With over 35,000 students, the academic setup in Bonn holds an outstanding reputation in Germany as well as internationally. Bonn is a typical college town rather than a metropolis and offers high quality opportunities for collaboration, training and development.
For this reason, Bonn has developed into a first-class research hub and international hotspot for topics such as sustainable development, environmental protection and health. Various national and international research institutes in Bonn set the pace for international research. More than 150 NGOs are working in Bonn in the fields of development co-operation, sustainable resources management and renewable energy. Numerous research institutes located in the metropolitan areas of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, such as Cologne and Düsseldorf, collaborate with this sustainability network and are easily accessible from Bonn.