With the TransRegINT project, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences wants to make its students and the region ready for the future. The goal of the project is a sustainable transformation of the Lower Rhine region. To achieve this, all activities are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The three "missions" of the university (teaching, research and transfer) are considered equally important in the project in the sense of "one mission": transfer (the exchange between university and business/society, for example in the form of cooperation, know-how or events) is expanded with the goal of transformation to include the ability to develop and implement solutions in complex and uncertain situations.
The project aims to enable students to communicate and shape this transformation in the future. Therefore, studies and teaching will increasingly be focused on transformation competencies in order to expand the capacities of the students as well as the people in the region.
In the Faculty of Technology & Bionics, a "transfer-affine faculty of the future" is to be implemented. In project-based courses of study, students will tackle current transformation topics together with their lecturers and professors, develop solutions in teams and build up transformation competence. Technical issues of companies with economic and social relevance will be integrated into the education of the students.
However, all other students will also have the opportunity to further their education within the framework of their studies or afterwards in order to design and moderate the transformation processes. Both business and society will thus find in the students the urgently sought-after and application-competent specialists of the future. The need for this exists not only on our doorstep, but also in other countries. Therefore, the international alumni are seen as ambassadors for transformation who carry transformation competence into the world.
With this orientation, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is leading the way, sharpening its academic profile and positioning itself for the future.