Site Notice

This blog is an initiative of the Redaktion Siegen/Nordwest Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften, the Collaborative Research Centre Media of Cooperation at the University of Siegen and the Global South Studies Center Cologne.

Editorial Board:

Anna Brus (Universität Siegen)
Larissa Förster (Humboldt Universität Berlin)
Michi Knecht (Universität Bremen)
Verena Rodatus (Freie Universität Berlin)
Ehler Voss (V.i.S.d.P., Universität Siegen)
Martin Zillinger (Universität zu Köln)



The central web server, including its subdomains, represents the University of Cologne internally and externally, provides information and supports the University in the fulfilment of its tasks. It connects the members of the University among each other and with the world. It provides the framework for a coherent appearance, but also serves a forum for the University’s institutions to present themselves individually.

Responsibility and authority

The University of Cologne does not warrant the operation of the website, nor the accuracy and topicality of the information provided thereon. The University of Cologne’s Regional Computing Center (RRZK) is responsible for the operation and primary organization of the website. In the University’s Faculties, the respective webmasters are responsible for the organization of their web pages. The Rectorate is responsible for all general content. In case of doubt, it decides on the admissibility of data. The online editor (Press and Communications Department) is responsible for the server’s central web pages. Apart from that, the members of the individual institutions of the University provide their information independently.

Responsibility for links

In its ruling of 12 May 1998, the district court (Landgericht) of Hamburg decided that with the displaying of a link, a website operator can under certain circumstances be held liable for the contents of the linked web page. According to the district court, this can only be avoided by explicitly distancing oneself from these contents.
Thus, the responsible persons at the Regional Computing Center declare:
“We hereby disclaim responsibility for the content of all websites mentioned or linked on the University of Cologne’s web pages. We are not responsible for these contents and distance ourselves from them.”

Legal information on plagiarism

Information on plagiarism, its legal conditions and the consequences it entails are available as a PDF-document.

Data protection

Further information



University of Cologne
Albertus Magnus Platz
50923 Cologne
Phone: +49 221 / 470-0

The University of Cologne is a statutory body under public law.
It is legally represented by its rector, Professor Axel Freimuth.

Responsible regulatory authority:
Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology, 40190 Düsseldorf

VAT identification number according to § 27a VAT Act: DE 123486767

Responsible for content according to § 5 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz) and § 55 section 2 of the Interstate Broadcasting Treaty (Rundfunkstaatsvertrag): Dr. Patrick Honecker

Liability Notice: Notwithstanding a careful check of such contents, we assume no liability for external links to other contents. The operator is exclusively responsible for all contents of the linked website.

Published by:
The Rector of the University of Cologne
Professor Dr. Axel Freimuth

Administration, editing & design of the portal sites:
Anette Hartkopf
Press and Communications Department
Albertus Magnus Platz
50923 Cologne
Phone: +49 221 / 470-2202 / -2922
Fax: +49 221 / 470-5190
E-Mail: online-redaktion(at)

Graphic concept and design:
Webagentur Seitenbau

Webserver (technical support):
Regional Computing Center Cologne (RRZK)
50923 Cologne