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Photo: Frank Hasenstab



SWR2 Podcast
Attack on Humanities

Prof. Dr. Keiichi Aizawa, Germanist at the University of Tsukuba, recently visited his students at the University of Cologne who currently study there within the Cologne Global Study Program.

On the radio station SWR2 he participated in a discussion (in German) about  the financial control of research according to utility criteria in Japan, Eroupe, and the USA, entitled „Das kommt einem Selbstmord der Gesellschaft gleich“ – Der Angriff auf die Geisteswissenschaften ('This is social suicide' – The Attack on Humanities).


Contacts (Japan relations)

Ambassador of the University of Cologne
to Japan
Contact at the International Office
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jagodzinski
Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie
Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology

E-mail:  jagodzinski(at)
Dr. Johannes Müller
Head of the Department International Science,
Partner Universities and Japan and Turkey Relations

Tel: +49 221 470 - 6898
Fax: +49 221 470 - 4531

E-mail:  j.mueller(at)



Fostering the UoC's Japan Relations

In June 2016 the University of Cologne sent Dr. Johannes Müller and Frank Hasenstab from the International Office to Japan. Their mission was, in a tight one week schedule, to inform about the possibilities of studying in Cologne at the European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) in Kyoto and in Tokyo, to visit several of the UoC's partner universities in those areas and to promote the new "Global Study Program" initiated and managed by the International Office. Details here