Welcome Center

Qualified professionals

Tasks and objectives

IHK Ulm (chamber of commerce and industry Ulm) is active in various fields to reduce the lack of specialists. One building block in the structure of securing specialists is the Welcome Center Ulm/Oberschwaben for international specialists that was formed on 1 April 2014 and which closely cooperates with the Fachkräftebündnis Ulm/Oberschwaben and is represented there in the “International Specialists” work group. 
The Welcome Center Ulm/Oberschwaben is one of a total of 10 Welcome Centers in Baden-Wuerttemberg, which are partially financed by the respective responsible body as well as the ministry of economics, labor and tourism of baden-württemberg.
The Welcome Center’s tasks are:
  • Providing small and medium-sized companies from the region with advice on acquiring and committing specialists from abroad
  • Providing foreign specialists and their families with initial advice on working and living in our region
  • Providing support with regard to authorities and institutions
The target groups of our work are:
  • Small and medium-sized companies/HR officers from our region
  • International specialists and their families
  • Foreign students at the universities in our region
We would like to be the ambassador for our region and a guide for foreign specialists. We would like to sensibilise our region and its companies on the issues of international specialists and on an open arms policy as well as be of assistance in the corresponding steps. An open arms policy is essential if we wish to succeed in not only acquiring specialists from abroad on a temporary basis but in also committing them in the long term.
The Ulm/Oberschwaben Welcome Center provides international skilled professionals, students and their families with assistance for a successful start in our region.
We would like to support you so that you settle in quickly in our region, have a good start in your career and feel comfortable here.
We advise on and inform about:
  • Visa requirements and residence law
  • Recognition of foreign qualifications
  • Regional job market and vocational training
  • Searching and applying for a job
  • Dual Career
  • Everyday life: language courses, housing, insurance, mobility, childcare facilities, leisure tips etc.
  • Network of other international professionals and their families

Further Information

If you would like more information or advice, please visit our homepage: www.welcomecenter-ulm-oberschwaben.de


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Person of contact

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Rahel Mödinger
Welcome Center Ulm/Oberschwaben
Olgastr. 95 – 101
89073 Ulm
Tel. +49 (0)731 173-304
Fax +49 (0)731 173-5304
E-Mail: moedinger@ulm.ihk.de
Please arrange an appointment prior to your visit. We look forward to meeting you!
You can contact us by phone and e-mail: Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Olgastraße 95 – 101
89073 Ulm
Tel. +49 (0)731 173-0
Fax +49 (0)731 173-173
E-Mail: info@ulm.ihk.de
DB Ulm main railway station: approx. a 5-minute walk to Olgastraße 95.
Tram line 1:
Stop at either “Theater” or “Justizgebäude”.
City buses:
Stop at “Theater”, bus no. 3, 5, 6, 7, 10.
Please arrange an appointment with us prior to your visit.
Tel. +49 (0)731 173-304