Carl Duisberg Centren

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  • Training provider


Hansaring 49-51
50670 Köln

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Key competencies

Technical management & intercultural training, language courses, school programs, international consulting

    Corporate Profile

    Carl Duisberg Centren gemeinnützige GmbH is a leading service enterprise in the area of international training and qualification. Each year, we provide knowledge of foreign languages and intercultural competence, experience abroad and international expertise to several thousand people from all over the world. In addition, we also manage cross-border educational projects for the business community and public institutions.


    Carl Duisberg Centren consists of a network of affiliates all operating under the aegis of Carl Duisberg Centren gemeinnützige GmbH. Key affiliated companies include Carl Duisberg Centren Intertraining & Consult GmbH, Carl Duisberg Medien GmbH and Gesellschaft für soziale Entwicklung gemeinnützige GmbH.

    Carl Duisberg Centren is owned by the non-profit foundation "Carl-Duisberg-Stiftung für internationale Bildung und Zusammenarbeit".


    Businesses and private individuals, public-sector clients and international institutions value the high level of expertise and personal support they receive in language, intercultural and field-related training.


    Carl Duisberg Centren is headquartered in Cologne and is present in six other locations in Germany: in Berlin, Hanover, Munich, Saarbrücken, Radolfzell on Lake Constance and the Rhine-Main area.

    Own locations in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia and the Ukraine guarantee the international effectiveness of Carl Duisberg Centren in conjunction with numerous cooperating partners throughout the world.


    There are approx. 200 full-time employees on duty for Carl Duisberg Centren, both in Germany and abroad. The network also includes freelance trainers, together with experts in business, education and the sciences.

    Quality management

    Our high product standard ensures sustained educational success - not to mention our customers' satisfaction. To ensure this, we are subject to routine quality controls. Our Language Courses, Language Travel, and International School Programs departments are also certified under DIN EN ISO 9001.

    Web content available in:

    • English
    • German
    • Other languages

    Industry sectors

    • Aerospace engineering
    • Agriculture
    • Air conditioning technology
    • Automation technology
    • Automotive
    • Business management
    • Business process improvement
    • CAD/CAE Computer-aided design/Computer-aided engineering
    • CAM/CIM
    • Change management
    • CNC
    • Communication
    • Construction
    • Control engineering
    • Education/schooling
    • Electrical engineering/electronics
    • Energy supply industry
    • Engineering drawing
    • Foreign trade
    • Heating technology
    • Human resources management
    • Hydraulics
    • Intercultural communication
    • Languages
    • Leadership
    • Logistics
    • Maintenance/repair
    • Manufacturing engineering
    • Materials engineering/testing
    • Measurement/control engineering
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Mechatronics
    • Medical technology
    • Metal engineering
    • Metal-working industry
    • Occupational safety
    • Plastics
    • Pneumatics
    • Precision engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Production engineering
    • Project management
    • Quality management
    • Renewable energy
    • Safety/occupational engineering
    • Soft skills
    • Train-the-trainer
    • Welding technology

    Types of training offered

    • Advice/consulting services
    • Certification, training management
    • Company courses
    • Company trainings
    • Cross-cultural management
    • Cross-cultural training
    • Development cooperation
    • Development projects in the training field
    • Education/training in people-management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Evaluation and analysis
    • Executive courses
    • Face-to-face tutorials (general)
    • Face-to-face tutorials in foreign countries
    • Face-to-face tutorials in Germany
    • Human resources/organisation development
    • In-house courses
    • International business development
    • International cooperation with institutions in developing countries
    • Language and educational trips
    • Language courses (German as a foreign language)
    • Leadership development
    • Modular further training offers
    • Post-Vocational-Courses (in cooperation with German Chamber of Industry and Commerce)
    • Preparation for international management tasks
    • Quality management
    • Seminars on setting up a business
    • Student support
    • Study tours: Intercultural dialogue
    • Train-the-trainer
    • Training/project management
    • Vocational and non-vocational further training
    • Vocational training and further training, retraining

    Internationally known quality management system

    ISO 9001

    Services are already offered in

    • Australia
    • Belarus
    • Cameroon
    • Canada
    • China
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • France
    • Gabon
    • Germany
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Iran, Islamic Republic Of
    • Iraq
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Malaysia
    • Mexico
    • New Zealand
    • Philippines
    • Russian Federation
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Singapore
    • Spain
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • Uzbekistan
    • Venezuela
    • Viet Nam

    Services can be offered in the following languages

    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Indonesian
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Malay
    • Persian
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Turkish

    Internationally known certifications/memberships

    • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    • TFI (Test de Français International)
    • telc (The European Language Certificates)
    • TestDaf (Test of German as a Foreign Language; Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache)
    • General and Business Language Certification University of Cambridge

    Cooperation partners abroad

    • Public Service Department, Malaysia
    • Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia
    • Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
    • Ministry of Education, Malaysia
    • MARA, Malaysia
    • Telekom Malaysia Berhad
    • YES Yahaya Ibrahim Educational Services, Malaysia
    • KBU International Colleg Bandar Utama, Malaysia
    • Federal Commission, Russia
    • Ukrainian Initiative, Ukraine
    • Fundación Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho, Venezuela
    • Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico
    • T.V.T.O. Iran Technical and Vocational Training Organization, Iran
    • Direction Générale de Bourses et Stages, Gabon
    • Ministry of Trade and Industry, Egypt
    • CAIEP Chinese Association for International Exchange of Personnel, PR China
    • Chinese Academy of Sciences, PR China
    • The National Bureau of Corruption Prevention, PR China
    • State Intellectual Property Office, PR China
    • SASAC State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, PR China
    • Ministry of Science & Technology, PR China
    • Ministry of Environmental Protection, PR China
    • Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, PR China

    Branch offices abroad

    • Beijing / PR China
    • Jakarta / Indonesia
    • Kiev / Ukraine
    • Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia
    • Moscow / Russia
    • Istanbul/Turkey

    Target groups



    • International Organisations
    • Governmental agencies
    • Private companies



    • Students
    • Executives