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21.02.2024

Business English during the summer semester 2024 – Registration still open!

Do you want to boost your English proficiency? Acquire new skills in Business English from our English native teachers.
The registration period for the Business English courses for the upcoming summer semester 2024 is still open and placement test dates are available from February till the beginning of March!
This is your chance to strengthen your communication skills while gaining 6 ECTS within your Studium Integrale (Bachelor students) or adding some extracurricular engagement to your transcript (Master students)!
Courses are open to all WiSo Faculty students.

Register here on ILIAS.


16.02.2024

Internship at the University of Cologne - New York Office

The University of Cologne’s liaison office in New York is currently seeking a highly motivated student with a strong interest in international academic exchange for the time from October 2024 till March 2025..
Support the ongoing operational and analytical activities as well as current projects and events of the office in close cooperation with the Executive Director.

Find more information here and apply until 24 March 2024.


09.02.2024

EUniWell Aborad Fellowship - Apply now!

For Students, PhD candidates and PostDocs of University of Cologne

Do you have a creative, challenging, unprecedented project idea which aligns with EUniWell’s vision and contributes to Well-Being in our society and environment in a sustainable way? Are you planning a research stay or specific laboratory work for your thesis or research project, which is in line with Well-Being and the Sustainable Development Goals? Or do you want to take part in one of EUniWell’s research or study programmes at one of our partner universities?

Then apply now for the EUniWell Abroad Fellowship! We will support fellows with their project ideas and (co-)fund a stay of one to up to three weeks at a EUniWell partner university. Funding will be provided by EUniWell at the Vice-Rectorate for Teaching and Studies.

The deadline for applications is 03 March 2024.
You can find further information on this website https://portal.uni-koeln.de/en/international/study-abroad/european-university-for-well-being-euniwell/euniwell-abroad-fellowship

Contact for questions: l.tillmannsSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de


08.02.2024

Join the Buddy Programme in Spring 2024

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. You will serve as point of contact for the students in everyday questions regarding the (social) student life in Cologne. For all administrative and academic matters as well as problems of any kind, the ZIB WiSo remains the main point of contact for incoming students.

If you want to gain international experiences at home and help welcoming international students from all over the world, sign up here for our Buddy Programme!


15.01.2024

Business English during spring term 2024 – Registration is open

Looking to brush up your English skills? Registration for the spring term 2024 “Business English“ language course is open. If you are looking to develop your communication skills, this could be the right course for you!

Bachelor students of most study programmes and incoming guest students have the possibility to gain 6 ECTS within the module Studium Integrale upon successful completion of the course. Master students can take the course as part of their Extracurricular Modules.

You can register here on ILIAS.


22.12.2023

Second and final application period WiSo@programmes

You want to go abroad but only for a shorter time period? WiSo@NYC and WiSo@London provide you with this opportunity. You live and study in one of these vibrant metropolisis while receiving academic input and meeting companies and organisations! The final application period runs until 30 January 2024.

You find further information on the specific website, in our WEX International Outgoings Portal or you can join our specific info sessions on 10 January 2024.


15.11.2023

Applications now open for WiSo@London & WiSo@New York

Our academic short programmes WiSo@London and WiSo@NYC allow you to seamlessly integrate a short stay abroad into your programme of studies at the WiSo Faculty. In addition to three or four courses taught by international guest lecturers, the programmes include a variety of company visits and cultural events. Special emphasis is placed on making initial professional contacts and getting to know the working world in one of the most vibrant cities in the UK and the USA.

Applications are now being accepted via the WEX Portal. Find further information on our website, in the respective ILIAS folder for WiSo@London and WiSo@NYC or reach out to us via academicshortsSpamProtectionwiso.uni-koeln.de.


10.10.2023

New Cooperation: University of Oslo

Another new exchange opportunity within our STAP programme for Sociology students! Master students from the field of Sociology will have the opportunity to spend an exchange semester in Norway at the renowned University of Oslo. Find out more here.


20.09.2023

New Cooperation: Stockholm University

A new exchange partnership within our STAP programme! Starting next academic year, WiSo Master students from the field of Sociology will have the opportunity to spend an exchange semester at Stockholm University. As one of the globally leading universities in this area, WiSo students will benefit from the renowned teaching and research conducted there. Find out more here.


27.07.2023

New Cooperation: Universidad ORT Uruguay

We are glad to annouce that we are able to offer a new exchange partnership within our STAP programme! Starting next academic year, WiSo bachelor students will have the opportunity to spend an exchange semester in Montevideo, Uruguay, at the Universidad ORT. Students will benefit from a broad course offer and gain new perspectives. Find out more here.


11.07.2023

CEMS DACH Forum at the University of Cologne

After the CEMS UN Model FCCC Roleplay in May, the WiSo Faculty of the University of Cologne hosted another of the most important CEMS events in the academic year shortly afterwards: The CEMS DACH Forum, a regional conference rotating between the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the University of Cologne and the University of St. Gallen. This year's CEMS DACH Forum From May 30th to June 2nd under the academic leadership of Prof. Dr Marc Oliver Bettzüge (holder of the WiSo Chair of Energy Economics) addressed the topic “Global Strategy in a Fragmenting World”. Find out more about the event here.


10.07.2023

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 fall we expect most of our incomings to arrive in Cologne in September.  

Benefits of the Buddy Programme:

  • Meet students from all over the world
  • Participate in the "Welcome Days"
  • Participate in a number of exciting, international social events
  • Develop your language skills
  • Demonstrate social commitment during your studies
  • Receive first-hand information about partner universities as perfect preparation for your exchange term

Upon request, we will be happy to issue a letter of acknowledgement covering your support and social commitment.

For more information, please check out the Buddy Programme webpage.

Click here to register!


19.05.2023

DBi Germany - Future of Mobility Short Programme

Over the past two weeks, the Doing Business in Germany: Future of mobility programme has been underway. The group of 25 visiting scholars from 10 different countries has been travelling throughout Germany, exploring the challenges ahead for the future of mobility. Students in both the Automotive and Sustainable Transportation tracks have had the opportunity to meet with top players within the transport and energy sector and learn about the the perspective of the politics behind sector-related issues. The EWI provided the academic background for the students. Learn more about the programme here.


15.05.2023

World Climate Conference at the University of Cologne

How do the UN climate negotiations actually work? In mid-May, it was precisely this question that unites master's students at the University of Cologne and other business schools of the CEMS network. After months of preparation, they met in Cologne from May 12th-14th to simulate a climate convention. Read more about the 15th CEMS Model UNFCCC Roleplay here.


16.02.2023

New Cooperation: Universidad de Murcia

We are glad to annouce that we are able to offer a new exchange partnership within our STAP programme! WiSo students in the field of Business & Economics will have the opportunity to spend an exchange semester in Murcia at the Universidad de Murcia. Students will benefit from a broad course offer and gain new perspectives. Find out more here.

Universidad de Murcia and University of Cologne are both members of EUniWell, an action-oriented response to well-being, grounded in research expertise, educational leadership and civic engagement.


10.02.2022

M.Sc. International Management (CEMS MIM)

The CEMS network is a Global Alliance of 34 leading business schools across five continents and more than 70 multinational corporations and NGOs that jointly offer the CEMS Master in International Management (CEMS MIM). Only one among the most reputed schools of a country can become a member of the alliance. The University of Cologne represents Germany.

For more information click here.


10.06.2022

New Cooperation: Linnaeus University

Starting in the academic year 2023/24, WiSo students on the bachelor level will have the opportunity to spend an exchange semester in Sweden at Linnaeus University. Students will benefit from a broad range of offered courses and gain new perspectives. Find out more here.

The Linnaeus University and the University of Cologne are both members of EUniWell, an action-oriented response to well-being, grounded in research expertise, educational leadership and civic engagement.


07.06.2022

New Cooperation: Universidad Católica Portuguesa Porto

Starting in the academic year 2023/24, WiSo students in the field of B.Sc. Business & Economics will have the opportunity to spend an exchange semester at the Business School of the Universidad Católica Portuguesa in Porto. Find out more about our new partner here or visit our STAP Bachelor section for information regarding the STAP application process.


14.04.2022

New Cooperation: University of Florence

Starting in the academic year 2022/23, WiSo students in the field of Business & Economics will have the opportunity to spend an exchange semester in Florence at the Università degli Studi di Firenze. Students will benefit from a broad course offer and gain new perspectives. Find out more here.

The University of Florence and the University of Cologne are both members of EUniWell, an action-oriented response to well-being, grounded in research expertise, educational leadership and civic engagement.