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Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen ,Bocholt,Recklinghausen, Germany


University description (as per official university website)

Tradition and progress

When the University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen was founded in 1992, the city of the region was marked on the Emscher of its industrial history. Winding towers, factories and mines to this day to remember the heyday of the great companies of coal and steel. The origin of the Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen, however, was not in the industrial past, but in the desire of the region to overcome this successfully and to create something new. From the decline of mining and heavy industry in the Emscher zone and from the withdrawal of the textile industry in the western Münsterland need grew for skilled workers, which give the regions a new impetus to future technology and business. The Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen and their locations in Bocholt and Recklinghausen work with in contributing, through training, research and technology transfer to the structural transformation of the old industrial region of the northern Ruhr area and to strengthen the medium-sized region of the western Münsterland.

Tradition called for the Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen, that it maintains the special strength of higher education at colleges and continues: Teaching convey a professional training, application-oriented implementation of theory into practice, the graduates the skills, job tasks even with a rapid change of requirements provides to cope. Same time, the College committed to progress: Applied research provides the impetus for innovation and technology and enables the transfer of scientific findings into new products, processes and services. The maintenance of traditions and the simultaneous development of the content of teaching and research are evident in the transformation and enlargement of the fan spectrum.

At its founding, the university took over the already previously in their Gelsenkirchen existing facilities for the training of engineers. Since 1961, the site for a state engineering school in Gelsenkirchen in 1971 for college department. In 1992, the Department of Gelsenkirchen in the newly formed University and is the traditional core of modern engineering education. The offer of the college was founded in the year and in subsequent years expanded significantly in substance. Today it offers over 20 courses from engineering, computer science, natural sciences, economics, law and journalism. The UAS responds to developments in the sciences and professional requirements for change. New construction at all three locations allow research and teaching at a high level and create a pleasant working atmosphere and intensive study.

In the region, for the region

The Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen is an independent institution since 1992. Today, in Gelsenkirchen prepare some 3,600 students to a degree, can study in the newly created departments Bocholt and Recklinghausen each 1500 students. The university opened the living in the location of various regions of citizens new ways to higher education close to home, causing a strengthening of the educational provision.

Through practical research in the areas of forward-looking technologies and highly qualified services, the college helps to bring innovative impulses in the northern Ruhr area and the western Münsterland. Both regions are characterized by a continuous process of economic and social change. An important goal of college is to accompany this structural change and promote. It takes into account the range of subjects in their regional strengths and character of the people living here. This opens up new and stable outlook.

Teaching and research at the University of Gelsenkirchen include a diverse range of subjects from engineering, computer science, natural sciences, economics, law and journalism. The focus of both teaching and research at the university in close contact with economic and industrial businesses in the Emscher-Lippe-Region and the West Münsterland. The move to the region and to the university's existing strengths - for the benefit of students, but also to benefit the region - to focus and international exchanges with partners in Europe and around the world.

Common goal

Your student wants the Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen qualification for a career give to life. This includes not only technical training but also the ability to adapt to changes in the professional world and ourselves to create something new. In science, research and technology transfer, the university pursues the objective to develop innovations and as new services, processes or products to bring to apply.

Both objectives can and wants the university only in partnership with businesses to achieve in practice. In particular, the small and medium-sized enterprises are university partners to intervene in research and development ideas have to create the new.

Just as the University in working with team-oriented practice, it is inside a team that takes a responsible approach to the many different skills tasks to the best possible overall score and thus to achieve the common goal. In relation to other universities will offer the Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen a committed partner, but also be both an effective competitor in the competition for best deals for students and businesses. In research, results-oriented and responsible, in teaching both challenging and supportive towards the students, the university makes its contribution to a sustainable knowledge society.

is only when all levels of university service-both thought and acted, this results in a best possible overall result for study, research and technology transfer.

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