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The Global Faculty Program of
the University of Cologne

The Global Faculty Program is a cornerstone of the internationalization strategy for the Key Profile Areas defined in the UoC’s Institutional Strategy. The program aims at attracting outstanding international researchers who already collaborate closely with researchers based at the UoC. It targets the Key Profile Areas, increasing their visibility and competitiveness at the international level. The program will also contribute to the internationalization of teaching especially at the post-graduate level and is steered by the Prorector for Academic Career, Diversity and International Affairs in close collaboration with the Key Profile Areas. Contracts with global faculty members are made for two years with the option of being extended.

Global faculty contribute to the scientific and academic tasks and duties of the KPAs. A minimum presence in Cologne of six weeks per contractual year is required as well as close collaboration with the regular faculty of the UoC. Professors recruited through the program will directly participate in the mentoring of doctoral candidates.


Members of the Global Faculty
 

KPA I: Aging-associated Diseases

  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Brandt
    Full Professor for Mitochondrial Molecular Medicine at the Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen and Adjunct Professor for Biochemistry at the Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main
  • Prof. Jan H.J. Hoeijmakers, PhD
    Department of Genetics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Sara A. Wickström, MD, PhD
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Faculty of Medicine and Helsinki Institute for Life Science (HiLIFE),University of Helsinki

KPA II: Behavioral Economic Engineering and Social Cognition

 
KPA III: Quantum Matter and Materials

 
KPA IV: Socio-economic, Cultural and Political Transformations in the Global South

Faculty of Law

 

Former members of the Global Faculty