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12.02.2021

Experience Asia despite Covid! Apply now for Cologne Summer Schools (and E-Summer Schools) in South East Asia

If you are interested in a short-term exchange programme, the UoC International Office has an exciting range of destinations to choose from. It offers six summer schools in China and one summer school in Indonesia which are organised by UoC partner universities. An overview of the summer schools can be found here

Due to the COVID pandemic, it is highly possible that some of the summer schools will take place in a virtual format.

For more information, please visit the International Office website


21.01.2021

Buddy Programme – Cologne students for international students

Each term, the International Relations Center at the WiSo Faculty (ZIB WiSo) and the PIM and CEMS Student and Alumni Club Cologne e.V. organise a Buddy Programme for guest students from the WiSo Faculty's partner universities. At the beginning of each term, ZIB WiSo looks for students and doctoral candidates interested in mentoring guest students for that term. In the spring term, we expect our incomings to ‘arrive’ during March. Whether our guest students will be spending their exchange with us online or on-site in Cologne, they will need support and assistance – which means they need you!

For further information and registration, please click here.


10.12.2020

Business English spring term 2021 – Registration starts 15 January 2021

Registration for "Business English" and "English for the Social Sciences" language courses in the spring 2021 starts 15 January 2021.

Bachelor students (excluding those studying Lehramt BK1) have the possibility to gain 6 ECTS within the module Studium Integrale on successful completion and passing of the course. Master students can take the course as part of their extracurricular modules.

Please visit our website for more information. If you have any questions, you can contact the Business English team via wirtschaftsenglischSpamProtectionwiso.uni-koeln.de


10.12.2020

New edition of the CEMS Magazine

The latest edition of the CEMS Magazine is themed around the impact of Covid-19 on the future of work, with articles on some of the WiSo Faculty’s corporate partners. Click here to view.


06.10.2020

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield part of this year's CEMS Block Seminar

CEMS Corporate Partner Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield participated in this year's CEMS Block Seminar which was themed "Climate, Energy and the Business Response". Dr. Petra Welge, Director of Legal gave a talk on "Sustainability in the building sector", and Patrick Wagner, Human Resources Manager presented insights on job opportunities and career paths at URW.

The Cologne CEMS Block Seminar was taught by an interdisciplinary team, consisting of Prof. Dr. Marc Oliver Bettzüge and international faculty from the CEMS and UoC networks, and supported by representatives from the private sector. The seminar offered a well-balanced mix of theory and case studies within the context of climate and energy, with a particular focus on business strategy. 45 Cologne CEMS students and one Swedish incoming student participated between 28 September and 2 October 2020. Due to the special circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's seminar was presented in a virtual setting. See here for a screenshot of the event.


23.06.2020

New online lecture series "KölnAlumni WELTWEIT DigiTalks"

"KölnAlumni WELTWEIT DigiTalks" is a new online lecture series that invites guest speakers from different academic backgrounds to give a presentation on their field of expertise.

The series starts on 20 July 2020 on the topic "Building Your International Career" with guest speaker Dr. Joann Halpern. Registration is possible until 15 July 2020. For further information, please click here.


13.03.2020

No personal consultation hours at ZIB WiSo

Please note that the ZIB WiSo office is currently closed for visitors and does not offer any face-to-face counselling due to precautionary measures to limit the spread of the corona virus. 
Please contact us by phone or send an email to the respective contact person in order to arrange online consultation.


19.11.2019

New cooperation: University of St. Andrews, UK

Nestled on the east coast of Scotland, the University of St Andrews has a world-class reputation and is a unique place to study and live. The School of Economics and Finance has been ranked as the top economics department in the UK according to the Guardian University League Tables 2020 and second best according to the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. The University of St Andrews itself has been named UK University of the Year.

From the academic year 2020/21 on, the University of St. Andrews is available for an exchange term for bachelor students (Economics) within the ‘STAP programme‘ that is run by the WiSo Faculty’s International Relations Center (ZIB WiSo).


15.10.2019

New Cooperation: Kobe University, Japan

Students of the WiSo Faculty within the bachelors and masters programmes in Economics can do an exchange term within ZIB WiSo's  ‘STAP programme' at the Faculty of Economics, Kobe University starting in 2020/21.

Kobe University is one of the oldest and largest national universities in Japan. Located beside the foothills of Mount Rokkō, the university provides a view of the city and port of Kobe, providing a privileged environment for the pursuit of academic studies. It comprises 14 graduate schools and 11 undergraduate faculties, and holds about 16,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Through multi-faceted academic exchanges with major overseas universities in joint research and collaborative education, Kobe University acts as a ‘hub campus’ that attracts talented personnel from around the world and equips students with an international perspective.


15.10.2019

New Cooperation with School of Economics, University College of Dublin, Ireland

As of the start of the academic year of 2020/2021, Economics bachelor students of the WiSo Faculty have the opportunity for an exchange semester within the ZIB WiSo's  ‘STAP programme' at the University College of Dublin (UCD) Ireland.

The WiSo Faculty has signed a new agreement with UCD’s School of Economics in addition to the already existing agreements in other subject areas.

Founded in 1854 UCD now draws over 30,000 students from over 139 countries per year, including almost 5,000 students based at locations outside of Ireland and it is Ireland's largest university. UCD is also Ireland's most globally engaged university, with a current ranking within the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide. UCD has Ireland’s leading economics department. Its economists are experts with international reputations in a wide range of topics such as macroeconomics, econometrics, applied microeconomics, international trade, behavioural economics, health economics and economic history.


15.10.2019

New Cooperation: Tampere University, Finland

Starting from fall term 2020/21, bachelor and master students of the WiSo Faculty have the possibility to spend an exchange term within the ZIB WiSo's  ‘STAP programme' at Tampere University, Finland in the study area of Political Sciences.

Tampere University is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Almost all internationally recognised fields of study are represented at the university, where research groups and projects conduct multidisciplinary research across institutional boundaries.
Tampere university is building a new model for higher education and research in Finland. Tampere University brings together research and education, for example, in the fields of economics, technology, health and society. Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences constitute the Tampere university community which  includes 30,000 students.