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22. July 2024

Companies of Agrobusiness Niederrhein e.V. learn from students

In the summer semester of 2024, ten member companies of Agrobusiness Niederrhein e.V. took the opportunity to have their online presence analyzed by students on the BA International Business Management course.

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19. July 2024

Finalists for the Klever Birne 2024 have been announced

Everything from car sharing to music and upcycling: The preliminary round jury selected the ten best ideas for the final round of the competition. The criteria were a high practical benefit, ingenuity and compliance with at least one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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12. July 2024

23 applications for the Klever Birne 2024

23 applications for the Klever Birne were received this year. Over the past few days, the preliminary jury, made up of representatives from the university and the city of Kleve, evaluated the individual applications.

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9. July 2024

Mobility in Kleve: on the way to a sustainable solution

Mobility in Kleve is on the move: from Fridays for Future to IT experts - our lively discussion revealed visions and concrete proposals for a more sustainable transport future.

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5. July 2024

Between restraint and interest – DialogPunkt Kleve in retrospect

It's done! 20 events aimed at a wide variety of target groups have aroused curiosity, led to fruitful discussions and provided insights.

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4. July 2024

Hydrogen-based generator demonstrates its capabilities

Our team "Hydrogen on the Lower Rhine" was invited to the opening of the Omexom Institute and energyLab in Uedem in July 2024. Here, our team clearly demonstrated what is possible with hydrogen.

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1. July 2024

Cycling for a good climate

The city of Kleve has been taking part in the CITY CYCLING competition since 2016. For 21 days, participants are to cover as many everyday journeys as possible in a climate-friendly way. The interim event has now taken place at DialogPunkt Kleve.

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29. June 2024

Lively discourse in the DialogPunkt: Hydrogen in the mobility transition

There was a lively discussion about hydrogen and sustainable mobility at DialogPunkt Kleve. Find out more about mobility in the future.

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28. June 2024

Repaired instead of new – bike workshop at DialogPunkt

"Make your bike ready for summer" was the motto of the invitation to the bicycle repair café. DialogPunkt Kleve was transformed into a bicycle workshop.

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28. June 2024

„Are we all doomed when the ice melts?“

On Wednesday, 26 June 2024, the 8d class from Joseph-Beuys-Gesamtschule in Kleve visited DialogPunkt Kleve to discover the background and consequences of climate change with the help of the climate suitcase.

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27. June 2024

Joint tour – Walking through Kleves‘s green spaces

Last Thursday, we had the pleasure of visiting various sustainability projects with Pascale van Koeverden from the city of Kleve as part of DialogPunkt Kleve.

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25. June 2024

Do you know what you are eating?

The Sustainable Food Week at DialogPunkt Kleve came to a close on the evening of 21 June 2024 with a tasting of regional products from existing agroforestry systems or those currently being planned.

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25. June 2024

Gardening without your own garden – the community of Kleve makes it possible

Two community gardens used the venue of DialogPunkt Kleve to introduce themselves. Community gardens offer you a wonderful opportunity to get involved in a green oasis, even if you don't have your own garden.

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24. June 2024

Focus on the sustainable use of resources

Under the motto "Science simply explained", researchers from Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (HSRW) presented their innovative projects. They showed how we can turn waste materials into valuable resources - a topic that is also of great importance for the Lower Rhine region!

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20. June 2024

Tell me about yesterday and tomorrow! For a great environment in Kleve

This was the first "Klima Café Kleve", or, as Steph Rausch, who conceived the concept of the mobile "Klima Café", smiles: "A trial "Klima Café".

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18. June 2024

A clean-up campaign or “We’re saving the world”

What do schoolchildren do on a Friday afternoon equipped with gloves and tongs? They are saving the world, as one pupil enthusiastically put it. Or to put it rationally: They go litter picking.

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17. June 2024

New cooperation: Assistance and participation at the Niersenberg primary school

The Digital Showroom transformation project develops innovative assistance systems to support people in various life situations.

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14. June 2024

Refreshing for the summer – cool places in Kleve

Philip Cantos from the city of Kleve and Jan Sonntag from Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (HSRW) presented exciting projects designed to help Kleve residents adapt to the challenges of climate change.

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14. June 2024

Crafting for biodiversity

Our "Building nesting boxes for children" event at DialogPunkt Kleve was a complete success! We playfully introduced the children of the Montessori School to the importance of nature conservation.

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13. June 2024

Agroforestry Week – experience sustainable agriculture of the future

From June 3 to 8, the Agroforestry Summer Week took place for the first time at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (HSRW). In lectures, workshops and excursions, various groups were introduced to the concept of agroforestry.

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13. June 2024

Away from oil & gas – expert explains sustainable heating

Under the motto "The right heating for the energy transition! Heat pumps and alternatives", he explained to the participants how their own four walls can be heated in a future-proof and environmentally friendly way.

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13. June 2024

It´s getting fair at DialogPunkt Kleve

This week, the focus of our Dialogue Point Kleve, which we are organising in cooperation with the city of Kleve from 6 to 28 June 2024, is on the sustainable community. Kleve has held the title of "Fairtrade Town" for seven years. And Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (HSRW) has been a certified Fairtrade-University since 2017.

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11. June 2024

Joint discourse for a green Kleve

The panel discussion at DialogPunkt Kleve focused on the question: “How can the city of Kleve become greener?”.

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11. June 2024

DialogPunkt Kleve starts programme with guided tour for children

To get to know urban nature better, children aged eight to 12 met up with their parents for a green city tour.

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10. June 2024

Ethics Day: Science and social transformation in times of polycrisis

As part of the 5th Ethics Day, the Capacity Building team hosted a workshop entitled “Science's contribution to social transformation”.

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10. June 2024

Between walnuts and truffles: excursion into agroforestry

As part of Agroforestry Week, the Agroforestry Reallabor team organised an exciting and informative excursion to the walnut agroforestry of Pia Haartz from the Birgel farm.

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6. June 2024

Opening of the first DialogPunkt in Kleve

Today we proudly opened our first regional office, the DialogPunkt, in Kleve's lower town. This new initiative, which was created in close cooperation with the city of Kleve, will be a center for a variety of events and open consultation hours on the topic of sustainability in June.

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6. June 2024

Agroforestry week: getting to know trees in a hands-on way

Tree rally with students in the forest garden: equipped with a map and pictures of the leaves of the trees to be found, the teams roamed the Kleve forest garden for around two and a half hours.

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6. June 2024

Innovation up close: Kevelaer and Xanten business development agencies explore Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (HSRW) opened its doors for an exclusive campus tour on June 4, 2024. The Kevelaer and Xanten business development agencies as well as entrepreneurs from the two cities and the Lower Rhine region were invited.

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5. June 2024

Wanted: Future shapers – Half time for Klever Birne

Ideas wanted for a future-proof and sustainable development of Kleve: The application phase for entering the Klever Birne sustainability award has reached half-time. Interested parties still have almost a month to submit their concepts.

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5. June 2024

Agroforestry Summer Week at Rhine-Waal University inspires young minds with children’s university

Under the guidance of Anna-Lea Ortmann, PhD student in the Agroforestry Living Laboratory of the TransRegINT project, children between the ages of 8 and 12 experienced an introduction to the world of sustainable agriculture.

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29. May 2024

Students collect ideas for more sustainability on the HSRW campus

Integration into the German job market, a sharing economy between the university and students, a repair café for bicycles and education in the area of waste prevention are particularly important to HSRW students.

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29. May 2024

“Hydrogen replaces diesel generator” wins University Prize 2024

The student project “H2-Power: Hydrogen replaces diesel generator” wins the Kleve District 2024 Economic Development University Award

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28. May 2024

WALNUT-AGROFORST: SUCCESSFUL BACHELOR THESIS

In her Bachelor's thesis, Isabelle developed a marketing strategy for a promising agroforestry product: walnuts.

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27. May 2024

Practical research: In the search for drought-resistant rootstocks

The research project by PhD student Anna-Lea Ortmann and Master's student Daiana Jambul aims to investigate the drought tolerance of apple rootstocks, i.e. the root system of apple trees.

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24. May 2024

Macrophotography and biodiversity on the Lower Rhine – series of events to raise awareness of nature conservation

In cooperation with the Naturschutzzentrum im Kreis Kleve e. V., the NABU Kreisverband Kleve e. V. and the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, nature and photography enthusiasts were able to immerse themselves in the biodiversity of the region.

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23. May 2024

Our first DialogPunkt opens

On 6 June, we are opening DialogPunkt Kleve together with the city of Kleve. Until 28 June, a wide range of initiatives for a sustainable future will be brought to life in the shop at An der Münze 12 in Kleve's pedestrian zone.

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13. May 2024

WALNUT AGROFORST: NEW COOPERATION WITH THE HAARTZ FAMILY FROM HOF BIRGEL

At the beginning of the year, Pia Haartz and her family planted a walnut agroforestry system on almost two hectares. Our Agroforst Reallabor team also took part in the joint planting campaign. Pia Haartz from Hof Birgel signed a cooperation agreement during a site visit.

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6. May 2024

Welcome to the team, Froggi!

With our Froggi, we are now flexibly travelling around the Lower Rhine. Welcome to the team!

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5. May 2024

Agrobusiness Niederrhein e. V. drives innovation forward

TransRegINT establishes contacts for the automation of agriculture.

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3. May 2024

Many ideas for the design of a regional office at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is planning to create a meeting place for sustainability that is open to all citizens. Firstly, in a pilot project together with the city of Kleve in June 2024 in Kleve, and in future also at other locations in the Lower Rhine region. Our aim is to provide citizens with barrier-free access to regional activities relating to sustainability, science and innovation.

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2. May 2024

The fascinating world of biodiversity under the macro lens

On 2 May 2024, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences opened its doors to the orchard for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. The inspiring workshop on the topic of insects, their diversity and how to identify and photograph them was the prelude and preparation for the tour of the former Materborn military training area.

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2. May 2024

Excursion to food forests: Organised chaos with great biodiversity and a broad culinary yield

On 2 May 2024, our Agroforst Living Laboratory team and students joined the Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft (AbL) Nordrhein-Westfalen e. V. on an excursion to food forests in the Netherlands. But what exactly is a food forest and how is it created?

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v.l.n.r. Lina Kersten, Dirk Posdena, Pascale van Koeverden
1. May 2024

Klever Birne: Start of the application phase

This year, the sustainability award will once again be awarded by the city of Kleve and Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. We are, just like last year, looking for creative minds and innovative approaches to make Kleve a pioneer in sustainability. The application phase is open and runs until 30 June 2024.

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22. April 2024

Company evening “New Work – Shaping work!”

The company evening format was once again a success on April 16: inspiring keynote speeches from various perspectives opened up the topic of New Work and stimulated fruitful discussions.

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19. April 2024

Together for green energy: interdisciplinary project with Omexom

With the "H2-Power substituting diesel generator" project, the team "Hydrogen on the Lower Rhine Region" is using innovative technology to create an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional power generators.

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10. April 2024

The Klever Birne enters the next round

The Klever Birne sustainability prize will be awarded again this year. The city of Kleve and Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences are once again looking for creative solutions from people in the region to make Kleve more sustainable. The application phase starts on 01 May 2024.

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21. March 2024

Collaborative thinking for innovative solutions: “Open Innovation” workshop

Over 20 committed employees from all four faculties and the library came together to develop creative solutions.

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19. March 2024

Young winners of the Klever Birne 2023 as guests in the HSRW lecture theatre

On 18 March 2024, the fourth-graders from Johanna Sebus Primary School in Rindern visited Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. Their school garden project "Sustainable education in the field" was honoured in 2023 as part of the Klever Birne sustainability competition. As part of their prize, the primary school children wanted to visit the university and take part in a lecture.

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19. March 2024

Kick-off event: Macrophotography and biodiversity on the Lower Rhine

Together with Naturschutzzentrum Kreis Kleve e. V., we hosted the event "Insects - Fascination and Protection". Dr Werneke gave the participants a deep insight into the world of insects.

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6. March 2024

TransRegINT on Gran Canaria: Hydrogen for sustainable agriculture

On 27 February 2024, Prof. Dr Irmgard Buder and Omed Abed arrived in sunny Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with students from Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (HSRW) to take part in the seventh 'Smart Green Island Makeathon'. Together with the organiser ITQ they presented the challenge: agricultural machinery and hydrogen - a sustainable concept?

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1. March 2024

1 year TransRegINT

We are celebrating our first anniversary! And a lot has already happened: We have hired over 20 employees, launched research projects, realized our first collaborations and held events.

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