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Centre for Writing Competence


  • The next Week of Writing will take place from August, 31st to September, 4th on Zoom.
  • On Wednesdays, 11:00–14:00 our writers' group meets in Zoom. If you want to participate, please send us an e-mail to let us know.
  • Results of our cooperation with the Technical University and the Medical Faculty on fostering writing in elderly people can be viewed online.
  • Due to Corona, coaching and other forms of meeting can only take place via Zoom. Please make an appointment with us, so we can help you as soon as possible.
  • If you are no student of the Faculty of Humanities, we offer coaching in the USB on Wednesdays. 
  • The online Writing-tutorial on the Ethics of Science(in German) is now online.

The Writing Centre was established in 2007 and has ever since been a reference point when it comes to research and writing in an academic context at the University of Cologne. As part of the Dean's Ooffice, we offer a great variety of services: singular as well as regular peer-coaching, compact seminars and cooperative teaching on methods and techniques of writing in an academic context. We also offer a trainee programme for students interested in becoming writing coaches themselves.

In addition to these various services, an ongoing topic of research at our Centre focuses on the linguistic and psychological aspects of the writing process.

Follow the links below to take a closer look