University of Cologne

Founded in 1388, the University of Cologne is one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe. Due to its outstanding scientific achievements and the high quality and diversity of its degree programs, it enjoys an excellent international reputation.

The University of Cologne’s mission is to create, preserve and impart knowledge, to offer its students and early-career academics outstanding academic education, to qualify them for both academic and professional careers, to promote cutting-edge research and to drive innovation while focusing on the constantly changing needs and challenges of today’s society.

The University of Cologne is an academic home to more than 48,000 students, over 4,600 academic staff members and about 600 professors at six faculties, in 337 programs and 16 collaborative research centers.

We see research and education as an international task, which is reflected in our multinational partnerships. With an international network of 85 university partners, 18 of which are in Japan, over 500 partnerships at faculty level, ten global networks, and four liaison offices (in China, India, Ghana, North America), the University of Cologne proudly presents itself as a globally active institution.

The University of Cologne is pleased to expand its network with Japan as an associated supporter of DWIH Tokyo.