I want to come to Goethe University (International Researcher)

To ensure that approximately 800 international researchers and visiting academics coming to Goethe University every year are quickly made to feel at home, the Goethe Welcome Centre was opened in 2013 with the generous support of Santander Bank. It offers guidance and advice in all non-academic obstacles for international guests, from the search for suitable accommodation and nursery places to tax and visa matters through to opening a bank account. It is also planned to include intercultural training in the Centre’s services. Language courses are provided in collaboration with the International Language Centre. The new facility benefits not only international academics and their families but also the institutes of Goethe University that previously had to provide such services to researchers independently. As the manager of the Centre, Florian von Bothmer explains, “the Goethe Welcome Centre is the university’s response to the growing role of internationalised research and teaching. It is our aim to help the university’s international guests settle down in Frankfurt as smoothly as possible by supporting them in organising their day-to-day lives.”