• University of Cologne (UoC)
• German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI)
• German Research Foundation (DFG)
• Aging and the Demographic Change
• Medical Education at the University of Cologne
Representatives of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Cologne presented their cutting-edge research, which addresses some of the leading health issues facing Western societies with a focus on diseases associated with aging societies. The three main research areas center on cancer, tissue self-regulation (homeostasis), and neurology. The Cluster of Excellence, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the federal and state Excellence Initiative, is a focal point of aging research in Europe and enjoys high international visibility. The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Cologne cooperates with 83 universities worldwide. The University offers 20 places annually to international (non-European) undergraduates who are planning to major in Human Medicine. At the Networking Breakfast participants learned about the application procedures and state-of-the-art teaching in the Cologne Model Medical Education Program. Information about opportunities for doctoral students or interns in their final year to join the University of Cologne network was also presented.