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Get excited about your MASTER Studycourse...

The date for the presentation of the master’s degree programs has now been set. On Wednesday, September 28th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. you will learn more about your Sustainable Development Management M.A. and Economics and Finance M.Sc.


Congratulations - Vanessa Meinen successfully defends her dissertation

On 12 September 2022, Vanessa Meinen, Programme Manager "Sustainable Tourism", successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Steering sustainable events performance: Towards a more balanced assessment of sustainable association events" at Radboud-University Nijmegen.


Welcome to the Faculty of Society and Economics

“The six bachelor‘s and two master‘s programmes of the Faculty of Society and Economics combine practical training and application-oriented approaches with a sound theoretical and methodological foundation. We aim to prepare you in the best possible way for the current social, political and economic challenges of our society. Internationality is not merely a catchy slogan, but an integral and natural element of our daily lives here. Eager students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds study at our faculty, conduct research in our modern laboratory landscape and appreciate the close collaboration with professors and academic staff that we offer. Our entire faculty is looking forward to meeting you and accompanying you on your academic journey over the coming semesters here in Kleve.”


Welcome to Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences for the winter semester 2022/2023!

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences welcomes all new students for the winter semester 2022/23. On the following pages, first-semester students can find out everything they need to know about starting their studies, for example information about central facilities and services such as the Student Advisory Service or International Centre, as well as about the events of Freshers' Week from 19-23 September 2022. Read more


Interview with the sociologist Marieke Fröhlich on the concept of feminist foreign policy

The concept of 'feminist foreign policy' has become more and more a fixed term in the media and political debates since the federal elections in Germany. But what exactly does feminist foreign policy mean and entail and how did the concept come into being in the first place? Marieke Fröhlich, sociologist at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, explains all this in an interview. Full Inerview:


Preparatory Courses WS 22/23

Attention: Important Date and Room Changes!

The preparatory courses of the Faculty of Society and Economics take place a few weeks before the start of the winter semester and are aimed at those beginning their Bachelor's degree. Their aim is to standardize or refresh the knowledge of the students.

For the winter semester 2022/2023, we offer all bachelor's degree programs in the period from 05.09. - 16.09. the following preparatory courses:

     Business mathematics in German
     Economics in English
     Business English
     Scientific writing in English


New Alumni Portrait Sustainable Development Management, M.A.

Our alumna Sumya Sydunnaher graduated with her master degree in Sustainable Development Management in 2021. Currently, as a project officer at Community Reconstruction Center (CRC), she is working for a “Sanitation Behaviour Change Project” funded by the Japan Association of Drainage and Environment (JADE), in Khulna, Bangladesh. Despite facing the hardship of studying during the global pandemic, she also describes the program as a diverse space with an exceptional academic atmosphere.


First Creative Writing Walk through the Kleve e.V. zoo

On July 9th, a summery Saturday evening, the first story walk took place in the Kleve Zoo: Numerous curious listeners had gathered in front of the entrance gate to listen to students from the Creative Writing Workshop at the Faculty of Society and Economics. Led by the lecturer for Creative Writing, Renate Schmitz-Gebel, the group moved through the Tiergarten. Again and again, they stopped to read in front of individual enclosures. Then students Fiona Kahlau, Anna-Lisa Adam, Anna-Vanessa Bokarev and Modei Blank presented their texts.


The World at the Zenith

For the second time, the International Relations study program, together with various partners from civil society, welcomed the musicians of Grupo Sal to Kleve. After a discussion with the activist Patricia Gualinga in Jakob Lempp's seminars, the university opened its doors in the evening for the collage of Latin American live music, mixed with a live interview with Patricia Gualinga from Ecuador.


Nairobi Kleve Model African Union 2022

This year's Nairobi-Kleve Model African Union (NKMAU) took place from 22 to 25 June 2022. In addition to the International Relations, B.A. students from Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, students from Riara University in the same subject were also involved. Online, all students participated in the very active debate on the issues of health and food security.


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Faculty Society and Economics

Lisa Wolken, B.A.
Scientific Staff

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