University of Cologne

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University of Cologne
motto Good ideas. Since 1388
founding 1388 ( Old University ) / 1919
Sponsorship MKW NRW (state)
place Cologne
state North Rhine-WestphaliaNorth Rhine-Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia
country GermanyGermany Germany
Rector Axel Freimuth
Students 51.256 (WS 19/20)
Employee 6,703 (without hospital) (2012)
including professors 649 (12/2017)
Annual budget € 809.3 million total budget, including third-party funding (12/2017)
Networks CEMS , CG , DFH , German U15

The University of Cologne is a university in Cologne with the classic range of subjects of a full university . The "Old University of Cologne", founded in 1388 under the Latin name Universitas Studii Coloniensis , was one of the oldest universities in Europe . However, it was closed in 1798 during the so-called French era and only re-established in 1919 as the “New University of Cologne”. After the First World War and the loss of the Kaiser Wilhelms University in Strasbourg it should also continue their tradition and "strengthen the German position on the Rhine".

With over 51,500 students in the 2019/20 winter semester , it is the numerically largest on-site university in Germany. From 2012 to 2019 she held the excellence status as part of the third excellence initiative for university funding.

University of Cologne - main building with Albertus-Magnus-Platz from above (2020)

History and Development

First building of the new university (until 1934); today TH Köln

The old university

Main article: Universitas Studii Coloniensis

The University of Cologne was founded on May 21, 1388 as the fourth university in the Holy Roman Empire after the Charles University in Prague (1348), the University of Vienna (1365) and the Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg (1386). The initiative for this did not come from the emperor or a prince, as is usually the case, but from the Council of the Free Imperial City of Cologne, which also took over the costs of teaching and hoped for extensive advantages for the revitalization of the city. The founding charter was made by Pope Urban VI. signed in Perugia . Lectures began on January 6, 1389. The college was long one of the great universities in the empire.

On April 28, 1798, the university was closed by the French who moved to Cologne in 1794, just like the universities in France and the University of Mainz in 1795, when it was converted into a central school in the Département de la Roer , known as the "Université de Cologne".

The New University

Claudiusstraße 1 - View through the Römerpark to the commercial college (1911)

In the course of the 19th century , efforts by the city and its citizens to found a new university had failed. It was not until 1919 that the Prussian state government was won over. The city university was re-established by a resolution of the City Council of Cologne. On May 29, 1919, the then Mayor Konrad Adenauer signed the State Treaty with Prussia.

The Times of London reported skeptically about the ceremonial opening event in Gürzenich on June 12, 1919, where Adenauer, two professors and an undersecretary of the Ministry of Education spoke:

“All speakers agreed that Germany could only be rebuilt with spiritual or intellectual, but not physical, energy. The Lord Mayor said that Germany's power was broken, and in these dark hours, with the enemy in the middle, the people of Cologne could only look to the future with the hope that intellectual progress would be made. Another speech echoed the wish that Cologne should remain part of Germany and Prussia. The audience applauded, but it could not be seen that this was the majority. "

The university emerged from the Cologne University of Commerce , founded on May 1, 1901 , the University of Local and Social Administration from 1912 and the first German Academy for Practical Medicine from 1904, which were taken over as the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine . Christian Eckert , who until then had headed the commercial college, was elected as the first rector . The university resided in the buildings erected for the commercial college until October 26, 1907 at Römerpark , Südstadt (now used by the Technical University of Cologne ) from 1919 to 1934 (also called the Old University ). The Faculty of Law was added on January 9, 1920 and the Faculty of Philosophy on May 3, 1920, from which the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences split off in 1955. Due to the high number of students, the foundation stone for the main building of the new university was laid on October 26, 1929; the university stayed at the Römerpark until October 1, 1934 and then moved into the new building on Universitätsstrasse built by Adolf Abel , which was inaugurated on April 5, 1935.

University of Cologne - main building on Albertus-Magnus-Platz in Lindenthal

On November 2, 1934, the university was able to move into the functionally simple new building in the inner green belt of Cologne-Lindenthal near the medical faculty. As early as 1925, the University of Cologne was the second largest Prussian university after the Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Berlin . In 1980, the two Cologne departments of the Rhineland University of Education were affiliated to the University of Cologne as the Faculty of Education and Curative Education. The university was badly damaged by air raids in World War II , but lectures began again in 1945. However, the costs of the reconstruction exceeded the possibilities of the city, under whose sole sponsorship the university stood until 1954. On April 1, 1954, the University of Cologne was taken over by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia with effect from April 1, 1953 . The bond with the city and the administrative district of Cologne was guaranteed by the institution of the board of trustees , chaired by the mayor , until 2007, when a new basic order came into force . In addition, the university cooperates with many municipal institutions and other institutions in the city, such as the Rheinisch Westfälische Wirtschaftsarchiv , the administration and business academy and many municipal clinics.

The expansion of the university began with the construction of the lecture halls and seminar wings and the eight-storey seminar and office high-rise for the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences by Wilhelm Riphahn between 1956 and 1960. The number of students in this faculty rose to almost 5,000 between 1949 and 1955 quintupled. At the same time the Pedagogical Academy Rheinland of were for the Cologne departments Hans Schumacher built (1955-1970) new buildings beyond the Dürener Street, led by the University as a campus north since the acquisition and the mid-1990s under the Stadtkonservatorin Hiltrud Kier as a historical monument. The university library by Rolf Gutbrod and in collaboration with the visual artist Jürgen Hans Grümmer followed in 1966. Albertus-Magnus-Platz was expanded by lowering and capping Universitätsstraße and designed by Jürgen Hans Grümmer with floor mosaics. In 1968 the lecture hall building was completed by Rolf Gutbrod and also in collaboration with Grümmer as a visual artist. The outdoor area between the main building, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, lecture hall building and library is part of the overall artistic concept by Jürgen Hans Grümmer, who designed the interior of the lecture hall building and library with floor mosaics, wall designs, etc. to the outside through facade design as well as floor design, furnishing, designed tree islands and quiet areas. The physical and chemical institutes on the other side of Zülpicher Straße followed between 1968 and 1975. When the Philosophikum was rebuilt in 1974, the university campus was essentially complete and Grümmer was commissioned to incorporate the overall artistic design of the forum between the main building, the Philosophikum and the lecture hall integrate. The complex of the clinic with the old buildings of the Lindenburg hospitals was modernized and expanded from 1965 (gynecological clinic) to 1974 (ward block of the central clinic). The new central canteen on the other side of the Academic Lustwiese (Akaluwie) in 1974 is still one of the most modern and largest student restaurants in Europe. The expansion and modernization of the university buildings continues to the present day. Examples:

New construction of the Student Service Center (SSC), building 102.
  • At the end of 2013, the renovation of the natural stone facade of the main building on the Albertus-Magnus-Platz side was completed.
  • A new seminar building ("Building 106") was built south of the main building.
  • In spring 2014, the new student service center building next to the main university building was completed.

Since 2003, all buildings have had building numbers.

All of these facilities are embedded in Cologne's inner green belt and thus form a coherent university campus close to the city center , which is nevertheless surrounded by greenery.



The university had no name for a long time, if one does not take the medieval name universitas studii s [an] c [ta] e civitatis coloniensis (see seal) or the new name University of Cologne for it. Both mean that the university was an institution in the city ​​of Cologne . During the rectorate of Josef Kroll (1945-1949) the official designation of the university as the University of Cologne was introduced. Kroll took an initiative to do this in his first term in office at the beginning of the 1930s.

Ceremonial handover of the rectorate in the auditorium of the University of Cologne on November 16, 1964

Organization and faculties

The rectorate runs the university. It consists of the rector as chairman ( Axel Freimuth ), six vice rectors and the chancellor ( Michael Stückradt ). The rector is elected by the university council; the first term of office is at least six years and further terms of office at least four years. The rector chairs the rectorate and the senate of the university.

Students by faculty (WS 05/06)
Students by gender (WS 05/06)

The university is divided into the following six faculties:

Faculty Students 1 (New) founding year
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences 8,718 1919
Medical faculty 3,178 1919
Law Faculty 4,520 1920
Philosophical Faculty 13,723 1920
Mathematical - Natural Science Faculty 11,012 1955
Faculty of Human Sciences 7,557 2007
total 48,708
1 WS 2013/14, according to Brief statistics of the university (as of April 2014), main and secondary students, excluding doctoral students, including short-term students

On July 20, 2005, the university's senate decided on a concept to reorganize the faculties. The concept brought about the dissolution of the educational and curative faculties in their previous form as well as the establishment of a new "sixth" faculty , the human sciences . In the course of the restructuring, the representatives of the didactic subjects, who were previously mainly active in the educational science faculty, were assigned to the faculties corresponding to their subject as a separate specialist group for didactics (for example "Biology and its didactics", "Chemistry and its didactics" as new didactic specialist group at the Math.-Nat.-Fac.), while at the new Faculty of Human Sciences, above all the pedagogical, curative pedagogical and psychological subjects remained or were transferred from the Philosophical and Educational Faculties. The reorganization of the faculties was formally implemented on January 1, 2007 with the establishment of the corresponding committees. In 2010 the Center for Teacher Education was founded, which was given extensive competencies in the organization and coordination of teacher training courses in the course of the restructuring of teacher training in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Special funding for research


  • 10 DFG - Collaborative Research Centers and 2 participations in Collaborative Research Centers of other universities
  • 5 DFG graduate schools (see graduate programs)


  • Functional Genomics in Embryonic Stem Cells (FunGenEs)
  • Diagnostic molecular imaging for neurology and cardiovascular diseases (DIMI)
  • CoSpaces since the sixth research framework program (2006) Institute for Computer Science

Graduate programs

  • Cologne Graduate School Subject Didactics (2011-2014)
  • Graduate School for Teacher Education, inter-faculty, (since 2015)
  • International Graduate School in Genetics and Functional Genomics ( NRW Graduate School )
  • International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) (since 2007)
  • International Max Planck Research School for Understanding Complex Plant Traits Using Computational and Evolutionary Approaches (IMPRS-MPD) (since 2001)
  • International PhD program in Molecular Medicine (ZMMK)
  • Research Training Group "SOCLIFE (Social Order and Life Chances in Cross-National Comparison)" (since 2008)
  • Cologne University Bioinformatics Center (CUBIC) (discontinued 06/2006)
  • Research Training Group "Theoretical and Empirical Basics of Risk Management " (since 2002)
  • Research Training Group "Global Structures in Geometry and Analysis" (since 2006)
  • Research Training Group "Acentric Crystals" (since 1999)
  • Research Training Group "Molecular Analysis of Developmental Processes in Plants" (since 1997)
  • Graduate College "Genetics of Cellular Systems" (since 1997)
  • Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences (since 2008)
  • Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy
  • University of Cologne Business School (since 2015)

Cooperation with large research institutions

Some Cologne professors are also members of large research institutions ; Students can also do research there:

University awards for outstanding performance

The university awards an annual prize of € 5000 for research, study, teaching and administration.


This scholarship is a doctoral scholarship.

Scholarship to study at partner universities

In 2003, a former employee at the International Office, who was responsible for studying abroad, founded a university scholarship fund, which has been and is made possible by donations from former international scholarship holders and friends, annually grants for study visits to partner universities from the income, who offer fee waiver.

Third-party funding

The volume of third-party funding (third-party funding income) was € 148.8 million in 2012, of which € 75.6 million was allocated to the Faculty of Medicine. By far the largest donor of third-party funding was the German Research Foundation with € 58.3 million or 39.2% . Other third-party funding sources in 2012 were the EU (€ 15.7 million), the federal government (€ 20.9 million), the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (competition proceedings amounting to € 3.8 million), foundations (€ 11.4 million ), industry (€ 26.4 million) and other third-party funding providers (€ 12.3 million).

Endowed professorships

The university has acquired a number of endowed professorships , some of which are long-term, some for a few years, and are then usually passed on by the state.


Building on its broad range of subjects, the university offers a large number of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education courses, which are detailed on the university's website. In the further development and redesign of the courses, the switch to the Bachelor / Master system is currently in the foreground.

Together with the gifted foundation of the Kreissparkasse Köln, the University of Cologne has been offering schools since the winter semester 2000/2001 the opportunity to take appropriately gifted students from levels 11 to 13 (in special cases also from grades 8-10) to lectures and exercises in the subjects of mathematics, To participate in physics, chemistry and computer science and in selected subjects of the Philosophical Faculty. The project has proven so successful that it has also been introduced at most of the other North Rhine-Westphalian universities.


For the international relations of the university (hosting foreign students and visiting scholars, study opportunities and research abroad, university partnerships, international marketing) are at the university level, the International Office (now the International Office) and at the level of departments responsible, the Centers for International Relations (Central decentralized organizational concept). The importance of the internationalization of the university is also expressed through the establishment of the position “Vice Rector for International Affairs and Public Relations” in 2004. The office was held for the first time by Barbara Dauner-Lieb . Since April 1st, 2015 this is Gudrun Gersmann .

Since the beginning of 2007 (official inauguration in May 2007) the University of Beijing has had an office. The office is located at the DAAD in the German Center and represents the university consortium China-NRW ( The University of Cologne has taken over the task of coordinating academic contacts with China from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The office is intended to make it easier for the members of the consortium to develop activities in China and to provide on-site support. The University of Cologne leads this consortium. The university has additional offices in New York City and New Delhi . In Department 9 (International Office), matters are managed by the team - “Cooperation with the Global South”. Africa is also represented here.

Number and proportion of foreign students (including educational residents)

The number of foreign students in the 2014/15 winter semester was 4,926 (main and secondary students, excluding doctoral students). This corresponds to a share of around 10% of the total number of students. Of the foreign students, 3,204 were women and 1,722 were men. The proportion of foreign students in the 1st semester was 1,402 students in the 2014/15 winter semester.

University partnerships and networks

The university maintains over 40 official university partnerships. In addition to the official university partnerships, there will soon be 300 collaborations and exchange relationships with renowned universities around the world at the level of the individual faculties and departments.

Extensive funding opportunities exist through the Erasmus program of the EU , the DAAD or fee waiver of the partner universities (full list of partner universities on the university's website). In 2005, the University of Cologne took over the central mediation and coordination of the relationships between the North Rhine-Westphalian universities and China.

Award for looking after foreign students

In 2004, the university was awarded the Foreign Office Prize for special merits in supporting foreign students for its central-decentralized organizational concept based on the model of the Center for International Relations at the University's Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.

Humboldt Research Award / AvH guest scientist

In 2004, ten of the "established" foreign academics who had been awarded the Humboldt Research Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation chose the University of Cologne for their research year. There were 32 of the “younger” foreign Humboldt research fellows.

Budget and finance

The budget expenditures of the University of Cologne (including the Medical Faculty) amounted to € 363.5 million in 2012. Of this, € 239.6 million was spent on personnel expenses, € 63.4 million on material administrative expenses and € 60.5 million on investments.


In 2004, the university was awarded the Total E Quality rating for its successful gender equality policy . The award is given to companies from the business world as well as universities and research institutions that use personnel and institutional policy measures to ensure equal opportunities in their institutions and achieve success in doing so.


Cologne University regularly ranks among the top 5 in Germany in business administration , economics and law in university rankings . In the Masters in Management 2007 ranking of the Financial Times , the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences took 33rd place (previous year: 17) among the 40 (previous year: 32) leading European management training institutions; the CEMS Master's in International Management, offered by the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, a founding member of CEMS, took second place (previous year: 2). In 2014, the balance sheet for the faculty was as follows: CEMS-Master place 5, the “normal” MSc in Business Administration place 53 of 70 recognized universities.

Nobel Prize Winner

The following Nobel Prize winners were active at the university :

Further honors and awards for researchers

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize was awarded to:

Sofja Kovalevskaja Prize

The Sofja Kovalevskaja Award was presented to:

Ernst Jung Prize

Winner of the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine:

Max Planck Medal

The Max Planck Medal awarded


Since 1925, the university has appointed honorary citizens who have made a special contribution to them or to research , including Theo Burauen and Karl Carstens . The honorary title of Honorary Senator has also been conferred since 1933 . It has so far been awarded to 44 personalities who have made outstanding contributions to the University of Cologne, such as Fritz Schramma and Heinrich Brüning . Individual honorary senators and honorary citizens as well as university professors and graduates are listed in the following list:


Works of art

Albertus Magnus monument in front of the main building
Bronze plaque on the Albertus Magnus sculpture (1956)
Astronomical clock
  • Astronomical clock on the park side of the main building. It has three displays: the upper one shows hours and minutes, as well as the current moon phase. Two bells strike the time. The central one shows the orbits of the six planets around the sun . The lower disk shows the course of the sun through the signs of the zodiac and the sunrise and sunset with the inner hands. The movement comes from the tower clock factory J. Neher in Munich, which manufactured it in 1932. The company was taken over in 1978 by the Philipp Hörz tower clock factory.
  • Albertus Magnus sculpture by Gerhard Marcks from 1956, to be found on Albertus-Magnus-Platz in front of the main entrance. In 1965 a second cast was made for the University of Bogota, a third cast in 1970 for the University of Texas in Houston, Texas, and finally at the instigation of daughter Brigitte Marcks-Geck - all from the workshop of the Schmäke art foundry , Düsseldorf - a cast for the 1996 Friedrich Schiller University Jena , as Marcks had close ties to Thuringia for many years .
  • Sculpture Heracles kills the stymphalic birds by Émile-Antoine Bourdelle (1908/09), to be found in the central courtyard of the WiSo Faculty.
  • Integral design planning of the Cologne university campus by Jürgen Hans Grümmer . The Cologne painter and sculptor Jürgen Hans Grümmer designed and realized in collaboration with the Stuttgart architecture office Rolf Gutbrod and the garden architect Gottfried Kühn from the beginning of the 1960s the art in architecture on the Cologne university campus between the main building and the extended Albertus-Magnus-Platz (through the Covering Universitätsstrasse), the hanging garden next to the lower Universitätsstrasse, the lecture hall building and the university library. An essential component of Grümmer's artistic concept is the merging of the interior and exterior design into a total work of art. Grümmer's work includes the floor design with elaborate floor mosaics that extend from the entrance of the main building via Albertus-Magnus-Platz to the entrance area of ​​the lecture hall building, the ornamental floor design, the furnishing with different seating options and the water surfaces that run from the rear entrance of the lecture hall building to the University Library continue the exterior design as part of the overall work and also correspond to both the interior design of the lecture hall building and university library and the exterior facade design of the lecture hall building and library. In a second planning and construction phase, the Philosophikum was built from 1971 to 1973 according to plans by the State Building Authority and, after a limited artistic competition, the artist Grümmer was commissioned to integrate the outside area in front of it into the overall concept implemented in the first construction phase. Terraced designs with seating groups, green areas and drinking fountains were added here. This created an artistically designed, consistent design for open spaces and university rooms. The total work of art, which was highly praised by experts after its completion, has been in a neglected condition for years, especially in the outdoor area. While the facades and interiors of the lecture hall building and university campus will be placed under monument protection, the university is planning a partial demolition of the integral exterior design.
  • Stele by Ulrich Rückriem , 2004, to be found on the western part of Albertus-Magnus-Platz, in front of the Philosophikum.
  • Portrait of Max Scheler by Otto Dix , 1926
  • Brick relief Hermes in the facade of the WiSo Faculty building planned and built by Wilhelm Riphahn , 1959

Museums and collections

  • GeoMuseum : the only natural history museum in Cologne. Minerals, precious stones, meteorites, fossils etc. Open Wednesdays 2–8pm and every last Sunday of the month 2–5pm, Zülpicher Str. 49 b
  • Theater studies collection in Schloss Wahn : pictures and texts on European theater from the 16th century, including the estate of Karl Valentin. Viewing of the archived materials only after (justified) advance notification. Library public. Burgstrasse 2, Cologne-Porz / Wahn.
  • Max Bruch Archive of the Musicological Institute: Autographs and writings by and about Max Bruch. Access by appointment.
  • Musical instrument collection of the Musicological Institute: over 80 exhibits from Europe and overseas. Viewing: by appointment.
  • Egyptian collection : papyri, ostraka (fragments of writing) and parchments, ceramics and small sculptures. Viewing by appointment, Meister-Ekkehart-Str. 7, Institute of Egyptology.
  • Prehistoric collection (study collection): Artifacts from all periods of prehistory and early history also from foreign sites, from the Neanderthal's hand ax to the bronze sword and iron weapons of the early Middle Ages. Visits by appointment, Weyertal 125, Institute for Prehistory and Early History.
  • Papyrus collection of the Institute for Archeology : one of the world's largest collections. Group tours are possible by arrangement. University main building.
  • Barbarastollen : Under the auditorium, main building, a mine tunnel was built in 1932 as part of a museum for trade and industry, which can be visited in groups by arrangement with the Institute for Occupational Medicine.

See also


University history:

  • Willehad Paul Eckert: Small history of the University of Cologne. Bachem Cologne 1961.
  • Erich Meuthen: Cologne University History , Volume I: The old university. Böhlau, Cologne a. a. 1988, ISBN 3-412-06287-1 .
  • Bernd Heimbüchel, Klaus Pabst: Cologne University History, Volume II: The 19th and 20th centuries. Böhlau, Cologne a. a. 1988. ISBN 3-412-01588-1 .
  • Erich Meuthen (Ed.): Kölner Universitätsgeschichte, Volume III: The new university: data and facts. Böhlau, Cologne a. a. 1988, ISBN 3-412-01688-8 .
  • Wolfgang Blaschke (Ed.): Tutoring for memory: 600 years of the University of Cologne (= Small Library. Vol. 509). Pahl-Rugenstein, Cologne 1988, ISBN 978-3-89144-317-0 .
  • Frank Golczewski : Cologne University Teacher and National Socialism. Personal history approaches. (= Studies on the history of the University of Cologne . Vol. 8). Böhlau, Cologne a. a. 1988, ISBN 3-412-03887-3 .
  • Karin Kleinen: Struggle for Democracy. Studying in the post-war period. The academic youth of Cologne (1945–1950). ( = Studies on the history of the University of Cologne . Vol. 17). Böhlau, Cologne a. a. 2005, ISBN 3-412-26505-5 .
  • Ernst Heinen: Academy of Fine Arts and scientific standards. Teacher training in Cologne 1946–1965 (= studies on the history of the University of Cologne. Vol. 16). Böhlau, Cologne a. a. 2003, ISBN 3-412-04303-6 Review by Leo Haupts. In: History in Cologne. Magazine for town and regional history . Volume 53, December 2006. pp. 212-214: Book Reviews .
  • Leo Haupts: The University of Cologne in the transition from National Socialism to the Federal Republic (= studies on the history of the University of Cologne. Vol. 18). Böhlau, Cologne a. a. 2007, ISBN 978-3-412-17806-2 .
  • Margit Szöllösi-Janze (Ed.): Between "End Sieg" and exam. Studied at the University of Cologne 1943-1948. Breaks and continuities . Kirsch, Nümbrecht 2007, ISBN 978-3-933586-52-0 .
  • Anne-Kathrin Horstmann: Knowledge production and colonial power legitimation at Cologne universities. A contribution to the "decentralization" of German colonial studies ( Africa and Europe. Vol. 10). Lang, Frankfurt am Main 2015, ISBN 978-3-631-65478-1 .
  • Heidrun Edelmann: The Adenauers and the University of Cologne . Böhlau, Cologne 2019, ISBN 978-3-412-51524-9 .
  • Ute Planert (ed.): Albert's daughters. Cologne women between city, university and republic (1914–1933). Röhrig Universitätsverlag, St. Ingbert 2019. ISBN 978-3-86110-737-8 .
  • The New University of Cologne. Your story since 1919 . Edited by Habbo Knoch , Ralph Jessen and Hans-Peter Ullmann on behalf of the Rectorate of the University of Cologne. Böhlau, Cologne 2019, ISBN 978-3-412-51554-6 .

Web links

Commons : University of Cologne  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ University of Cologne>> Organization> Rector. Accessed July 31, 2019 .
  2. The University in Numbers. University of Cologne, January 11, 2017, accessed on January 11, 2017 .
  3. a b c d e f Figures, data, facts - University of Cologne. Accessed December 31, 2016 .
  4. Network. List of universities in the DFH network. In: Franco-German University, accessed on October 7, 2019 .
  5. Erich Meuthen: Small Cologne University History , Cologne 1998, p. 31
  6. {{{title}}}. (PDF) Federal Statistical Office, January 21, 2020, p. 172 , accessed on July 27, 2020 .
  7. Cologne loses the title of “University of Excellence”: Bonn in there
  8. founding deed in: v. den Brincken, city ​​and university , sources of the city of Cologne vol. 1, p. 308/309
  9. ^ History of scientific institutions (see 1257 Sorbonne, 1795 Écoles Centrales)
  10. Cologne University Reopened translated, The Times of June 14, 1919 page 11, from English
  11. Marco Gebert, fortress and city of Cologne , 2013, p. 381
  12. Exhibition project for the anniversary ( Memento from November 29, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  13. Back to the start project at the Faculty of Humanities
  14. ^ The design of the Cologne university campus by Jürgen Hans Grümmer in the 1960s and early 1970s in collaboration with the architects Rolf Gutbrod
  15. ^ University of Cologne, Building 106 (seminar building)
  16. Conception for a wayfinding and building signage system
  17. Article Josef Kroll on the pages of the university
  19. Rectorate. In: Archived from the original on January 20, 2017 ; accessed on June 27, 2019 .
  20. Innovative Collaborative Work Environments for Individuals and Teams in Design and Engineering (CoSpaces) Website of CoSpaces
  21. Graduate School for Teacher Education
  22. see also molecular medicine (subject)
  23. [1]
  24. University award, call for proposals and award winners
  25. In order to honor the memory of Benedikt Schmittmann (1872–1939), the University of Cologne, together with the “Benedikt and Helene Schmittmann-Wahlen-Stiftung”, awards a doctoral scholarship.
  26. ^ Schmittmann-Wahlen-Stiftung
  27. Gerhard Michel Scholarship ( Memento from May 3, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  28. Wirtschaftswoche June 27, 2014
  29. Law at Legal tribune online around 2013
  30. [2]
  31. Anna-Dorothee v. den Brincken: City and University: Pope Urban IV confirms the founding of Cologne University in 1388 , in: Sources for the history of the city of Cologne, Volume I., pp. 307-312, Cologne Bachem 1999.
  32. Dirk Riße: This is what the astronomical clock on the main university building shows , Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger from January 13, 2016, p. 19 (online)
  33. ↑ Reconstruction measures on the Cologne university campus

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