Excellence in Teaching
With its "Excellence in Teaching" initiative, TH Köln has shifted its focus from teacher to student. Particularly at the beginning of their studies, TH Köln makes allowance for its students' individual skills and supports them according to their needs; for instance through e-learning and transitional classes, preparatory courses and a mentoring system.
TH Köln is a research-intensive university actively engaging in a variety of research activities. We cooperate with universities and other research institutions on a national and international level, as state-of-the-art research thrives on the exchange of expertise transcending institutional and geographic borders.
Lifelong Learning - Based on Scientific Facts
"You can't teach an old dog new tricks" – whole generations grew up with this proverb in mind. However, its message did not survive the transition from an industrial to a knowledge-based society. Lifelong learning has become the paradigm of today’s education policy.
On September 1, 2015 Cologne University of Applied Sciences changed its name to Technische Hochschule Köln – abbreviated TH Köln. This name change is accompanied by a new logo and visual image, designed to make the ongoing development of our institution immediately recognizable.
Universities for openness, tolerance and against xenophobia
The member universities of the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) are set to oppose xenophobia in Germany as part of a nationwide initiative.