Verbindungsbüros deutscher Hochschulen
University Alliance Ruhr

The University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) is an alliance of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University and the University of Duisburg-Essen. With 110,000 students, an annual budget of 1.2 billion and cutting-edge research facilities, UA Ruhr represents one of the largest and most innovative research locations in Germany. Offering close ties to German industry and top-level training in over 300 disciplines, UA Ruhr connects U.S. students and researchers to a broad network of top-level researchers. Its New York office coordinates student and faculty exchanges, the development of joint summer programs, and bilateral partnerships across its three universities. As an alliance, UA Ruhr is committed to providing researchers with fresh, flexible opportunities to propose cooperative research platforms, developed under the roof of the alliance, and to tend to the continued development of young researchers – including unique programs such as the Global Young faculty and the Young Scientists Network Ruhr.

Peter Rosenbaum
Executive Director
UA Ruhr Liasion Office New York
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017, USA
T: +1-212-758-3384
F: +1-212-758-1629

German University Alliance

The German University Alliance is the joint North American liaison office of Freie Universität Berlin and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. It serves as a vital link between these two leading German universities and research universities, colleges and other partners in the U.S. and Canada by initiating and reinforcing joint research projects and scientific collaborations, supporting student and faculty exchange, promoting the study opportunities both institutions offer, and encouraging American scholars and scientists to engage in research at these distinguished universities. In addition, the office reaches out to alumni of both institutions in order to reconnect them with faculty and fellow students and create a truly international network. Finally, the German University Alliance also collects and relays information on current developments in the fields of higher education and research between Germany and North America, be it funding opportunities, new models of cooperation, or trends in the world of study abroad.

Dr. Katja Simons
(212) 758-3392

Heidelberg University Association

Universität Heidelberg is one of the top-ranked institutions in the world of international science and scholarship. In 625 years of innovative research, Germany’s oldest university has become an international symbol of outstanding academic excellence. Recently, the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität achieved top-level status in Germany’s Excellence Initiative competition. Heidelberg University Association supports Universität Heidelberg’s strong transatlantic academic co-operative endeavors as well as student and faculty exchanges. The alumni organization Heidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS) invites former Heidelberg students, exchange students and researchers living in North America to stay in touch with Universität Heidelberg and fellow alumni worldwide.

Irmintraud Jost
(212) 758-3324

German Universities of Applied Science (UAS7) New York Office

UAS7 is a strategic alliance of seven leading German Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) committed to excellence in teaching and research and close cooperation with German businesses and industries.

UAS7 represents a broad variety of about 600 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our 100,000 students, 4000 full-time faculty members and several thousand part-time lecturers study, teach and research in seven of Germany’s most dynamic cities: Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Münster and Osnabrück. UAS7 offers degree programs in the fields of engineering and sciences, business and management, economics, social work, as well as architecture, art and design.

The UAS7 Liaison office in New York administers student and faculty exchange programs for UAS7 and North American students (including the Study and Internship Programs), and promotes Bachelor’s and Master’s degree as well as short-term (summer) programs to students in North America.

Dr. Britta Schumacher, Director of Liaison
Phone: +1 (212) 758-3369
Fax: +1 (212) 758-1629

University of Cologne New York Office

The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln), founded in 1388, is a research university at the highest level and one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe. The six faculties of UoC have developed internationally outstanding research profiles in a broad variety of fields. Its core mission is to create, preserve and disseminate knowledge, to provide a high level of education and to encourage and support top-level research embedded in a scientific environment of four Max-Planck-Institutes and two further research centers in Cologne.
The New York office reports to the award-winning International Office and helps launch partnerships with North American universities. It organizes delegation visits; serves as a first point of contact for faculty and students in the United States and Canada who are interested in UoC; implements the University of Cologne's summer school in New York; and reaches out to the University's network of German and international alumni residing in the United States or Canada.

Contacts: Stefanie Grupp-Clasby
(212) 758-5893