Baden-Württemberg

coat of arms Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg is one of the most modern industrial locations in the world. Its economic strength and low unemployment levels contribute to its attractiveness. A variety of landscapes, such as Lake Constance and the Black Forest, contribute to the high quality of life in Baden-Württemberg.

Capital

Stuttgart

The three largest cities

Stuttgart (612,441 inhabitants)
Karlsruhe (300,051 inhabitants)
Mannheim (299,844 inhabitants)

Area

35,751.34 km²

Population

10,879,618 inhabitants

Average age

43,3 years

Birth rate

1,46 children per woman

Number of foreign nationals

1,411,877 people

The five largest countries of origin are:

  • Turkey
  • Italy
  • Romania
  • Croatia
  • Poland
  • Greece

Important industries

  • Automotive engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Information and communications technology
  • Healthcare
  • Electrical engineering
  • Metal industry
  • Chemicals and pharmaceuticals

                Regional characteristics

                • above-average economic growth
                • Significant research location in Germany
                • balanced labour market
                   

                Information on the state

                Baden-Wuerttemberg.de
                Official website offering information on Baden-Württemberg (German, English, French)
                www.baden-wuerttemberg.de/en/home/

                StudyGuide Baden-Württemberg
                Information on graduate and postgraduate courses and research in Baden-Württemberg (English)
                www.bw-studyguide.de

                bw Career
                Careers platform for science and research in Baden-Württemberg, listing vacancies at universities and research institutions and other potential employers for academics (German, English)
                www.bw-career.com 

                Information for immigrants

                Points-Based Model Project for Foreign Skilled Workers – PuMa
                Immigration opportunity for professionals with vocational qualifications (German, English)
                regional-skilled-workers-initiative.de/en/

                bw-jobs.de - Professionals for Baden-Württemberg

                Information on living and working in Baden-Württemberg for international professionals (German, English, Spanish, French, Turkish)
                www.bw-jobs.de/en/home.html

                Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing
                Information on world of work, vocational training, efforts to secure skilled labour (German)
                www.wm.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/arbeit

                Recognition authorities and advisory centres
                List of points of initial contact for having your foreign professional qualifications recognised (German, English)
                www.netzwerk-iq-bw.de/en/recognition-counselling-2.html

                Welcome Centers

                Overview of the Welcome Center for international qualified professionals (German)
                wm.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/arbeit/allianz-fuer-fachkraefte/karte-welcome-center/

                Welcome Center Sozialwirtschaft Baden-Württemberg
                Service centre for international professionals (German)
                welcome-center-sozialwirtschaft-bw.de/wp-content/themes/diakonie-wcs/images/WCS_Englisch.pdf

                Welcome Center Rhein-Neckar
                Service centre for international professionals (German)
                www.welcomecenter-rn.de/en/

                Welcome Center Heilbronn-Franken
                Service centre for international professionals (inter alia German, English, Spanish, French)
                www.welcomecenter-hnf.com/de/new/home.html

                Welcome Center TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe
                Service centre for international professionals (German, English)
                welcome.technologieregion-karlsruhe.de/en/

                Welcome Center Region Stuttgart
                Service centre for international professionals (German, English)
                welcome.region-stuttgart.de/en.html 

                Welcome Center Nordschwarzwald
                Service centre for international professionals (German, English)
                www.nordschwarzwald.ihk24.de/english

                Welcome Center Freiburg – Südlicher Oberrhein
                Service centre for international professionals (German, English, Spanish)
                www.welcomecenter-freiburg-oberrhein.de/en 

                Welcome Center Gewinnerregion Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg
                Service centre for international professionals (German, English)
                wirtschaftsfoerderung-sbh.de/en/welcomecenter/

                Welcome Center Ulm/Oberschwaben
                Service centre for international professionals (German, English, Spanish)
                www.ulm.ihk24.de/aus_und_weiterbildung/Welcome_Center/englisch/Welcome-Center-Einseiter3/3469370

                Welcome Center Bodensee – Oberschwaben
                Service centre for international professionals (German, English)
                welcomecenter-bo.de/home_gb.html