List of local EURAXESS Centres


95 local EURAXESS Centres (as of November 2021) provide researchers and their families with information and assistance relating to mobility to and from the local research institution, including advice on visa and entry conditions, social security rights and employment statuses. The local EURAXESS Centres are an excellent source of knowledge in all matters related to researchers' mobility.

52 German EURAXESS Centres are members of the European EURAXESS network (as of November 2021). Their detailed profiles can be displayed via the search function of the central EURAXESS portal.

Services of the German EURAXESS Network are free of charge (see our EURAXESS Services Commitment (28.92 KB)

RWTH Aachen University

Ms. Cathrin Urbanke

Co-ordinator Welcome Center

Templergraben 57

D-52062 Aachen


University of Bamberg

Ms. Alexandra Wolf

Welcome Center

Kapuzinerstraße 25

D-96047 Bamberg


Bayreuth University

Ms. Angela Rösler-Wedlich

Welcome Centre

Central University Administration, Office 0.11.1

Universitätsstraße 30

D-95440 Bayreuth


Freie Universität Berlin

Ms. Charlotte Klement

Welcome Service

Rudeloffweg 25/27

D-14195 Berlin

Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics

Ms. Margitta Teuchert

Scientific Assistant to the Director

Mohrenstr. 39

D-10117 Berlin


German Scholars Organization e. V.

Friedrichstraße 60

D-10117 Berlin


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Ms. Nina Gerland

Head of International Scholar Services

Unter den Linden 6

D-10099 Berlin


Technische Universität Berlin

Ms. Evelina Skurski

Head of Section Scientific Cooperation and Strategic Partnerships

Straße des 17. Juni 135

D-10623 Berlin


Bielefeld University

Ms. Eleni Andrianopulu

Head of the Welcome Centre

Universitätsstr. 25, Room C5-127

D-33615 Bielefeld


Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Welcome Centre

Ms. Monika Sprung

Director of the International Office

Universitätsstr. 150

D-44780 Bochum


University of Bonn

Ms. Jessica Greis-Mills

Coordinator Welcome Center

Poppelsdorfer Allee 102

D-53115 Bonn


International Office of TU Braunschweig

Ms. Kathrin Reiff

Mobile Researchers' Centre

Bültenweg 74/75

D-38106 Braunschweig


University of Bremen

Ms. Janna Wilbers and

Ms. Julia Holz

International Office

Coordinator Welcome Center

Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 7, SFG 0380

D-28358 Bremen


Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

Ms. Andrea Bleyer

Human Resources Development

Am Handelshafen 12

D-27570 Bremerhaven


Technische Universität Chemnitz

Dr. Wolfgang Lambrecht

Head of International Office

Bahnhofstr. 8

D-09107 Chemnitz


Clausthal University of Technology

Ms. Astrid Abel

Head of International Center Clausthal

Graupenstraße 11

D-38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld


Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus – Senftenberg

Ms. Kathrin Bott

International Relations Office

Coordinator Welcome Centre

Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1

D-03046 Cottbus


GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH Darmstadt

Ms. Gabriele Jansen

Welcome Office (WEO)

Planckstraße 1

D-64291 Darmstadt


Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Ms. Ronja Schneider

Welcome Services

Haardtring 100

D-64295 Darmstadt


Technische Universität Darmstadt

Ms. Ulrike Buntenbruch

Head of the Welcome Centre

Karolinenplatz 5

D-64289 Darmstadt


Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Ms. Ulrike Sauckel

Head International Office and Alumnni Affairs

Dieter-Görlitz-Platz 1

D-94469 Deggendorf


TU Dortmund University

Ms. Lina Dohmeyer

Coordinator Welcome Services

Emil-Figge-Str. 61

D-44227 Dortmund


Technische Universität Dresden

Ms. Tatsiana Piliptsevich

Head DRESDEN-concept Welcome Center at TU Dresden 

Nürnberger Str. 31a

D-01187 Dresden


Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biologie and Genetics

Ms. Carolyn Fritzsche

Head of International Office

Pfotenhauerstr. 108

D-01307 Dresden


Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf

Dr. Sigrun Wegener-Feldrügge

Junior Scientist and International Researchers Center

Universitätsstr. 1


D-40225 Düsseldorf


University of Duisburg-Essen

Ms. Eugenia Dahl

Coordinator Welcome Service for International Researchers

Universitätsstr. 2

D-45117 Essen


Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Ms. Kira Gehrmann

Head of Central Office for International Affairs

Helmstraße 1

D-91054 Erlangen


Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light

Ms. Carolin Gacha-Avdic

Welcome Center

Günther-Scharowsky-Straße 1 / Building 24

91058 Erlangen


Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Mr. Florian von Bothmer

Head of Goethe Welcome Centre

Grüneburgplatz 1, PEG-Postfach 3

D-60323 Frankfurt/Main


Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Ms. Noelle Ponasik

Welcome Center Coordinator

Nibelungenplatz 1

D-60318 Frankfurt/Main


European University Viadrina

Ms. Martina Heinle

Coordinator of the Welcome Center

Große Scharrnstr. 59

D-15230 Frankfurt/Oder


Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg

Ms. Ingrid Lange

Director International University Centre

Prüferstr. 2

D-09599 Freiberg


Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

International Office, Welcome Service

Ms. Annegret Schönherr and

Ms. Sofia Schulz


D-79085 Freiburg


Hochschule Fulda

Ms. Julia-Sophie Rothmann, Head of International Office

Mr. Hendrick Rahardja, Welcome Centre for Visiting Scholars

Leipziger Straße 123

36037 Fulda


Justus-Liebig University Giessen

Ms. Silvia Boide and Dr. Imke Neumann-Fatia

Advisors for Visiting Scholars

Goethestr. 58

35390 Gießen


University of Göttingen

Dr. Philipp Jeserich

Head of the Incoming Office

Von-Siebold-Str. 4

D-37075 Göttingen


University of Greifswald

Ms. Imme Burkart-Jürgens

Welcome Centre

Domstr. 8

D-17487 Greifswald


Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Esther Smykalla

Adviser International Research Department/Mobility of Researchers

Universitätsring 19/20

D-06108 Halle


Deutsches Elektronen-Synchroton DESY

Ms. Steffi Killough

Head of the International Office

Notkestr. 85

D-22607 Hamburg


European XFEL GmbH

Mr. Wolf-Ulrich Sauermann

Head of HR

Notkestr. 85

D-22607 Hamburg


Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Ms. Christina Rieckers

International Office

Bundesstr. 53

D-20146 Hamburg


Universität Hamburg - International Affairs

Mr. Jan Kochanowski

Head of Welcome Services for international and visiting Scholars

Mittelweg 177

D-20148 Hamburg


Hamburg Welcome Center

Mr. Berco Liro

Head of the Department Foreigners' Affairs

Alter Wall 11

D-20457 Hamburg


University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Faculty of Medicine


International Coordination - Science

Martinistr. 52

D-20246 Hamburg


Leibniz Universität Hannover, International Office

Ms. Manuela Schimmels

Advisor for International Scientists

Welfengarten 1a

D-30167 Hannover


University of Heidelberg, International Office

Dr. H. Joachim Gerke

Head of the International Office

Seminarstr. 2

D-69117 Heidelberg


German Cancer Research Center

Ms. Heike Langlotz

International Staff Services

Im Neuenheimer Feld 280

69120 Heidelberg


Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI)

Ms. Claudia Müller

Coordinator Academic Programs

Beutenbergstraße 11

D-07745 Jena


Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Dr. Claudia Hillinger

Head of the International Office

Fürstengraben 1

D-07743 Jena


Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie - Hans-Knöll-Institut

Dr. Christine Vogler

ILRS Coordinator

Beutenbergstraße 11a

D-07745 Jena


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Dr. Petra Roth

Director International Scholars and Welcome Office

Kaiserstraße 12

D-76131 Karlsruhe


University of Kassel

Ms Kristin Gagelmann and Ms Anke Ickler

Services for international PhDs and visiting scientists

International Office

Mönchebergstr. 19

D-34109 Kassel


Kiel University

Dr. Martina Schmode

Director International Center

Westring 400

D-24118 Kiel


University of Koblenz-Landau

Ms. Ines Tobis

Head of Welcome Center Koblenz

Campus Koblenz, D11b, Universitätsstr. 1

D-56070 Koblenz

Ms Marion Kraft

Head of Welcome Center Landau

Campus Landau, K1.25, Fortstr. 7

D-76829 Landau


Technische Hochschule Köln – University of Applied Sciences

Ms Martina Brüderle

Campus Gummersbach

International Scholar Service

Steinmüllerallee 1

D-51643 Gummersbach


University of Cologne

Dr. Johannes Müller

Albert's International Assistance (Welcome Centre)


D-50923 Köln


University of Konstanz

Ms. Charlotte Schröder

Director Welcome Centre

Universitätsstr. 10

D-78464 Konstanz


Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research-UFZ

Ms. Barbara Timmel

International Office

Permoserstraße 15

04318 Leipzig

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Mr. Rocco Buchholz

Guest Program

Deutscher Platz 6

D-04103 Leipzig


Universität Leipzig

Dr. Annemone Fabricius

Senior Consultant international staff mobility

Goethestr. 6

D-04109 Leipzig


Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Ms. Claudia Wölk

Scharnhorststr. 1

D-21335 Lüneburg


Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg

Dr. Uwe Genetzke

Head of the International Office

Universitätsplatz 2

D-39016 Magdeburg


Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Dr. Beate Schiewe

Scientific Administrator

Ackermannweg 10

D-55128 Mainz


Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Welcome Center

Forum universitatis 2

D-55099 Mainz


Tel.: +49-6131-3928339

University of Mannheim

Mr. Claudius Werry

Head of the Welcome Centre

L2, 2-4

D-68161 Mannheim


Philipps-Universität Marburg

Ms. Heidi Wiegand

Welcome Centre

Deutschhausstrasse 11-13, room 00/0110

D-35037 Marburg


Munich University of Applied Sciences

Ms. Nicole Kewitz

International Office

International Staff Exchange

Lothstrasse 34

D-80335 München


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Ms. Andrea Köster

Assistance for especially qualified international young scholars and visiting scholars

Geschwister-Scholl Platz 1

D-80539 München


Technische Universität München

Ms. Stefanie Bossert

Advisor for International Researchers

TUM Global and Alumni Office - Welcome Services

Arcisstr. 21

80333 München


Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Ms. Maria Homeyer

Mobility for academics and staff

International Office

Schlossplatz 3

D-48149 Münster


University of Oldenburg

Ms. Jenka Schmidt

Head of the International Office

Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118

D-26111 Oldenburg


University of Osnabrück

Ms. Karoline Bachteler

International Office

Neuer Graben 27

D-49074 Osnabrück


University of Paderborn

Prof. Dr. Eckhard Steffen

Paderborn Institute for Advanced Studies in Computer Science and Engineering


Ms. Davina Stiller

Assistant of the Vice-President for International Relations


Warburger Str. 100

D-33098 Paderborn

University of Passau

Ms. Jana Schöberl

Welcome Centre

Innstr. 41

D-94032 Passau


Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)

Ms. Katharina Henke

Administration assistant

Am Mühlenberg 1

D-14476 Potsdam


Potsdam Science Park

Standortmanagement GmbH

Welcome Service

Ms. Carolin Schneider

Am Mühlenberg 11

D-14476 Potsdam


University Potsdam

Welcome Center Potsdam

Ms. Claudia Rößling

Am Neuen Palais 10

D-14469 Potsdam


Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ

Welcome Center

Ms. Frauke Stobbe


D-14473 Potsdam


Max Planck Institute for Ornithology

Mr. Daniel Piechowski

Program Coordinator International Max Planck Research School for Organismal Biology

Schlossallee 2

D-78315 Radolfzell


University of Regensburg

Ms. Irina Goß

Welcome Centre

Universitätsstr. 31

D-93053 Regensburg


University of Rostock

Welcome Center

Dr. Uta Buttkewitz

Parkstraße 6, Room 219

D-18057 Rostock


Saarland University

Ms. Sina Krauß

Welcome Center

Campus A4 4

D-66123 Saarbrücken


International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science

Ms. Jennifer Gerling


Campus E1 4

D-66123 Saarbrücken


University of Siegen

Dr. Nina Fenn

Adolf-Reichwein-Straße 2

57068 Siegen


University of Stuttgart

Ms. Raphaela Diel

Manager Welcome Center

Pfaffenwaldring 60

D-70569 Stuttgart


University of Hohenheim

Mr. Hans-Peter Letzgus

International Affairs

Welcome Center

D-70593 Stuttgart


University of Tübingen

Ms. Kirsten Sonnenschein

Head of the Welcome Center

Wilhelmstr. 9

D-72074 Tuebingen


Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society

Mr. George Deffner

Head of the International Office

Max-Planck-Ring 9

72076 Tübingen


Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Mr. George Deffner

Head of the International Office

Max-Planck-Ring 5

72076 Tübingen


University of Ulm

Ms. Daniela Englisch

Head of the International Office

Albert-Einstein-Allee 5

D-89081 Ulm


University of Vechta

Ms. Dr. Caterina Bonora

Welcome Center

Driverstr. 22

49377 Vechta


Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Dr. Christian Kästner

Head International Office

Campus.Office: Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 15

D-99421 Weimar


Hochschule Harz

Prof. Dr. Georg Westermann

Vice-Rector of Research and International Affairs

Friedrichstr. 57-59

D-38855 Wernigerode

Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

Ms. Nina Liewald

Sanderring 2

D-97070 Würzburg


Join the EURAXESS Network!

Internationally mobile researchers need strong networks to successfully pursue a career in research. However, those who advise and support them at German istitutions of higher education and research institutions also require networks.

In the context of the EU-wide initiative EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion, EURAXESS Germany provides a networking platform for researcher advisors.

Further information can be obtained from the staff of EURAXESS Germany.

Information flyer of EURAXESS Germany (1.17 MB) in German and English for download and print.

Institutions in Germany which give advice and support to internationally mobile researchers and which would like to feature in the EURAXESS project may register as EURAXESS Centres. The registration will allow you institution to be listed under local EURAXESS Centres and be located by researchers from all over the world via the EURAXESS Germany Internet portal.

Furthermore, a membership in the EURAXESS Network enables EURAXESS Centres to participate in a wide range of European activities. Besides the participation in European training and network events, an online platform allows you to access contacts to EURAXESS Centres all over Europe. Participation in European projects and tenders is also possible.

German istitutions of higher education may join the EURAXESS network by signig the EURAXESS Declaration of Commitment (543.37 KB)


Institutions which are registered with the National Coordination Point may refer to the texts that are available at EURAXESS Germany ( This means that you may link to EURAXESS Germany from your own websites. You may also publish information from the EURAXESS Germany web portal directly on your own websites on the condition that you cite EURAXESS Germany as your source and indicate that we cannot accept any liability.

German istitutions of higher education that have signed the Declaration of Commitment have also the right to use the EURAXESS logo on their websites.

Workshops for researcher advisors

Workshops for researcher advisors

Twice a year EURAXESS Germany provides workshops for researcher advisors working at institutions of higher education in Germany and giving advice and support to internationally mobile researchers.  EURAXESS workshops are offered in centralised and decentraliosed mode.

Centralised workshops usually take place in Bonn and are organised by EURAXESS Germany, whereas decentralised ones are organised by German members of the EURAXESS network and are held in theier place.
Besides up-to-date information on relevant topics for researcher advisor the workshop also offers a forum for exchange and networking.

Any colleagues interested are most welcome to participate in the workshops designed and organised by EURAXESS Germany for researcher advisors and Welcome Centres from institutions in Germany.

If you are interested in participating in our future workshops, please contact us via e-mail:

Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen für Veranstaltungen von EURAXESS Deutschland (137.15 KB)
(General terms and conditions for EURAXESS Germany workshops - available in German only)


The next EURAXESS Workshop is planned for 13 and 14 December 2021. Due to the ongoing corona situation, the event will take place in a digital format. You can download the agenda here: EURAXESS 2021 (205.73 KB)

If you are interested in participating, please contact us via e-mail:


The centralised EURAXESS Workshop 2020 took place on 28 and 29 October 2020 in a digital format. The agenda of the event can be downloaded here: EURAXESS-Tagung Oktober 2020 (104.19 KB) .

The centralised EURAXESS Workshop 2019 took place in Bonn on 27 and 28 November 2019. The agenda of the event can be downloaded here EURAXESS Workshop zentral 2019 (98.73 KB)

The centralised EURAXESS Workshop 2018 took place in Bonn on 26 and 27 November 2018. The agenda of the event can be downloaded here EURAXESS_WS_2018_Agenda (76.62 KB)

The centralised EURAXESS Workshop 2017 took place in Bonn on 27 and 28 November 2017. The agenda of the event can be downloaded  here: EURAXESS Workshop 2017 (54.78 KB)

The centralised EURAXESS Workshop 2016 took place in Bonn on 28 and 29 November 2016. The agenda of the workshop can be downloaded here: EURAXESS Workshop 2016 (67.09 KB)

The centralised workshop 2015 took place in Bonn on 16 and 17 November 2015.

The agenda of the event can be downloaded here:

EURAXESS Workshop 2015 (66.9 KB) (66.9 KB)


The decentralised EURAXESS Workshop 2021 took place from March 10 to 12th, 2021 in a digital format in cooperation with the University of Passau. The topic of the event was "Sustainable Welcome Services through Networking and Process Optimising". The agenda can be downloaded hier (5.12 MB) .

The decentralised EURAXESS Workshop 2020 was planned for 16 and 17 April 2020 at the University of Passau and had to be postponed due to the corona pandemic. It is now scheduled for 11 and 12 March 2021 at the University of Passau.

The decentralised EURAXESS Workshop 2019 took place on 24 and 25 June 2019 at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. The overarching topic of the event was "A research stay with family: Supporting internationally mobile researchers and their families". The agenda of the event can be downloaded here: Tagungsbroschüre WS-2019 Marburg (5.81 MB)

The decentralised EURAXESS Workshop 2018 took place on 18 and 19 June 2018 at the Leipzig University.
The overarching topic of the event was "Academic institutions and their cities - impetus for change". The agenda of the event can be downloaded here: Euraxess Workshop dezentral 2018 (1.86 MB)

The decentralised EURAXESS Workshop 2017 took place on 19 and 20 June 2017 at the Goethe University Frankfurt. The overarching theme of the event was "Internationalisation of the administration: think globally, act locally".

The agenda of the event can be downloaded here:EURAXESS Workshop dezentral 2017 (145.32 KB) .

The decentralised EURAXESS Workshop 2016 was held at the University of Cologne on 23 and 24 June 2016.

The overarching theme of the event was "International research careers - support, advise, promote".

The agenda of the event can be downloaded here:

Agenda WS decentral 2016 (366.3 KB)






EURAXESS TOP – Advice for Researchers and Networking Opportunities in Europe


TOP is the acronym for "Enhancing The Outreach and effectiveness of the EURAXESS network Partners". The objective of the EURAXESS TOP projects is to strengthen the EURAXESS Network.
The project EURAXESS TOP I (duration 2010-2011) was coordinated by Germany, the TOP II (duration 2012-2014) by Spain, the TOP III (duration 2015-2018) by Hungary.

Study Visits

Under EURAXESS TOP II and TOP III Network Call, members of the network EURAXESS Germany could undertake several individual Study Visits to other European EURAXESS Centres in order to learn from one another and to exchange their best practices in advising internationally mobile researchers.

In the upcoming EURAXESS TOP IV Network Call, the European registered members of EURAXESS Germany may again apply for Study Visits.

Please contact the staff of EURAXESS Germany for further information.