Location: Cologne, Germany
City Population: Just over 1 million
University Population: 48,179
Climate: Cologne is one of the warmest cities in Germany, with generally cool winters and warm summers.
Nearest airport: Cologne Bonn Airport
Today, the University of Cologne seeks to combine the historical institution it once was with the present-day, reflecting pride in its heritage and traditions while conveying a modern outlook, hoping to provide students with a unique learning environment. Home to over 45,000 students, UoC is one of the largest universities in Germany, with almost a third of its students going on to enter the teaching profession. UoC ranks 157th in the world according to The Times Higher Education World Rankings 2020.
The university is located in the city of Cologne, the fourth largest city in Germany placed both sides of the Rhine river. Offering seemingly endless attractions, led by its famous cathedral, Cologne is a historical map of transitioning architechture as well as providing inhabitants with a wide variety of cultural attractions, such as museums, galleries and cafés. Less that 80km away from Belgium, Cologne can offer students culture as well as travel, enhacing studies immeasurably.