The University of Bonn was founded in 1818 and is one of Germany's most important institutes of higher education. As a place of learning to over 34,000 students, it enjoys an outstanding reputation both at home and abroad. It is one of the world's leading research-based universities and, thus, it is no surprise that it operates on an international level.

The Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences (H-BRS) was founded in 1995. It is a dynamic and research-driven university with around 9,000 students, approximately 150 professors and 300 research associates. They are supported by around 350 highly qualified lecturers from the fields of academia, business and industry. An additional 220 employees work for the Administration, the Library and the Language Centre. []