Cologne is a centre of universities and scientific research institutes. It has long been known as one of the largest and most innovative knowledge regions of Europe. Cologne is known for the extensive research activities conducted at a total of 14 state and private colleges and universities as well as cutting-edge research centres such as four Max Planck Institutes and clusters of excellence. In addition, the cathedral city is a popular international venue for numerous scientific conferences. They include the Gesundheitskongress des Westens (healthcare conference focusing on western Germany); the Karl-Häupl-Kongress; the Kongress für Infektionskrankheiten und Tropenmedizin – KIT (congress for infectious diseases and tropical medicine); and the Hodgkin Symposium, which is held every two years.
The calendar makes no claim to comprehensiveness and is continuously being updated and expanded.
By the way, you will find the official website of the Cologne Convention Bureau under locations.cologne.