| North Rhine-Westphalia|
Not to be confused with Rhineland-Palatinate.
North Rhine-Westphalia, commonly shortened to NRW, is a German state (Land). With more than 17.9 million inhabitants, it is the most populous state of Germany. Apart from the city-states, it is also the most densely populated state in Germany. Covering an area of 34,084 square kilometres (13,160 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest German state by size.
North Rhine-Westphalia features 30 of the 81 German municipalities with over 100,000 inhabitants, including Cologne (over 1 million), the state capital Düsseldorf, Dortmund and Essen (all about 600,000 inhabitants) and other cities predominantly located in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area, the largest urban area in Germany and the fourth-largest on the European continent.
|Brussels Forum/2015||Yearly discreet get-together of huge amount of transatlantic politicians, media and military and corporations, under the auspices of the CIA-close German Marshall Fund. The 2015 main theme was (R)evolution.|
Groups Headquartered Here
|University of Bonn||1818||Has a major deep state presence, both with recruitment and academic ties to intelligence services, and other aspects.|
|University of Hagen||1974||Primary focused on remote learning|
|University of Münster||1780||University located in the city of Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.|
|University of Siegen||1972||Focuses on media research, as well as basic and application-oriented research in the field of sensor technology and nanosciences.|
|WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management||1984||One of the most prestigious business schools in the German-speaking world.|