Cologne University of Applied Sciences

Introduction

Cologne University of Applied Sciences

About

Its roughly 22,500 students and four campuses in three cities make Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) the largest of its kind in Germany.

However, size is not the only factor that distinguishes CUAS from most other German universities of applied sciences: Academic diversity, broad research activities and an international focus are our strong suit. Cologne University of Applied Sciences considers itself a modern type of higher-education institution, as it is capable of supporting doctoral studies in stellar programs. At the same time, we place strong emphasis on practical experience for our students in all disciplines.

Cologne University of Applied Sciences is a member of UAS7 – the strategic alliance of seven outstanding universities of applied sciences in Germany – and a charter member of the North Rhine-Westphalia University Innovation Alliance. In addition, it is a full member of the European University Association (EUA).

CUAS is no stranger to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): It has been certified as a family-friendly university and an institution with a strong focus on the environment in accordance with the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) as well as ISO 14001.

International ties

Cologne University of Applied Sciences cultivates close relationships not only within the German academic landscape, but also on an international level. We currently boast partnerships with around 290 universities abroad and foster student mobility via a wide range of study/stay-abroad programs and funding options.

Cologne University of Applied Sciences offers several Master's programs taught entirely in English. One third of our international students come from overseas: Africa, the Americas, Asia or Australia.

Facts & Figures

  • Total number of students (winter semester 2013/2014) – 22,624
  • Staff – 1,500
  • Professors – 414
  • Freshmen students – 5,387
  • Degrees – 80
  • Bachelor's programs – 39
  • Career-integrated programs – 4
  • Master's programs – 37
  • Budget (2013) – 160 million euros
  • External funding – more than 17 million euros
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Science: Environment and Resources Management (ENREM)

Campus Full time August 2017 Germany Cologne

As Latin American and Caribbean Countries (LAC) experience economic development, concerns on environmental degradation and contamination continue to grow. The region faces serious challenges such as climate change and natural disasters; and under conditions of population growth, urbanization and industrialization efficient environmental policies and programs are required to sustainably manage the natural resources. [+]

Environment and Resources Management (ENREM) With focus on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Double Degree Master Program between Mexico and Germany As Latin American and Caribbean Countries (LAC) experience economic development, concerns on environmental degradation and contamination continue to grow. The region faces serious challenges such as climate change and natural disasters; and under conditions of population growth, urbanization and industrialization efficient environmental policies and programs are required to sustainably manage the natural resources. The master program "Environment and Resources Management (ENREM)" qualifies young professionals from Latin America and Europe with the necessary skills, tools and methods to evolve and apply integrated solutions for environmental and natural resources management in an international context. ENREM is based on the renowned and accredited master programs “Multidisciplinary Postgraduate Programme on Environmental Sciences – PMPCA” (Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, UASLP) and “Natural Resources Management and Development – NRM”, formerly known as “ Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics – TERMA” (Cologne University of Applied Sciences, CUAS). Both institutions and programs have lasting experience in interdisciplinary applied research regarding land and urban management, and the assessment of water, energy and other renewable resources, climate change adaptation, environmental toxicology and environmental risks. Admission Latin American and European students as well as international students with a proven interest in Latin America, to be selected on a competitive basis. Requirements Bachelor's degree A relation to the environmental management, either through previous studies or professional experience An average grade of minimum 8.0 in the Mexican grading system or an equivalent is required Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL PBT 550 points (CBT: 213, IBT: 79), IELTS Band 6 Proficiency in Spanish for the German students Study Fees Registration fees at both Universities Basic course fees for field trips, conference participation and course material Scholarships The CONACyT offers full times scholarships for covering living expenses to Latin-American applicants German students may receive a CONACyT scholarship forcovering living expenses during their stay in Latin American countries Application Application deadlines for scholarship and non-scholarship applicants: February 28th each year Courses start in August each year Information about the application process and application forms available on: www.enrem-master.info [-]

Master of Science: Integrated Water Resources Management - IWRM International

Campus Full time October 2016 Germany Cologne

Water resources, indispensable basis for development, food, and health, become ever scarcer and more polluted. The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) offers solutions to the water crisis in linking water to other vital resources and viewing the whole water cycle together with human interventions as the basis for sustainable water management. [+]

Water resources, indispensable basis for development, food, and health, become ever scarcer and more polluted. The concept of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) offers solutions to the water crisis in linking water to other vital resources and viewing the whole water cycle together with human interventions as the basis for sustainable water management. IWRM International At Cologne University of Applied Sciences Current global trends such as population and economic growth as well as climate change exert increasing pressure on water resources worldwide, which are the basis for food production, urban and industrial water supplies and hydropower. Experts are needed who understand that multiple problems of water resources management can only be addressed through a holistic approach considering both technical and socioeconomic problems of resources use. These experts should also have knowledge of the practices of project funding and international cooperation. What do we offer? courses and technical field visits on the latest concepts and technologies of water management getting first hand advice from high level professionals and entrepreneurs in the water sector training on project management and leadership qualifications information on practice and projects of international cooperation study exchange opportunities with ITT partner universities scholarships What do we expect? In order to participate you should be highly motivated to learn and work in an international environment have a professional or academic background related to the water sector be fluent in English (TOEFL 550 point or IELTS Band 6) be willing to take up leadership positions in the future What are your perspectives? excellent career opportunities in international cooperation and development assistance working for national and international companies in the expanding business sector “water management”. leadership positions in the public and private water sector become part of a network of excellence on IWRM Application Students who intend to apply for the IWRM Germany have to send their application until 31.07.2015. German Applicants Application deadline: July 31st of the respective year. Foreign Applicants Foreign applicants have to send their application documents to UNI ASSIST latest until June 30th of the respective year. [-]

Master of Science: Natural Resources Management and Development (NRM)

Campus Full time October 2016 Germany Cologne

Global population, economic growth and on-going environmental deterioration put increasing pressure on the existing natural systems. Their ability to provide renewable resources such as food, water and energy is at risk and waning. [+]

Global population, economic growth and on-going environmental deterioration put increasing pressure on the existing natural systems. Their ability to provide renewable resources such as food, water and energy is at risk and waning. Under conditions of globalization, these processes are most forceful in developing countries and emerging economies with high growth rates, low awareness, loss of existing traditional knowledge bases and weak governance structures. This calls for specialists and leadership in order to develop and employ managerial, economical, governance, and technical solutions – in short, professionals with lateral understanding and trans-disciplinary approaches for a sustainable development. Facts and Figures Scholarships for NRM International: Application deadline for scholarships for Intake 2015 is September 30th 2014. Application deadline for NRMInternational: New application deadline for NRM is July 30th 2014. Scholarships for ENREM: Application deadline for scholarships for Intake 2015 is February 28th 2015. Application deadline for ENREM: Application deadline for scholarships for Intake 2015 is February 28th 2015 [-]

Master of Science: Renewable Energy Management (REM)

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Germany Cologne

The need for a sustainable energy supply is becoming more important with declining fossil energy resources, environmental pollution and climate change. The international community has agreed upon the use of renewable energy as an instrument towards sustainable energy development. Management of these energy resources and technologies is a vital issue globally and it needs well trained workforce – from policy level to practitioner level. [+]

The need for a sustainable energy supply is becoming more important with declining fossil energy resources, environmental pollution and climate change. The international community has agreed upon the use of renewable energy as an instrument towards sustainable energy development. Management of these energy resources and technologies is a vital issue globally and it needs well trained workforce – from policy level to practitioner level. The study program Renewable Energy Management will contribute in renewable energy promotion in countries, especially the developing countries in tropics and subtropics, via a holistic renewable energy management concept. The master provides a platform where students can acquire necessary skills, methods and knowledge to achieve this goal. The studies cover a period of four semesters. The first and second semester take place in Cologne, the third semester can be used for study exchange at ITT partner universities. The program consists of basic modules with the aim of providing an overview on renewable energy, economics, project management and the regional and institutional context. In addition, the participants select electives related to specific topics of renewable energy management. The fourth semester will focus on the preparation of the master thesis. Intern- ships and research stays, if possible together with a local institution or company, guarantee the practical orientation of the research. Admission Who will participate? International students selected on a competitive basis Study Fees - Basic course fees for field trips, conference participation and course material - Registration fees Scholarships - Applicants from DAC-list countries may receive full time scholarships from the DAAD EPOS Program Requirements - Bachelor‘s degree - Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL PBT 550 points (CBT: 213, IBT: 79), IELTS Band 6.0) - Explanation of study motivation (in English) - A relation to the energy sector, either through previous studies or professional experience Scholarships for REM International: Application deadline for scholarships for Intake 2015 is September 30th 2014. Application deadline for REM International: New application deadline for REM is July 30th 2014. [-]

Master of Science with focus on the Middle East and Northern Africa Region: Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM MENA)

Campus Full time September 2016 Germany Cologne

A cooperation between University of Jordan and Cologne University of Applied Sciences Current global trends such as population and economic growth as well as climate change exert increasing pressure on water resources worldwide, which are the basis for food production, urban and industrial water supplies and hydropower. Experts are needed who understand that multiple problems of water resources management can only be addressed through a holistic approach considering both technical and socioeconomic problems of resources use. [+]

A cooperation between University of Jordan and Cologne University of Applied Sciences Current global trends such as population and economic growth as well as climate change exert increasing pressure on water resources worldwide, which are the basis for food production, urban and industrial water supplies and hydropower. Experts are needed who understand that multiple problems of water resources management can only be addressed through a holistic approach considering both technical and socioeconomic problems of resources use. These experts should also have knowledge of the practices of project funding and international cooperation. For bilateral projects between Germany and Arab countries there is a need for experts being familiar with the culture, language and politics of both sides and are skilled in intercultural communication. The MSc »IWRM« has the objective to form such experts and to promote the concept of IWRM in the context of German-Arab cooperation. What do we offer? courses and technical field visits on the latest concepts and technologies of water management living and learning in an Arab country and in Germany getting first hand advice from high level professionals and entrepreneurs in the Arab and German water sector training on project management and leadership qualifications information on practice and projects of international cooperation scholarships What do we expect? In order to participate you should be highly motivated to learn and work in a bicultural (German-Arab) environment have a professional or academic background related to the water sector be fluent in English (TOEFL 550 point or IELTS Band 6) be willing to take up leadership positions in the future What are your perspectives? excellent career opportunities in international cooperation and development assistance working for Arab or German companies in the expanding business sector “water management” leadership positions in the public and private water sector become part of a German-Arab network of excellence on IWRM IWRM MENA New application deadline is 31st of January 2015. [-]