2019 / 20
Social Policy and Social Work, Department
Fachbereich Sozialwesen (Köln)
- Wörthstraße 10
- 50668 Köln
- Phone: +49 221 7757-0
Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses
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Special features regarding teachingSelf-referential, exploratory, research-oriented and practical and project-related learning; Close, personal contact between students and teaching staff; personal atmosphere conducive to learning; lecturers readily available; no oversubscribed events; extensive supervision and guidance in all phases of study; Course guidance; Guidance and supervision through Work Placement Office/representatives and International Office/representatives; extra-curricular courses such as "Spring Academy".
Special features regarding the international orientationErasmus University Charter; German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)/PROMOS programmes; Bachelor's: 10-15 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 (15 credit points in 3rd/4th semesters.) semester) 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.
Common partner universities for exchangeKatholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Université Catholique de Lille, France; Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria; Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal; Stockholm University, Sweden; Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Switzerland; Universidad de Deusto, Spain; University of Hradec Kràlove, Czech Republic; University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom; University of Bethlehem, Palestine
Special features regarding the equipmentDesign of all seminar rooms: Equipment of a high standard with projectors, Internet access, seating etc.; new main lecture theatre with a maximum of approx. 200 seats; improvement of disabled access; computer pools; networked library (online research and order systems); Intranet platform with groupware system (access from home possible); WiFi in all rooms, research software in the computer room as well as portable licences and research infrastructure.
Special features regarding research and developmentResearch-oriented Master’s with a focus on “Research and Innovation” with course-integrated research and development projects. Linking with affiliated institutes and key research areas: German Institute for Addiction and Prevention Research, Institute for Participation Research, key research areas “Education and Diversity” as well as “Network Research in Social Work”. centre for research promotion, transfer and continuing education. 5 cooperative doctorates in the period 2013-2015.
Integration of theory and practiceBachelor's: Development of practical projects (study project 2) and action concepts on the basis of current research results; Master's: Close link between research and teaching (MA = research-oriented), particularly in research and development projects; Knowledge transfer through regular subject-specific conferences and fora (incl. presentation of current research results); Knowledge transfer through public presentation of findings from research and development projects of Master’s students at the end of their studies
Website with further information on research activitieshttps://www.katho-nrw.de/katho-nrw/forschung-entwicklung/
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsRepresentative for people with disabilities in each department; Regular advisory services for those affected; Integration with the university’s central working group on participation and integration that develops recommendations for the further development of the “Inclusive University” in terms of teaching and barrier-free accessibility in the building; Measures are implemented gradually, most recently supported by the provision of funds in five-digit amounts for construction measures, for example.
Characteristics of diversity advancementEquality as an interdisciplinary tasks in terms of diversity; Objective and long-term task: Family-friendly organisation of studying and work, equality between men and women, equal opportunities. Stakeholders: Central and decentralised – and advisory – equality representative at the university/department level, decentralised working groups for “Equality” and family offices, central senate committee on equality (K 4), key research areas “Gender and transculturality”, “Participation research”, “Education and diversity” and the people in administration tasked with equality responsibilities.
Other special featuresMember of the Best Practices Club “Family and University” (students with children/who are caring for relatives), family room, Student Services Office; Christian profile; concept for promotion of university involvement and self-administration; Placement Office and International Office.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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