Carl Duisberg Centren

Who we are

Carl Duisberg Centren 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.

The company name goes back to the German industrialist and patron Carl Duisberg (1861-1935), who, even in the 1920s, made major contributions toward the international qualification of business executives and their junior staff. In this way, he created the basis for our commitment which has now already lasted many decades.


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, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia 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.

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