Campus Day with many visitors

The Campus Day at the FHDW in Bergisch Gladbach brings prospective students together with professors and partner companies of the dual Bachelor’s degree programs twice a year. On Saturday, February 19, the event took place in face-to-face format – with a comprehensive hygiene concept and with the requirements of the 2G+ rule. A free, mobile test center was on site.

Professors and company representatives drew a positive conclusion after the FHDW Campus Day. Over 200 visitors came to the FHDW in Bergisch Gladbach to find out more about the Business Informatics, Applied Informatics and Business Administration degree courses and to meet representatives from 25 companies from the region that cooperate with the FHDW on the dual Bachelor’s degree course.

Campus Day has two goals: To provide prospective students with an attractive offer for their career and to give companies the opportunity to recruit young talent for the future. “The dual study program is great,” says Dirk Kolb, for example. The Head of Training at Regio IT: “It’s exactly what we really need as a company: students who can put their theoretical knowledge straight into practice.” The IT company based in Aachen has numerous local authorities, schools and administrations as customers and has been cooperating with the FHDW in the Business Administration and Business Informatics courses for several years. The FHDW students alternate between the theoretical phases at the university and the practical phases at the company every three months. Regio IT is also interested in the new Applied Computer Science course at the FHDW starting in October. “We’re taking a closer look at that right now,” says Kolb, who informed interested parties at his stand together with a student.

“I’m interested in both worlds: business and IT,” says Jost Vorhauer, who has been studying business informatics with a focus on IT consulting since August. A profession with a future, as Kolb makes clear: “We are mainly looking for business IT specialists, over the years we have had 14 trainees and students in the company, last year 18 and this year we are looking for 20. We have noticed that it has become increasingly difficult to find specialists on the market, so we are training them ourselves.”

Visitors to the Campus Day were able to obtain detailed information about the course content, financing models and job opportunities. Lecturers and students of Business Informatics had set up a number of showcases, including the mini-computer Raspberry Pi, which used solar energy to generate small amounts of cryptocurrency. “I think we were able to fully demonstrate what we stand for,” said Campus Director Dr.-Ing. Alexander Brändle, who was satisfied with the FHDW Campus Day: “We are very close to the economy and companies, provide our students with the latest key skills in terms of digitalization and bring motivated young talent into companies through our dual study system.” Brändle was also happy that the event could take place in person with a comprehensive hygiene concept and 2G+ rules. A mobile test center was set up in front of the FHDW building for certified tests.

Companies interested in cooperating with the FHDW can join as partner companies at any time. Information about the cooperation with the university is available from

Gisela Quadflieg
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