Technical University of Cologne

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TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences
Technische Hochschule Köln
TH Koeln Logo.svg
Former names
the Royal Provincial Trade School, Cologne University of Applied Sciences (till 31 August 2015)
Type Public
Established 1 August 1971/31 August 2015
President Klaus Becker (Managing Director of the Executive Board)
till 31 August 2015:
Christoph Seeßelberg[1]
Administrative staff
1600 (430 professors)[2]
Location Cologne, Gummersbach and Leverkusen, NRW, Germany
Campus Cologne (Deutz) IWZ, Cologne (Ubierring), Gummersbach, Leverkusen
Cologne University of Applied Sciences, location Neustadt-Süd
Cologne University of Applied Sciences, location Deutz
Cologne University of Applied Sciences, location Gummersbach

Technical University of Cologne (German: Technische Hochschule Köln, formerly Cologne University of Applied Sciences, abbreviated TH Köln) is a higher education institution in Cologne, Germany, established in 1971. It was created from a merger of numerous smaller colleges, the oldest of which was the Royal Provincial Trade School, founded in 1833, and renamed Trade College of the City of Cologne on 15 December 1879.

TH Köln is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Germany by number of students, having more than 25,000 students and 420 professors and headquartered in Cologne Neustadt-Süd at Römerpark . The TH Köln offers a total of 90 bachelor and master degree programs in full.


  • Faculty of Applied Social Sciences (F01)
  • Faculty of Cultural Sciences (F02)
  • Faculty of Information Science and Communication Studies (F03)
  • Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (F04)
  • Faculty of Architecture (F05)
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environmental Technology (F06)
  • Faculty of Information, Media and Electrical Engineering (F07)
  • Faculty of Automotive Systems and Production (F08)
  • Faculty of Process Engineering, Energy and Mechanical Systems (F09)
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering Science (F10)
  • Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences (F11)
  • Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics


TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences has campuses in Cologne at Neustadt-Süd for faculties related to humanities and Deutz for faculties related to engineering. It also operates two campuses in Gummersbach and Leverkusen.


The international office at the TH Köln offers student exchange opportunities with 342 partner universities in 94 countries. The TH Köln is also one of seven members of UAS7.[3] The goal of UAS7 is to represent the seven leading German universities of applied sciences internationally.

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Coordinates: 50°56′05″N 6°59′16″E / 50.9347°N 6.98778°E / 50.9347; 6.98778