Catholic University of North Rhine-Westphalia
|Catholic University of North Rhine-Westphalia|
|Sponsorship||ecclesiastical, dioceses of North Rhine-Westphalia|
|place||Aachen , Cologne , Münster , Paderborn|
The Catholic University of North Rhine-Westphalia , in short: KatHO NRW , until August 31, 2008 Catholic University of Applied Sciences North Rhine-Westphalia ( KFH NW ), is a private , state-recognized university.
History, dates and facts
Around 4,700 students are enrolled at the Catholic University of North Rhine-Westphalia ( KatHO NRW ), around 3,700 of them women (as of 12/2018). You will be accompanied by 112 professors, 13 teaching staff for special tasks, 234 lecturers, 26 academic staff at academic qualification positions (QVM program) and 109 administrative staff. 51 research assistants are employed in third-party funded projects (status: 12/2018). 87% of the university (except for the theology department: 100% sponsorship funding) is refinanced by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the amount of 16 million euros (as of 2013) from tax revenues. The university's annual budget in 2018 was 22.3 million euros, and third-party funding was around 2.1 million euros.
The KatHO NRW was founded in 1971 as the Katholische Fachhochschule NW (KFH NW) and is one of the universities of applied sciences of the first wave of founding in Germany. It emerged from the amalgamation of 14 higher technical schools for social work, social education and curative education as well as an institute for religious education under Catholic sponsorship. Some of the previous institutions can be traced back to 1916, such as the social women's school in Cologne. The KatHO NRW will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021.
The university is supported by the (arch) dioceses of Aachen , Essen , Cologne , Münster and Paderborn , which, as shareholders of a non-profit GmbH, are responsible for the university. The headquarters of the sponsoring company, the university management (rectorate) and the central administration are located in Cologne .
KatHO NRW joined the family charter at the university in 2015 . From 2005 to 2015 it was certified as a family-friendly university ( Hertie Foundation ).
The university has an international office that looks after outgoing and incoming programs in cooperation with the internationalization officer.
The Catholic University of North Rhine-Westphalia is spread over four locations (departments) in Aachen, Cologne, Münster and Paderborn. At each location there is a social affairs department , in Cologne the health care department (since 1994) and the theology department in Paderborn . The university administration is based in Cologne. In addition to the website at www.katho-nrw.de , an image film each provides information about the four locations - health care , midwifery and social work as part of the studies at KatHO in the university town of Paderborn on YouTube .
The Catholic University of North Rhine-Westphalia awards the following (state-recognized) degrees:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
- Master of Arts (MA)
- Master of Science (M.Sc.)
The university offers the following bachelor's and master's degrees in its different departments:
- Social Work BA (all locations)
- Social work for women and men in addition to family work (BA (Aachen))
- Social work MA with the department-specific focus:
- Education and upbringing for children BA (Paderborn and Cologne)
- Religious Education BA (Paderborn)
- Curative Education BA (Münster)
- Social management MA further education (Münster / Paderborn)
- Addiction Help / Addiction Therapy M.Sc. further education (Cologne)
- Supervision MA further education (Aachen)
- Cooperation management MA further education
- Master of Counseling: MA further education in marriage, family and life counseling (all locations)
- Midwifery B.Sc. (Cologne)
- Nursing Science B.Sc. (Cologne)
- Nursing B.Sc. as a dual course in addition to nursing training (all locations)
- Nursing Education B.Sc. (Cologne)
- Nursing Management MA (Cologne)
- Nursing and Health Teachers MA (Cologne)
- Head of School Management MA advanced training (Cologne)
In addition to the accredited courses, the university offers postgraduate training courses . Integrated into the course, seminars can be completed that prepare for externally certified qualifications or are credited there, e.g. B. in video home training (in cooperation with SPIN NRW eV, Paderborn location) or in the field of sport and social work with the instructor license for mass sports (in cooperation with the State Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia , Paderborn and Münster location).
The German Institute for Applied Nursing Research e. V. (dip) is a non-profit affiliated institute at the Catholic University of North Rhine-Westphalia in Cologne. The dip was founded in November 1999 as a nursing research institute of the KatHO NRW, as well as four Catholic (technical) universities (Freiburg, Mainz, Munich, Osnabrück-Vechta) and four Catholic associations (German Caritas Association, Catholic Hospital Association of Germany, Caritas Association for Nursing and Social Professions , Catholic Professional Association for Nursing Professions).
- German Institute for Addiction and Prevention Research (DISuP)
- Institute for Health Research and Social Psychiatry (igsp)
- Institute for Research and Transfer in Childhood and Family (Foki)
- Center for Nursing Teacher Education and School Development
- Center for Aesthetics and Communication (Zäsko)
As the owner of the ERASMUS University Charter, the Catholic University of North Rhine-Westphalia participates in the EU's Life Long Learning Program and has concluded cooperation agreements with around 30 European partner universities.
On this basis, a program for incoming students is offered together with regional practice partners.
Since 2001 there has been a university partnership between the Catholic University of North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne Department, and the University of Bethlehem in Palestine, as well as an exchange project funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The social affairs department in Cologne and Bethlehem University organize student encounters on topics related to social work every year, combined with research projects and video conference seminars.
Since the winter semester 2004/2005, the Aachen department has been offering social work students the qualification in the study program " Euregio - Social Work Certificate". In addition to joint courses at the five cooperating universities in Aachen, Belgium and the Netherlands , the students do an internship in one of the neighboring countries. The participating universities jointly award the Euregio certificate in addition to the Bachelor's degree.
The semester abroad supported by the university, international references with regard to migration and refugee work and also shorter stays abroad with scholarship advice are further international references of the KatHO.
- Catholic University of North Rhine-Westphalia
- KatHO NRW on Facebook
- Web presence of the Paderborn department
- Alumni website of the Paderborn department
- Association for sponsors and former students of the KFH-NW, Department of Health Care eV
- Joint website of the AStA and the StuPa of the KatHO NRW, Dept. Cologne
- Joint website of the AStA and the StuPa of the KatHO NRW, Dept. Münster
- Members. In: www.fiuc.org. International Federation of Catholic Universities, accessed September 29, 2019 .
- Statement on the accreditation of the Catholic University of North Rhine-Westphalia (PDF). Science Council . April 11, 2014, accessed October 16, 2017.
- KatHO: Numbers and facts. Official website. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
- KatHO: Data & Facts. Official website. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
- Certificate holder of the family-friendly university audit ( Memento from February 2, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
- Institute for Research and Transfer in Childhood and Family ( Memento from February 1, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
- Center for Aesthetics and Communication ( Memento from February 1, 2014 in the Internet Archive )