University of Cologne
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University of Cologne

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The university is located in Cologne, Germany. It is known for excellent education, not only in engineering. The university has a strong international focus and offers degrees courses that are recognized all around the world. Various scholarships and special support for international students are available. The University of Cologne was the sixth university to be established in Central Europe. It was re-established in 1919, and it is now one of the largest universities in Germany with more than 48,000 students. It has six faculties. The University of Cologne offers more than one hundred Masters programs. Most of Masters are being offered in German. A few programs, however, can be studied in English.

University offers forty doctoral programs in nine faculty and discipline-wide graduate schools, which are tied.

University has QS ranking of 306 and DS WUR Subject Ranking of 37. It has a rating of 3.9 at Study Portals by students.



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Cologne was built on ground that is deeply rooted in history. Many cultural monuments from the 2000 years ago, like Roman Dionysus mosaic, the medieval times ‘Overstolzenhaus’ and the Gürzenich Hall, many modern structures such as the opera house and the Media Park are found in this city. The city has numerous historical places. It has many museums. It has a very famous theme park along with other entertainments centers


University has many buildings and other infrastructures on campus. The structure is surely an edifice to behold. The university library is great. It has a collection of millions of published books and journals. The lecture rooms are fantastic. Also, the university has several laboratories and research centers. They are highly functional and are well equipped.

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University offers guesthouse accommodation for scholars and their families, and sometimes to students too. Due to the shortage of residing facilities in the city, rents are pretty high. But university collaborates with a few Private Residency providers.


The University of Cologne, as of 2017, had a student population of 48,962 with 7,393 teachers, which makes a balanced faculty to student ratio of 1:7. The academic staff consists of highly educated skilled professors, associate professors, senior lecturers, and other lecturers from prestigious institutes all over the world.

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The employment rate is high as compared to other institutes in the region. University produces well-trained and knowledgeable graduates. When they get out in the practical world, they prove to be an asset to the country and society. Numerous vibrant high-tech industrial communities and sectors are established through their graduates. University has graduate employability of 251-300.

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