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Institutional Strategy

The Challenge of Change and Complexity

Prof. Dr. Axel Freimuth

The University of Cologne Institutional Strategy (UoC IS) is instrumental in the long-term sustainable development of the UoC’s goal of achieving its vision of becomming a leading international institution for excellence in research and education.

Prof. Dr. Axel Freimuth, Rector

Seven measures

A summary of the University of Cologne's
Institutional Strategy can be downloaded here.







Eine Zusammenfassung des UzK Zukunftskonzepts finden Sie im Service-Bereich unter Download.

Cluster of Excellence and Graduate Schools

Within the framework of the Institutional Initiative, the University of Cologne has also received funding for two Clusters of Excellence: 

The University of Cologne is one of eleven German Universities of Excellence since 2012. The Excellence Initiative is carried out jointly by the DFG and the WR and is being funded by the German Government and the Federal States. The funding has been granted for a period of five years (Nov. 2012 – Oct. 2017).