The central web server http://www.uni-koeln.de, including its subdomains, represents the University of Cologne internally and externally, provides information and supports the University in the fulfilment of its tasks. It connects the members of the University among each other and with the world. It provides the framework for a coherent appearance, but also serves a forum for the University’s institutions to present themselves individually.
Responsibility and authority
The University of Cologne does not warrant the operation of the website, nor the accuracy and topicality of the information provided thereon. The University of Cologne’s Regional Computing Center (RRZK) is responsible for the operation and primary organization of the website. In the University’s Faculties, the respective webmasters are responsible for the organization of their web pages. The Rectorate is responsible for all general content. In case of doubt, it decides on the admissibility of data. The online editor (Press and Communications Department) is responsible for the server’s central web pages. Apart from that, the members of the individual institutions of the University provide their information independently.
Responsibility for links
In its ruling of 12 May 1998, the district court (Landgericht) of Hamburg decided that with the displaying of a link, a website operator can under certain circumstances be held liable for the contents of the linked web page. According to the district court, this can only be avoided by explicitly distancing oneself from these contents.
Thus, the responsible persons at the Regional Computing Center declare:
“We hereby disclaim responsibility for the content of all websites mentioned or linked on the University of Cologne’s web pages. We are not responsible for these contents and distance ourselves from them.”
Legal information on plagiarism
Information on plagiarism, its legal conditions and the consequences it entails are available as a PDF-document.
The University of Cologne is a statutory body under public law.
It is legally represented by its rector, Professor Axel Freimuth.
Responsible regulatory authority:
Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology, 40190 Düsseldorf
VAT identification number according to § 27a VAT Act: DE 123486767
Responsible for content according to § 5 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz) and § 55 section 2 of the Interstate Broadcasting Treaty (Rundfunkstaatsvertrag): Dr. Patrick Honecker
Liability Notice: Notwithstanding a careful check of such contents, we assume no liability for external links to other contents. The operator is exclusively responsible for all contents of the linked website.
The Rector of the University of Cologne
Professor Dr. Axel Freimuth
Administration, editing & design of the portal sites:
Press and Communications Department
Albertus Magnus Platz
Phone: +49 221 / 470-2202 / -2922
Fax: +49 221 / 470-5190
Graphic concept and design: