TH Köln

TH Köln is an internationally oriented and regionally anchored university that fulfills a social mission with its distinctive research strength and its forward-looking teaching concepts. By generating new knowledge through research and harnessing it for civil society, economy, culture and politics in the sense of social innovation, TH Köln contributes to solving today’s “Great Challenges”. Sustainability, (social) Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education are of strategic importance.


Prof. Dr. Susann Kowalski

is responsible for program development and quality management of the international business master. Lecturing cross-cultural management and business psychology, she researches sustainability measurement, provides the Sustainable Society Index and fosters initiatives developing teaching/didactic settings in times of digitalization. She graduated in computer sciences (TU Dresden), holds a PhD of engineering (TU Chemnitz) and a bachelor in psychology (University of Hagen).

Prof. Dr. Kai Thürbach

is Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship researching Entrepreneurship, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship, and Public Policy regarding Entrepreneurship Development and Clusters of Entrepreneurship. He is a member of various academic and professional associations. He studied Business Administration at University of Münster and Harvard University and holds a doctoral degree Dr. rer. oec. from HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management.

With more than 27,000 students in over 90 degrees in the humanities, economics, cultural studies, natural sciences and engineering and more than 300 partner universities in more than 70 countries, TH Köln is the largest university of applied sciences in Germany. With 2,000 staff, including 440 professors in 12 faculties at 5 locations, TH Köln has a broad scientific spectrum with high potential for interdisciplinary and innovative teaching, research and transfer projects.
TH Köln is known for its innovative teaching and learning culture while acquiring the highest amount of third-party funding of Germany’s university of applied sciences. The Cologne region with its economically strong environment as part of the Rhineland offers good framework conditions for TH Köln. TH Köln is an essential part of the regional development in the fields of economy, science and culture and has various activities in its different faculties and is closely connected to economy, society and academics in the area.