2019 / 20
Social Policy and Social Work, Department
Fakultät Angewandte Sozial- und Gesundheitswissenschaften
- Seybothstraße 2
- 93053 Regensburg
- Phone: +49 941 943-1081
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Special features regarding teachingMixture of seminar-style lessons and practical courses, in which it is often possible to gain an insight into everyday working life in collaboration with institutions and a target group; Highly relevant research-based teaching and professional, project and skills-based teaching in which students are included in the research projects led by teachers; Several simulation game courses and simulations; Small exercise groups (if possible); participation in the Quality Pact for Teaching; Didactics seminars for lecturers.
Special features regarding the international orientationThe Faculty of Applied Social and Health Sciences is a member of the International Association of Schools of Social Work and/or its subdivision, the European Association of Schools of Social Work. Enhanced participation is sought; Within these umbrella organisations, the teachers of the department can organise by specific countries or content interests, while organising themselves as part of a network.
Common partner universities for exchangeChaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain; Curtin University, Australia; University of Cape Coast, Ghana; University of Northumbria, Great Britain; Rajagiri School of Social Work, India; Lumsa University of Rome, Italy; University of Prishtina, Kosovo; Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria; Fribourg University, Switzerland
Special features regarding the equipmentThe lecture halls are all equipped with current media (boards, whiteboards, projectors, flipcharts and pin boards); Students can borrow laptops for presentation purposes; A media lab with basic equipment is available; very well maintained equipment with various musical instruments and everything you need to stage a performance (lighting and sound systems, microphones, etc.); provision of recording devices for interviews and corresponding devices for transcription (for students to borrow). In 2016 one of the seminar rooms was set up for Design Thinking.
Special features regarding research and developmentResearch with an inter-disciplinary focus: research collaborations and projects above and beyond the limits of the discipline; High proportion of empirical, practical research that reflects the outstanding collaboration between the Faculty and the collaboration partners in industry; A high proportion of socio-political issues in which current social and political transformation processes are analysed, particularly with regard to the improvement of social problems and to the development of approaches for solving these problems. 3 cooperative doctorates in the period 2013-2015.
Integration of theory and practiceThe faculty’s activities are combined in the research centre for “Research, Transfer and Counselling in Social Matters, Health, Culture” and at the centre of excellence “Institute for Social Research and Technology Assessment”; Students are involved in research projects (e.g. by way of final theses, but also as occasional staff members); Teachers integrate the results in their courses.
Website with further information on research activitieshttps://www.oth-regensburg.de/fakultaeten/angewandte-sozial-und-gesundheitswissenschaften/forschung-projekte.html
Support for foundersStudents receive support from the university’s Career Service.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsStudents are provided with part-time options and equalisation of disadvantages measures for exams. Students requiring work assistance are provided with a separate exam room. Students with disabilities are entitled to individual advice by the academic advisor or the General Advisory Service. There is a “Students with Disabilities” steering group. The university representative for Students with Disabilities passes specific requirements (special tables, parking for scooters, etc.) on to the faculty.
Characteristics of diversity advancementClose cooperation between the faculty and the Gender and Diversity service office of the university. Joint exhibitions (e.g. on domestic violence) or series of events, such as the lecture series “Border conflicts and border crossings”. Discussions on sexism - racism - nationalism.
Other special featuresThe Faculty offers three undergraduate degree courses in Social Work, of which two offer a very specific orientation: music and movement as media in work with different target groups and a broad range of concepts, methods and working methods that are relevant in the school and in its environment. A consecutive Master's course in Inclusion complements this course. A new addition is the field of Health Sciences with Bachelor programmes in Nursing Care, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Care Management (career-integrated).
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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