Two universities, one future topic
The Cyber Campus NRW project is a merger of the Hochschule Niederrhein and the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg. The two universities of applied sciences are pooling their expertise in the future topic of cyber security in order to be able to offer a comprehensive range of services in the areas of teaching, research, consulting, information and further education. In doing so, both universities set different focal points: the Hochschule Niederrhein has launched the degree programme “Cyber Security Management” for the winter semester 2020/21. The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg offers the specialisation “Information Security” in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programme in Computer Science, which will lead to the degree programme “Cyber Security & Privacy” in the winter semester 2021/22. Exchange and networking are of utmost importance for both universities: among one other, but also through joint projects with partners in science and industry.
The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg was founded in 1995 and has given valuable impetus to regional structural change following the departure of the Federal Government. Today it has around 9500 students in Sankt Augustin, Rheinbach and Hennef. In the field of cyber security, which is based in Sankt Augustin, the university cooperates with partners such as the Federal Office for Information Security, the Fraunhofer Institute FKIE, Deutsche Post, Telekom and small and medium-sized companies.
The Hochschule Niederrhein opens up perspectives. With a future-oriented academic education and research focused on problem-solving and transfer, it is one of the largest and most efficient universities of applied sciences in Germany. More than 14,000 young people study at the Krefeld and Mönchengladbach campuses. The approximately 90 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes cover a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the needs of the region. Our graduates are in great demand on the job market.
The State supports the Cyber Campus NRW
The Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia is providing the Hochschule Niederrhein and the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg with a total of more than six million euros for the pilot phase of the CCNRW until the end of 2023, which the universities will use to establish the degree programmes. The state is therefore supporting the training of urgently needed specialists in the field of IT security for industry and the public sector. At the same time this will strengthen the state of NRW as a centre for information technology.
Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen Minister“The Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia is providing the Hochschule Niederrhein and the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg with a total of more than six million euros for the pilot phase of the CCNRW until the end of 2023, which the universities will use to set up the degree programmes. Minister of Culture and Science Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen: “The digital transformation offers us opportunities in all areas of society. At the same time we have to face great challenges, such as the increase in online crime. The new degree programmes at the Hochschule Niederrhein and the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg will train urgently needed IT security specialists in the regional environment. In this way we are strengthening North Rhine-Westphalia as a centre for information technology.”