At our department of Social Work there are a lot of presentations and workshops held by international guests, which you can see here.

  • 2018: Ken Potter

Ken Potter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Co-director of Warren St. Family Counseling Center in Concord, New Hampshire/USA, is an important innovator in the Narrative Therapy Movement and a Child, Acolescent and Famlily therapist. He held the following workshop at our department:

Narrative Practice and Community Work. (24th-27th of January 2018)

  • 2017: Dr. Christine Brendel & Timm Kroeger

 Dr. Christine Brendel  

In December 2017 there was a symposium with Dr. Christine Brendel and Timm Kroeger because of the beginning of the project "MamMut" which started at the Department of Social Work. In South America, the regional program ComVoMujer, combating violence against women in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay, was developed under the direction of Dr. Christine Brendel. This program is about to bring the actors (men, women, the state and different companies) who fight against violence against women together and to develop various steps against violence to women.

During the symposium, Christine Brendel presented good examples for the prevention of violence against women from South America, which could easily be implemented in the context of Germany.

Role attribution - violence against women and innovative approaches, such as the regional program ComVoMujer and women's policy today.

  • 2017: Staff Week at the Hochschule RheinMain

As part of the ERASMUS + Staff Week from the 27th of November 2017 to the 1st of December 2017, representatives from four partner universities (Namibia University of Science And Technology in Windhoek/Namibia, Wisconsin-River Falls in River Falls/USA, Fuzhou University, China, German Jordanian University in Amman/Jordan) attended the Hochschule RheinMain. At the beginning of Staff Week, the Vice President, Prof. Dr. Christiane Jost, gave a motivational welcome speech (PDF 190 KB).

  • 2017: Prof. Dr. Tesfaye Semela

Prof. Dr. Tesfaye Semela, Hawassa University, Ethiopia, gave a three-day lecture as part of the seminar "Transnationale und Transkulturelle Soziale Arbeit am Beispiel Äthiopien" (Prof. Dr. Heidrun Schulze/ Dorothee Schäfer - MA Soziale Arbeit):

African Education History & Philosophy with more closer focus on Ethiopia.
(23rd to 25th of November 2017)

Here you can get an impression of the workshops (PDF 1.7 MB).


  • 2017: International Symposium between The Department of Social Work RheinMain University of Applied Science and  The Bob Shapell School of Social Work Tel Aviv University

As part of the International Symposium (28th of September 2017) about the topic "Professionality and Profession of Social Work - Growing up in public Responsibility in Israel and Germany" we had four guests who held different lectures:

Guy Shilo, M.S.W., Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Professionalism of social work and social workers in dealing with LGBT children and youth issues.



Eugene TartakovskyEugene Tartakovsky, Ph.D., Psychologist, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Tel Aviv University

Therapeutic beliefs and practices of Jewish Israeli and Palestinian Israeli.





Hisham Abu-Raiya, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Tel Aviv University

Understanding and addressing religious and spiritual struggles in health care.

Rita NunesRita Nunes, Researcher at the Constitutional and Administrative Law Department at Freie Universität Berlin

Participation for Protection EU research project design.

Here you can find the program (PDF 135 KB) of the International Symposium.



  • 2017: Gabriela Renteria Hernandez

(f.l.t.r.: Ines Renteria Hernandez, Gabriela Renteria Hernandez)

Gabriela Renteria Hernandez is the head of the "Centro de apoyo al niño y adolescente Trabajador (CANAT)". She held the following lecture at our department:

Neue Perspektiven für arme und gefährdete Kinder und Jugendliche - Nuevas perspetivas para niños y adolecentes en estado de pobreza y riesgo. (3rd of July 2017)



  •  2017: Timm Kroeger

Timm Kroeger, in former times GIZ Ecuador/Peru, report about projects about violence against women in South America, held the following lecture at our department:

Arbeit mit Männern zum Thema Gewalt gegen Frauen. (24th of May 2017)




  •  2017: Rachel Rosen

Rachel RosenRachel Rosen, UCL Institute of Education/ London, came a second time to our department of Social Work to give their really interesting lecture about the following topic:

Uneasy bedfellows? Women's rights, children's rights, and domestic violence.
The challenge of complexity in domestic violence. (18th of January 2017)



  •  2016: Rita Nunes

Rita NunesRita Nunes is a Researcher at the Constitutional and Administrative Law Department at Freie Universität Berlin. Rita is also the Coordinator of the Children’s Rights European Academic Network (CREAN/ ENMCR). Since 2011 Rita Nunes is the editor of the CRnews Newsletter financed by Save the Children Sweden. She had given the following presentation at the Summer School in August 2016 in Wiesbaden:
Children´s Rights in the context of Human Rights and Civil Rights.
The protection of Refugee and Internally Displaced Children - Crossing the border


  • 2016: Laura Lundy
Professor Laura Lundy is Professor of Education Law and Children’s Rights and the Director of the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her expertise is in law and children’s rights, with a particular focus on children’s education rights and right to participate in decision-making. She gave the following presentation at the Summer School in August 2016 in Wiesbaden:

Research and Children´s Rights. What constitutes children's rights-based research? (August 2016)

  • 2016: Christine Brendel & Timm Kroeger


In cooperation with the “cooperación alemana – Deutsche Zusammenarbeit” and “giz – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationele Zusammenarbeit (GiZ) GmbH” the department of Social Work of the Hochschule RheinMain had the opportunity to work with Christine Brendel and Timm Kroeger. This international meeting about gender-specific and generation-specific violence had the following title:

MamMut - Mitmachen macht Mut - Gemeinsam gegen Gewalt. Der Lernparcour zur Gewaltprävention ein Multiakteursansatz? (June 2016)

  • 2016: Johanna Hefel

Professor Johanna Hefel teaches at the Fachhochschule Voralberg (Department of Social Sciences and Organisation Studies + Department Research of Society and Socio-Economics). On the 21.05.2016 she had given a lecture about the following topic:
Auto-ethnography and Social Work: creating awareness conscious mind and reflection.





  •  2016: Rachel Rosen
Rachel Rosen, UCL Institute of Education/ London, came to our department of Social Work! On the 28th of January 2016 she gave a lecture about the following topic:

     Uneasy bedfellows? Women's rights, children's rights, and domestic violence.

Here you can find the invitation (PDF 251 KB) of the lecture.

  • 2015: Timm Kroeger & Agnes Skorka

    Timm Kroeger     Agnes Skorka
    Timm Kroeger and Agnes Skorka
    , GIZ, came to our department to teach the students the "Ruta Participativa", which is a project of the GIZ in Latin America. This presentation (PDF 422KB) shows you some pictures of the workshop.
  • 2015: Eugene Tartakovsky
    Eugene Tartakovsky
    Eugene Tartakovsky
    , Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Tel Aviv University, had given the following lecture:
         Immigration and Social Work with Immigrants in Israel. (October 2015)

    Look at this PDF-Document (PDF 369KB) to get an impression of the lecture.
  • 2015: Guy Shilo

    Guy Shilo
    , lecturer in Social Work, Tel Aviv University, Israel, had given the following lecture at our
    Department of Social Work:

         Social stressors and resilience factors among sexual minorities in a global perspective - The case  
         of Isreali LGBs. (October 2015)

    This PDF-Document (PDF 234KB) offers an impression of the lecture.
  • 2015: Professor Ryukichi Qgushi & Professor Dr. Franz Hamburger
    Prof. Ryukichi Qgushi
    , Tokyo Metropolitan Universität, and Prof. Dr. Franz Hamburger, Universität Mainz, had a meeting with Prof. Dr. Eleonore Oja Ploil and Prof. Dr. Heidrun Schulze of the deparment of Social Work. Look at this PDF-Document (PDF 179 KB) to see some pictures of the meeting.
  • 2015: Delegation of the Universidade Paedagogico Nampula (Mosambique)
    Prof. Dr. Mario Jorge Caetano Brito dos Santos, sociologist and director of Universidade Paedagogico (UP) Nampula and Prof. Dr. Hans Saar, education researcer and responsible for the cooperation of the UP with german universities, came to the department of social work to negotiate about apossible cooperation between the UP and our department. This document (PDF 202 KB) shows some pictures of the delegation.
  • 2015: Professor Jan Fook

    Professor Jan Fook, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St. Georges, University of London, held the following workshop at our faculty:

        Critical reflection in working with children: some major assumptions underlying social work
        practice. (Januar 2015)
  • 2015: Mag Phil. Andrea Nagy

    Andrea Nagy, lecturer at the University of Applied Science St. Pölten GmbH in Austria, held the following lecture:

        Soziale Arbeit queer*denken: - zur Notwendigkeit der Auseinandersetzung mit
        Heteronormativität in der Ausbildung zu sozialen Professionen. (Januar 2015)
  • 2014: Anna Gupta

    Anna Gupta, London University, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, gave the following presentation at our faculty:

        From Child Protection to Child Well-being: The role of the state, children's rights and the
        Capability Approach. (November 2014)
  • 2014: Natalija Mazeikiené

    Prof. Dr. Natalija Mazeikiené, from the Vytauto Didziojo Universitetas, was a guest at the anniversary celebration of our department and held a short welcome speech (October 2014).
  • 2014: Professor James Martin

    Professor James Martin, New York University, again came to our department in April 2014. He held the following presentation:

        American Social Work since Stonewall: Bias, Tolerance, Affirmation or Liberation?
  • 2014: Dr. Peggy Sax

    Dr. Peggy Sax, a licensed psychologist, international teacher, consultant and founder of the online community '' were here in our department in January 2014. Here you can find a presentation about Narrative Therapy (PDF 584 KB) in the fields of Social Work including all information about the workshops.
  • 2013: Professor Rita Isabel Ribeiro Richter Nunes

    Professor Rita Isabel Ribeiro Richter Nunes, professor of Law at the University of Lisbon, project coordinator at the MA Childhood Studies and Children's Rights at the FU Berlin and coordinator of CREAN (Children's Rights Erasmus Acadamic Network) held the following presentation:

        Die UN-Kinderrechtskonvention - Rechtspanorama der EU-Politik. (November 2013)
  • 2013: Professor Heinz Messmer

    Professor Dr. habil. Heinz Messmer, professor at the Fachhochschule Norwestschweiz, Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit, Institut Kinder- und Jugendhilfe, held the following presentation:

        Mikrophysiken professionellen Handelns: Interaktionen zwischen Professionellen und Klient_innen
        in der Sozialen Arbeit aus gesprächsanalytischer Sicht. (October 2013)
  • 2013: Professor Santosh Pariyar

    Professor Santosh Pariyar, Purbanchal University Kathmandu in Nepal, held the following presentation:

        Situation of Human Rights, Gender and Aid Based Development in Nepal (June 2013)
  • 2012: Professor Deborah Padgett