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University Strategy Plan

Building on the status quo, the University Development Plan (HEP) 2030 formulates the strategic guidelines (core strategies) of the University of Cologne (UoC) for the next 10 years. The HEP describes the mission and vision of the UoC, names its central values and concretizes these by defining strategic goals in the performance dimensions and fields of action of the UoC.

Now it’s your turn!

Developing the University Strategy Plan | procedure

The HEP will be developed in a two-stage process: In the ‘brainstorming phase,’ ideas for possible strategies will be developed and discussed in thematic workshops together with members of the UoC. In the second phase, the HEP will be formulated under the leadership of the Rectorate and the deans and with the participation of the responsible university committees.

The topics of the workshops in the first phase will address the core tasks and fields of action of the University:

  1. Vision – Mission – Values – Key Assets
  2. People: attracting – supporting – developing
  3. People: ways of working
  4. Creating impact: Research
  5. Creating impact: Education
  6. Creating impact: Third Mission
  7. UoC in the global academic world: activities and collaborations
  8. Organization and infrastructures
  9. IT strategy and IT basic structures

In the respective workshops, approximately 5 core strategies for the UoC in the respective topic area will be developed. The first workshop focuses on generating ideas in the sense of a brainstorming session, while the second workshop serves to consolidate and structure them.

The workshops will take place virtually on two dates, each in June/July 2021.

As a member of the UoC, we cordially invite you to participate in the workshops on the University Development Plan!

Click here to register.

The deadline for registration is 17 May 2021.

To ensure our ability to work within the workshops, the maximum number of participants per workshop is 40. If there are too many registrations, a selection that is as representative as possible will be made. The workshops are usually moderated externally and prepared and led by a person appointed by the Rectorate and a person appointed by the deans.

If you have any questions, please contact the team of Department 12 Strategy and Evaluations at