Good to know - Germany

Finding yourself in a new country can be difficult. The "Good to Know" information sessions would like to assist you in better understanding important aspects of the daily life in Germany.

Up-coming events

Pension rights for internationally mobile researchers

Who will pay my pension some day...?



As a scientist working at a university or research facility in Europe, you are part of a highly skilled and mobile workforce. Especially due to your mobility questions and uncertainties may arise when it comes to your social security and old-age provision.

undefinedFindyourPension will inform you about the German and European Pension Scheme, your pension rights and possibilities for refunds of contributions - undefineddetailed programme

17.10.2017 at 4:00 pm at Heinrich-Heine-Saal (Campus-Süd) - undefinedRegistration
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

Good to Know - German taxes


Depending on their source of income, international researchers living in Germany can be subject to German income tax. This information session will try to answer general questions important for most international researchers - like: Do I have to pay income taxes? Do I need to make an income tax declaration and when? Do I also have to pay taxes in my home country? In addition there will be enough time to answer your personal questions.

Lecturer: Markus Herfurtner (Tax Consultant)

15.11.2017 at 6:00 pm, Building 16.11. Sitzungssaal 1 - undefinedRegistration
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

Good to Know - The German Social Security System

Germany has a reputation for having one of the best social security systems in the world. The social security system is based on five pillars: Health insurance, Long-term care insurance, pension insurance, unemployment insurance and accident insurance. But, how does the system work? Which insurances are available for international researchers being employed or having a scholarship? What are the benefits of statutory health insurance? What to consider when seeing a doctor? What additional private insurances would be beneficial for international researchers? All these questions will be addressed in this information event and there will be enough time for answering your personal questions.

Lecturer: Sigrun Wegener-Feldbrügge (International Researcher Center) and Kristina Langer (Techniker Krankenkasse)

13.12.2017 at 6:00 pm, Building 16.11. Sitzungssaal 2 - undefinedRegistration
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required

Junior Scientist and
International Researcher Center (JUNO)

Tel.+49-211-81-13405

undefinedE-Mail

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: E-Mail sendenJunior Scientist and International Researcher Center