The University of Cologne, originally founded in 1388, is the sixth oldest university in Central Europe. Today the university is one of the largest ones within Europe with more than 50,000 students and is recognized for its high standards of graduate education and international reputation of academic accomplishment. UoC has an excellent worldwide reputation in all areas of sciences, arts and humanities. Since 2012, UoC is one of the eleven German Universities of Excellence. UoC has a vast experience of successfully running research and training programmes and stands for outstanding collaboration and outreach. The institute of music education is part of the faculty of human sciences. It offers study programmes in music teacher education and intermedia studies. The research profile encompasses classroom research and evaluation research on processes of professionalisation in music teacher education. It collaborates closely with schools in order to improve music teacher education.
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