A student population of roughly 100,000 gives the lively city a young vibe and makes Cologne Germany’s third largest university town. German as well as international students list it as their preferred destination to study. Every year about 10,000 highly qualified and motivated young people graduate from the city’s higher-education institutions and are eager to stay in the Rhineland area and build their careers.
An Association of Higher-education and Research Institutions
Following the invitation by the city’s mayor a number of Cologne-based academic and research institutions have joined forces in the Cologne Science Form, the KWR, a network of higher-education and research facilities. The KWR intends to raise the profile of the region’s excellent potential in the fields of research and business. It furthermore encourages networking and exchange among its members and aims at strengthening the image and the competitiveness of the city of Cologne as a hub for science and research. The KWR’s networking and public relations’ activities make for the development of an urban society which is fit for the future.