• 2nd approval of the UoC Postdoc Grants and UoC Advanced Postdoc Grants
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  • Institutional Strategy Newsletter of October published: Download and registration under "Service"

The Challenge of Change and Complexity

The University of Cologne Institutional Strategy (UoC IS) is instrumental in the long-term sustainable development of the UoC’s goal of achieving its vision of becomming a leading international institution for excellence in research and education.

The UoC IS has defined major goals, which will be achieved through the following objectives:

  1. Measure 1: Key Profile Areas and Competence Areas
  2. Measure 2: The UoC Excellent Research Support Program
  3. Measure 3: The UoC Graduate and Young Researcher Program
  4. Measure 4: The UoC Corporate Development Initiative
  5. Measure 5: The Research Alliance Cologne
  6. Measure 6: The UoC International Faculty Program
  7. Measure 7: The Gender Mainstreaming Program
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A summary of the UoC IS is available (Download).

Within the framework of the Excellence Initiative, the UoC has also received funding for two Clusters of Excellence


and two Graduate Schools


The University of Cologne is one of eleven German Universities of Excellence since 2012.

The Excellence Initiative is carried out jointly by the DFG and the WR and is being funded by the German Government and the Federal States. The funding has been granted for a period of five years (Nov. 2012 – Oct. 2017).

November 26, 2014:
GSSC Public Lecture Series - Int. Faculty Mirta Zaida Lobato "Politics, Poetics and Cultural Heritage in a Deindustrialized Community", 17:45 - 19:15 p.m., Internationales Kolleg Morphomata

November 27, 2014:
4th talk of the research seminar series of UoC Forum “Value Creation in a Changing Customer and Media Environment” - Prof. Dr. Franziska Boehm:“Current developments in data protection law and IT-security – impact on research and relevant stakeholders” (10.00 am, WiSo Building, Room 410)

December 10, 2014:
GSSC Public Lecture Series - Andreas Eckert, Humboldt-Universität Berlin "Connecting Histories of Work and Non-Work in 20th Century Africa", 5:45 - 7:15 pm, Internationales Kolleg Morphomata

December 17, 2014:
GSSC Public Lecture Series - Peter Linder, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt "Developement by Adaption? 'Climate Change is Real' They Say, 5:45 - 7:15 pm, Internationales Kolleg Morphomata