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Research Centers

Research Centers (RCs) are institutionalized (non-permanent) research structures at the university which complement its six Faculties. They address a defined research topic of high academic and/or societal relevance. RCs are characterized by proven academic excellence, international renown and established collaborations.

Clusters of Excellence automatically receive the status of a Research Center.

Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics & Social Sciences of Health (ceres)

Research Centers are approved by the Rectorate upon application and after evaluation. The evaluation is carried out by external experts and with the involvement of the Scientific Advisory Board. The funding period is seven years with the possibility of renewal.