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Strategic research support at the University of Cologne

The University of Cologne has established thematically focused Key Profile Areas with critical mass and impact that explore scientifically and socially relevant topics. Each Key Profile Area is embedded in a thematically broad Competence Area that promotes its integration into the University of Cologne as a whole. The Key Profile Areas already demonstrate proven scientific excellence and form the core of the University of Cologne's research profile. They also benefit from strong networks and close cooperation with regional non-university institutions and partners from industry.

Another significant element of the research profile is the Excellent Research Support program.