Laboratories & Projects

Laboratories & Projects

Clever through the net

A media competence club for grade 6 pupils
The Media Competence club “Clever through the net” is a project by Media Design students at the RFH. Guided by their professors, the project group developed an interactive and multimedia learning package, which helps pupils become aware of risks in the internet using grade 6 age-appropriate and practical activities.


Digital media offer enormous potential in education and training. The University of Applied Sciences Cologne has developed a didactically and technologically forward-looking training concept together with the Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln gGmbH, the Cologne Game Lab (TH Köln) and other partners.
This project was sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and the European Social Fund as part of the "Digital Media in Vocational Training" funding measure. GLARS - Goal-Based Learning in an Alternate Reality Setting - is a multimedia learning project for students of the Biological-Technical Assistant (BTA) course at the Rheinische Akademie Köln gGmbH (RAK). In a playful scenario merging school, the corporate world and home, students can access different digital learning media, even producing some themselves.


The research project, Automation of Solar Thermochemical Cyclic Processes for the Reduction of Hydrogen Production Costs [Automatisierung Solar-Thermochemischer Kreisprozesse zur Reduzierung von Wasserstoffgestehungskosten (ASTOR)], uses a solar thermal reactor for the production of hydrogen from solar energy and water. This is being developed in cooperation between the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the University of Applied Sciences Cologne (RFH), Stausberg & Vosding GmbH and AWS Technik e.K.

LaborLaserTechnik (LLT)

The main topics for the LaborLaserTechnik are laser material processing and associated measurement technology. The institute's work focuses in particular on laser welding of thermoplastics, laser plastic riveting, laser marking, laser material processing of non-metals, process observation, process modeling, beam diagnostics, beam shaping and plastography. The research and development projects (R&D) are publicly funded projects with other university, research and industry partners as well as purely bilateral industrial projects. These projects are not only theoretical, but also experimental in nature and, due to the available infrastructure and laboratory equipment, are carried out independently by the RFH students from the Engineering department.


SLiCE (Scenario-based Learning in Cooperative Environments) stands for cooperative, distributed laboratory use between the University of Applied Sciences Cologne (RFH) and its international university partners (in this scenario two institutions in Indonesia and Rwanda). In essence, RFH laboratory facilities are used telematically by students at foreign universities in a teaching context. Examples are programming an automatic bottle filling system, controling a robot or programming microcontrollers within a corresponding experimental application scenario.