The Hochschule Niederrhein with its campuses in Krefeld and Mönchengladbach is the second largest university in North Rhine-Westphalia. The Prussian Higher Technical School for Textile Industry Mönchengladbach/Rheydt was founded in 1901. In 1971, with the establishment of the University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein, the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology was opened as a separate faculty in Mönchengladbach. With over 2,000 students, it is the largest textile faculty in Europe.
The combination of application-oriented research, practically oriented teaching, knowledge transfer and cooperation with regional, national and international industry enables studies with excellently trained graduates. Three Bachelor's and two Master's degree programmes (one of which is taught in English) with different textile fields of study and specialisations underline the international orientation towards global markets in the apparel sector as well as in the field of technical textiles from the fiber to the end product. Students also receive modern practical relevance in more than 30 laboratories and pilot plants.
There are a number of cooperation opportunities, which we would like to present below:
A double qualification is offered by the dual qualification program, the cooperative engineering education (KIA), which combines practical vocational training in a company (IHK training contract) and studies at the faculty. Students can thus be introduced to company processes at an early stage.
Apprentices who will be taught in the Textile Academy, which will then open on the Mönchengladbach campus, from 2018 onwards will thus be given additional prospects.
Companies have the opportunity to actively offer topics for studies and theses, project topics for the 5th semester and research work and thus recruit their young talent.
In the field of research activities, the in-institute "FTB - Research Institute for Textile and Clothing" with professors and staff of the faculty is successfully involved in many research projects and solution approaches for the textile industry. The eWeb Research Centre covers the areas of eBusiness, eCommerce and online trade.
Unique in Europe is the accredited textile testing institute (Public Textile Testing Institute of the Hochschule Niederrhein GmbH (ÖP)) located at the Hochschule Niederrhein. The ÖP mainly deals with questions and orders in the field of Textile and Clothing Technology. Examinations of personal protective equipment (PPE), textile medical products and products of textile service companies are part of the daily business, as are examinations of the industrial reprocessability and hygiene of textiles.
Sustainability is also a relevant topic in the textile and apparel industry and at the university. The university's EthNa Competence Centre CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) offers courses for students, graduates and companies who want to plan the design of ethically justifiable and sustainable processes.
In the future, the Fraunhofer Center for Textile Logistics will bundle the corresponding industry-specific activities in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics.
Textile training and continuing education courses for open and individual seminars and the industrial master's course in textile management will be conducted by professors and academic staff of the faculty in the Textile and Fashion Institute in Mönchengladbach (TFI), among others. The sponsor is the Textile and Fashion Network e.V. (TFN), the association of friends and sponsors of the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology at the Hochschule Niederrhein in Mönchengladbach.
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