About University of Cologne
The University of Cologne is committed to research and development. The many projects being promoted by the German Research Foundation and the European Union at the university of Cologne, underline its reputation on an international level.
Additionally, over 250 institutions, which cooperate with the university of Cologne, guarantee the support of teaching and research. The research strategy of the university therefore enforces and develops the work of interdisciplinary research centres and supports collaboration with international academic and industrial partners.
The University of Cologne is one of the most successful universities in North-Rhein Westphalia. The results of the Excellence competition confirms Cologne’s position at the top of the ABC-Region (Aachen, Bonn and Cologne) and it as a university for excellent research – but not only this makes the University of Cologne stand out.
Cologne is a university which is very international in its orientation and which has always been a very attractive place to study. As one of the most popular universities in Germany, it is often at the top of high-school graduates lists. Around 10% of the students at the University of Cologne come from abroad to study there. In addition to this the consistently increasing amount of international professors and lecturers document the appeal of the university. Many longstanding partnerships exist with e.g. the Paris Sorbonne University France), Penn Sate University (USA), University of California (USA), Keio University Tokyo (Japan), the Kliment Ochridski University Sofia (Bulgaria), the Jagiellonen-University Krakow (Poland), the Universidade Federal do Cear Fortaleza (Brazil), the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and Volgograd State University (Russia). Moreover, Cologne academics are in contact with academics from almost every country in the world.
For any successful university the academic environment is of the utmost importance. Large research centres (such as the Research Centre Jülich and the German Aeropace Center in Porz) as well as three Max Planck Institutes (for Plant Breeding Research, Neurological Research and the Study of Societies) originated in Cologne and remain in continual contact with academics at the University of Cologne. Plans have also been finalized for the establishment of Max Planck Institute for Age Research in Cologne. With its Cluster of Excellence in Life Sciences and renowned experts such as the Leibniz prize-winner Brüning, Cologne is on its way to becoming the most important European centre for aging research.
Close Contact with the Economic World
Numerous research projects, funded by third parties, on anything from insurance to molecular science, energize the regional and interregional economy. The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences is a member of CEMS (Community of European Management Schools) thereby representing one of the most important faculties of management, economics and social sciences in Europe. The University Hospital of Cologne benefits from medical research and clinical studies undertaken by the Faculty of Medicine. The patronage of the oncologic centre by German Cancer Aid is a prime example for the quality of the medical research benefiting the patient.
The University of Cologne is a city-university in two senses: it was founded by the citizens and the university campus is located in the municipal area of Cologne.
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