrhein herausfinden. Weiterlesen

Insight into innovative waste management: Excursion to AEZ Asdonkshof

During an excursion as part of the "Fundamentals of Environmental Protection" lecture series, students on the "Quality, Environment, Safety and Hygiene" and "Sustainable Agriculture" courses visited the Asdonkshof waste disposal centre near Kamp-Lintfort. There they were given an insight into modern waste management. More

New approaches to soil improvement: Prof Dr Khalid Khan presents innovative research on biochar

The image features two men standing in front of a presentation screen that displays a "Thank You" message with a graphic of a green sprout with three leaves on the right side of the screen. The man on the left, Professor Khan, is holding a book and is dressed in a dark sweater over a collared shirt, smiling as he faces the camera. The man on the right, Professor Wichern, is also smiling at the camera, and he's dressed in a hoodie. The background is a plain wall and part of a flip chart stand can be seen to the right of the image. They are in a seminar room, and the mood is positive.

Prof Dr Khalid Khan, from the PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, presented innovative research results on biochar during his research stay supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He focussed on the use of biochar to improve soil quality in arid regions.  At the end of his stay, the Faculty of Life Science thanked Prof Khan for his valuable contributions and the impetus he has provided for future research projects. His work bears witness to the close scientific ties that stretch from Pakistan to the Lower Rhine. More