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A cosmopolitan university, part of the globalised world, integrated into an academic and ecclesiastic network, active also at an international level – all of this is the Catholic University of Applied Sciences of North Rhine-Westphalia (katho). If specialist and executive staff are to be competent in dialogue with people from other cultures, then international experience must be a natural part of their studies. Bringing together one's own expertise with experiences and perspectives from other societies and knowledge cultures, reflecting on these and co-creating them – with this claim, the katho offers its teachers and researchers an international setting. Read more about this in our "Strategy Paper on Internationalisation" The katho collaborates on projects and programmes worldwide with over 60 partner universities. The common thematic fields are Social Work, Health Care and Theology. You want to know more? Have a look at our diverse activities and offers in international contexts.

katho's International Partner Universities

The katho has numerous international partner universities - spread accross the globe. You want to know where they are located? Then have a look at our world map.

Partner Universities in Focus

In the section "Partner Universities in Focus", we introduce you to one of the katho’s partner universities in more detail – changing at regular intervals.

All News in German

News are only available in German.

Here you can find all news with the category "International" in German.

International Teaching

International Teaching

The Catholic University of Applied Sciences of North Rhine-Westphalia (katho) promotes European and international teaching partnerships and projects. If you belong to the katho’s teaching staff and are currently lecturing at one of our partner universities, or if you have come from abroad to teach in Germany, this is the right place to get further information.

International Research

International Research

The Catholic University of Applied Sciences of North Rhine-Westphalia (katho) is engaged in applied research worldwide and carries out projects together with international partners – projects that deal with different topics of global development. Would you like to learn more about the university’s research topics? Here you will find detailed information.


Crossing borders and fostering mobility – the EU higher education programme Erasmus has been supporting university students and teachers since 1987. Erasmus+ brings together the previous EU programmes for lifelong learning, youth and sport, as well as the European cooperation programmes in higher education.

International Teaching Projects

Thinking outside the box, crossing borders, changing perspectives, experiencing togetherness, project- and practice-based teaching and learning: the Catholic University of Applied Sciences of North Rhine-Westphalia (katho) achieves this through various teaching projects – on an international level.

Teams International

Do you have any questions about a stay abroad? Are you coming from abroad and planning to study or teach at the katho? Would you like to know more about one of our international projects or would you like to make any comments? Please get in touch with us. Our Teams International will be happy to assist you.

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