Textile and Clothing Technology

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Textile and Clothing Technology Faculty 07

Textile Innovation for more than 100 years

The Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology in Mönchengladbach is the oldest faculty of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences. It belongs to the leading academic educational institutions for young textile Bachelor and Master academics in Europe and can look back to a tradition more than 100-year old tradition. Thus, it comprises a textile expertise which is unrivalled The faculty has made a name for itself in the past years, consistently developed and adapted to the global markets. The international orientation is reflected in the offer of German and English Bachelor and Master degree programmes as well as in the offer of a German-Chinese Double Degree Programme. Around 20 % of the students coming from abroad make use of this opportunity. On this page you can find all important topics, data and facts concerning our faculty.


Alumni-Network Faculty 07

Welcome to the Alumni-Network of the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Mönchengladbach. 

If you are a graduate or a student, a professor, a contract lecturer, an employee, academic staff or have once been one of these, we would like to get and / or keep in touch with you. The Alumni-Network of the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology is a contact platform between the students, employees, contract lecturers and  professors who are currently working at the University of Applied Sciences and the graduates of the faculty. 

The Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology founded the Alumni-Network within the scope of a huge alumni meeting in Mai 2003 to keep in touch with its graduates. Dean Prof. Dr. Klotz initiated this event with financial support of the funding association of the faculty, the Textile and Fashion Network e.V. The Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences would like to know everything about the professional development and is very interested in an active exchange of experiences. 

Connected through the Alumni-Network the graduates pursue their careers, support the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology with their know-how and personally as well as financially engage in research and development projects. It is planned to establish forums for professional exchange and to develop a mentoring programme of graduates for students as well as a job exchange. The agile Alumni-Network has already started with the involvement of first semester students. 

Preamble Alumni



Alumni: The term Alumnus (plural Alumni) derives from Latin and means "pupil" or "offspring." For many years the graduates of a university have been termed Alumni. This neatly expresses the closer and more lasting connection than one which is only for the duration of the study programme.  

Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony 2023

Dear graduates (period 1st September 2022 - 12th May 2023) of the Department of Textile and Clothing Technology.

The Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology is again honoring its graduates with a festive event this year.

The graduation ceremony will take place on 23rd June 2023.

You will receive an invitation by e-mail from Ms. Marquardt (dean's office) in the middle of May.





Faculty Textile and Clothing Technology
Webschulstraße 31
D-41065 Mönchengladbach
Telephone: +49 (0) 2161-186-6021
Fax:       +49 (0) 2161-186-6013
Mail: alumni-fb07(at)hs-niederrhein.de


The annual award ceremony

Ramona Maria Jasny received the award of the Association “Verband der Rheinischen Textil- und Bekleidungsindustrie“ for her outstanding thesis, awarded by Prof. Dr. Kleinebrink.

Her master’s thesis “Analysis of the impact of different washing programs and detergents as well as softeners on the microplastic release of synthetic textiles”, was supervised by Prof. Dr. Rabe in cooperation with Henkel, where she is now starting her professional career. The master´s thesis dealt with the topic about microplastic from household washing machine. At the beginning a method was developed to investigate microplastic emission from synthetic textiles. Subsequently, the impact of different washing parameters on microplastic release was analyzed.


Johanna Sophie Peselmann received the award of the Textile and Fashion Network e.V. for an outstanding thesis in 2020/2021.

Her master’s thesis “Sustainable Procurement and Nearshoring: Development of a Procurement Guide and Empirical Review” was supervised by Prof. Dr. Eigenstetter.The master’s thesis deals with the question, how nearshoring can be a part of a sustainable procurement strategy. Therefor different production countries were analyzed to answer this question. Furthermore, the CO2 emissions and working conditions were rated. In addition, interviews have been performed with experts of the clothing industry. A counterintuitive result shows, that nearshoring offers less sustainable advantages than offshoring, than one would first expect. The conclusions were implemented into a procurement guide for sustainable procurement.

The award was consigned by our Dean Prof. Dr. Vossebein.

The faculty council is the highest decision-making body of the faculty and is responsible for all matters related to studies, teaching, examinations and research. In order to perform its duties, the faculty council may elect, appoint or delegate committees, representatives, commissions, task forces and working groups.

Schedule of Meetings

On the following dates there are regular meetings in WS 2021/22:

  • 18.11 12:15 pm

    06.01 12.15 pm



Chair of the Faculty Council: Prof. Dr. Muth

Deputy chair of the Faculty Council: Prof. Wiedemann

Dean: Prof. Dr. Vossebein

Vice-Dean: Prof. Dr. Ständer



  • Prof. Bendt
  • Prof. Dr. Breckenfelder
  • Prof. Dr. Mahltig
  • Prof. Dr. Weide



  • Ms. Diekmann
  • Ms. Güntzel



  • Ms. Verbocket
  • Ms. Hruby
  • Mr. Terjung


The tenure of the faculty council is two years, the representatives of the students in the faculty council are elected for one year each. The chair of the faculty council is elected by the members for one term of office.


If you have questions or proposals please feel free to contact the head of the Faculty Council.

If you prefer to contact the student members directly please use the email link below.

Email to student members

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Mathias Muth
Textile Printing Technologies Chairman of the Advisory Committee Studienrichtungsleitung TP/Textil


The Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology is proud to be able to provide a high number of excellently equipped laboratories to its students and project partners. This would not be possible without the close co-operation and active support by the industry. Due to long lasting co-operations and partnerships with companies practical problems of the economy are discussed and analysed in the university own laboratories and technical centres. The co-operation and the know-how of the enterprises on the one hand and the profound theoretical knowledge of the University of Applied Sciences on the other hand enable a consistent, application-oriented science which develops new technologies determinedly and efficiently. 

The close reference to practice through applied and close-to-practice science and the possibility to research creatively create and optimum the study environment and offer excellent conditions for the close-to-practice education and research. Important focal points are the applied research and the development of textile technologies. In this way,  learned theoretical knowledge can be applied precisely and in a solution-oriented way in various projects. 



Detailed information to all listed laboratories of our Faculty can be found in the Laboratory Handbook. Here, you can find the equipment of the laboratories, contact persons, opening hours and room numbers. 

Virtual tour of the laboratories

Research Institute for Textile and Clothing - FTB

Organisationally, the faculty bundles its most important research activities in the institute "FTB - Research Institute for Textile and Clothing".

On the homepage of the "FTB - Research Institute for Textile and Clothing" you can receive information about the institute, our recent publications and current information. You can obtain an overview of our research topics as well as of our current and completed projects on the pages of the individual research focuses. There, you will also find the respective contact for professional questions or project proposals.

You can contact the individual professors and employees via the list of staff at the institute; general telephone numbers via which you can contact the management of the institute, the secretary or the rooms of the institute can be found on the contact page.



Research Institute for Textile and Clothing (FTB)
Webschulstraße 31
D-41065 Mönchengladbach
Telephone: +49 (0)2161  186 6099
Fax:       +49 (0)2161 186-6013
Mail: ftb(at)hs-niederrhein.de

Head of the Institute: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Maike Rabe


Public Textile Testing Institute

A Public Textile Testing Institute which is strongly integrated in the daily operation of a university of applied sciences is unique in Europe. The Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences can look back on a long experience in testing with its range of services offered to the industry, to commerce and to the end-consumers, which is highly appreciated in its professional world. The Public Textile Testing Institute of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences (ÖP) is an institute of the faculty of textile and clothing technology of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences and sets material examinations for the total textile chain, from fibre production to fabrics, as a neutral public institute of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Public Textile Testing Institute - ÖP


Public Textile Testing Institute for Textiles at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences (ÖP) 
Richard-Wagner-Str. 97
D-41065 Mönchengladbach
Telephone: +49 (0)2161 186 6063
Fax:       +49 (0)2161 186 6199

Management and Scientific Head: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Lutz Vossebein
Telephone: +49 (0)2161 186-6126
Mail:       lutz.vossebein(at)hs-niederrhein.de


Textile and Fashion Institute Mönchengladbach - TFN/TFI

Textile education and advanced training. The Textile and Fashion Institute Mönchengladbach (TFI) is an educational institute for further training for the regional and national textile and clothing industry and offers advanced trainings, seminars, workshops and round table discussions for relevant topics matching the special requirements of the employees in this and the neighbouring areas of industry. 

The supporting organisation of the Textile and Fashion Institute Mönchengladbach is the association of the friends and supporters of the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Mönchengladach, the Textile and Fashion Network e.V. (TFN). The lecturers are professors and teaching staff of the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology. 



Textile and Fashion Institute Mönchengladbach (TFI)
Webschultsr. 31
D-41061 Mönchengladbach
Telephone: +49 (0)2161-4027903
Fax:       +49 (0)2161-4027905
Mail:       tfi(at)hs-niederrhein.de

Head of the Institute: Prof. Dr. habil. Rudolf L. Voller





Textile and Fashion Network e.V.
Webschulstr. 31
D-41065 Mönchengladbach
Telefphone: +49 (0)2161-4027903
Fax :      + 49 (0) 2161 186 6013
Mail:      tfi(at)hs-niederrhein.de

1. Representative: Markus Schmitz
2. Representative: Prof. Dr. Rudolf Voller



EthNa Competence Centre CSR

The University of Applied Sciences bundles the growing relevance of ethics and sustainability in the management of enterprises in its EthNa and competence centre CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). This competence centre provides offers for students, university's graduates and companies that want to design ethically justifiable and sustainable processes. 

EthNa Compentence Centre CSR


EthNa Competence Centre CSR
Reinarzstr. 49
D-47805 Krefeld
Telephone: +49 (0)2151 822-6683
Mail: ethna(at)hs-niederrhein.de

Head: Prof. Dr. Monika Eigenstetter
Telephone: +49 (0)2151 822-6683
Mail:       monika.eigenstetter(at)hs-niederrhein.de

Head: Prof. Dr. habil. Rudolf L. Voller
Telephone: +49 (0)2161 186-6010
Mail:      rudolf.voller(at)hs-niederrhein.de

Head: Prof. Dr. Martin Wenke
Telephone: +49 (0)2161 186-6442
Mail:      Martin.Wenke(at)hs-niederrhein.de


eWeb Research Centre

The researching core area of the eWeb Research Centre is the empirical social research of the online induced buying behaviour. 


eWeb Research Centre


eWeb Research Centre
Webschulstraße 31
D-41065 Mönchengladbach
Telephone: +49 (0)215
Mail: eWeb Research Center

Head: Prof. Dr. Michael Schleusener
Telephone: +49 (0)2151 822-6610
Mail: Michael Schleusener

Head: Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Gerrit Heinemann
Telephone: +49 (0)2161 186-6125
Mail: Gerrit Heinemann

Head: Prof. Dr. Silvia Zaharia
Telephone: +49 (0)2151 822-6667
Mail: Silvia Zaharia

Web Pages eWeb Research Centre

Information Technology

Information technology also plays an important role at our faculty. In addition to the Computer Labs, we offer active support to our students. 





You have the possibility to use the newsletter as an informational service for students. If you have registered for the mailing list you will receive information on current events via email. This can be for example the cancellation of lectures or an upcoming presentation by the industry. It is not necessary to have a university email address for this. 

Further information and the instruction for the registration for the mailing list can be found in the following PDF-file. The short videos are  also there to offer assistance. In case you have any questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Vossebein via email lutz.vossebein@hs-niederrhein.de

Instruction for Newslist



ATTENTION: this service is currently not available.

The Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology participates in the Microsoft "MS Imagine" (former DreamSpark) - Programme. Via this programme students of the faculty can obtain some software of Microsoft for free. However, not all products are offered, particularly the Office-package. 

A precondition for the use is the application for a university email address! If you want to participate please send a request by email from your HN account either to Prof. Dr. Hardt or to Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Bougé. We will than send your contact data to Microsoft and they will send the access code for the download portal to you.


Further information on other software packages including MS Office 365 is provided on the corresponding webpage of the KIS

Jürgen Bougé, Dipl.-Ing.
Zuständig für die Datenverarbeitung des Fachbereichs
Software KIS webpage



The Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology gained a campus license together with the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in order to offer its students, together with WGSN, the global market leader for creative trend analyses, access to the worldwide leading trend and news platform of the fashion world. 

WGSN (Worth Global Style Network) is an online subscription service which provides information, analyses and inspiration for the clothing, design and retail industries. 

WGSN's foresighted trend analyses, real-time-information, which is updated hourly as well as its archive which comprises ten years of reports and pictures offer worldwide industries information and inspiration. Our global team of 200 experts designs, analyses, photographs and writes about style, buying, distribution and customer awareness and the fashion industry. www.wgsn.com                                                                                                                                      

Adidas, BBC, Burberry, Bulgari, C&A, Coca Cola, Dolce & Gabbana, Esprit, Gap, General Motors, Ford, Harrods, H&M, L'Oreal, Leo Burnett, LG
Electronics, Marks & Spencer, Puma, Sainsbury's, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Volkswagen,Wal Mart, Zara belong to the customers. 

The access to the WGSN - World Global Style Network is only possible from the network of the university. 




KIS, the IT-support of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, deals with all problems and questions which may arise during the use of the IT-services and systems of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences. It contains the following points: 

  • All enrolled students and employees receive a personal identification (University's Account) which is the precondition for various IT-services of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences.  
  • Every student of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences receives a personally assigned email address automatically under the domain  "stud.hn.de". 
  • At the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences you can go online with your laptop or smart phone wherever you like. The access is possible via the data of your university's account. 
  • To register for examinations, to check the examination results, to change your address - everything is made easily possible online.  

Further detailed information to these and many other topics can be found directly at the KIS. 

IT-Service Centre Mönchengladbach
41065 Mönchengladbach
Telephone: +49 (0)2161 186-2222
Fax: +49 (0)2161 186-85-2222
Monday through Friday: 8:00 o'clock - 16:00 o'clock
Room: N E25 (im Foyer rechts)
Mail: it-support(at)hs-niederrhein.de

KIS webpage


The Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences is the largest academic educational institute for the textile and clothing industry in Europe. With a tradition of more than 100 years the educational institute comprises a textile competence which is unrivalled. The profiled faculty has consistently developed in the past years and adapted to the global markets.

A Short Chronology

Fairs and Symposia

Recruiting, knowledge transfer, fairs/exhibitions, competitions/excursions/projects - All of these are important topics in the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology. Here you can find information on all fairs and events of our faculty. 

MG ZIEHT AN ("MG dresses and attracts")



MG ZIEHT AN ("MG dresses and attracts") The recruitment fair for young textile academics belongs to the leading young academics fairs in Europe. The fair which was established in 1999, is so unique because of its extensive offer. In the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology students as well as pupils from schools can gather information on apprenticeship offers and career chances in textile and clothing enterprises on two days. With over 100 national and international exhibitors and more than 7000 visitors the fair has established itself in the branch. On two days it pictures the whole textile value chain from fibre extraction to the textile finished product. Due to an ambitious and demanding programme consisting of subject-specific presentations, seminars, workshops and matching-conversations MG ZIEHT AN ("MG dresses and attracts) is a unique event and an extraordinary contact platform offering a chance to get to know many employers. Also the industry benefits from the possibility to recruit young academics. Especially the live-events and exciting fashion shows with collection developments of prospective Bachelor and Master graduates of the faculty demonstrate the excellence of the University of Applied Sciences. 

The innovation and recruitment fair MG ZIEHT AN ("MG dresses and attracts") which takes place every second year is supported by the Association of the German Textile and Fashion Industry (Gesamtverband der deutschen Textil- und Modeindustrie e.V) which launched the campaign „GO TEXTILE!“ in 2009. GO TEXTILE! presents all employment areas of the textile industry and highlights the chances of sustainability for the industry in the future. Organisers are the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology as well as the Economic Sponsorship of the City of Mönchengladbach (Wirtschaftsförderung der Stadt Mönchengladbach (WFMG)). 

MG ZIEHT AN Picture Gallery 

MG zieht an




MG OPEN SPACES is an exchange platform which frequently picks up innovative topics from the textile and clothing research. The conference method Open-Spaces is based on the fundamental idea of self-organisation known from biological systems. Participants from various areas of expertise can work interdisciplinary and actively on different topics in a pre-defined frame and therefore gain new knowledge which may not necessarily be confined to their subject area.

RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM - MG OPEN SPACES is an active conference method which is offered at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences since 2012 in a two-year-rhythm. The interdisciplinary knowledge exchange offers insights beyond one's own field of knowledge and sensitizes for other fields of knowledge. MG OPEN SPACES is an answer to the question how a cross-linked textile world can communicate much better. The new platform for knowledge exchange expands the scope of action and offers the possibility to the vistiors to explore topics of foreign branches and to make use of those for their own research purposes. Many participants from Germany and the Netherlands, professors and academic staff from various universities of applied sciences and research institutes as well as students find inspiration in MG OPEN SPACES. Diverse topics such as „Digital Worlds“ in the product development and in areas of fashion as well as sustainability in the textile and clothing industry are discussed and worked on under the guidance of experienced moderators. The conference method requires active participation by all attendees and cross-links different fields of knowledge.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER - MG OPEN SPACES creates a knowledge transfer between economy and science. Representatives of enterprises are enthusiastic and report on their practical experience,  which provides a welcome new stimulus for  the scientist. MG OPEN SPACES sensitizes them for various topics and expands the horizon of knowledge in fields of foreign branches. The event shows problems and solutions which can be transferred to the professional reality.  

MG open spaces

Worldwide Fairs und Exhibitions

Many textile and clothing enterprises are active worldwide. Almost everywhere people from different countries and cultures work together. If you want to understand the global markets and support the co-operation you also have to show worldwide presence. The Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences is positioned internationally and adapted to the requirements of a globalised world. The faculty is present as a qualified contact at various fairs and symposia all over the world.



Specialised Fair for Machinery

Every four years the international specialised fair for textile machinery called ITMA takes place. The worldwide leading fair for textile mechanical engineering left a sustainable mark in Barcelona in 2011. Famous textile mechanical engineers with headquarters in Mönchengladbach presented themselves together with the Niederhein University in the old established antique National Museum of Barcelona at an international field specific press meeting in order to present Mönchengladbach as a European textile city. More than 50 journalists from the whole world including editors from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Turkey and Switzerland informed themselves in detail about the University of Applied Sciences and its educational and study possibilities. The faculty will be present at the next ITMA in Milan.




Connecting the future

Twelve application areas cover the whole spectrum of all application opportunities of modern textile technologies at the trade fair "Techtextil" (corresponding) ("Techtextile") which takes place in Frankfurt every other year. The Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences is present on this fair with its own stand. The booth of the University of Applied Sciences is a central venue for many textile enterprises from all over the world. Nowhere else is it so obvious how many former students from Mönchengladbach work for international companies. With its core focus in the area of technical textiles the Techtextil (corresponding Techtextile) is an obligatory event for the university's own research institute.

Techtextil (corresponding) (Techtextile), May 2017: „Connecting the future“ Prof. Dr. Eberhard Janssen and Prof. Dr. Lutz Vossebein present the wide variety of textile expertise of the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology, of the FTB - Research Institute for Textile and Clothing and the Public Textile Testing Institute. You can see new developments such as puncturing sensors, luminous facades, 3D simulation or step-index-fibres. Moreover, also general information on the degree programmes at the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology can be found. The stand, which is about 60 square metres large, is shared between the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, the company Textechno based in Mönchengladbach and the Austrian enterprise Lenzing Instruments, both producers of measuring and testing equipment for fibres.

Prof. Dr. Michael Ernst attends the fair with his own stand presenting the Virtual Lab of the Faculty, showing the next generation of product development, which is more and more digitally influenced. Hereby, the focus is put on the areas of avatar configuration by the help of body scanning technologies, recording of material parameters for the simulation, virtual prototyping and the implementation of technologies in an industrial product development process which are realised by the help of the latest 2D and 3D CAD technologies.

Also at the stand of Epson Germany the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences is to be found The enterprise shows efficient production processes for textiles. There, a team of students, supervised by Prof. Dr. Marina-Elena Wachs, shows possibilities of virtual product development in terms of mini collections. More precisely, it deals with the transition of originally white pieces of clothing to finished colourful collection pieces with digital printing patterns. Also the manufacturing of a shirt in a mini production chain is shown. Hereby, the whole decision-making process is important. Also a virtual runway is demonstrated. 




Fair for home textiles

"Heimtextil" (corresponding) ("Home Textiles") is the largest international trade fair for home and object textiles and the worldwide measuring unit for quality textiles with design and innovative functionality. In co-operation with Rooms for free e.V the Faculty presented itself many times as leading European University of Applied Sciences in Design to the international trade fair public. In special shows the students and graduates show their works of textile and surface design.

Mönchengladbach - Frankfurt, January 2017 "Die Schönheit im Design" (corresponding) ("Beauty in design") How does design change in the age of Industry 4.0? What meaning does the term "beautiful design" have in a functional and completely designed world? And how will our understanding of beauty change in the year 2020 compared to the renaissance, when beauty was defined in particular by the relation of proportions? The Master course in the degree programme Design Engineers at the Faculty of Textile and Clothing of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences dealt with these questions.

Also Evgenia Guliev exhibits there. The Master student was recently awarded with the Epson International Design for Living Award and is now rewarded by the opportunity to present her design „Modern Nostalgia" on the Heimtextil (corresponding) (Home Textiles). In her design Evgenia Guliev connects oppositional aspects like graphic forms and natural flowers and merges them into a statement about contrasts and harmony. "Hereby, she shows us a new way of synergy and sympathy between different design terms" says Prof. Dr. Marina-Elena Wachs, who supervised the project.

„Modern Nostalgia" is present on the stand of Epson Germany GmbH on the Heimtextil fair (corresponding) (Hometextiles Fair). Other works of students of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences which have also been printed in the Epson Solution Centre in Meerbusch in a an energy and resource respecting way can be seen on the runway as well as in an exhibition in Paris. The enterprise works together with the Faculty of Textile and Clothing of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in order to present the possibilities of digital production of textile materials. The company invited four excellent students from four countries to show their creations on the Epson trade fair stand within the scope of its ‚Design-for-Living' campaign.

Further information on: "The beauty in design"

Heimtextil Frankfurt




The Faculty´s appearance at the successful Texprocess trade fair , focusses on the vesatile work and research results in the area of clothing (for example in dfigital 3D product development), in addition to the presentation of the  variousdegree programmes. Many students use the day excursions offered from Mönchengladbach to Frankfurt and inform themselves about new products, related means of production, research trends and career perspectives. The extensive product offer ranges from machine technology with related software solutions from design and cutting to sewing, joining techniques, embroidery and knitting over to finishing, textile printing, logistics and IT. 


Academic Conferences

Regularly, the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences participates in academic conferences in Germany and abroad. They offer an innovative platform for the alliance of research and application as well as for products and innovations. The participants link research and practice for the development of new impulses in numerous presentations, talks and conversations with experts and representatives of all branches in the textile and clothing area.  Some are listed here:

Int. Textile Conference



Since 2007 the textile research institutes of the areas around Aachen and Dresden commonly host the Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference. With recently over 700 participants the conference belongs to the most important textile conferences in Europe. Since 2016   the "Deutschen Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf (DITF)" (corresponding) ("German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf (DITF)") are organisers of the conference,too. The Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference annually takes place at one of the three locations. Parallel to the International Textile Conference the organisers are going to arrange the "Deutsche Fachkolloquium Textil" (corresponding "German Professional Textile Colloquium") in spring as a national pendant with changing specific topics. The two-day conferences are aimed at experts from the areas of materials, chemistry, finishing and functionalisation as well as mechanical engineering, process engineering and composites.

Int. Textile Conference



Chemical Fibres Conference

The Austrian Chemical Fibres Institute annually hosts the Chemical Fibres Conference "Dornbirn-MFC". The technical conference is known to be an innovative platform for the global fibre, textile, non-wovens, finishing and mechanical engineering industries and serves as idea and networking generator. In experts´ presentations the participants from more than 30 countries are informed about the latest trends, developments and innovation. With the help of examples from new application areas, the Who is Who of the fibre / filament producers, of the production chain and of the academic research, Dornbirn is the centre of the fibre world during the technical conference. The points of emphasis of the "Dornbirn-MFC" are put on the areas of fibre innovations as well as on fibres, textiles and non-wovens for medical and hygiene applications, protective applications for the automotive industry and for sports and leisure wear.

Dornbirn MFC Website

Wilhelm Lorch Stiftung


The Wilhelm-Lorch-Stiftung (corresponding) (Wilhelm-Lorch Foundation) of the specialist publisher of the "Textil Wirtschaft“ (corresponding) ("Textile Economy") supports current topics of the whole textile industry through its awards for final theses and doctorates for science and research as well as for institutions and schools. The Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences Faculty of Textile and Clothing and talented young academics of the university regularly join in the call for tender with topics of various areas as for example textile and clothing technology, creation, economy/marketing, sourcing/procurement, ecology and communication.

Further information on the  Wilhelm-Lorch-Stiftung (corresponding) (Wilhelm-Lorch Foundation) website.

Wilhelm-Lorch-Stiftung website

Contests - Excursions - Projects - Awards

In numerous clothing and design competitions the students of the Faculty annually present their works to an international professional audience. Very often they obtain leading rankings from the famous jury members. During excursions which are frequently offered to the students the young academics can get in contact with the textile and clothing industry. You may get an exemplified impression of our activities in the following articles.

Current information can be found on our Faculty's blog: Blog FB07


The Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology successfully examined a re-accreditation of all of its Degree Programmes in spring 2017. After the evaluation and authorisation all certificates have been issued by the council. 


The aim of the evaluation is:

  • Quality assurance and quality development in teaching, studying and further education
  • Encouragement of the quality-related, internal communication of the University of Applied Sciences 
  • Further development of the Faculty and of the University by the implementation of study reform processes 
  • Presentation of the performance capacity as well as of the reporting to members and affiliated members of the university, to the state and the community 


The results of the internal evaluation are integrated in the activities of the Faculty to improve the quality of studying and teaching and are a foundation for the development of further measures. In case you have any proposals you can submit them to the Dean of the Faculty at any time. 




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Nils M. Barner, Dipl.-Des.
Adobe Certified Expert & Instructor für Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator und Acrobat Dozent Wahlpflichtfach Indesign
Monika Barwinski, Dipl.-Ing.
Verarbeitungstechnik I; Praktikum CAD Bekleidungskonstruktion
Vice Dean Textile Technology | Simulation
Marcel Beiß, M.Sc.
Center Textile Logistics CTL
Prof. Ellen Bendt
Fashion Design - Knitwear and Innovative Product Design Studienrichtungsleitung TP/Design
Ratri Atmoko Benedictus
Doktorand A.U.G.E. Institut
  • Raum: U 119 (Rheydter Str. 188)
  • Webschulstr. 31

  • D-41065 Mönchengladbach
Natalie van Bentum, M.Sc.
Center Textile Logistics CTL
Thomas Berger
Technikum für Weberei
Anette Berns, Dipl.-Des.
Modefotografie, Experimentelle Modefografie
Jürgen Bougé, Dipl.-Ing.
Zuständig für die Datenverarbeitung des Fachbereichs
Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Brandt
Institut "FTB"
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christof Breckenfelder
Computer-Aided Textile Product Design and Simulation
Rike Brendgen, B.Sc.
Textile sensor technology KneTex project
Prof. Dipl.-Kfm. Claus Bühs
Honorarprofessor Brand and Product Management Procurement and Sourcing
Specialisation Technical Textiles Textile Technology – Woven Fabric Technology Studienrichtungsleitung MTTT/Technical Textil
Antje Christophersen, Dipl.-Ing.
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Virtual Lab, CAD Bekleidungskonstruktion, 3D-Produktentwicklung
Sigrid Coesfeld
Technika für die Konfektion textiler Produkte - Bekleidung, Haus- und Heimtextilien, Technische Textilien
Francesca Corradi, M.A.
Assistant to the Dean
Uwe Cremers, Dipl.-Ing.
Judith Darteh, M.A.
Institutsassistenz A.U.G.E.
Annette Diekmann
Technika für die Konfektion textiler Produkte - Bekleidung, Haus- und Heimtextilien, Technische Textilien Mitglied des Fachbereichsrates
Prof. Dr. Monika Eigenstetter
CSR Management Institut management A.U.G.E. Institut management EthNa Studiengangleitung
Prof. Dipl.-Des. Marion Ellwanger-Mohr
Fundamentals of Design, Textile Design and Collection Development – Textile Printing and Weaving Studienrichtungsleitung DI/Textil
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Ing. Michael Ernst
Textile Product Development stellv. Vorsitzender des Prüfungsausschusses der engl. Studiengänge Studienrichtungsleitung TP/Bekleidung Schwerpunktleitung TuB/Produktentwicklung
Vanessa Ernst, B.Sc.
CAD Bekleidungskonstruktion
Saraa Feiter, Dipl.-Ing.
Mediendidaktikerin und wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Fachbereich Textil- & Bekleidungstechnik Team "digitaLe"
Dipl.-Ing. Gabi Feltgen
Verarbeitungstechnik, Fügeverfahren, Stickmaschine, Cutter
Prof. Dr. - Ing. Katrin Freier
Produktmanagement, Bekleidungsentwicklung
Petra Glinde
Praktikum Textile Werkstoffe Practical Training in Textile Materials Angewandtes Qualitätsmanagement
Alexandra Glogowsky, M.Sc.
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Tuftingstrukturen
Chemie, Farbmetrik und Analytik, Functional- & Medical Textiles
Technische Textilien Head of TUB/textile technologies Head of Textile INNOVATORIUM
Dorothee Güntzel, M.Sc.
Teacher for Special Purposes - Fashion Design
Prof. Dr. Klaus Hardt
Internet and eBusiness
Shirley Hast
Frank Heimlich
Technikum für Wirkerei und Strickerei; Technikum für Bandweberei, Flechterei Mitglied des Senates
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Gerrit Heinemann
Management of Textile Trade and Technology specialisation Trade and Retail Business Administration – Management Theory and Trade Studienrichtungsleitung MTTT/Trade and Retail
Lennart Hellweg, M.Sc.
Textile Technology | Simulation Project KItrans
Heiko Hendrix
Technikum für Weberei; Zuständig für die Datenverarbeitung des Fachbereichs; Mitglied der Gleichstellungskommission
Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Heß, M.Sc.
InoCottonGROW, FTB
Britta Hilgenberg, Dipl.-Biol.
Isabel Hofmann, M.Sc.
Enzymatische Oberflächenbehandlung, Hygiene- und Medizintextilien, Persönliche Schutzausrüstung
Prisca Holderied, Master of Science
Forschungsinstitut Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik (Maschenware)
Mohammad Toufiqul Hoque, M.Sc.
Textiltechnologie Textil Ausrüstung im Projekt GeFuTex
Wiebke Hüskes, B.Sc.
Digitales Textildesign, Digitale Darstellungstechnik
Kim Irgang, B.Sc.
Mitarbeiterin im Labor Konfektionstechnik
Maike Jansen, Master of Fine Arts, M.F.A.
Schaftweberei, Jacquardweberei, CAD-Kurse
Anna-Maria Johannknecht, B.Sc.
Projekt 5GARderobe
Doris Jörißen
Viola Karaghiozis-Mavromatis, Dipl.-Ing.
CAD Construction of Garments
Heike Kienow, Dipl.-Ing.
Teacher for Special Purposes - Pattern Konstruction
Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Paul Kitzel
Akt- und Modellzeichnen Multidimensional Design Farbenlehre Visual Thinking
Julia Klausmann, M.Sc.
Forschungsinstitut Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik (Maschentechnologie)
Mechthild Klein
Praktikum Textile Werkstoffe Practical Training in Textile Materials Angewandtes Qualitätsmanagement
Dr. rer. nat. Kristina Klinkhammer
Oberflächenmodifizierung von Textilien, Schmutzabweisung, Haftvermittlung, Plasmatechnologien
Prof. Andrea Klüsener
Clothing Construction
Dipl.-Ing. Nadine Knapstein
Digitales Modedesign
Textile and Fashion Design
Dr. Sabrina Kolbe
Viola Konrad
International Coordinator
Dr. rer. nat. Michael Korger
Oberflächenmodifizierung von Textilien, Digital- und 3D-Drucktechnologien
Ursula Korsten, Dipl.-Ing.
Study Advisor
Mirja Kreuziger, M.Sc.
Digitales Textildesign Grundlagen der Entwurfsgestaltung Digital- und 3D-Druck
Maria Kriger
Assistenz Textiles INNOVATORIUM
Evelyn Lempa, Dipl.-Ing., M.Sc.
Smart Textiles, Leitfähige Beschichtungen
Gudrun Lieutenant-Bister, Dipl.-Ing.
Praktika: Grundlagen Chemie; Makromolekulare- und Kolloidchemie; Tenside, Hilfsmittel, Oberflächen, Angewandte Farbmessung
Prof. Dr. Boris Mahltig
Functionalisation of Textiles / Examination Board for International Degree Programmes
Birgit Marquardt
Sabrina Mauter, B. Sc., B. Eng.
Aslihan Memisoglu, M.Sc.
wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, A.U.G.E Projekt EnaTex
Katalin Mengler, M.Sc.
Regina Metzen
Technika für die Konfektion textiler Produkte
Iris Meyer
Secretary to the Dean
Dr. Jens Meyer
Projects AirVlies, F³D-Print, Textilemission
Marija Meyerhoff
Center Textile Logistics CTL
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Muschkiet
Textile Logistics
Prof. Dr. Mathias Muth
Textile Printing Technologies Chairman of the Advisory Committee Studienrichtungsleitung TP/Textil
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Mutschler
Developement Textil technologie FTB - Forschungsinstitut für Textil und Bekleidung Doktorant (Kooperation - HSNR und ENSISA Frankreich)
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Susanne Müller
Business Administration – Marketing and Logistics
Lukas Naumann
Technical center for weaving
Marc Neumann, Dipl.-Ing.
Manuela Niemeyer, Dipl.-Ing.
Studieneingangsphase, Webseite, Blockseminare, EDV
Daniel Pattberg
Mechanical Engineer Textile Innovatorium
Heike Pienkoß, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) M.Sc.
Ausbilderin IHK, Technische Lehrerin Ausbildung der Ausbilder
Bianca Pruß, Dipl.-Ing., M.Sc.
Praktikum Textile Werkstoffe; Practical Training in Textile Materials; Angewandtes Qualitätsmanagement; Quality Control Oberseminar; Gruppenplanung Mitglied des Senats
Quality Management, textile testing methods
Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Quednau
Development and Manufacturing of functional and protective Garments
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Maike Rabe
Textile Finishing and Ecology
Karin Ratovo, Dipl.-Ing
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Tuftingstrukturen
Benita Rau, M.Sc.
Dr. Priscilla Reiners
Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben für Qualitätsmanagement, Textilprüfungen und Textilwerkstoffe Prüfungsorganisation und Mitglied in den Prüfungsausschüssen des Fachbereiches
Marie-Christine Reuters, M. Sc.
FTB Projekte 5Garderobe, IEFG & AnReTex
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Andrea Rieschel
Textile Design and Industrial Product Development of Woven Fabrics
Dipl.-Ing. Marion Rieß-Glehn
Spezielle Modellentwicklung Damenmantel Spezielle Modellentwicklung Reinraumbekleidung Spezielle Modellentwicklung Outdoorbekleidung
Zully Rodriguez, B.Sc.
wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Center Textillogistik CTL
Dr. rer. nat. Esther Rohleder
Oberflächenmodifizierung von Textilien, Plasmatechnologien, Enzyme
Kerstin Schaum, Diplommodedesignerin
Produktrealisation „Go Catwalk" Konzeptionelle Planung einer Modenschau
Hildegard Schiffmann-Bürschgens, Dipl.-Ing.
Teacher for Special Purposes – Product Development, Fashion Design Ladieswear (DOB)
Prof. Dr. Uwe Schlick
Business Administration - Accounting, Controlling and Law
Jörg Schrick
Technikum für Veredlung Technikum Textildruck Labor für Verbundwerkstoffe
Prof. Dr. Anne Schwarz-Pfeiffer
functional textiles and functional clothing Schwerpunktleitung TuB/Bekleidungsmanagement
Irina Singer, B. Sc.
FTB Projekte AnReTex und IEFG
Prof. Dipl.-Modegestalterin Karin Stark
Fundamentals of Design, including Collection Design Studienrichtungsleitung DI/Mode
Christine Steinem, Dipl.-Ing.
Oberflächenmodifizierung von Textilien, Digital- und 3D-Drucktechnologien
Lisa Streitenberger, B.Sc.
Spinnerei und Strickerei project: CannaReWool
Vice-dean Business Administration - Accounting, Controlling and Law
Stephanie Thoma, master custom tailors
services for processing textiles
Dean Textile Technology - Textile Testing and Quality Management Leiter Öffentliche Prüfstelle
Theory of Design - Textile and Fashion
Dipl.-Ing. Simone Wagner
Labor für Veredlung: Technikum Textildruck
Dr. Katrin Waletzke
Projekt Edu4SmartTex
Textile Technology – Technology of Knitting and Warp Knitting, Technology of Spinnery, Management Theory, Training Head of TUB/Textilmanagement
Textile Technology of Spinning and Physics
Ulrike Wenzel-Daugsch, Rechtsanwältin
Projects for Bachelor and Master students
Hartmut Werner
Labormitarbeiter für Textildruck
Prof. Dipl.-Des. Jutta Wiedemann
Fundamentals of Design, Fashion Design and Collection Development
Romy Winter, Dipl.-Ing., Dipl.-Wirtschaftsing., Supervisorin DGScv
Personal und Führung, Karriereplanung - Ziele-Kompetenzen-Strategien, Produktentwicklung Lederbekleidung
Petra Worms, Diplom-Volkswirtin
Ausbildung von Ausbildern
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kerstin Zöll
Manufacturing Technology Head of Laboratory for Manufacturing Technology