Teaching and research are oriented towards changing social realities and the resulting complex practical requirements. The high topicality is guaranteed by regional, national, international and interdisciplinary work.
The Faculty of Social Work, Health and Nursing is one of the founding faculties of Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences. The range of studies includes four bachelor's and three master's degree programs. The bachelor's degree programs qualify students for careers in applied psychology, health economics, nursing and social work. The master's programs focus on the professional fields of applied health science, participation, and management in social and health care.
Our mission statement
The Faculty of Social Work, Health and Nursing is characterized by diverse teaching and learning opportunities as well as research activities. Teaching and research are oriented towards changing social realities and the resulting complex practical requirements.
The high topicality in teaching and research is guaranteed by regional, national, international and interdisciplinary work. The further professionalization of the social, nursing and health sciences taught here is promoted. The principle of interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research is a critical examination of social realities.
This enables students to assume responsibility and to deal reflectively with social and health inequalities, in which ethical principles, in particular human rights, as well as socio-political positioning play a supporting role as criteria guiding action.
Graduates help shape a more just, humane, healthier, and livable society. They are academically qualified and positioned to assume responsible and socially influential positions in social and health care.
As part of the program, the faculty actively supports students in forming their professional identity, strategic networking, and developing their design skills. To this end, special emphasis is placed on a broad scientific foundation in the course of study.
The location of Weingarten offers a high quality of life and an attractive job market, with which the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences is sustainably networked. The work follows the maxim of cross-status personal cooperation and individual support.
Teaching and research of the faculty are based on ethical principles as well as on the future challenges of the social and health care system. On the basis of a humanistic image of man, the striving for solidarity, justice and self-responsibility is conveyed. Democracy, esteem, trust and fairness enrich the togetherness. The faculty combines performance orientation with conscious support for students in special circumstances. The success of our students is a high priority for our actions.
In the face of diverse life situations, good teaching and learning means comprehensive competence development, which includes not only subject content but also personality development. To this end, the faculty draws on a wide range of methods that are guided by the principles of participation, curiosity, sustainability and reflexivity.
Current scientific, practical, social and international developments are incorporated into the teaching. Teaching quality is created in the co-production process between committed teachers and motivated learners. In this process, great emphasis is placed on meaningful and helpful reciprocal feedback.
Applied Health Science
Social and Health Care Management
Social Work and Participation
Fake news and conspiracy theories - Who can I still believe?
In the Early Night Social Talk event series at RWU, Professor Dr Anja Klimsa will talk about fake news and conspiracy theories.
On the way to the future - Weiterdenkertagung 2023
Discussing the current opportunities and challenges in the social and health care sector, gaining insights into the work of colleagues, exchanging ideas and networking - the Weiterdenkertagung at RWU offers all this.
Care in focus
Diversity of the nursing profession - first-hand insights
At the "Nursing in Focus" event, interested students were able to learn about the diversity of the nursing profession and the training opportunities in the district.
Family - a complex coordination task
At the Mittwochseminar on May 24, sociologist Professor Dr. Andreas Lange will talk about "Why family is no longer a matter of course today".
Generation X and Z in dialogue
Conflicts between generations have always existed - old vs. young. But can't we only overcome the challenges of our time together? About a conversation between the generations.
Shaping the Future Together - In Conversation with Generation Z
As part of the Early Night Social Talk event series at RWU, Professor Dr. Jörg Wendorff will be speaking with representatives of Generation Z on May 16 - a discussion about the future.
Practice guidance day
Deradicalization from Research and Practice
The social work program's "Practice Guidance Day" on May 5 will focus on deradicalization and democracy promotion.
Health economy - in the region and in the future
Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Economic Affairs, Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, discusses the opportunities and challenges of the healthcare industry with representatives of the university and regional companies at RWU.
RWU professor appointed to federal government focus group
Professor Dr. Marlene Haupt is working as a scientific member of the focus group at the German Federal Ministry of Finance on proposals to improve private pension provision.
Practice positions in social work
Social work students will present their practice sites on January 19 in the foyer of the main building - by students for students.
Early Night Social Talk & Podcast
The School of Social Work, Health and Nursing presents:
EARLY NIGHT SOCIAL TALK
Diverse discussions, exciting lectures and events within the framework of the lecture series "Early Night Social Talk" invite you to get into conversation together, to get to know professors and speakers and, of course, to engage with the topics presented.
Not only students and university employees are welcome - we are looking forward to all interested people who would like to participate in our "Early Night Social Talks"!
We would like to invite you to our next event on the topic:
"Students with disabilities on the WAY to becoming professionals".
on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room A316/317 (building "A" of the Welfencampus, Leibnizstr. 10, 88250 Weingarten).
An evening of lectures with Prof. Dr. Monika Schröttle and Prof. Dr. Silvia Queri with guests from best practice projects.
According to recent surveys (Deutsches Studentenwerk, Berlin), 11% of students in Germany have impairments that make studying difficult, most frequently psychological (53%) and chronic-somatic (20%), but also mobility impairments (4%) and sensory and speech impairments (3%). The majority of impairments are not perceptible from the outside (67%).
The university system, as well as the various professional fields for specialists, are required to create suitable framework conditions for equal opportunities and inclusion. This can be achieved on the one hand through the committed efforts of managers, and on the other hand through the creation of inclusive universities and working environments as well as networking and empowering peer work.
Monika Schröttle, in her function as the representative for the interests of students with disabilities and chronic illnesses at RWU, will introduce the topic with regard to the legal framework and requirements for inclusive universities. Afterwards, three examples of good practice will be presented: the DoBuS project for students with disabilities at TU Dortmund University (Dr. Carsten Bender), the RWU peer mentoring program to help people from the autistic spectrum through their studies (Silvia Queri), and the iXNet project to support and network academics with disabilities (Hafid Abdul Sarkissian and Dr. Tatjana Schweizer, Federal Employment Agency).
Finally, we would like to talk to our guests and listeners and answer questions from the audience. We are looking forward to the interest of students, scientists, citizens and employers with and without disabilities.
Dr. Tatjana Schweizer and Hafid Abdul Sarkissian, iXNet Inklusives Expert*innen-Netzwerk der Bundesagentur für Arbeit, report on: Career planning, networking, counseling of and for academics with disabilities.
Dr. Carsten Bender, DoBuS, Technische Universität Dortmund, will show how equal opportunities can be created for students with disabilities.
The event will take place online and in person.
The following link will take you to the online broadcast of the event: https: //bbb.rwu.de/b/jul-iak-ark-jtr
"Shaping the future together - in conversation with Generation Z", Prof. Dr. Jörg Wendorff, Charlie Kiehne and Kenny Nißel.
"Why family cannot be taken for granted today - and why we are sliding into a reproductive crisis," Prof. Dr. Andreas Lange
"Enough is enough!!! How many hospitals do we really need?", Prof. Dr. Jan-Marc Hodek, Prof. Dr. Maik Winter
"Crime in Transition and Why TV Commissioners Would Fail.", Prof. Dr. Julia Wege, Andreas Stenger, Uwe Stürmer
Soziologie-Podcasts aus Weingarten von und mit Prof. Dr. Andreas Lange
An den allgemeinen Sozialwissenschaften interessierte Hörer*innen können sich freuen: Prof. Dr. Andreas Lange (Professor für Soziologie an der RWU - Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten) veröffentlicht seine Podcastreihe "SOTALKI".
Die Podcasts sind hierbei besonders interessant für Studierende der Sozialen Arbeit, Gesundheit und Pflege: In den einzelnen Episoden wird Andreas Lange Forschungsarbeiten, Bücher und vieles andere mehr in ihre Kerninhalte aufschließen und in einen größeren Zusammenhang stellen.
Dabei geht es stets um soziale Ungleichheit und die Frage, in welcher Gesellschaft wir eigentlich leben! Interviews mit Studierenden und Mitarbeitenden runden das Format ab.
"Ich freue mich sehr, diesen Podcast starten zu können und die Gelegenheit zu haben, meine Forschungsergebnisse und Gedanken zu teilen. vielleicht kann "SOTALKI" dazu beitragen, wichtige Themen zu diskutieren und ein breiteres Verständnis für die Herausforderungen zu schaffen, mit denen wir als Gesellschaft konfrontiert sind", so Herr Lange.
In der ersten Episode geht es um Zeitdiagnostik und wie wir alle kleine Könige und Königinnen sein werden. Oder doch nicht...?
Und in der zweiten Episode widmet sich Andreas Lange den Themen Freundschaft und Einsamkeit, Größe und Sammelleidenschaft, sowie Familienglück und mit den, wie so oft, zu viel arbeitenden Müttern.
Die Folgen sind verfügbar unter: https://swm7p9.podcaster.de/socialtalki.rss- und natürlich auch auf verschiedenen weiteren Plattformen wie Spotify, Apple Podcasts und Google Podcasts.
Contact & People
General contact details
|Opening hours||Monday - Friday from 9:00-11:45 a.m.|
RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Social Work, Health and Nursing
P.O. Box 30 22