The Cologne Institute for Information Systems is one of the best-ranked information systems research institutions worldwide according to the recently released 2021 ranking by the Association of Information Systems (Top 50 worldwide, Top 10 in Europe, and 2nd place in Germany). The study programs hosted by CIIS within the WiSo faculty of the University of Cologne are consistently ranked top10 over the last years, most recently on rank 6, from a practitioner perspective.
The University of Cologne is one of the strongest German-speaking universities in terms of research in business administration. The area Information Systems is a major contributor to this result. The University of Cologne achieved 4th place in the WIWO-ranking, which compared 200 German-speaking universities, putting it in 2nd place within Germany.