Founded in 1388, Universität zu Köln (University of Cologne) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large city of Köln (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), North Rhine-Westphalia. Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (English: Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia), Universität zu Köln is a very large (enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Universität zu Köln offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Universität zu Köln also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.