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700 years ago Dante Alighieri died in Ravenna
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Digital UCL in times of Corona
E-media on test: Subject area History
Test access to the modules "African History" and "Asian History" of the database "Oxford Research Encyclopedias" is available until 8.9.2021. All information and further test access >>
From 23.08.2021, the 3G rule will apply in all canteens and cafeterias!
Please note: From 23.08. the 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered, tested) applies in all canteens incl. admission control! This also applies to the cafeteria in the University Library!
Further information (German) on the website of the Werk >>
Interlibrary loan: Journal articles can be picked up on site in the library
As of 1 August 2021 you can pick up a printout copy of the article on site in the library at the Reading Room counter (1st floor).
Cafeteria open again from 7 June!
Mon - Fri the cafeteria is open from 9-14. There are limited seats available inside and outside.
21.04.2021: Launch of the Virtual Jesuit Collection Cologne - a LAM project (Library, Archive, Museum) of the ULC Cologne.
Our three-person "Jesuit team," a doctoral student, a graduate librarian, and a student assistant, searched the holdings of the Gymnasium Library set up at our facility for books from the Jesuit Library and presented the results of their work to the Cologne Gymnasium and Endowment Fund in the form of a collection portal on April 21, 2021.
Learn more about the Jesuit Collection Cologne >>
SIS Philosophy and Brill launch model project
The international academic publisher Brill has signed an agreement with the Specialised Information Service (SIS) Philosophy on the e-book purchase of 1900 titles and on cooperation in a digitisation project of over 1300 titles from the publisher's archive.
The titles retro-digitised by the SIS Philosophy will be freely accessible to all registered users on the SIS Philosophy portal.
With this project, SIS Philosophy is breaking new ground by combining the acquisition of monographs with the digitisation of backlist titles. It is a great success to have launched such a model project with Brill as a partner.
Campus delivery service
Scans of articles and book chapters from our printed collections for all UoC employees in teaching, research and administration.
Further information >>
Our contracts with scientific publishers
The University of Cologne has concluded Open Access transformation agreements with a number of publishers and publication platforms on behalf of its scientists. In addition to (almost) complete online access to the respective journal portfolios, the financing of publications in Open Access has been agreed upon. List of publishers and publication platforms >>
Search for law e-books more conveniently
From now on you can find e-books of the database juris in our portal. Simply enter subject, author or title in the UCL-Portal ... Off you go!
Funding for NFDI4Health - National Research Data Infrastructure for Personal Health Data
The project NFDI4Health - National Research Data Infrastructure for Personal Health Data, co-proposed by the UCL, has been approved by the Joint Science Conference. In order to improve the health of the population through better and broader reuse of data in Germany, NFDI4Health will design a national research strategy focusing on personal health data.
UCL Director Dr. Hubertus Neuhausen: "This will enable us to make a significant contribution to providing access to the services and offers developed nationally in the consortium to researchers and teachers at a university and at the same time to pass on feedback from users back to the consortium". The consortium leader of NFDI4Health is ZB Med.
Press release of the GWK (German) >>
New for scientists: "Research & Publishing"
The new navigation point "Research & Publishing" provides our services for scientists at the University of Cologne. Do you have questions about the data management plan or open access publishing? You will find answers to these and other questions here.
Research & Publishing >>
Exhibition "Concrete:Imagination - Die Ästhetik des Brutalismus" now on YouTube
We bring our exhibition "Concrete:Imagination - Die Ästhetik des Brutalismus" home to you via YouTube. To the film >>
Exhibition "Window on the history of Earth" now on YouTube
Because you are currently not able to view the exhibition in front of the cafeteria, we have captured it on film. To the film >>
Orders from Elsevier journals
As a researcher at the University of Cologne, you can use a form to order articles from Elsevier Verlag that are not available on campus.
To this form >>