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100 Years WiSo Faculty

In 2019, the University of Cologne celebrates the 100th anniversary of its re-establishment. The WiSo Faculty also celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019: The City Council of Cologne re-founded the university in 1919 by expanding the commercial college, which had already been established in 1901, into a Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences.

Christian Eckert, Professor of Economics and Political Sciences, was elected as the university's first rector. 1299 students enrolled and were taught by 91 teachers. In the same year the Faculty of Medicine was founded and one year later the Faculties of Law and of Arts and Humanities. Only six years later, the University of Cologne was the second largest university in Prussia after Berlin. (Source: Chronicle of the University of Cologne)

In the following you will find the dates for the faculty anniversary of the WiSo faculty. Further dates of the university anniversary can be found at


Events within the framework of the Faculty Anniversary 2019