The Carl Duisberg Centren story
On January 26, 1962, what is today known as Carl Duisberg Centren was founded as the non-profit Carl Duisberg-Wohnheim Gesellschaft mbH and commissioned to build, promote and maintain dormitories for foreign recipients of scholarships provided by the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e.V. (CDG).
The Carl Duisberg Centren Dortmund, Munich and Saarbrücken are established.
The company is renamed Carl Duisberg Centren gemeinnützige GmbH. A new business field is the provision of German language instruction for recipients of CDG scholarships.
Carl Duisberg Förderkreis e.V. becomes majority shareholder in Carl Duisberg Centren gemeinnützige GmbH.
Carl Duisberg Centren expands its offerings of German courses, making them available not only within the CDG but also for participants from other mediator organizations, German firms and foreign clients.
Commissioned by a major Venezuelan scholarship fund, Carl Duisberg Centren offers its first series of a long-term university program with several hundred scholarship recipients.
Carl Duisberg Centren takes over the former GEPRA (Gesellschaft für praktisches Auslandswissen) and sets up a language travel program. At the same time, seminars are begun devoted to preparation for living abroad and intercultural training for German business executives.
Carl Duisberg Centren launches programs for education and continuing education for participants from OPEC countries.
Carl Duisberg Sprachendienst is established in Hanover, offering foreign language courses for German executives.
Carl Duisberg Centrum in Radolfzell on Lake Constance is opened. A cooperative arrangement with partners in the German business community and the German federal government begins for continuing education programs for Iran and China. The first foreign office of Carl Duisberg Centren is opened in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The diploma certifying command of business German [Wirtschaftsdeutsch] is introduced worldwide by Carl Duisberg Centren, the Goethe-Institut and DIHT.
In the Carl Duisberg Centren "Dialog Deutsch" teaching materials series, the work entitled "Sprache im Betrieb" (“Language on the Job”) is completed, making it the first entirely video-based work on the German market for the area of German as a foreign language. The foundation Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung commissions Carl Duisberg Centren to carry out a long-term scholarship program to support Iranian junior executives.
A Carl Duisberg Centren branch office is opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Carl Duisberg Centren Intertraining & Consult GmbH is established as a subsidiary of Carl Duisberg Centren gemeinnützige GmbH. The office in Moscow opens.
The foundation Heinz Nixdorf-Stiftung commissions Carl Duisberg Centren to carry out a long-term business training program for young people in Russia.
The Carl Duisberg Training Center opens in Mannheim.
The Carl Duisberg High School Year is created. The Carl Duisberg Training Center Berlin and the office in Peking open. Educational trips to Germany are launched on a larger scale for foreign specialists and executives from, e.g., China, Brazil, Vietnam and Russia.
The Carl Duisberg Boarding School Program is added to the programs offered.
The newly established foundation "Carl-Duisberg-Stiftung für internationale Bildung und Zusammenarbeit" takes over all of the shares of Carl Duisberg Centren gemeinnützige GmbH.
Study Abroad Programs begin for students at American colleges and universities.
MTP 4, a European Union-sponsored management training program for Russia, the Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, is awarded to Carl Duisberg Centren as the lead organization of a consortium of nine European companies.
The Open University opens a study center in Carl Duisberg Centren facilities in Cologne.
The Carl Duisberg Training Center Beijing in China is founded.
The Carl Duisberg Training Center Rhein-Main opens.
Carl Duisberg Turkey opens in Istanbul.
Carl Duisberg Centren celebrates its 50th Anniversary.