All research projects concerned with the design of lifelong learning programmes and personnel development in keeping with the times are concentrated in the Institute for Personnel Development and Lifelong Learning (IPL) at HSW.
HSW sees its role in this field as that of an institution that actively promotes the regional economy and secures the status of the Weser Uplands (Weserbergland) region as a centre of education. The region’s small and medium enterprises in particular benefit from the access HSW affords them to advanced training in the sciences, which enables them to continually improve their strategic personnel development programmes.
If you are interested in becoming a cooperating partner and implementing innovative projects, then please feel free to contact the team at the Institute for Personnel Development and Lifelong Learning.
In recent years, HSW has been involved in the following projects:
2010: Development in cooperation with the economics department of a General Management master’s programme (MBA) designed for working professionals
2009–2013: “ProWiSo! Certificate programme for working engineers designed to impart project, economic, and social competence”, supported with funds from the European Fund for Regional Development
Since 2011: Development of advanced training programmes for and with practice partners
2012: Development in cooperation with the economics department of a bachelor degree programme in Business Administration designed for working professionals (didactic design/organisational model)
2013: “Prof of the future” – development of a didactic advanced training programme at university level for instructors at HSW in cooperation with employees of the Centre of Excellence in Lower Saxon Higher Education (Kompetenzzentrum Hochschuldidaktik für Niedersachsen)
Since 2013: Development of methods for awarding credit for skills acquired outside of academia
2014: Conduct of a feasibility study, supported with funds from the European Fund for Regional Development, in anticipation of initiating a cooperative undertaking with the Chamber of Trades in Hanover (Handwerkskammer Hannover)
2016: Development of the certificate programme in “Management of Digital Business Models and Processes”, which is supported with funds provided by the State of Lower Saxony. You will find more information at www.weiterbildung40.de.