Hückelhoven, Germany, Venlo/Netherlands, November 9, 2020. Academic education and business in close contact: Jens Karolyi, Senior Vice President Corporate Marketing and Culture and member of the Executive Board at Interroll and Bram ten Kate, Campus Director at Fontys Venlo University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, have signed a cooperation agreement. The aim of the collaboration is to give students in the fields of logistics, information technology (IT), engineering, and business administration an understanding of the world of modern intralogistics and to enable them to put their acquired knowledge to practical use at Interroll, the world’s leading supplier of material flow solutions.
In addition to visits to the company, Interroll will offer students nearing graduation the opportunity to do internships and write their final theses. Interroll experts will also give guest lectures at the university. In return, Interroll will have the opportunity to publish career opportunities in the university media, participate in career fairs, and establish and maintain intensive, regular contact with graduates of Fontys Venlo.
“We look forward to cooperating with the renowned Fontys University of Applied Sciences and exchanging ideas with talents who are interested in logistics and automation issues,” explains Jens Karolyi, who heads the Baal, Germany-based Interroll Academy, which is responsible for the collaboration. “Hardly any other industry currently is as dynamic as intralogistics—both in terms of future technologies and career paths. ”
The cooperation between Interroll and Fontys Venlo mainly concerns the university’s School of Technology and Logistics and the International Business School, both of which are based in Venlo. Students at these international educational institutions come primarily from the Netherlands, Germany, and other European as well as worldwide countries. The study programs include logistics engineering/logistics management, business informatics/software engineering, mechanical engineering.
“With Interroll, we have gained a leading cooperation partner in its field who places great value on academic education and training. We look forward to the prospects that this will open up for our students,” says Bram ten Kate, Campus Director of Fontys Venlo.
The state-owned Fontys University of Applied Sciences is one of the leading universities in the Netherlands with approximately 44,000 students. Around 4,200 of these students study at the International Business School and the School of Technology and Logistics at Fontys Venlo.