Cooperation Partners

"No cooperation may lack a shot of personal warmth or a shot of personal affection. Where it freezes, nothing grows." (Julius Langbehn, 1851-1907, german author)
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Lived cooperation and networking at PhD-Day 2019 in Hennef was fun and enriching (Photo: J. Küstenmacher)

Cooperational arrangements with Universities

A general framework for cooperation in research, teaching, transfer and service is created through cooperation arrangements between national and international universities and Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University. In particular, this cooperation is to be used to conduct PhDs.

  • University of Siegen
  • Tomas Bata University in Zlin

Further collaborations are in the pipeline.

Graduate School

Moreover, PhD studentes can doctorate cooperative by participation in Graduate Schools.

Cooperation with the Graduate Department NRW

Within the framework of the Hochschulzukunftsgesetz NRW, which came into force on October 1, 2014, the institute management has contributed to the conception of the Graduate Department NRW since January 1, 2016. The Graduate Department NRW is a joint scientific institution of the universities of applied sciences in NRW. Its aim is to foster and expand cooperative graduation at colleges of higher education and universities. The scientific work is usually done at the university of applied sciences, while the doctoral degree is awarded by the cooperating university.

Board members of the Graduate Department in NRW are Prof. Dr. Martin Sternberg (HS Bochum) as chairman and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Ihne (H-BRS) and Prof. Dr. Liane Schirra-Weirich (Katho NRW) as deputy chairs. The Graduate Department NRW is composed of expert committees on interdisciplinary topics in which professors and doctoral students conduct research jointly on an inter-university level. The following expert committees have already been founded:

  • Digitalization,
  • Life Sciences,
  • Media and Communication,
  • Resources,
  • Social Affairs and Health

Being committed to active research, the professors of this university play an active role in the expert committees of the Graduate Department NRW. Prof. Dr Rainer Herpers is spokesman of the expert committee "Digitalization". He is being supported by research associate Linda Rustemeier (Graduate Department NRW) who has set her office right next to her collegues from Graduate Institute of Bonn Rhein Sieg University.

The NRW Graduate Institute is currently being converted into the NRW Doctoral College, which will in future have its own right to award doctorates in accordance with §67 of the NRW Higher Education Act.

Linda Rustemeier; phone 0228-865 9822, F 423