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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fachbereich Sozialwesen (Aachen) at the KatHO NRW/Aachen

  • Robert-Schuman-Straße 25
  • 52066 Aachen
  • Phone: +49 241 60003-0
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,120 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 25.5 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 0.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 0
Extent of interlinking

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 66.5 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 55.4 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students < 1 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 11/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 9/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 35.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 57.3 %
Share of professors with work experience 53.0 %


Third party funds per professor 5.9

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.4
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 2.0
Exams 2.6
Job market preparation 2.5
Support during practical semester 2.2
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 2.2
Library 2.8
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 2.3

Degree courses with details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Self-referential, explorative, research-oriented as well as practical and project-related learning; personal contact between students and teachers; learning atmosphere; easy access to teachers, support services in all study phases (mentor groups); student advice; advice and support from foreign office / representative; manageable seminar sizes; regular excursions with visits to institutions in Germany and abroad; close link between theory and practice; supervision during the practical phase; offers for self-reflection and professional role identity.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Erasmus University Charter; German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) / Promos programmes; acquisition of a Euregio (additional) certificate in a network of 6 universities (NL / B / D) possible; Bachelor: 10-15 outgoings in each winter semester, who do practical parts of their studies abroad (usually the 2nd Practical phase in module 21 'Fields of action'); The research project can be completed abroad in the Master's programme. Structural simplifications for international mobility are put in place for the time periods mentioned. Stays abroad are also encouraged outside these windows.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Hogeschool Limburg Hasselt, Belgien; Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg Hasselt, Belgien; Haute École HEMES/ESAS Liège, Belgien; Haute École Charlemagne Liège, Belgien; Hogeschool Zuyd Sittard/Heerlen, Niederlande; University College Cork, Irland; Goteborg University, Schweden; Istanbul University, Türkei; Monmouth University in West Long Branch, USA; Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    High standard equipment in the lecture and seminar rooms (projectors, PCs and audio); mobile reading device: visuPlus active; three ActivBoards; Book scanner; digital flipchart; modern media control; intranet platform with groupware system (access from home office); research software and research infrastructure; WiFi in all rooms; very well equipped computer room; information monitors in entrance areas; mobile LED lighting; "networked library" (online research, ordering); (IT) service offices with advice and support; midi keyboards, digital music production.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Research-based Master's degree course with a focus on "Education and Integration" and "Clinical and Therapeutic Social Work" with study-integrated research and development projects. Independent development and implementation of research projects in smaller research teams. Intensive supervision from professors managing the projects. Collaborations possible with affiliated institutes and research focus areas (igsp (Institute for Health Research), DISuP (Institute for Addiction Research), Social Participation and Gender Research). Public presentation of the findings and preparation of publications in specialist journals.
  • Other special features
    Member of the Best Practice Club "Family in the University" (studying with child / family members with care needs. childcare, equalisation of disadvantages, inclusive choir, practice office, international office, psychological counselling, intensive university life (freshman and graduate celebrations, summer parties, conferences and congresses etc.), KatHO award ceremony for very good theses, euregional (NL / B / D) projects and practical assignments. Barrier-free furnishing: Loaning of inductive hearing systems in large seminar rooms; from 2020: establishment of a barrier-free guidance system in the entire building.
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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