University of Cologne

The University of Cologne was founded in 1388. It is today one of the leading German research universities, offering an exceptionally diverse subject base. The University of Cologne is one of the 11 German Universities of Excellence.

Key Profile Areas conduct internationally competitive research on highly topical scientific, technological and social issues, such as aging-associated diseases, behavioral economic engineering and social cognition, plant science, quantum matter and materials, and socio-economic, cultural and political transformations in the Global South. The University of Cologne has a strong international network with partner institutions worldwide with more than 400 partnerships on faculty- and department-level and 80 university-wide partnerships. Three International Liaison Offices in North-America, China and India raise the university’s international profile and provide a first point of contact for non-European international partners. The International Faculty program is designed to attract high-caliber international scholars to Cologne.

The University of Cologne is part of the international consortium of “Maria Sibylla Merian International Center for Humanities and Social Sciences – Conviviality in Unequal Societies: Perspectives from Latin America” with its main office in São Paulo. With the DWIH São Paulo the University of Cologne both aims to further deepen the existing relationships and to build up additional networks. The focus are both theoretical and applied sciences as well as innovation within cross-faculty academic fields.


Britta Schlüter de Castro

International Office University of Cologne