Technische Hochschule Köln – abbreviated TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences – sees itself as University of Technology, Arts, Sciences. With its disciplinary and cultural diversity and openness, TH Köln’s activities are aimed on cultural and technological breakthroughs of high societal relevance; TH Köln contributes substantially to resolving social challenges. Our subject range includes the fields of Applied Natural Sciences; Architecture and Construction; Information and Communication; Computer Science; Engineering; Culture; Society and Social Sciences as well as Business Studies. More than 90 degree programs are offered as full-time programs or in some cases as career-integrated or part time programs. As a place where research based learning and academic education take place, the university nurtures prospective scholars through cooperative dissertations. Annually, about 6,000 students take up their studies at TH Köln. Overall 25,000 students from about 120 different countries along with 420 professors and 1,200 staff employ their potential. ​

The Faculty of Information, Media and Electrical Technology (IME) is one of the largest of its kind. The courses offer great variety, a strong focus on professional practice and are becoming increasingly international. The courses are kept up-to-date, to use modern technologies for practical training and to work on the latest scientific problems. For the graduates this generates an attractive – not just regional – labour market. Five institutes focus on the speciality fields of the Faculty: Applied Optical Technology and Electronics, Automation Technology, Electrical Power Engineering, and Telecommunications as teaching institutes for the electrical engineering and information technology courses Media and photo technology as the teaching institute for the photo engineering and media technology courses.