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International research

The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (WiSo Faculty) has a strong tradition in both fundamental and applied research. The Faculty strives to fulfil its mission "Innovation for Society" through academic rigour and the practical application orientation of its research. Through the Faculty's interdisciplinary approach, its departments and institutes with their experts make a major contribution to the Excellence Initiative of the University of Cologne. The results of the Faculty's basic research are published in top-ranked scientific journals. They are highly relevant for business practice, economics and the development of society. The development and application of innovative methods as well as scientific models emphasise the Faculty's goal of finding solutions for the challenges of the future. Thanks to its long-established subject variety, top-level research, practical relevance and internationality, the WiSo Faculty stands out in the national and international business education landscape. The Faculty's current positions in relevant rankings are testimony to the success of this strategy.

The WiSo Faculty's interdisciplinary approach includes all areas of management, economics and social sciences as well as disciplines of other research areas within and outside the University. In order to enrich collaborative research networks and foster cooperation with research institutions outside the University, national and international cooperation schemes and networks play an important role in the Faculty's international research strategy.