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Scientific further education

Competences acquired during studies or vocational training are often no longer sufficient for the increasingly digitised world. This is why continuing education is becoming increasingly important. On the one hand, it is helpful in ensuring the continuous qualification of skilled workers in the face of rapid technological, demographic and global developments. On the other hand, it offers the possibility of fulfilling individual personal and professional development needs. A distinction is made between vocational further training and scientific further education.

Scientific further education comprises courses that are at university level in terms of content and didactics. They are usually concluded with a Master's degree or a certificate. The Business School of the University of Cologne currently offers the part-time Cologne-Rotterdam Executive MBA, which is supplemented by certificate programmes in Health Care Management and Digital Innovation. The Faculty of Law offers a further education in Business Law. At the Mercator Institute of the University of Cologne, teachers from schools and adult education institutions can complete the continuing education course in German as a Foreign Language. The range of academic continuing education courses is also continuously developed through certificate courses, e.g. through courses in coaching and mediation.