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Faculty of Applied Social Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Social Sciences is one of the largest educational institutions for social work in Germany. Located in Cologne’s “Südstadt” (the southern part of the city center), the faculty has 32 professors, 10 adjunct lecturers, 45 research assistants and staff members and 1,500 students. All seven of its institutes are involved in the Bachelor’s program in Social Work. The Institute of Social Law and the Institute of Gender Studies are responsible for the Master’s program in Counseling and Advocacy, while the Institute of Management and Organization in Social Work as well as the Institute for Childhood, Adolescence, Family and Adults and the Institute of Media Research and Media Pedagogy jointly run the Master’s program in Pedagogy and Management.

The Faculty of Applied Social Sciences is widely recognized for its in-depth research, which receives funding from a variety of third-party institutions. It currently has four research units:
- Intercultural Skills
- Social Space Management
- Effects of Virtual Worlds
- Non-Formal Education
The faculty is also the main contributor to the university’s interdisciplinary competence platform on Migration, Intercultural Education and Organizational Development.

Bachelor’s programs offered at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences:
Social Work (B.A.)
Early Childhood Education and Family Studies (B.A.)

Master’s programs offered at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences:
Counseling and Advocacy in Social Work (M.A.)
Pedagogy and Management in Social Work (M.A.)

Institutes:
- Institute of Management and Organization in Social Work (IMOS)
- Institute for Research in Social Work (IRIS)
- Institute for Intercultural Education and Development (Interkult)
- Institute for Childhood, Adolescence, Family and Adults (KJFE)
- Institute of Media Research and Media Pedagogy (IMM)
- Institute of Social Law (ISR)
- Institute of Gender Studies (IFG)

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