The International Office of the IPU Berlin

Service for students, visiting scientists and other university staff from Germany and abroad

The International Office (IO) is responsible for the international university relations and affairs of the IPU Berlin. Since its founding in 2012, it has been tasked with planning, compiling and coordinating all international activities at the IPU Berlin in consultation with the university management and the International Commission. It is the central contact point for students planning a stay abroad, as well as for students and visiting scientists from abroad intending to stay at the IPU Berlin for studies or scientific research.

We provide advice to

  • IPU Berlin students who wish to go abroad for study exchanges or internships,
  • The academic staff of IPU Berlin on research and teaching options abroad,
  • Students and researchers from our partner universities who wish to come for study, internship or research stays at IPU Berlin.

We support

  • foreign guests at the IPU Berlin within the framework of ERASMUS+, students from abroad attending IPU, research and teaching visits.

We network

  • the IPU Berlin with German and foreign knowledge-transfer institutions (e.g. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Executive Agency of the European Commission in Brussels (EACEA), German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), German Research Foundation (DFG).

We develop

  • international university partnerships,
  • international study options.

We coordinate and accompany

  • international mobility networks.

We participate

  • in the organization of summer schools, international symposia and seminars.

International Profile

Internationalization Strategy & European Policy Statement

Partner Universities

Research cooperation

Partner organizations

Offers for


Researchers & Teaching Staff

University Staff

Refugees & at-risk Academics


The Welcome Center of IPU Berlin is the central contact point for international students and researchers at IPU. It offers advice and practical support and is available to answer any questions you may have about studying, researching and living in Berlin. In addition, the Welcome Center offers consultation hours by appointment and interesting events for all expats at the IPU.

General Inquiries
International Office
IPU Berlin
Stromstr. 1, 10555 Berlin
Email: international(at)

Head of International Office
Carmen Scher
Stromstr. 3b - room 0.01
Tel.: +49 30 300 117-722
Email: carmen.scher(at)

Office hours: by appointment

Erasmus+ Coordinator
Outgoing-Students/ mobilities of academic staff
Yuliya Salauyova
Stromstr. 3b - room 0.02
Tel.: +49 30 300 117-723
Email: yuliya.salauyova(at)

Office hours: by appointment


Erasmus+ Outgoings
Mauricio Cordovez
Stromstr. 3b - Raum 0.03
Tel.: +49 30 300 117-731
E-Mail: mauricio.cordovez(at)


Office Hours: Tues. 14:00-15:00 and by appointment


Welcome Center

Lisa Birkenhagen
Stromstr. 3b - Raum 0.03
Tel.: +49 30 300 117-731
E-Mail: lisa.birkenhagen(at)


Office hours: Mondays 11am-12pm and by appointment