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Who we are

At the University of Cologne, we tackle social, political and economic challenges with our broad range of study programmes and by promoting cutting-edge research and innovation. We place particular emphasis on supporting talented young people in developing their professional and academic careers. With its research and teaching priorities, the University moreover contributes to social discourse. Our scientists conduct research into the causes of aging-associated diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. In plant science, our researchers are developing plants that will help ensure that the world has enough to eat in the future. Last but not least, the University’s GATEWAY incubator offers our 49,000 students and 9,000 employees a platform for setting up their own businesses, using the knowledge they have acquired here.

Our dynamic international network and diverse campus life create a cosmopolitan, stimulating atmosphere and excellent opportunities for scientific and collegial exchange.

In order to be able to perform outstanding research and teaching, we are looking for employees who are motivated to work with us to continue to ensure excellence on behalf of society.


Impressions from life as an early-career researcher at the University of Cologne