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 a 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 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Science: Integrated Water Resources Management - IWRM International

Campus Full time October 2018 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.... [-]


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

Campus Full time October 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Science: Renewable Energy Management (REM)

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 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.... [-]


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

Campus Full time September 2018 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.... [-]