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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fakultät Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften at the HS Osnabrück

  • Caprivistraße 30a
  • 49076 Osnabrück
  • Phone: +49 5419692410
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 360 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 28.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 13.0 %

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 7/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 88.2 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 87.5 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 7/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 5/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 94.1 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 90.6 %
Share of professors with work experience 9.0 %


Third party funds per professor 3.1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 1.9
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.6
Exams 2.0
Job market preparation 1.8
Support during practical semester 1.8
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 2.0
Library 1.8
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Overall study situation 1.9

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    65% of the courses in small learning groups; the content and didactic interlinking of the learning locations of practice and university / studies; generalist degree course with the possibility of building one's own profile; systematic modules that build on one another in the course of the course to acquire basic methodological skills in social work; Internationalisation (including the option of specialising in "International Social Work"); linking research and teaching; attractive excursions abroad; high qualification of the teachers; good supervision.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The international focus of the Economic and Social Sciences faculty and of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences allows all students to gain international experience. There is the elective option of the specialisation "International Social Work" with stays abroad in Great Britain and Sweden. Interesting summer and winter schools during the semester break or participation in a language course, for example in Spanish, Russian or Chinese, are also possible.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Humak University of Applied Science, Finnland; Mykolas Romeris University, Litauen; Pedagogical University of Cracow, Polen; Malmö University, Schweden; Artevelde University College, Belgien; HES-SO Valais/Wallis, Schweiz; Universidad de Granada, Spanien; Nelson Mandela University, Südafrika; Univeridad de Monterrey, Mexiko; Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexiko.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Extensive pool of computer workstations, which is also used for courses; Use of video cameras for teaching and testing; lending of digital recording devices possible for qualitative research work; licenses for SPSS and MaxQDA; GPS devices are available for use in teaching (e.g. social space analysis via geocaching). There are various IT rooms with the latest technology and a comprehensive coverage with Wifi on the entire campus.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Design and implementation of your own degree course as the basis for the Bachelor thesis; teaching on the basis of continuous research projects by teachers of the course; possibilities of incorporating research into the internal research focus "Inclusive education - participation as a principle of action and organisation" of the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, which is mainly realised by members of the degree program; a member of the teaching team also held a research professorship from 2014-2017.
  • Support for founders
    The founders' service is the central contact point for all members of the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. This includes: Business coaching, assistance with licenses and permits, drawing up a business plan, funding advice, support with financing, development of a business model, support for the organisation of events.
  • Other special features
    Specialisation area "International Social Work" in cooperation with the University of Malmö (S); optional language courses (e.g. Chinese, English, Russian, Spanish, Turkish); annual practice market to create contact opportunities for students with regional practice facilities; Social Work Day for regional networking and technical discussion of current professional issues; practice advisory board as advisory body; numerous (foreign) excursions; writing workshop. The faculty specifically promotes digitalisation, sustainability and student health.
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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