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Research Centers and Research Infrastructure

Research Centers

Research Centers (RCs) are institutionalized (non-permanent) research structures at the University of Cologne. They address a defined research topic of high scientific and/or social relevance. RCs are characterized by proven scientific excellence, international renown, and established collaborations. RCs are approved by the Rectorate upon application and after assessment. The funding period is seven years with the possibility of extension. Clusters of Excellence automatically receive RC status.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences is involved in five of the currently nine research centers at the University of Cologne.

Further Research Infrastructure

In addition, there are further research collaborations and infrastructures involving the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.