History

Historische Wendeltreppe von unten (Image: Thilo Schmülgen/FH Köln)

Cologne University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1971 as a fusion of renowned predecessor institutions.

These included the Cologne Crafts Schools, the State Engineering Schools for Mechanical and Construction Engineering, the Cologne College of Higher Education for Business, the German Insurance Academy, the Cologne State College of Higher Education for Photography, the Cologne College of Higher Education for Social Work, the Gummersbach Campus, the old College of Higher Education for Librarianship and Documentation. Completely new chairs such as Restoration and Conservation, Design and the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics were added as well.

In September 2015, Cologne University of Applied Sciences became TH Köln - Technology, Arts, Sciences.

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