New International Professors

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Cathrin Urbanke

Koordinatorin Welcome Center


+49 241 80 95264



Working closely with the Welcome Center for International Researchers we supervise newly appointed professors, coming to us from abroad, helping them individually while orienting themselves in Germany.



Before your arrival we answer your questions about issues such as appointment formalities, residence permit, and visa. Furthermore, we offer advice concerning language skills and training opportunities. After your arrival, there are several formalities to complete, such as registering your residence and opening a checking account. Also, you might want to know about tax and social security contributions in Germany was well as mandatory and optional insurance options. We offer advice on these topics in a personal conversation.

Home & Living

If you are interested in topics such as networking with other RWTH researchers or or culture and leisure activities in the Aachen region, please do not hesitate to contact us! Furthermore, we can refer you to other on-campus resources.

Accommodation in Aachen

Are you looking for a new home? We have compiled useful information on the topic of accomodation, including information on the purchase of houses or flats as well as on renting accommodation. Furthermore, there is a renting glossary explaining rental terminology and providing useul tips on renting accommodation in Germany.