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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fachbereich Sozialwesen (Paderborn) at the KatHO NRW/Paderborn

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Basic information

Total number of students 820 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 28.7 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 19.1 %

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 79.5 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 54.8 % *

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 11/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 38.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 52.2 %
Share of professors with work experience 48.0 %


Third party funds per professor 4.8

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.3
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.2
Exams 2.0
Job market preparation 2.5
Support during practical semester 2.4
Support for stays abroad 1.8
Rooms 2.0
Library 2.6
IT-infrastructure 1.6
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 (learning groups, method-oriented training courses, self-experience); supervision and coaching in central transition phases, psychological counselling; practice database; foreign office / commissioned; mediation of internships abroad.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Erasmus University Charter; DAAD / Promos programmes; Bachelor: 15-20 outgoings in each winter semester, those who did the practical parts of their studies abroad (usually in the practical phase 2, 33cps in the 4th / 5th semesters). The Master's degree includes possible study visits to partner universities in Finland and Sweden at the end of the 3rd semester and the beginning of the 4th semesters (research project M7) as part of the Master’s. Structural simplifications for international mobility have been put in place for these time periods. However, stays abroad are also encouraged outside of these windows. English-language programmes for incoming students.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Kymenlaakson Ammatti-korkeakoulu Kotka, Finnland; Vilinius University, Litauen; University of Gävle, Schweden; University of Winchester, UK; University College Cork, Irland; Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Polen; Universidad de Jaén, Spanien; Szent Istvan University, Jaszebereny, Ungarn; Univerzita Palackeho v Olomouci Olmütz, Tschechien; Methodius University Skopje, Mazedonien; Constantine University Nitra, Slowakei.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Continuous optimisation of the technical media equipment of lecture halls, seminar rooms, media laboratories - specific media technology for course types (especially e-learning); support of IT-based intranet and library services (web portals / mail services, university-specific application), central cloud storage services, online databases for attractive and efficient organizational planning during your studies, new PC pools with sufficient space, free research software for scientific work and much more, (IT) service offices with advice and support.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Research-oriented MA degree course in "Health-Promoting Social Work", extensive introduction to Research methodology, SPSS training, in-institutes for health research and Social psychiatry (igsp), research and transfer in childhood and family (foki), addiction research (DISuP) and participation research, public research colloquium, specialist forums; connection to the centre for research funding and further education. Transfer network social innovation with network partner EvH Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe.
  • Other special features
    Member of the Best Practice Club "Family in the University" (studying with a child / relatives in need of care), parent-child room, service office for students (IT); cooperation agreement with the Univ. Paderborn (mutual opening of courses with ECTS acquisition); cooperation with Catholic HSG and possibly Protestant ESG Paderborn, alumni network, member in the Regiopol region, university life: enrolment and graduation ceremony, cultural evening, summer party, art exhibitions, Placement Office, International Office.
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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