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The Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS) is part of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (“WISO”) of the University of Cologne. The CIIS is formed by the research teams at the Information Systems (IS) Chairs for Information Management, Integrated Information Systems, Information Systems for Sustainable Society, Systems Engineering, and Business Analytics.

The lecturers of the CIIS provide teaching services on an equal footing with research in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes operated jointly with the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences as well as in postgraduate continuing education, including the University of Cologne Business School.

In our Master’s programme we offer three main areas of study: (1) Business Analytics and Data Science, (2) Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and (3) Digital Sustainable Society.

The focus of our research, our teaching, and our transfer is: Artificial intelligence, data-based business models, data science and business analytics, social (media) network analysis and network sciences, digital business start-ups, business informatics and sustainability, energy economics and politics, business process management and digital transformation, information systems engineering, IT and IS project management, as well as IT outsourcing and cloud computing.

The CIIS will continue to expand its existing activities with both practice and scientific research partners. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

In the current AIS 8 ranking of the Association of Information Systems, the Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS) ranks 1st in Germany, before of the Technical University of Darmstadt and the University of Mannheim. In a global comparison, CIIS comes in at 53rd place as of January 2022, placing it among the top 100. In Europe, CIIS comes in at 9th place, and at 2nd place within the German-speaking world (after the University of St. Gallen). The ranking is based on the number of research publications in eight leading scientific journals in the field of information systems from 2017 to 2021.

"From which of these 200 universities do you particularly like to hire graduates?" That, in a nutshell, is the core question of Wirtschaftswoche's annual personnel ranking of almost 600 HR managers in German companies. In this survey, in terms of the career opportunities for its graduates, the University of Cologne ranks among the top 3 universities in Germany for Information Systems education.

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We are very excited to move forward together in times of digital transformation!

Prof. Dr. Detlef Schoder (Founding and Managing Director)
Prof. Dr. Christoph Rosenkranz (Deputy Managing Director)


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Prof. Dr. Detlef Schoder (Information Systems and Information Management)

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ketter (Information Systems for Sustainable Society)

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