Society and Economics



Graduation Ceremony in May 2022

80 graduates experienced a moving afternoon with numerous speeches and awards together with their families and friends. The event was musically accompanied by Prof. Dr. Thomas Pitz, who provided the musical entertainment on the grand piano with his own compositions. In his speech, Dean Prof. Dr. Ralf Klapdor thanked the graduates: "The Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Society and Economics are proud of you!" As a representative of the Presidium, Prof. Dr. Tatiana Zimenkova, Vice President for International Affairs and Diversity, addressed a word of welcome to the graduates and everyone present.


Neues Doppelabschlussprogramm mit der Deutsch-Kasachischen Universität

Ab dem Wintersemester 2022/23 startet das neue Doppelabschlussprogramm der Hochschule Rhein-Waal mit der Deutsch-Kasachischen Universität (DKU) in Almaty. Die drei besten Studierenden der DKU im Studiengang International Relations haben dabei die Möglichkeit, ihr restliches Studium an der Partnerhochschule in Deutschland zu absolvieren. Weiterlesen


International Relations, B.A. students hike part of European Liberation Route

Students from the International Relations, B.A. set out from May 2nd to 6th, 2022 to learn more about the history of the liberation of Western Europe. Together with students from the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Radboud University Nijmegen, they visited different memorials in Germany and the Netherlands and discussed the last months of the Second World War from different perspectives.


Creative writing workshop on a visit to the Kleve e.V. zoo.

Renate Schmitz-Gebel, lecturer for Creative Writing at the Faculty of Society and Economics, came up with something special for her students for World Book Day 2022. On April 23, 2022, she and nine students from the Faculty of Society and Economics paid a writing visit to the Kleve Zoo. The motto "I'll give you a story" for World Book Day was appropriately modified for the visit: The students gave the animals stories they had written themselves.


Mittwochsakademie: Die Landtagswahl in NRW – Kandidaten, Programme und Koalitionsoptionen

Nächster Vortrag: Mi., 4. Mai 2022, 18:00 Uhr, Gebäude 3, Erdgeschoß, Raum 010, Campus Kleve

Die Landtagswahl in NRW – Kandidaten, Programme und Koalitionsoptionen

Prof. Dr. Jakob Lempp, Professor für Politologie, Hochschule Rhein-Waal


Stock Exchange Simulation Game: International Business and Management, B.A. student wins!

50,000€ is a lot of money - which makes investing it all the more exciting. Bachelor students from different courses of study at the Faculty of Society & Economics at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Science had the opportunity to successfully invest this initial capital within the framework of the stock exchange simulation game 2021.


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Current Scientific Publications


“I don’t need any liberation!”: A look back at the Special Theme Day “Ukraine” in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort on 23 March 2022

Many people wanted to see a special theme day focused on the war in Ukraine hosted at HSRW. Thus, two events were quickly organised and held this past Wednesday for both Kamp-Lintfort and Kleve, hosted by the Faculties of Communication and Environment and Society and Economics. Read more


Information for the start of the lecture period at the University

Shortly before the start of the lecture period on 21 March 2022, the Bundestag voted in favour of the new Infection Prevention Act, thus clearing the way for a relaxation of pandemic restrictions. In the future, only so-called "basic prevention measures" will apply nationwide. However, state parliaments can decide on whether to implement additional requirements. Here you will find things to bear in mind about the start of the summer semester 2022 lecture period. Read more


Upcoming Events

11/29/22   6:00 pm

The municipal violence protection concept of the city of Kleve - on the way to more freedom from violence.

Guest lecture by Yvonne Tertilte-Rübo, equal opportunity commissioner for the city of Kleve

Campus Kleve

In her guest lecture, Yvonne Tertilte-Rübo presents the municipal violence protection concept of the city of Kleve - a milestone in the fight against violence against women, LGBTQI* and other vulnerable groups in the Lower Rhine region. After the Kleve City Council passed a resolution to this effect in December 2021, Yvonne Tertilte Rübo was commissioned to develop a municipal violence protection concept. The concept will be integrated into the new urban development concept and will define goals and criteria, guidelines for action and measures.

Upcoming Events

11/28/22   10:00 am

DoA3: Workshop by Dr. Prasad Reddy

I see, what you don't see: Universities are not Zones devoid of Racism/Discrimination

Campus Kleve

How do I deal with prejudice, power and ideologies of superiority and inferiority of myself and others? This involves, among other things, not only interpreting "cultural frames", but also looking at various other potentially discriminatory factors such as gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, mental and physical challenge, etc.

11/28/22   5:00 pm

Opening Event – Days of Antidiscrimination 2022

Keynote and Discussion

Campus Kleve

Anti-Bias Education: A Compassionate and Scientific Strategy for dealing with Racism and Discrimination in Educational Settings, Keynote by Dr. Prasad Reddy

11/29/22   9:00 am

DoA3: Workshop by Dr. Sardar M. Kohistani

How unconscious bias is impacting us – Blinds spot in daily cooperation

digital event

Stereotypes influence us unconsciously in daily cooperation and togetherness. They help us to simplify the complexity of our environment. The imprints of unconscious assumptions are deeply anchored in us. But they can also tempt us to judge or treat others unfairly without realizing it. They also have an effect in administrative interaction. The willingness to deal with one's own unconscious bias and structural prejudices helps to track down misunderstandings in cooperation more quickly. This workshop provides impulses to raise awareness of blind spots in day-to-day collaboration.

11/29/22   9:00 am

DoA3: Workshop von Dr. Christine Issa

Wie unbewusste Vorannahmen unser Handeln beeinflussen – Blinde Flecken in der täglichen Zusammenarbeit

digital event

Stereotype beeinflussen uns in der täglichen Zusammenarbeit und im Miteinander. Sie helfen uns, die Komplexität unserer Umwelt zu vereinfachen. Dabei sind die Prägungen unbewusster Vorannahmen tief in uns verankert. Doch sie können uns auch zu unfairen Bewertungen oder Behandlungen anderer verleiten, ohne dass wir es bemerken. Auch im administrativen Zusammenspiel entfalten sie Wirkung. Die Bereitschaft, sich mit Stereotypen und strukturellen Vorurteilen auseinanderzusetzen unterstützt darin, Missverständnissen im Miteinander schneller auf die Spur zu kommen.

11/29/22   2:30 pm

Bionik unter Wasser

Hochschule bietet Ende November MINT-Workshops an


In Zusammenarbeit mit dem zdi-Zentrum Kleve bietet die Fakultät Technologie und Bionik im November zwei Workshops für Schülerinnen und Schüler an: