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University of Cologne

Albertus-Magnus-Platz, Cologne Germany
    • QS World University Rankings
      =311
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputVery High
    • Student/Faculty Ratio11
    • International Students4,890
    • SizeXL
    • Total Faculty2,724

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    + 76 others shortlisted this university

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    The University of Cologne, founded in 1388, is one of the top comprehensive research universities in Germany and a member of the GermanU15 group. Cologne’s students come from 180 countries. Its 6 faculties and 16 cross-faculty research and teaching centres ensure the high reputation of Cologne’s graduates for both research and the wider market. Among our many internationally renowned research units are four Clusters of Excellence on Aging-Associated Diseases, Public Policy and Markets, Plant Sciences and Matter, and Light for Quantum Computing funded within the German Excellence Strategy.


    Some highlights:

    • Outstanding research structures in the fields of health and ageing, such as the Cologne Cluster of Excellence on Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-associated Diseases (CECAD), a world-leading research centre that explores the molecular basis of the aging process and age associated diseases, and the Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics and Social Sciences of Health (ceres), a highly interdisciplinary centre that facilitates novel approaches to generate knowledge about health-related issues on a trans-disciplinary, widespread basis.
    • The Centre for Teacher Education (Zentrum für LehrerInnenbildung, ZfL), an exemplary training structure for future teachers, working together with more than 800 schools in the Rhineland region
    • The Global South Studies Center, an interdisciplinary research unit bringing together a wide array of disciplines collaborating with multiple partners from the Global South, furthering understanding of global transitions, networks, inequalities, and aspirations

    About

    The University of Cologne, founded in 1388, is one of the top comprehensive research universities in Germany and a member of the GermanU15 group. Cologne’s students come from 180 countries. Its 6 faculties and 16 cross-faculty research and teaching centres ensure the high reputation of Cologne’s graduates for both research and the wider market. Among our many internationally renowned research units are four Clusters of Excellence on Aging-Associated Diseases, Public Policy and Markets, Plant Sciences and Matter, and Light for Quantum Computing funded within the German Excellence Strategy.


    Some highlights:

    • Outstanding research structures in the fields of health and ageing, such as the Cologne Cluster of Excellence on Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-associated Diseases (CECAD), a world-leading research centre that explores the molecular basis of the aging process and age associated diseases, and the Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics and Social Sciences of Health (ceres), a highly interdisciplinary centre that facilitates novel approaches to generate knowledge about health-related issues on a trans-disciplinary, widespread basis.
    • The Centre for Teacher Education (Zentrum für LehrerInnenbildung, ZfL), an exemplary training structure for future teachers, working together with more than 800 schools in the Rhineland region
    • The Global South Studies Center, an interdisciplinary research unit bringing together a wide array of disciplines collaborating with multiple partners from the Global South, furthering understanding of global transitions, networks, inequalities, and aspirations

    University highlights

    University of Cologne is one of the top Public universities in Cologne, Germany. It is ranked #=311 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2012
      #247
    • 2014
      #243
    • 2015
      #=305
    • 2016
      #=331
    • 2017
      #=347
    • 2018
      #=331
    • 2019
      #=306
    • 2020
      #308
    • 2021
      #282
    • 2022
      #=311

    Ranking criteria

    33.7
    Overall
    37.8
    Academic Reputation
    26.7
    Citations per Faculty
    33.9
    Employer Reputation
    28.6
    Faculty Student Ratio
    46.6
    International Faculty Ratio
    33.3
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    31,207

    41%
    59%

    International students
    4,890

    47%
    53%

    Total faculty staff
    2,724

    629
    2095

    Total students
    31,207

    41%
    59%

    International students
    4,890

    47%
    53%

    Total faculty staff
    2,724

    2095
    629
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