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Technology and Administration

Competent partners in science and scholarship

As managers and employees in Administration & Technology, our task is to provide competent support for our scholars and scientists. Our services create the framework conditions for outstanding research, committed teaching and successful studies at the University of Cologne – in the best possible way.

If you would like to share this passion with us, we look forward to receiving your application – we offer many attractive opportunities in Administration & Technology.

We develop and enable

As a University, we rely on committed employees and attach great importance to their professional and personal qualification, development and advancement.

Regular development meetings as well as internal and external training and qualification offers for leaders, managers and staff are at the core of our human resources development. And of course we also offer team development, coaching, individual consulting and mentoring programmes.

Shape your professional development with us!


We integrate

Starting a new job with a new employer is a decisive time that – ideally – sets the course for many years of successful cooperation. That is why we thoroughly introduce ourselves to our new colleagues and support our leaders in integrating new team members.

Since it is important to us that new colleagues quickly find their way around and feel comfortable, we offer introductory events for new staff on a regular basis. Here you can get useful information about our organization and at the same time get to know colleagues from other areas.


We work flexibly

The University of Cologne offers two flexible working models to staff in the central administration.

For us, flextime means a combination of a framework for regular working hours and service times in which employees manage their own schedule and at the same time

  • attend to the needs of our customers,
  • participate in the self-organization of their work unit
  • take into consideration their own personal interests and wishes.

Our flextime model aims to meet both the interests of employees and the organizational requirements of the University. By making working hours more flexible, we want to enable our employees to better reconcile their jobs and private lives.

Some employees spend part of their working time at home, switching between their offices at the University and their “telework stations”.

The University of Cologne pursues various goals with this model:

  • increasing its attractiveness as an employer
  • increasing work–life balance: improved compatibility of family and career
  • increasing job satisfaction

Please feel free to contact us. Together, we will check whether you meet the requirements for working from home.


We promote exchange

For us, job shadowing in the administration and in different academic units is an important building block for the development of our employees – and the University as a whole. During a visit to a different department, you will have the opportunity to get to know other tasks and responsibilities, to broaden your horizon and gain a deeper understanding of the University as a whole.

In the administration, we come into contact with people from around the world. That is why language skills, but also intercultural competencies and mobility are increasingly important for us. We promote international skills and professional exchange with international universities, for example with the ERASMUS programme. All important information can be found here.