RheinAhrCampus Remagen at a Glance History

Glimpses of a success story...

Please note that the following chronology is not intended to be exhaustive. It is only meant to evidence the pace of development and innovation as well as some of the milestones achieved so far.

Chronology

1994

26 Apr

The Bonn/Berlin Act is passed. This federal law specifies the compensation for the Bonn region after the transfer of the title German capital from Bonn to Berlin, due to reunification. Bonn and the region are awarded substantial financial means for new investments into higher education. One of the compensation projects is RheinAhrCampus Remagen, the northernmost university campus in the federal state of Rhineland Palatinate.

1997

13 Oct

Laying of foundation stone

1998

May

Topping-out ceremony and press conference introducing the mission statement and the concept

1998

05 Oct

Official opening attended by Jürgen Zöllner, Minister of State for Education, Science and Further Education in Rhineland Palatinate and about 240 guests of honour

1998

October

First students admitted for the winter semester; a total of 119 students take up their "Diplom" studies in the Faculty of Business and Social Management and the Faculty of Mathematics and Technology

1999

January

Start of the Ada Lovelace Project, which aims to promote girls and women with an interest in studying natural sciences and technologies

2000

February

First academic excursion to Achill Island, Ireland; in the context of European projects, these excursions connect students from several European partner universities for joint activities in workshops, seminars, project tasks, etc.

2000

August

Opening of the RheinAhrCampus library

2001

March

Opening of the newly built campus canteen; launch of the university soccer team

2001

June

Student soccer team wins state competition

2001

October

First "Campus 'n Region" fair for companies, future students and the general public; this is one out of many activities providing links to regional institutions

2002

March

Implementation of the semester ticket (providing free public transport for every enrolled student travelling between Cologne and Koblenz)

2002

April

Number of enrolled students exceeds 1,000; First Girl's Day event to promote women in higher education (especially in the natural sciences and engineering)

2002

May

Launch of the first Summer School Program in cooperation with Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, USA, and HS Bonn-Rhein-Sieg; this short-term exchange program continues to make a significant contribution tho the activities in the framework of the Sister State Agreement between the federal states of South Carolina and Rhineland Palatinate

2002

June

First Logistics Forum; First science@night event - a summer event celebrating innovation in the natural sciences and introducing RAC research activities to the public

2002

September

First Remagen Physics Days

2003

September

MBA Program in Distance Learning welcomes the first 83 students. Apart from a good range of basic modules, they can choose concentrations in Marketing, Production Management, Logistics Management, Health Care and Social Services Management, and Leisure and Tourism Management.

2003

November

Celebration of the fifth anniversary of RAC - and "Campus 'n Region"

2003

December

Topping-out ceremony for a newly built hall of residence near the campus

2004

March

Medical Robotics, Navigation and Visualization (MRNV), an international conference bringing together more than 300 scientists

2004

April

Opening of the Multi Beach Court

2004

May

First International Week; this networking event, which has been a regular component of the campus calendar until today, celebrates the links to more than 20 partner universities around the world and involves visits of many international guests. Apart from that, sponsorship agencies, companies and other important partners are actively involved.

2004

December

Opening of the University Child Care Centre

2005

March

Reconstruction of Soft Facial Parts (RSFP), an international conference attended by over 150 scientists

2005

April

Launch of the degree programme "Educational and Social Management in Early Childhood" - a program which receives substantial attention nationwide

2005

September

After a successful auditing process, FH Koblenz is awarded the status of a "Familienfreundliche Hochschule" (i.e. family-friendly university, an equivalent of the "work & family" audit at the level of German higher-education institutions).

2005

June

First children's university lecture courses

2005

September

The unique distance learning process "Educational and Social Management with a focus on Early Childhood (B.A.)" is launched with substantial media attention.

2005

November

Implementation of Quality Management Circle

2005

December

Students launch Pr1mus (a counselling agency run by students)

2006

February

RheinAhrCampus hosts the regional section of "Jugend forscht - Kinder experimentieren" (Research by Young People) for the first time .

2006

July

Number of students reaches 2,500.

2006

September

Implementation of bachelor's and master's programmes replacing the more traditional, nationally standardised "Diplom" programmes.

2006

September

The new MBA concentration "Recapitalisation and Insolvency Management" is offered for the first time.

2006

December

The blog "Absolutely intercultural" (Dr. Laurent Borgmann/Anne Fox) receives the Edublog Award in the category "best audio and/or visual podcast".

2007

November

RheinAhrCampus Remagen is awarded a second place in the 2007 University Communication Prize competition - for an outstanding website.

2007

December

Agreement with "Kultur-Leaderhip-Stiftung / Universitaet Landau" paves the way for cooperation concerning doctoral degrees for RAC graduates and staff.

2008

February

Mittelrhein Institute established to foster cooperation of universities, hospital and clinics in Koblenz, Remagen and the region.

2008

October

RheinAhrCampus celebrates its tenth anniversary.

2009

October

Official Opening of the RheinAhrCampus Recreation Area after a planning and realisation phase of 3.5 years and a total investment of EUR 140,000

2009

September

The new MBA concentration "Leadership/Financial Management" is offered for the first time.

2010

January

The project „Integration im Fachbereich“ (Integration into Faculty) is launched at RheinAhrCampus. It aims to support German and international students with their integration into academic life and the campus community.

2010

December

The blog "Absolutely intercultural" (Dr. Borgmann/Anne Fox) is among the winners of the European Podcast Award.

2011

March

The new MBA concentration "Leadership" is offered for the first time.

2012

March

The new MBA concentration "Sports Management" is offered for the first time.

2012

September

The Faculty of Business and Social Management is renamed. Its new name, "Faculty of Business and Social Sciences" is meant to strengthen the university's profile.

2013

March

The first students of Technomathematics take up their undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Mathematics and Technology.

2013

September

The first students of "Health Care and Social Services Management: Business Administration for the Nursing Sector" take up their undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences.

2015

April

Ahrweiler District Administration names RheinAhrCampus "Institution of the Month".

2016

February

HS Koblenz reaches second place in MeinProf.de Higher Education Ranking. This ranking is mainly based on student responses and focuses on teaching quality and resources.

2016

August

Eleven high school students from the Ahrweiler region program robot animals (ROBERTAS) in the context of the Ada Lovelace Project. The purpose of this state-funded program is to motivate young women for careers in Science and Engineering.

2017

February

HS Koblenz reaches first place in Rhineland Palatinate on MeinProf.de Higher Education Ranking. This ranking is mainly based on student responses and focuses on teaching quality and resources.

2018

October

RheinAhrCampus celebrates its 20th anniversary.

2019

March

Topping-out ceremony for new seminar tract and dormitories

2019

July

First launch of the Double Degree with the University of the Sunshine Coast.