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Faculty ECRI.

European Campus Rottal-Inn

We are an international and multicultural faculty where all courses are offered exclusively in English for students with global ambitions. Practical exercises are integrated into the lectures and implemented during the practical semester, which is compulsory for all Bachelor students. Our philosophy enshrines a harmonious and colourful cooperation, which we have laid down in our guidelines for teaching and learning at the European Campus Rottal-Inn.

Prof. Dr. Georg Christian Steckenbauer, Faculty Dean

Virtual Students' Info Day

Find out more about the faculty ECRI and its study programmes!

On 10 July 2020, our students' information day took place completely virtual for the first time. All live formats were recorded and are still available via the links at least until the end of the application phase in mid-August.

Below you will find the links to the recorded lectures of the ECRI.

 


Labs & Projects

With the best technical equipment, the labs and workshops offer the basis for modern and practical hands-on education. Modern technology based on industrial standards make it possible for you to deepen the knowledge you've acquired in lectures during all phases of your course. In addition, labs provide the basis for numerous R&D projects and therefore students have a wide range of bachelor's and master's projects to work on.

 

  • Multifunctional lab for Chemistry and Material Science
  • EHealth and Tourism workshop
  • EcoLab - for Ecology and Economy
  • EEE lab - for Electrical and Energy Technology

 

Certificate for Intercultural Competence

The Intercultural Competence Certificate offers students the opportunity to learn about intercultural competence from different perspectives and to reflect on their intercultural skills in practice. In today’s increasingly diverse world, set yourself (and your resume) apart by showing the initiative of working toward becoming more interculturally competent. Furthermore, you can acquire the certificate at no additional tuition cost. Please keep in mind the certificate is designed to be completed over several semesters, so please talk to us no later than your 4th semester.
You will not receive a grade or credit towards any degree by completing this certificate. However, completeness and acquired competencies will be checked before the certificate is awarded.

 

Video with further information on the Intercultural Competence Certificate.

DIT students can acquire this certificate in four steps:

To apply for the certificate, you must first complete the Intercultural Training PLV course at ECRI, or any other type of intercultural training that focuses on intercultural competence. The PLV is offered several times per semester from WS 19/20 onwards. If you have completed another form of intercultural training, please contact us, so that we can verify the content. 

When you have completed the course, please send an e-mail to: iccecri@th-deg.de. You will then receive the information you need to register in iLearn for the Intercultural Competence Certificate. Once you have registered for the iLearn course, you will have to upload the proof of completion of the PLV or other training into the course, and then you are on your way!


Once you have registered for the certificate, you can choose either one of the intercultural projects listed on iLearn or an individual intercultural project. However, individual projects must be approved before they are started. The projects should cover a whole semester. These requests can be sent to the e-mail address iccecri@th-deg.de. And if you are not sure what you can do, talk to us and we can help.

These projects are designed to enable the student to interact with other students of different nationalities or to interact with local communities on an intercultural level.

 


You will either write a report on your compulsory internship in your degree programme or your semester abroad or, if neither is intercultural in their content, instead you can choose to take an AWP that covers an advanced intercultural topic. Please check with us first to see if your internship or study abroad qualifies, before deciding on an AWP. Please take a look at the options to see which one is right for you.

Option 1. If you are doing an internship that is considered international because it takes place either in another culture or in an international environment, you can write a report about your intercultural experience after the internship. The report is based on a series of questions that will help you to reflect on your intercultural experience.

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Option 2. If you have decided to spend a semester abroad at a foreign school, you can write a report about your intercultural experience after your studies abroad. The report is based on a series of questions to help you reflect on your intercultural experience.

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Option 3. If your internship or study abroad does not qualify, you may sign up for an AWP that covers an advanced intercultural topic. If you are not sure which AWP to take, just ask for help. Please note, for this option to be accepted, you will have to attend all lectures or sessions of the AWP.


You will complete an e-learning exercise. The exercise is designed to guide you through different intercultural situations.

After completing all four steps according to the instructions in the iLearn course you will receive a certificate from the European Campus.

The Certificate of Intercultural Competence was developed by Prof. Cummings-Koether at the European Campus. She is Professor of Intercultural Management and has been working in the intercultural field for more than 15 years, both professionally and academically. She has been working with all levels of management in various countries since 2007, and has designed this certificate to help develop interculturally competent leaders of tomorrow. 

 

Positions & Infos


Dean

Vice Dean

Dean of Studies

Women's Representative

Course Coordinators

Student advisory

Internship coordinators

Foreign representative

  • Ibrahim Bader

Exam board

 

Faculty council:

Members by virtue of office

Elected representatives Professors

Elected representatives scientific personnel

Elected representatives non-academic staff

Assistance

 

 

The studies are an important milestone in life. During your studies, you want to build up the necessary professional and social skills and gain important experience for the future, in order to realise your own potentials later in life. On this path, you take on a lot of responsibility. You’re facing new challenges every day, which often require a lot of strength and energy.

In life, however, not everything always goes according to plan. That can also happen in your studies. Many unexpected problems can be solved quickly if you get competent help in time. It often helps at first if you can talk about your worries and problems with someone.

 

StuCoS

The "Student Counselling Service" (StuCoS) at the European Campus Rottal-Inn is aimed at students who feel the need to talk confidentially about themselves and their personal situation. The students are supported in looking at their own situation "from the outside in", looking for and finding solutions together, in order to ultimately get out of a difficult situation.

StuCoS sees itself as the first point of contact for very personal concerns of those seeking advice. Since the counsellor cannot be an expert in all areas, they work confidentially and closely networked with other counselling centres in the region. In this way, you will receive comprehensive professional guidance and support in your personal concerns.

 

Counselling services

The counselling centre “StuCoS“ can help you in the following areas and situations:

Psychosocial referral counselling:

  • General issues of daily life and social integration
  • Conflicts with fellow students, teachers or in your relationship, etc.
  • Dissatisfaction with your social situation
  • Psychological stress caused by studying
  • Socialising difficulties or other issues that are bothering you

Educational counselling:

The following questions often come up in connection with your studies:

  • What is expected of me as a student in terms of learning?
  • Which study methods are best suited for daily learning in studies?
  • Are my self-competences dependent on my own learning success?

Often these questions cannot be answered on their own. You will receive competent support in the following areas:

  • Problems with learning through coaching, e.g.: effective exam preparation
  • Stress and studying, relaxation techniques, learning techniques
  • Self/time management, diary to manage your study time, etc.

 

Helpful documents for getting started

 

Contact person and consultant

Claudia Nikitsin - research assistant and deputy faculty women's representative at the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in Pfarrkirchen

  • Studied Pedagogy, Educational Science, German with the 1st State Examination at the University of Paderborn
  • Certified training as a telephone counsellor in the TelefonSeelsorge (TS) with many years of work experience
  • Methodological-didactic further training in areas such as pedagogical learning guidance, non-violent communication according to Marshall B. Rosenberg, Mental health problems among students and tutor qualification (DIZ)
  • Conception and collaboration in various university projects on learning support for young adults

 

Contact

You can send me an email with a short description of your personal concerns and to arrange a personal counselling appointment: stucos-ecri@th-deg.de

 

You will find all important information and dates of the Career Service, International Office and Language & Electives Centre at the European Campus Rottal-Inn in our semester guide for the summer semester 2021.

 

 

Our courses are accredited or in the process of being accredited by ASIIN or FIBAA. For further information please go to the respective course page.

Sustainability

Sustainability is an integral part of the university operations at the European Campus Rottal-Inn. With a variety of projects and activities we make sustainability a tangible experience. As a university, we train multipliers and thus bear a responsibility in shaping a sustainable future.

 

Promotion of skills and awareness raising in the sense of education for sustainable development through innovative teaching, actions, fieldwork, excursions and the development of projects related to sustainability.

We use the synergies between our projects and network partners to creatively deal with innovative issues related to economy, ecology & sustainability. The EcoLab is open to all professors, staff & students for project work, teaching and final theses.

 

 

 
The EcoLab (Ecology and Economy Laboratory) is looking into how the omnibus can be used in the best possible way for students and university staff in the future. With the involvement of campus members, students and also partners and experts from the region, a concept for the use of the bus was developed.

In this section we present the current status with pictures since it is difficult to visit the project in presence at the moment.

Contact: ecolab@th-deg.de
Head of Project • Prof. Dr. Robert Feicht
Team • Jennifer Huber & Anna Marquardt. The team receives active support from colleagues, SHKs, the city of Pfarrkirchen, the district office Rottal-Inn and experts from the region.  The project is planned to be completed by mid-2022.

More information about the project can be found on the THD Blog and the InformaApp.

 

EcoHome

Bus Arrival

After a long await, finally, the bus has arrived!!! We are all excited to start working on it and to implement our vision. From the beginning of February, the bus can be found behind the SILC building and everyone is invited to come and check our progress.

February
Throughout the whole month multiple disassemble operations took place. We began with removing the bulkiest components such as the seats, handlebars, radiators and ceiling panels in order to make it possible to access and disassemble the smaller parts like electrical cables and devices, pressure hoses and tanks and the ventilation system.
In between all this work, we had to find time and schedule meetings with technical consultants and town officials to figure out all the alternatives that we could possibly implement and decide on the best one.

From WS21/22, the Deggendorf Institute of Technology in cooperation with the OTH Amberg-Weiden and the TH Nuremberg will offer a digital self-learning course (in German) entitled "Fundamentals of Sustainability". The course provides insights into the societal, economic, material and technical foundations of a transformation to sustainability and shows the causes for this from a scientific perspective.


 

Robert FeichtRaimund Brotsack and Christoph Lindenbergerlead through the following four modules of the course:

General foundations of sustainability: Students learn about the interrelationships of social, ecological and economic factors and actors and apply basic sustainability models and analysis methods. 

Economic framework of sustainability: Students learn methods of environmental and resource economics and assess the use of sustainability policy instruments.

Materiality and sustainability: Students understand the material cycles of the earth and learn about the production of materials from renewable raw materials and the recycling and disposal of products. 

Energy and sustainability: Students understand the basics of climate change. They learn about current technologies and developments and assess measures in the field of regenerative energy systems in the context of grid expansion, energy distribution and storage technologies.

The course can be booked via the Virtual University of Bavaria and can be integrated by vhb sponsoring universities into their degree programmes. The project leader at TH Deggendorf is Prof. Dr. Robert Feicht (robert.feicht@th-deg.de).

 

International days bring together activities, projects and ideas around a single theme and make it accessible to a broad public in a variety of ways. At the European Campus Rottal-Inn, university members use thematically appropriate days as hooks to present study programmes, research projects or current topics in various formats on campus. Whether it's an interview, a competition announcement or a short contribution via the social media channels - there are no limits to creativity to generate attention for this day and provide information.

ecolab@th-deg.de

News

Pressefoto

Following the success of the first DigiHealthDay (DHD) at the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) last year, the Campus is now continuing the international symposium as an annual event. The DHD-2021 will take place virtually on November 12. A series of pre-event workshops will be held in the run-up to the DHD-2021. The first workshop will take place next week, on April 26. Registration for the workshops and the event is now open.

The DHD-2021 offers a comprehensive programme on modern Digital Health and its role in tackling global health problems from a uniquely international perspective, with a special focus on Digital Health Education. It will include Keynote Talks by top German and international experts, an extremely interesting Panel Discussion on the “Future of Digital Health Data”, as well as oral and poster scientific presentations, student thesis and project presentations, and (virtual) networking possibilities.

The DHD-2021 is preceded by a series of virtual workshops, which will take place in spring and summer. The extensive programme with a total of eight workshops has something in store for everyone interested in Digital Health and related issues. Topics range from Data Integration and Interoperablity, Human-Computer Interaction in Digital Health, Digitalisation of Healthcare in Germany and in the US to Digital Imaging and Artifical Intelligence in Radiology, to name but a few.

Everyone with an interest in Digital Health such as researchers, healthcare professionals, businesses and start-ups, authorities or students is invited to participate in ECRI’s DigiHealthDay-2021. For further information about the event and workshops, please visit the homepage www.th-deg.de/digihealthday.

The first DHD last autumn was attended by 348 participants from 59 countries. Due to the great success, the event will be held annually from now on. The event series is organised and conducted by Prof. Dr. Georgi Chaltikyan.

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On Monday, 12 April, around 40 participants met virtually for the Interreg workshop "Cross-border Health Care" and achieved a very good success on this day, which will contribute to research work in the field of cross-border digital health in the future.

The workshop was organised by Prof. Dr. Thomas Spittler and Anna Schmaus-Klughammer, LLB (hons.) from the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI) in cooperation with Thomas Kern from the FH Oberösterreich. They invited experts from health institutions, business and science to develop ideas for joint projects.

At the beginning of the workshop, the approximately 40 participants were introduced to the topic of cross-border health through the presentation of the Interreg project INDEED, which has set itself the goal of advancing and improving the medical care of dementia patients in the European area. INDEED was kindly presented by Prof. Dr. Alexander Kurz and Lea Pfäffel, both from the Technical University of Munich.

This was followed by three workshops in which the participants delved deeper into the topic. Digital processes - the path to better health or the transparent human being?" dealt with digital health and digital processes in the healthcare system and the question of how a patient summary file can be implemented across borders. Then the topic of health and AI was combined and the question was asked whether bioinformatics and medical informatics, explainable artificial intelligence and core clinical processes can be the solution for a better life. Finally, it was about sensor technology for medical applications and whether these can be used as a source for innovative therapy and prevention.

This was followed by the creative part of the day with brainstorming and finalising the research question. The participants from companies and clinics worked in a highly concentrated manner and also networked between the workshop topics, which gave the process further momentum. In the end, eight concrete research questions emerged, which is an above-average success for a workshop of this kind. These research questions now need to be translated into project proposals in order to advance cross-border health care.

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The application period for the winter semester at the European Campus Rottal-Inn (ECRI), the international faculty of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), starts on 15 April. In addition to the existing degree programmes, prospective students can also apply for the new Master's programme in Global Public Health.

Especially in times of a global pandemic, it has become clear how important health is worldwide. The Global Public Health programme takes these requirements into account. As a joint degree together with Savonia University in Finland, the programme is internationally structured and addresses the challenges of global public health.

Students learn during the Master's programme Global Public Health how health can be managed and promoted in the global health system. The programme focuses on health care in industrialised countries as well as in developing regions worldwide. It also looks at the connections between health problems and culture, politics, human rights and ethical values. These topics are explored in greater depth in the Winter School at ECRI and in the Summer School at Savonia University in Finland. The students benefit from the expertise and intensive research on digitalisation in healthcare of Prof. Dr. Thomas Spittler, the head of the programme, and his team.

With the Master's degree, graduates of the Global Public Health programme have a wide range of career opportunities open to them. They can either join governments, non-governmental organisations, international organisations such as the WHO or consultancies. But also positions in health management, health promotion, human resource management, administration, marketing and controlling or occupational health care are possible for students of this degree programme after successful completion.

With a joint degree and the division between Germany and Finland, the Master's programme is a unique joint degree that has not existed in this form at DIT before. This is an absolute added value, especially for an internationally oriented degree programme that has set itself the goal of taking on global challenges and improving the health system worldwide.

In addition to the Master's programme in Global Public Health, the Master of Digital Health will also start in the coming winter semester. Those who want to do a Bachelor's first have the choice between Health Informatics, Industrial Engineering, International Tourism Management / Health & Medical Tourism and Energy Systems Engineering. Information on the degree programmes is available on the ECRI website at https://th-deg.de/ecri.

With English as the language of instruction, ECRI is the only completely English-speaking campus in the whole of Bavaria. This makes studying at ECRI in Pfarrkirchen particularly attractive for internationally oriented prospective students, for whom all doors are open after successful completion.