Welcome to the website of the Welcome Center Ulm/Oberschwaben!

Since 2014, we have been supporting international professionals and students as well as regional companies with our diverse range of advisory services and events.

Qualified professionals can turn to us for all their questions about living and working in our multifaceted region. Regional companies benefit from our knowledge and experience in recruiting and integrating international professionals.

Feel free to contact us at any time with your questions and suggestions!


The Welcome Center

The Welcome Centre Ulm/Oberschwaben has been located at the self-governing organisation Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Ulm since 1 April 2014. The region of IHK (Chamber of Industry and Commerce) Ulm covers the Alb-Donau district, Biberach and the district of Ulm.

The central task of the Welcome Center is to support companies in finding and retaining skilled workers. Thus, the Welcome Center is one part of the IHK Ulm’s efforts in various spheres of activity to mitigate the progressive shortage of skilled professionals in the region. Since it was founded in 2014, the Welcome Center Ulm/Oberschwaben has cooperated closely with its project partners and regional networks such as the Fachkräftebündnis Ulm/Oberschwaben (Professionals Alliance) in the working group Internationale Fachkräfte (International Specialists), and with the employment agency and universities.

The Welcome Center Ulm/Oberschwaben is one of a total of 10 Welcome Centers in Baden-Württemberg, which are financed partly by the respective funding agencies and partly by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing.

Tasks of the Welcome Center

  • To advise small and medium-sized companies in the region on how to attract and retain professionals from abroad
  • To provide initial advice to international professionals and their families on working and living in our region
  • To offer guidance on dealing with authorities and institutions

Target groups for our work

  • Small and medium-sized companies in our region
  • International professionals and their families
  • Foreign students at the universities in our region

We are ambassadors for our region and act as guides for foreign professionals. We aim to raise awareness in our region and among our companies of the topics of international skilled staff and how to create a welcoming environment for them, and to support the region and companies in taking corresponding steps.

Best Practice examples

Under the slogan #welcometoyourjob, we publish video clips about success stories of international professionals who have found their feet in the region, both professionally and privately. The professionals talk about their experiences and how they came to the companies in Ulm. The Welcome Center Ulm/Oberschwaben accompanied and supported them.

Altin Shijaku from the Kosovo

Dhanya Thondukulam Kannan from India

Lifeng Geiger-Zhu from China

News and events

Rahel Mödinger
Head of Welcome Center Ulm/Oberschwaben

Tel. +49 731 . 173-304
Fax +49 731 . 173-5304

Ingrid Kirchner
Advisor Companies

Tel. 0731 . 173-133
Fax 0731 . 173-5133

Hanna Bareiß
Advisor international
skilled professionals and students

Tel. 0731 . 173-241
Fax 0731 . 173-5241

Katrin Hamm
Project Assistance

Tel. +49 731 . 173-207
Fax +49 731 . 173-5207

Brochure “Best Practice”
as PDF to download