University of Cologne Joins the German House
Enlarge image Dr. Sebastian Fohrbeck (DAAD), Prof. Dr. Axel Freimuth (University of Cologne) and Consul General Horst Freitag at the opening event (© Ted Schafer) With the official opening of its New York Office, the University of Cologne (UoC) established in 1388 and one of the oldest universities in Europe, joined the 26 representations of German universities under the roof of the German House and the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI). The GCRI is a "one-stop shop" for academic exchange and information, research cooperation, and innovation, under the joint leadership of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
The new office was inaugurated on April 7 by President of the University of Cologne, Prof. Axel Freimuth, Director of DAAD North America, Dr. Sebastian Fohrbeck, and Consul General Horst Freitag.
In addition to intensifying and launching partnerships with US universities, the liaison office will serve as a first point of contact for faculty and students in the United States and Canada who are interested in UoC. It will also implement the University of Cologne's summer school in New York and reach out to the University's network of German and international alumni residing in the United States and Canada.
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