Talk:University of Cologne

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Largest or not?[edit]

The section "The University Today" contradicts the data in the summary.

By the numbers in the summary -- and by public statements -- Cologne is still the largest university. According to that section, however, it is not even the second largest. -- Ashmodai 08:14, 11 February 2006 (UTC)


So dull![edit]

This article is so dull and doesnt say anything about

  • student life
  • choice of professors
  • infrastucture provided
  • reputation of departments like economics (5 wise men) etc.

26 February 2006

Hm. If anybody has inside knowledge of that, would be nice to know. As for student life, there's really not much to say about that. The "Fachschaften" (student unions of the departments) seem to do a lot, but I haven't really payed them much attention as of yet.
Heck, we don't even have a web hosting service for students and the virtual private network requires either direct dial-in or some weird software by Cisco Systems.
Every department has its own library in addition to the university's library (which is publically accessible) and nobody likes the management, economics and justice departments' students, but that's really just the normal hate you have elsewhere too.
What else can I say? It's a horrible place to study applied computer sciences (Angewandte Informatik) because they only provide one subject for that unless you intend to study Medieninformatik (basically computer sciences for TV and film), but you didn't hear that from me.
The campus is rather nice, but unlike what seems to be the norm in the USA for example, the student apartments are all over the city rather than just in one or two big districts.
Lastly, the technology tends to be horribly outdated for the (second) largest university of Germany -- but at least most computers in the computing center have Linux installed in addition to Windows XP (some have Win NT 4 instead, tho).
The main purpose of the computer rooms seems to be to house the computer related courses anyway, so apparently they don't care much about other uses of them, except for a few of the computer pools, which tend to have even more outdated machines (in one of the philosophy department's pools the computers take at least a few minutes to boot to the desktop), though.
Anyway. Nice place to study nevertheless. So far I didn't have any bad encounters with the docents nor students. -- Ashmodai 04:14, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Notable Alumni[edit]

I am sorry, but are those two obscure characters (Grunebaum and Teismann)all this community can come up with? I'll try to add some more prominent alumnis. Dpilat 09:14, 18 December 2006 (UTC)