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The Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Research)

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities has a wide research profile that ranges from African Studiesto Prehistoric Archaeology. At the numerous departments, institutes and research units of the Faculty, top research is undertaken and its outstanding position is regularly confirmed by renowned national and international awards, prizes and grants. Particularly noteworthy here is, among others, the awarding of the Leibniz Prize 2017 of the German Research Foundation (DFG) to Professor Anne Storch of the Institute for African Studies, the successful establishment of Collaborative Research Centres such as CRC "Prominence in Speech" of Professor Dr Ing. Klaus von Heusinger of the Department of German Language and Literature as well as the successful establishment of a long-term project on the Arab thinker Averroes led by Professor Dr Andreas Speer and funded the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.

In addition to individual research undertaken at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, collaborative research continues to gain importance with the result that interdiscpilinary and international networks between experienced researchers and junior academics is constantly promoted. Particularly significant in this context is a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne funded by the Excellence Initiative, the European Union as well as the DAAD whose broad interdisciplinary orientation make an indispensable and essential contribution to the understanding of knowledge process. Internationally established research institutes such as the Thomas Institute as a European-wide outstanding research centre for Medieval Philosophy or the Morphomata International Center for Advanced Studies funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) represent here only a small selection of the many cooperation projects and focal points with the many, mostly through the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the DAAD, guest researchers at the Faculty. With the Cologne Center for Digital Humanities (CCeH) and the Data Center for the Humanities (DCH), the area of Digital Humanities has become an indispensable component of the research landscape by - in addition to successful research within the discipline -  intensively cooperating other disciplines and cooperating and supporting them, inter alia, in matters of research data managment. In addition, a large number of professors at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities are represented in numerous prominent research and funding committees.

 

 

Research Structure

Research Structure

Research Centres, Institutes, Collaborative Projects, CRCs

Junior Academics

Junior Academics

PhDs, Habilitation, Postdoctoral Academics, Junior Professors