OUR FACULTY’S INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES
RheinMain University of Applied Sciences has its own International Office which will be happy to provide you with all the information you need. What we would like to highlight here are aspects of international affairs which are specific to our faculty.
We regard ourselves as a cosmopolitan and outward-looking university and our faculty, too, sees it as part of its educational mission to open up horizons for students and staff alike. To help pave the way, we are therefore revising our homepage to make it easier for visitors from abroad to see what we have to offer:
We encourage our students to do a semester abroad: In our hallways you can find large posters on the walls depicting the experiences of our students’ semesters abroad - the wonderful photos and enthusiastic reports are designed to motivate others to follow in their footsteps.
We cultivate contacts with partner universities abroad: Some of these contacts have been in place for decades and are lovingly nurtured, such as those with I.U.T. Lille, France, which has been regularly bringing students together in the fields of CAD for over 20 years, or with NAIST and NARA in Japan, where regular exchanges also take place, right up to joint final theses. NUST in Namibia is another long-standing partner, popular among our students for projects such as solar cabs, etc. Further partnerships are related to Savonia in Finland and Novosibirsk State Technical University in Russia, with which we already carried out joint online courses in “pre-Corona days”.
But new partnerships are also constantly being added, such as with the German-Jordanian University since 2019 or to Israeli universities starting in 2021. We look forward to more of the fascinating encounters which make everyday university life even more interesting.
You can find an overview of our partner universities here:
We organize summer schools: Every year, a different department is responsible for organizing a summer school, and our own students also take advantage of the opportunity to attend one elsewhere. There are also posters of last year's summer schools on display in the faculty buildings, providing information and motivating more students to take part. This is a low-threshold offer for students who may not want to go abroad for a whole semester.
We host meetings and conferences for universities from all over the world: Thanks to our central location in Germany and our proximity to Frankfurt Airport, we are ideally situated to provide facilities for meetings. And as many tourist and industrial highlights are just a stone’s throw away, paying us a visit us can easily be combined with a flying visit to Heidelberg, Frankfurt or one of the many companies in the area.
We conduct research together with scientists from all over the world: Many of our research activities are carried out in cooperation with scientists from abroad; our colleagues attend conferences in Germany and worldwide. Large projects require international partners, and as we become increasingly involved in research, we are also looking for further contacts with research institutes overseas.
We offer the opportunity to pursue a doctorate: Three of our current doctoral students came to us from abroad and are now working on their doctorates here. Taking the first steps into professional life is easier thanks to the German language courses we offer, the doctoral seminar is held in English anyway, and we always look forward to welcoming new students.
We offer displaced scientists the chance to find a new academic home: Together with the Institute of International Education, we do our utmost to help scientists who have been deprived of their livelihood at home due to civil wars or other dangers. We provide them with a suitable environment in which to continue their research, to publish and to re-establish themselves in a new country.
We are expanding our program of courses taught in English: There are currently a number of courses that are taught entirely in English, as well as a large number of courses that are taught bilingually. Both are currently being expanded in order to open up interesting options for more students from abroad. Since some of our international students are more comfortable with German as a foreign language than with English, we will not be offering everything in English. We are working on creating a diverse range of classes because we know that many of our exchange students like to use their semester abroad to explore new topics.
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At the Faculty of Engineering, we have our very own “welcome tutors” who take excellent care of our guests from abroad. Together with the university’s other “welcome tutors”, they are also responsible for publishing a very informative newsletter.
For general questions, you are welcome to contact the Dean's Office (see the “About us” tab). For questions about specific programs, the coordinators for international affairs of the respective degree programs are the best people to contact: