Cognos AG is one of the largest private and independent education companies in Germany. Cognos operates technical schools, colleges and further education Institutions in Germany and other countries. It has 40 subsidiaries, 16 of which are present as separate brands.
The company was founded as IFBE Institute for Professional Continuing Education in Hamburg in 1975. At the outset its focus was on the development of further training and re-training centers. In 1989 the Institute was re-named to COGNOS AG.
Cognos technical colleges offer many different educational areas – from health and education to chemistry and biology to economics and tourism.
Cognos operates several higher education institutions in Germany and abroad offering an extensive range of classroom-based and online courses, which can be completed in full-time or part-time study. These courses lead to a bachelor's or master's degree.
Excellent graduates can also do their doctoral degree with Cognos.
Cognos academies provide continuing education courses for specialists in various industries who want to prepare for their next career move. Cognos organizes conferences, seminars for specialized training and special leadership programs for managers.