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University of Cologne

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The University of Cologne is one of the oldest and largest universities in Germany and also among the country’s leading research institutions. In 2012, the University was awarded extensive funding within the framework of the Excellence Initiative, a nationwide competition borne by the German federal and state governments to promote top-level research and enhance quality education. As a multi-faculty institution, the University of Cologne covers a broad spectrum of disciplines and has developed internationally outstanding research profile areas on this basis, especially into: aging-associated diseases behavioural economic engineering and social cognition quantum matter and material, and socio-economic, cultural and political transformations in the global south The University of Cologne offers substantial support to young researchers maintaining several graduate schools and facilitates top level research, for instance, at the Cologne Cluster on Excellence in Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-associated Diseases (CECAD) and into plant sciences at the Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences (CEPLAS). Academic excellence, internationality, a strong focus on research and a wide range of courses generate an energetic and inspiring environment and make the University of Cologne one of the most well-known and appealing modern universities.
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2014
=331
2015
=347
2016
  • 33.60
    Overall Score
  • 42.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 54.9
    Employer Reputation
  • 32.2
    International Faculty
  • 28.7
    International Students
151-200
2014
151-200
2015
=45
2016
51-100
2017
  • 73.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 74
    Citations per Paper
  • 45.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 80.4
    H-index Citations
201+
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
3,854
International
516

Number of students

44,822
Postgraduate 42%
Undergraduate 58%

Number of international students

5,083
Postgraduate 54%
Undergraduate 46%
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.