A good start to a career working life with a vocational course

Deepen knowledge with a degree course

Master new challenges with a continuous education program


COGNOS Education Group

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COGNOS Education Group

COGNOS is one of the largest private and independent education companies in Germany. We run vocational schools, universities and training facilities in Germany and abroad. We also participate in other educational institutions.

Principle shareholders of COGNOS Education Group are the entrepreneurs Ludwig Fresenius and Dr. Arend Oetker. Together they stand for innovative enterprise and value-oriented leadership. Our companies focus on highly practical orientation, individual support and modern learning offerings which meet the demands of the labor market. The ultimate objective is the occupational and personal success of our clients.


Our educations areas:
Multifaceted programs for every level of experience


Knowledge and education are the most important drivers for personal success, competitive edge and economic growth. No matter whether you decide on a degree course, a vocational or a continuous education program at a COGNOS company – you will be choosing a provider dedicated to the individual and sustained success of its clients.


Vocational training

Our vocational schools offer many different subject areas – ranging from health and pedagogics, chemistry and biology through to economics. Your occupational future begins here with us with a secondary or comprehensive school leaving certificate, advanced technical college certificate or general qualification for university entrance.


Degree Courses

We run several universities in Germany and abroad with a wide range of academic subjects, on site or online, full time or parallel to work. Our programs lead to bachelor and master qualifications.


Continuous education programs

In our academies we qualify specialists in a very wide range of occupations. We organize conferences, programs and seminars for applied continuous education.


COGNOS participant figures

The COGNOS Education Group has been on a growth path for years: This can be seen not only in the revenue and headcount numbers – the number of the participants in the COGNOS network is also rising steadily and continuously.

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