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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fachbereich Sozialwesen (Köln) at the KatHO NRW/Köln

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Basic information

Total number of students 1,040 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 27.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 6.9 %

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 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 79.8 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 21.8 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 10/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 9/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 33.7 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 48.1 %
Share of professors with work experience 58.0 %


Third party funds per professor 10.1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 2.2
Exams 2.4
Job market preparation 2.3
Support during practical semester 2.2
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 2.6
Library 2.3
IT-infrastructure 2.8
Overall study situation 2.1

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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; close, personal contact between students and teachers; personal, learning-promoting atmosphere; easy access to teachers; no crowded events; extensive support and advice in all study phases; student advice; advice and support from practice department / representative and international office / representative; extra-curricular courses like "Spring Academy".
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Erasmus University Charter; German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) / Promos programmes; Bachelor: 15-20 outgoing students each winter semester who complete practical components of their studies abroad (usually in the second practical phase in module 21 “Fields of Action”, 30 credit points in 4th/5th semester). In the Master’s, the research project (18 credit points in 3rd/4th semesters) can be completed abroad. 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
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgien; Université Catholique de Lille, Frankreich; Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Österreich; Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal; Stockholm University, Schweden; Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Schweiz; Universidad de Deusto, Spanien; University of Hradec Kràlove, Tschechien; University of Hertfordshire, Vereinigtes Königreich; Universität Bethlehem, Palästina.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Design of all seminar rooms: high standard equipment with projector, internet access, seating, etc .; New Audimax with max. approx. 200 seats; Improvement of disabled access; PC pools; networked library (online research and ordering); Intranet platform with groupware system (access from home work station possible); WiFi in all rooms, research software in the PC room as well as portable licenses and research infrastructure.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Research-oriented Master's program with a focus on "Innovation Management in Social Work" with integrated research and development projects. Linking with affiliated institutes and key research areas: German Institute for Addiction and Prevention Research, Institute for Participation Research, Institute for Research and Transfer in Childhood and Family (FOKI), research focus "Education and Diversity" and "Network Research in Social Work". Centre for Research Promotion and Continuing Education; Transfer network social innovation with network partner EvH Rheinland.
  • Other special features
    Member of the Best Practice Club "Family in the University" (studying with a child / caring relatives), parent-child room, Mäusenest offer, service office for students; Christian profile; concept for promoting university engagement and self-government; practice office, international office and international office, alumni work, advice and support for refugees in the ready, steady, go project, cooperation with the KHG (Catholic university community), graduation ceremony, New Year's reception, art exhibitions, children's university, spring academy, Cologne Social Convention, foundation day ...
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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