Words of Welcome by Professor Birgitta Wolff, President of Goethe University Frankfurt
Dear International Researcher,
Frankfurt is one of Germany's most international cities, a city of encounters and intellectual enrichment. This impressive academic, logistical, commercial and financial hub with its long history has always depended on exchange with different people and nations. As part of the University’s strategic efforts to enhance its international links I am very glad that the Goethe Welcome Centre has taken on the responsibility for the care of our international guests. Researchers and scientists from all over the world will find a welcoming atmosphere at our university, making their arrival and stay as non-bureaucratic as possible. The Goethe Welcome Centre offers a wide range of services to support and guide you through all the non-academic formalities of your stay in Frankfurt.
We are well aware that high-quality academic standards also require top-quality administrative support for international researchers both inside and outside the university. Be it the quest for accommodation, the city's administrative red tape or social events on weekends: our University will take care of you.
Together with the Goethe Welcome Centre staff, I would like to welcome you to Goethe University and wish you a most fruitful stay in Frankfurt.
Words of Welcome by the Chairman of Banco Santander
For more than 20 years Santander has been deeply committed to higher education. Through our global division Santander Universidades, we have collaborated with universities on a unique global initiative. To date, we have built up a strong network with 1 200 Universities and institutions in 21 countries.
The aim of Santander Universidades is to encourage a global international exchange of knowledge and research. For this reason we are happy to be an active partner of the Welcome Centre of the Goethe University which has shown itself to be of great support to international students and researchers.
We are convinced that investing in higher education is the best way to achieve Santander´s objective to help both people and business prosper.
CEO Santander Consumer Bank