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Third Mission

The University of Cologne continuously generates new knowledge in a variety of scientific disciplines. The Third Mission describes the university's mission to make this knowledge available to society and useful for the economy, and at the same time to take impulses from the non-university world for research and teaching. Interactive knowledge transfer is thus at the heart of all third mission activities.

The concrete Third Mission activities of UoC can be assigned to the fields of research transfer, social engagement and lifelong learning.

In addition, the University of Cologne focuses on the areas of start-up and innovation, science communication and scientific further education.

Fields of action

Focal areas