Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln (RHF) - University of Applied Sciences 

Cologne (Köln)
Private (state-approved) (University of Applied Sciences)
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Date of Establishment


University Status

Private (state-approved)




University Type

University of Applied Sciences

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The University of Applied Sciences Cologne [Rheinische Fachhochschule Köln (RFH)] is a privately run, nationally recognized university of applied sciences. The RFH is classified as a non-state university by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and is listed as a state-recognized university and is subject to its supervision. A course of study at Rheinische Fachhochschule is characterised by seminar-based instruction in groups of no more than 50 students; compact, short courses of study; and application-oriented teaching. The RFH offers around 6,500 enrolled students 20 bachelor's and 20 master's courses in the fields of "technology", "economy", "law", "health", "consumption", "communication", "security" and "design" in the four departments engineering, economics and law , medical economics and media and uses face-to-face teaching as well as digital learning and media formats. Small semester groups, a high level of practical relevance attained through project-related work, knowledgeable professors, and close collaboration with the business community differentiate the study program. Additional dual- and continuing-education classes are available at RFH's Neuss campus in the areas of international industry and trade management, marketing and communications management, logistics and supply chain management, and industrial engineering and management (B.Sc.). Since early 2011, its engineering graduates have had priority enrollment at Loughborough University's Post-Graduate Program for further education (LU). The RFH offers digital learning and media formats in addition to traditional classroom instruction to promote learning that is time- and place-independent. This is especially true of the extra-curricular courses. Small semester groups and a high level of practical applicability are distinguishing features of the course, which is made possible through project-related work, instructors with expertise in the sector, and strong collaboration with business.

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Summer, Winter

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