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The University of Cologne (German: Universität zu Köln) is a university in Cologne, Germany. It was established in the year 1388 and is one of the most prestigious and research intensive universities in Germany. It was the sixth university to be established in Central Europe. It closed in 1798 before being re-established in 1919. It is now one of the largest universities in Germany with more than 48,000 students. The University of Cologne was a university of excellence as part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative from 2012 to 2019. As of 2021, 3 Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with the university.

University of Cologne

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First building of the new university

1388–1798

The university of Cologne was established in 1388 as the fourth university in the Holy Roman Empire, after the Charles University of Prague (1348), the University of Vienna (1365) and the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg (1386). The charter was signed by Pope Urban VI. The university began teaching on 6 January 1389.

In 1798, the university was abolished by the French First Republic, who had invaded Cologne in 1794, because under the new French constitution, many universities were abolished all over France. The last rector Ferdinand Franz Wallraf was able to preserve the university's Great Seal, now once more in use.

1919–today

Main building, by architect Adolf Abel, 1934

In 1919, the Prussian government endorsed a decision by the Cologne City Council to re-establish the university. This was considered to be a replacement for the loss of the University of Strasbourg on the west bank of the Rhine, which contemporaneously reverted to France with the rest of Alsace. On 29 May 1919, the Cologne Mayor Konrad Adenauer signed the charter of the modern university.

At that point, the new university was located in Neustadt-Süd, but relocated to its current campus in Lindenthal on 2 November 1934. The old premises are now being used for the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Initially, the university was composed of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences (successor to the Institutes of Commerce and of Communal and Social Administration) and the Faculty of Medicine (successor to the Academy of Medicine). In 1920, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts were added, from which latter the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences was split off in 1955 to form a separate Faculty. In 1980, the two Cologne departments of the Rhineland School of Education were attached to the university as the Faculties of Education and of Special Education. In 1988, the university became a founding member of the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies (CEMS), today's Global Alliance in Management Education.

The university is a leader in the area of economics and is regularly placed in top positions for law and business, both for national and international rankings.

University campus between main building and mensa (the university canteen)

The University of Cologne is a statutory corporation (Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts), operated by the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Faculties

The university is divided into six faculties, which together offer 200 fields of study. The faculties are those of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, Law, Medicine (with the affiliated University clinic), Arts, Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Human Sciences.

Faculty Students
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences ca. 10,000
Faculty of Law ca. 5,000
Faculty of Medicine with University Hospital of Cologne ca. 3,200
Faculty of Arts and Humanities ca. 16,500
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences ca. 7,500
Faculty of Human Sciences ca. 2,800

Rectors

On 24 November 2004, the physicist Axel Freimuth was elected as Rector of the University. His (initially four-year) term began on 1 April 2005. He succeeded Tassilo Küpper and was the 49th Rector since 1919. He was previously Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

University rankings
Global – Overall
ARWU World151-200
QS World311
THE World172

University of Cologne is member of the association German U15 e.V. which is a coalition of fifteen major research-intensive and leading medical universities in Germany with a full disciplinary spectrum, excluding any defining engineering sciences.

CWTS Leiden ranking, ranks Cologne as among top 15 universities in Germany for medicine studies. According to Shanghai ranking, the University of Cologne is eighth best in Germany.

7 people associated with the university have won the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorship prize.

Apart from these, affiliated persons with the university have won various awards including Max Planck Research Award, Cologne Innovation Prize (City of Cologne), Postbank Finance Award (Deutsche Postbank), Ernst Jung Prize in Medicine (Jung Foundation), SASTRA Ramanujan Prize, Wilhelm Vaillant Prize (Wilhlem Vaillant Foundation), Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize (DFG), Alfried Krupp Prize for the Advancement of Young Professors, Innovation Prize of the State of NRW, Karl Arnold Prize (North Rhine-Westphalia Academy of Sciences and Arts) and many more.

  • GeoMuseum: The only natural history museum in Cologne
  • Theatre Collection in Schloss Wahn: images and text from European theater from the 16th century
  • Max Bruch Archive of the Institute of Musicology: autographs and writings from and about Max Bruch
  • The Kathy Acker Reading Room, the personal library of author Kathy Acker.
  • Musical Instrument Collection of the Musicology Institute
  • Egyptian collection: Papyri and parchments, ceramics and small sculptures
  • Prehistoric collection artefacts from all periods of prehistoric and early history also from foreign sites, from the Neanderthal fist to the bronze sword and iron weapons of the early Middle Ages
  • Papyrus collection of the Institute of Antiquity:
  • Barbarastollen: Under the main building, a mining gallery was built as part of a museum for trade and industry in 1932
  • Main building (east view)

  • Building of the WiSo Faculty

  • Building of the Faculty of Philosophy

  • The building of the university and City Library of Cologne

  • The seminar building (built in 2009 by Paul Böhm )

  • Building of the Center for Organic Electronics (COPT)

In 2005, the university enrolled 47,203 students, including 3,718 graduate students. In 2003, the number of post-doctoral researchers was 670.

There were 6,157 international students in the 2005 Summer Semester (approximately 13% of all students). Those from developing countries made up about 60%, representing a total of 123 nations. The largest contingents came from Bulgaria (10.5%), Russia (8.8%), Poland (7.4%), China (6.2%) and Ukraine (5.7%).

There are 508 professors at the university, including 70 women. In addition, the university employs 1,549 research assistants, with an additional 765 at the clinic, and 1,462 other assistants (3,736 at the clinic).

Campus of the Cologne University Hospital in Lindenthal

The University of Cologne maintains twenty official partnerships with universities from ten countries. Of these, the partnerships with Clermont-Ferrand I and Pennsylvania State are the oldest partnerships. In addition, Cologne has further cooperations with more than 260 other universities.

Albertus Magnus monument in front of the main building

The University of Cologne was commemorated on the Federal Republic of Germany's postage stamp in 1988, celebrating university's 600 years.

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  • Erich Meuthen: Kölner Universitätsgeschichte, Band I: Die alte Universität, 1988, ISBN 3-412-06287-1
  • Bernd Heimbüchel und Klaus Pabst: Kölner Universitätsgeschichte, Band II: Das 19. und 20. Jahrhundert, 1988, ISBN 3-412-01588-1
  • Erich Meuthen (Hrsg.): Kölner Universitätsgeschichte, Band III: Die neue Universität – Daten und Fakten, 1988, ISBN 3-412-01688-8
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University of Cologne Article Talk Language Watch Edit This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources University of Cologne news newspapers books scholar JSTOR February 2013 Learn how and when to remove this template message The University of Cologne German Universitat zu Koln is a university in Cologne Germany It was established in the year 1388 and is one of the most prestigious and research intensive universities in Germany It was the sixth university to be established in Central Europe 2 It closed in 1798 before being re established in 1919 It is now one of the largest universities in Germany with more than 48 000 students The University of Cologne was a university of excellence as part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative from 2012 to 2019 As of 2021 3 Nobel Prize winners have been affiliated with the university University of CologneUniversitat zu KolnUniversity seal of 1392Latin Universitas ColoniensisTypePublicEstablished1388 634 years ago 1388 Budget 831 8 million 1 RectorAxel FreimuthAcademic staff7 393 1 Students50 792 1 LocationCologne North Rhine Westphalia Germany Coordinates 50 55 41 N 6 55 43 E 50 92806 N 6 92861 E 50 92806 6 92861CampusUrbanWebsitewww uni koeln de Professors and former students have won 11 Leibniz Prizes the most prestigious as well as the best funded prize in Europe Contents 1 History 1 1 1388 1798 1 2 1919 today 2 Organization 2 1 Faculties 2 2 Rectors 3 Academic profile 4 Museums and collections 5 Students and faculty 6 Partner universities 7 Notable alumni and professors 8 In popular culture 9 See also 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External linksHistory Edit First building of the new university 1388 1798 Edit The university of Cologne was established in 1388 as the fourth university in the Holy Roman Empire after the Charles University of Prague 1348 the University of Vienna 1365 and the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg 1386 The charter was signed by Pope Urban VI The university began teaching on 6 January 1389 In 1798 the university was abolished by the French First Republic who had invaded Cologne in 1794 because under the new French constitution many universities were abolished all over France The last rector Ferdinand Franz Wallraf was able to preserve the university s Great Seal now once more in use 1919 today Edit Main building by architect Adolf Abel 1934 In 1919 the Prussian government endorsed a decision by the Cologne City Council to re establish the university This was considered to be a replacement for the loss of the University of Strasbourg on the west bank of the Rhine which contemporaneously reverted to France with the rest of Alsace On 29 May 1919 the Cologne Mayor Konrad Adenauer signed the charter of the modern university At that point the new university was located in Neustadt Sud but relocated to its current campus in Lindenthal on 2 November 1934 The old premises are now being used for the Cologne University of Applied Sciences Initially the university was composed of the Faculty of Business Economics and Social Sciences successor to the Institutes of Commerce and of Communal and Social Administration and the Faculty of Medicine successor to the Academy of Medicine In 1920 the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts were added from which latter the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences was split off in 1955 to form a separate Faculty In 1980 the two Cologne departments of the Rhineland School of Education were attached to the university as the Faculties of Education and of Special Education In 1988 the university became a founding member of the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies CEMS today s Global Alliance in Management Education The university is a leader in the area of economics and is regularly placed in top positions for law and business both for national and international rankings Organization Edit University campus between main building and mensa the university canteen The University of Cologne is a statutory corporation Korperschaft des offentlichen Rechts operated by the Federal State of North Rhine Westphalia Faculties Edit The university is divided into six faculties which together offer 200 fields of study The faculties are those of Management Economics and Social Sciences Law Medicine with the affiliated University clinic Arts Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Human Sciences Faculty Students Faculty of Management Economics and Social Sciences ca 10 000 Faculty of Law ca 5 000 Faculty of Medicine with University Hospital of Cologne ca 3 200 Faculty of Arts and Humanities ca 16 500 Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences ca 7 500 Faculty of Human Sciences ca 2 800Rectors Edit Axel Freimuth 2007 On 24 November 2004 the physicist Axel Freimuth was elected as Rector of the University His initially four year term began on 1 April 2005 He succeeded Tassilo Kupper and was the 49th Rector since 1919 He was previously Dean of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Academic profile EditUniversity rankingsGlobal OverallARWU World 3 151 200QS World 4 311THE World 5 172 University of Cologne is member of the association German U15 e V which is a coalition of fifteen major research intensive and leading medical universities in Germany with a full disciplinary spectrum excluding any defining engineering sciences CWTS Leiden ranking ranks Cologne as among top 15 universities in Germany for medicine studies According to Shanghai ranking the University of Cologne is eighth best in Germany 7 people associated with the university have won the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorship prize Apart from these affiliated persons with the university have won various awards including Max Planck Research Award Cologne Innovation Prize City of Cologne Postbank Finance Award Deutsche Postbank Ernst Jung Prize in Medicine Jung Foundation SASTRA Ramanujan Prize Wilhelm Vaillant Prize Wilhlem Vaillant Foundation Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize DFG Alfried Krupp Prize for the Advancement of Young Professors Innovation Prize of the State of NRW Karl Arnold Prize North Rhine Westphalia Academy of Sciences and Arts and many more Museums and collections EditGeoMuseum The only natural history museum in Cologne Theatre Collection in Schloss Wahn images and text from European theater from the 16th century Max Bruch Archive of the Institute of Musicology autographs and writings from and about Max Bruch The Kathy Acker Reading Room the personal library of author Kathy Acker Musical Instrument Collection of the Musicology Institute Egyptian collection Papyri and parchments ceramics and small sculptures Prehistoric collection artefacts from all periods of prehistoric and early history also from foreign sites from the Neanderthal fist to the bronze sword and iron weapons of the early Middle Ages Papyrus collection of the Institute of Antiquity Barbarastollen Under the main building a mining gallery was built as part of a museum for trade and industry in 1932 Main building east view Building of the WiSo Faculty Building of the Faculty of Philosophy The building of the university and City Library of Cologne The seminar building built in 2009 by Paul Bohm Building of the Center for Organic Electronics COPT Students and faculty EditIn 2005 the university enrolled 47 203 students including 3 718 graduate students In 2003 the number of post doctoral researchers was 670 There were 6 157 international students in the 2005 Summer Semester approximately 13 of all students Those from developing countries made up about 60 representing a total of 123 nations The largest contingents came from Bulgaria 10 5 Russia 8 8 Poland 7 4 China 6 2 and Ukraine 5 7 There are 508 professors at the university including 70 women In addition the university employs 1 549 research assistants with an additional 765 at the clinic and 1 462 other assistants 3 736 at the clinic Partner universities Edit Campus of the Cologne University Hospital in Lindenthal The University of Cologne maintains twenty official partnerships 6 with universities from ten countries Of these the partnerships with Clermont Ferrand I and Pennsylvania State are the oldest partnerships In addition Cologne has further cooperations 7 with more than 260 other universities Federal University of Ceara Fortaleza Brazil since 1990 Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski Sofia Bulgaria since 1985 Sun Yat sen University Guangzhou Guangdong China since 2005 Fudan University Shanghai China since 2010 Universite d Auvergne Clermont Ferrand I France since 1962 Universite Blaise Pascal Clermont Ferrand II France since 1980 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Thessaloniki Greece since 1992 National Law School of India University Bangalore India Hitotsubashi University Tokyo Japan since 1987 Keio University Tokyo Japan since 1981 University of Wroclaw Wroclaw Poland since 2003 University of Rajshahi Rajshahi Bangladesh Jagiellonian University Krakow Poland since 1990 Maxim Gorky Literature Institute Moscow Russia Volgograd State University Russia since 1993 University of Seville Spain Charles University Prague Czech Republic since 1999 Istanbul University Istanbul Turkey since 2003 University of California at Berkeley School of Law Berkeley CA U S Duquesne University Pittsburgh PA U S since 2001 Pennsylvania State University State College PA U S since 1961 Notable alumni and professors Edit Albertus Magnus monument in front of the main building Albertus Magnus Thomas Aquinas Kurt Alder Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1950 Benjamin List Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021 Peter Grunberg Nobel Prize in Physics 2007 Heinrich Boll Nobel Prize for Literature Karl Carstens president of the Federal Republic of Germany 1979 1984 Gustav Heinemann president of the Federal Republic of Germany 1969 to 1974 Karolos Papoulias former president of the Hellenic Republic Martin Broszat 1926 1989 historian Ute Deichmann historian Erich Gutenberg founder of modern German business studies Amos Grunebaum obstetrician and gynecologist Jenny Gusyk a Jewish woman of Turkish citizenship was the first female and foreign student to be enrolled in 1919 8 Sasa Hanten Schmidt lawyer and publicist Hans Mayer 1907 2001 literary scholar Ernst Alfred Philippson 1900 1993 philologist Axel Ockenfels Katja Terlau born 1970 art historian and provenance researcher Andreas Kaplan German economist Eberhard VoitIn popular culture EditThe University of Cologne was commemorated on the Federal Republic of Germany s postage stamp in 1988 celebrating university s 600 years 9 See also EditList of medieval universitiesReferences Edit a b c UoC at a Glance University of Cologne in German Retrieved 17 October 2020 Prague 1348 Krakow 1364 Vienna 1365 Pecs 1367 Heidelberg 1386 Cologne 1388 Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 QS World University Rankings 2022 Top Universities World University Rankings Times Higher Education THE 18 August 2017 University of Cologne partner universities www portal uni koeln de Retrieved 17 October 2020 Partneruniversitaten Archived from the original on 17 February 2013 Retrieved 1 February 2013 Who was Jenny Gusyk University of Koln Retrieved 11 May 2020 600 Jahre Universitat zu Koln in German Retrieved 17 October 2020 Further reading EditErich Meuthen Kolner Universitatsgeschichte Band I Die alte Universitat 1988 ISBN 3 412 06287 1 Bernd Heimbuchel und Klaus Pabst Kolner Universitatsgeschichte Band II Das 19 und 20 Jahrhundert 1988 ISBN 3 412 01588 1 Erich Meuthen Hrsg Kolner Universitatsgeschichte Band III Die neue Universitat Daten und Fakten 1988 ISBN 3 412 01688 8 David H Stam ed 2001 Universitats und Stadtbibliothek Koln International Dictionary of Library Histories Fitzroy Dearborn ISBN 1579582443 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to University of Cologne Website of the University of Cologne 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