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Preparatory Courses 2019/20

The preparatory courses of the faculty of society and economics are starting a few weeks befor winter semester and are directed towards first semester students of the bachelor programmes. Their goal is to harmonise or refresh the students' level of knowledge.

For the winter semester 2019/2020 we offer again preparatory courses (16.09. - 20.09.2019)

Please register via our registration form.


Visit of the National Technical University – Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute in Kharkiv / Ukraine

Prof. Dr. Gregor van der Beek and Prof. dr. Jakob Lempp visited the Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute in Ukraine from the 9th to 11th of July 2019. The university is one of the oldest universities in the country and is characterized by a large number of international contacts, including Germany.


The Faculty Society and Economics is proud to release her graduates to start their professional life

With a festive ceremony and a following champagne reception, the Faculty Society and Economics released this year’s Bachelor and Master Graduates and wished them all the best for their future.

On 1st July 2019 87 graduates and their families and friends experienced a moving afternoon with many speeches and honors. The ceremony was accompanied by Prof. Dr. Thomas Pitz who was playing the piano. In his speech the Dean, Prof. Dr. Ralf Klapdor thanked the graduates of the Faculty Society and Economics: “We are proud of our graduates, especially the international graduates, because they had to get used to a foreign society and culture. But also the German graduates benefit from the unique, international atmosphere and we hope that after graduation both groups will take these positive impulses and experiences along on their further life.”.


Master´s students at Rhine-Waal University go on an excursion to the European Central Bank and German Central Bank in Frankfurt

26 students in the “Economics and Finance” Master´s program at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences visited the European Central Bank (ECB) and German Central Bank (GCB) in Frankfurt on June 13-14, 2019. The excursion was a part of the course “Applied Research Project” and its aim was to familiarize students with the work of two of the most powerful financial institutions in Europe.


#Lectures for future

To raise awareness about the urgent need for action with regards to climate change, ten professors at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences initiated the campaign LecturesForFuture. Which has been organised to support the FridaysForFuture movement and the students’ request for politics to take immediate steps in order to stop climate change worldwide. The LecturesForFuture will take place from 14th to 20th June 2019 across countries and different academic disciplines. The campaign is organised in cooperation with the ScientistsForFuture.


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