<p>Cologne University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule Köln) is a higher education institution in Cologne, Germany, established in 1971. It was created from a merger of numerous smaller colleges, the oldest of which was the Royal Provincial Trade School, founded in 1833, and renamed Trade College of the City of Cologne on 15 December 1879.
The Cologne University of Applied Sciences is the largest university of Applied Sciences in Germany by number of students.
The Cologne University of Applied Sciences has campuses in Cologne at Neustadt-Süd for faculties related to humanities and Deutz for faculties related to engineering. It also operates two campuses in Gummersbach and Leverkusen.</p>