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UoC at a Glance ⓘ

Since its establishment in 1388, the University of Cologne has been a center of science and scholarship in Europe. Today, it is one of the leading German research universities. We offer our students an exceptionally broad and diverse subject base and encourage them to follow their own academic interests. This allows them to develop both intellectually and personally. We are firmly committed to the advancement of human knowledge through basic research, but with an eye to transfer and application in the real word. 




Completed Doctorates635

Academic Staff7.393 
(including Faculty of Medicine and university clinics: 2.222)



Leibniz Prize Winners11 

Alexander von Humboldt Professorships2 

Data as of: 12/2016

At a Glance