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Fachhochschule Köln
Cologne, Germany


University description (as per official university website)

The Cologne University of Applied Sciences is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Germany. 16,000 students are taught by 400 professors. The offer of eleven faculties and the Institute for Tropical Technology includes about 70 courses, each about half in engineering and humanities and social sciences. Added in the fall of 2009 Natural Sciences.

Belong to the university in addition to locations in Cologne-Deutz, and in the south of Cologne and the Campus Gummersbach, under construction, the campus Leverkusen.

The guidelines of the University of Applied Sciences Cologne

With our educational mission and our research activities, we make a lasting contribution to the development of society.

We experience the diversity and individuality of our academic staff as an enrichment.

We want to arouse curiosity and enthusiasm through good teaching and actively encourage our students.

We aspire to excellence in research and practical knowledge to run the economy and society active.

Through high quality academic education, we support the commitment to lifelong learning.

We work service oriented and maintain a constructive dialogue.

Eleven faculties are the basic organizational units of the University Cologne. They are each headed by a Faculty Council and a dean or a dean or deanery. The faculties currently offer a total of 50 courses. Details on individual courses, content and study requirements, please refer to the websites of the faculties and institutes.

Faculty of Applied Social Sciences (F01)
- Social exclusion and disintegration with
innovative concepts meet -
The social challenges of the future require skilled and committed social workers and social workers. 01 The Faculty offers students a sound, diverse and practical studies. The tasks in the social field through the increasingly complex problems more challenging. The social sciences engage in various social developments helping, instructing and shaping one. Focus here is to find appropriate, and initiate innovative ways to support culturally or socially disadvantaged.

Faculty of Cultural Sciences (F02)
The Cologne International School of Design (KISD) offers a special kind of study. In the course goes back to the Cologne model is themed collaboration from day one. Semesterübergreifenden projects with comprehensive approaches are necessary for the study.
The master's degree in European Studies of Design is internationally oriented and is practiced in conjunction with partner universities in Milan, Stockholm, Helsinki, Paris and Glasgow.

The course restoration and preservation of art and cultural heritage is both interesting and varied. The maintenance and preservation of cultural values is now more than ever a challenge for technological research and restoration work.

Faculty of Information and Communication Sciences (F03)
- In the beginning it was. . . ; From dealing with the spoken
and the written word -
The information handling, archiving and processing and the structures of the new economy are in the departments of information science focus.

The language-related courses are required enable the graduates to at international ports of German or European companies and authorities to problems, the linguistic, transcultural, culture-and knowledge of economics.

Faculty of Economics (F04)
- Economy, Banking and Insurance; starting places for careers -
Due to the traditionally close cooperation with the teaching of business enterprises at home and abroad, offering programs at the department the best conditions for entry into an interesting career.
In addition to the undergraduate degree in business administration (Diplom), the courses Banking & Finance (graduate), International Business (Bachelor and Master), insurance (Bachelor and Master), and Business Law (Diploma) offered.

Faculty of Architecture (F05)
The Faculty provides the organizational framework of the Bachelor's and Master's degree program architecture, urbanism and NRW Masters of the MA technology and resource management in the tropics and subtropics dar.
The training offered by the Faculty of Architecture, is characterized by a practical teaching in the light of scientific principles.
Starting point for vocational qualification, knowledge of which form the basic knowledge of architects,
combined with the simultaneous acquisition of technical and artistic skills.

The master's program architecture is built on the scientific and artistic principles, methods and expertise of the Bachelor degree.
Some special knowledge come from the wells currently offered:
- Corporate Architecture
- Conservation, Planning in stock
- Energy-Building
- Project Management and Real Estate Economics

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (F06)
- Develop, plan and build in harmony with the environment -
The most interesting programs at the department offer a wide range of topics. For a high, roads, bridges, dams and sewage treatment plants, on the other hand, the use of people, equipment and materials on construction sites as well as the supply and disposal in residential buildings, factories, community facilities, residential areas and cities.
Students are empowered by the study to adjust to the different requirements of construction practice and to respond flexibly to changing market situations.

Faculty of Information, Media and Electrical Engineering (F07) -three key disciplines under one roof

The Faculty offers a wide range of courses in the current computer science and engineering fields of technical communication technology, media and photographic technology and electrical engineering, the latter with a focus on automation, electrical power and optical technologies. The courses are closely geared to the profession are more internationally.
In the region of Cologne, a large number of companies and institutions by the manufacturing industry through the services and media companies to public sector employers are located, with some longstanding partnerships are maintained.
This allows a continuous updating of our course offerings, the use of modern technologies in the practical training and the handling of current scientific issues. The result for our graduates an attractive, not only regional, labor market.

The technical focus of the faculty are reflected in five institutes:
Applied Optics and Electronics-AOE
Electrical Power-IET
-Telecommunications INT as the carrier of the teaching for the courses in electrical engineering and computer science
Media and photographic technology IMP as a carrier of the lesson for the study of media and photographic technology.

Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production (F08)
- New impetus for industries that move the world -
The automotive and supplier industries and the manufacturing sector still have a key position in the industrial structure of the major economies. Characterized by continuous increases in productivity, constant innovation and high growth in Germany they are also of paramount importance and therefore provide for university graduates, excellent internal career prospects.

Faculty of Engineering, Energy and Mechanical Systems (F09)
- Natural and technological progress, a challenge for engineers of tomorrow -
Despite the variety of courses is placed in the faculty in 2009 a special focus on the thinking and work in complex contexts and on the responsible use of technology in nature.
Besides the theoretical basic knowledge is mediated by complex, practical projects and technical problems, methodological structural knowledge, exemplary learning and teamwork.

Faculty of computer science and engineering (F10)
In the integrated network to new technologies - mechanics, electronics and computer science -
With the desire for more compact new courses degrees were created. The study of mechanical and electrical engineering and computer science include the study of offer numerous research and study areas that have different specializations.

Faculty of Applied Sciences (F11)
This result in 500 new students admitted to degree programs tech
American and pharmaceutical chemistry as well as physical technology.

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