What can I study at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences? Which lectures can local residents attend? What are its scientists currently researching? Find answers to these questions and more at the Open Campus Day event in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort. The event has been organised for the first time around a common theme, Sustainability, and promises an interesting day of learning, fun and discovery. Another first is the Street Food Festival in Kleve, which will run parallel to the event all weekend long.
Kleve/Kamp-Lintfort, June 5, 2018: It’s that time of year again: Open Campus Day is back! On June 9, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences will be offering its exciting open door event to the public in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort. Residents, future and current students, alumni and businesses from around the region are cordially invited to explore both campus locations inside and out. Visitors can peek behind the curtain at our lecture halls, laboratories and library holdings, try their luck at many interactive games and booths, and converse with our educators, students and support staff about ongoing research or study opportunities at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.
This year’s event is dedicated to the topic of sustainability. “As the first Fairtrade University in North Rhine-Westphalia, this topic is important to us as a university that strives for ecologically sustainable operations. It’s also in line with the Strategic Development Plan, in which we’ve enshrined our broad understanding of sustainability with numerous objectives for the future,” commented Dr Heide Naderer, President of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, on the choice of event theme. Under this banner, the University will be presenting its faculties, degree programmes and research accomplishments. Visitors can gain new insight into the topic of sustainability through a series of interesting talks and discussions combined with entertaining demonstrations and presentations on sustainability-related topics. At the same time, a series of exciting experiments and excursions are planned for our junior scientist visitors. The event will feature musical accompaniment and refreshments for visitors too. In addition to the traditional “Schwanenritter Race” (Swan Knight Race) in Kleve, this year’s event promises a range of exciting and interesting premieres:
Engaging series of talks in Kamp-Lintfort
The Kamp-Lintfort Campus invites visitors to travel back in time with a series of talks on the ecological transformation of Kamp-Lintfort from coal mining, to the university, to the upcoming state-wide horticultural festival Landesgartenschau in 2020. The following talks and discussion will be held in 01 00 115 (Audimax auditorium in building 1) at the indicated times. Please note that all talks will be held in German.
“A Mining Region Transforms“ (12:00 p.m.) – Talk by Norbert Ballhaus, former mayor and representative of the Association for Miner Tradition, Western Rhine (Fördergemeinschaft für Bergmannstradition – Linker Rhein).
“The Structural Transformation of Kamp-Lintfort – From Mining Town to University Location” (1:00 p.m.) – Talk by Dieter Tenhaeff, Office of Economic Development and Communal Marketing, Kamp-Lintfort.
“Land Development as the Cornerstone for Sustainable Urban Development in Kamp-Lintfort” (2:00 p.m.) – Talk by Dr Daniela Lud, Professor of Environmental Assessment and Restoration at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.
“FabLab goes Green: Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences at the Landesgartenschau 2020” (3:00 p.m.) – Talk by Dr Kai Tiedemann, Professor of Ecology and Environment at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.
Schwanenritter Race on the Spoy Canal in Kleve
Twelve teams compete to see who can build the best, fastest and most water-tight racing boat. Each team is given the same set of building materials, tools and time to build their best racing vessel. The starting signal will be at 2:00 p.m. sharp. Great prizes await the best teams. Please note that teams must register in advance, and slots are first come, first served.
Street Food Festival in Kleve
The Street Food Festival Kleve will take place from June 9-10, 2018. Food truck entrepreneurs, chefs and passionate hobby cooks will come together to offer a wide range of national and international culinary delights. Each dish reflects the diversity of eating cultures in the world. This delicious all-day event will run on Saturday from 12:00 to 10:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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