University of Cologne

University of Cologne

University of Cologne

Date Founded



Albertus-Magnus-Platz,Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen 50923

Company Description

The University of Cologne is founded. After Prague (1348), Vienna (1365) and Heidelberg (1386), Cologne is the fourth city to establish a university in the late medieval German Empire. The deed of foundation is signed by Pope Urban VI in Perugia. While many other universities founded in late medieval Germany owe their origins to the initiatives of prominent clerical and secular regents, it was the townspeople of Cologne who erected the city’s university. Hence, Cologne University is still today a city university in a twofold sense: it was founded by Cologne’s citizens and, even as a campus university, lies in the hub of the urban area. Its geographic location places it in the immediate vicinity of the sprawling Rhine-Ruhr industrial conurbation to the north and the city of Bonn to the south.

Executives & Employees

Executive Director

Director-Institute for Constitutional Law

Director-Information Systems & Professor

Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics & Mathematics


Visiting Lecturer



Assistant Professor

Distinguished Alumni
Werner Geissler is now Operating Partner at Advent International LLC
Ulrich Stockheim is now Chief Communications Officer at AGCO Corp.
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