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Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen

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The location marketing campaign "Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen" calls on local citizens, business people, scientists and inventors and other personalities from NRW to present their outstanding achievements in a national, European and international context.

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Highly qualified workforce

North Rhine-Westphalia is a state of highly qualified workers and academics. This is ensured by the 70 universities and universities of applied sciences, where over 745,000 students, including 86,500 from abroad, are learning for a successful future career. The younger ones can obtain, among others, internationally recognized qualifications at six international schools in NRW. In addition, companies produce highly trained skilled professionals. This creates driving workers for successful companies – to ensure that NRW as a business location remains a source of highly qualified professionals.

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NRW.INVEST GMBH

Economic Development Agency of the
German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Völklinger Str. 4, 40219 Düsseldorf, Germany

+49 211 13000-0
+49 211 13000-154

Internationally renowned university location

A broad-based university landscape in NRW secures the training of tomorrow's workforce. 

  • 14 public-law universities 
  • 16 public-law universities of applies sciences 
  • Seven state art and music colleges 
  • 30 accredited private and religious colleges 
  • Five administration colleges 
  • Among them are two elite universities: RWTH Aachen University and the University of Cologne
  • Ten clusters of excellence and five graduate schools ensure top-level teaching

The internationalization of NRW as a study location also makes an important contribution to the innovative strength of the state. Nearly one in nine students in NRW has a foreign passport – the largest group of them comes from Turkey, followed by China, Austria and Russia. Especially popular with international students are the study programs for economics as well as the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).

Multicultural learning

Education in North Rhine-Westphalian is shaped by this cultural diversity: Among the more than 6,200 education institutions in the state, there are six international and 18 foreign schools. These not only lay the foundation for an internationally oriented school career, but also represent an important location advantage for the families of foreign nationals working in companies here. The international schools are privately run educational institutions. Here, students can acquire a university entrance qualification which is internationally recognized. In contrast, the organization and the teaching at foreign schools comply with the school regulations applicable in the country of origin as well as preparing the students for the corresponding examinations.

Securing the workforce

The dual education system in Germany, which links practical training in a company with the imparting of theoretical knowledge at vocational school, ensures a continuously high level of education of the workforce of tomorrow. In addition, numerous national initiatives, business associations, chambers of industry and commerce as well as trade unions support targeted personnel development and help with their activities and services relating to lifelong further education and training to make use of further potential for the employment market. The – frequently high – qualifications of immigrants are regarded as an important resource in the state. NRW therefore makes the recognition of qualifications obtained abroad simple and fair to enable enterprises to benefit from these skills.

 

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Hamburger Containerboard invests EUR20m in Gelsenkirchen

03.02.2017

Hamburger Containerboard, part of Austrian Prinzhorn Holding, European market leaders in the recycling, paper and packaging industry, invests EUR20m in the production facility in Gelsenkirchen (former Fritz Peters GmbH).


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Hamburger Containerboard invests EUR20m in Gelsenkirchen

03.02.2017

Hamburger Containerboard, part of Austrian Prinzhorn Holding, European market leaders in the recycling, paper and packaging industry, invests EUR20m in the production facility in Gelsenkirchen (former Fritz Peters GmbH).


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