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Top-rate research of international rank goes under the label »Made in Cologne«. Research potential is concentrated in the Cologne region like in hardly any other area: with a total of nine schools of higher education, Cologne today ranks as one of Europe's most attractive centres of higher education.

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Over 85,000 students have selected Cologne as their place of study. 62,000 students alone attend the University of Cologne, which is thus not only the oldest (founded as a municipal university in 1388), but also the largest in Germany. With its 10 faculties alone, the university of applied sciences offers more practically-orientated study courses. For future musicians and music teachers, the Music College is one of the best in Germany. In recent years, the Art College for Media has become increasingly important, since the cathedral city has rapidly developed into one of the country's media strongholds. The German Sports College, located in the city's »green belt«, not only offers sportsmen/women and students education and training, but also makes its sports facilities available to all other citizens of Cologne at certain times. As a rule, the numerous events of these universities and colleges are open to all visitors, and enrich the cultural range of the city.

Since the end of the Eighties, Cologne also hosts the largest and most diverse recruitment event in Germany - a must for students, graduates and young professionals with up to five years of work experience. Twice a year in June and November, more than 12,000 graduates are meeting the personnel managers of 400 national and international companies.



Volkshochschule (VHS) Köln

Domforum

GoogleMaps Studienhaus und Forum am Neumarkt
Josef-Haubrich-Hof 2
50676 Köln
Phone 0221/221-25990
Fax 0221/221-22856
vhs.rzi@stadt-koeln.de

The full range of courses on offer at the Adult Education Centre in Cologne can be called up in the Internet and each of the around 4,000 courses per semester can be booked online. With this system a small set of traffic lights in the top right corner of the screen shows the current vacancies situation: red indicates a fully booked course and yellow means only a few places are still available.
The Adult Education Centre’s website gives information on contents, requirements and fees and has its own search engine with filters for course duration, weekday and urban district.
With online booking personal data is encoded and the course fee is debited from the student’s account shortly before the course commences. The Adult Education Centre still sends the final confirmation by normal post.





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