Start der Zusammenarbeit mit Universitäten und Hochschulen

The EUREF-Campus Düsseldorf will be a flagship project for the energy and mobility transition. From 2024, the campus at the airport’s long-distance train station will be the workplace for 4,000 people who will shape the future together on 80,000 square metres. And the campus will be a place that really deserves the name campus.

Campus partners and representatives from the Technical University of Dortmund, Ruhr University Bochum, the University of Duisburg-Essen and Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences and Arts met for the first time at a workshop on 28 June 2022 to explore the development of study programmes for the EUREF-Campus Düsseldorf. Role model: the EUREF-Campus Berlin, where 450 talented students from all over the world have already completed their Master’s degree in four study programmes such as “Energy Management”.

EUREF-CEO Reinhard Müller: “We are convinced that we now need to create space and structures in Düsseldorf for degree programmes related to climate protection and energy.” Professor Manfred Bayer, Rector of TU Dortmund University: “The EUREF-Campus in NRW can become a development area for innovative and forward-looking degree programmes. Promising collaborations are conceivable with the University Alliance Ruhr as one of the most powerful science centres in Germany.”

Everyone was aware that setting up new degree programmes involves a lot of commitment and work. Gabriele van Laar-Rossa from anchor tenant Schneider Electric, which supports the degree programmes accordingly: “The commitment is worth it, because we get outstanding talent into the companies.” Professor Frank Behrendt from TU Berlin, which has been cooperating with EUREF in Berlin for ten years: “Yes, it is work. But if you ask me whether I would do it again: Yes, definitely!”

The EUREF-Campus: Leading location for the energy transition

The EUREF-Campus Düsseldorf will be the second EUREF-Campus in Germany. Around 4,000 jobs will be created on an area of around 80,000 square metres by 2024. The building will be climate-neutral and fulfil the German government’s climate protection targets for 2045 from the outset. The energy concept was devised by EUREF and Stadtwerke Düsseldorf together with partners. It is based on the use of water from the neighbouring quarry pond and solar energy. The anchor tenant in the EUREF-Campus Düsseldorf is Schneider Electric, other tenants include SPIE, NRW Energy4Climate, Klüh, the State Association for Renewable Energies, Wilo and H2 Green Power & Logistics.