IO News & Activities

IO News

If you are faced with a medical emergency, you may want to refer to the following website provided by the City of Cologne. It lists emergency pediatric service, eye care, dental services among others (in English).

Careful planning prior to leaving Germany is just as important as planning for pre-arrival. Before you return to your homeland you should address the items mentioned on the IO pre-departure list. We advise that you send out the notification letters, in some cases, at least 3 months prior to departure. Please go to the IO page Newcomers Guide for the complete "pre-departure" list.

Our Partner Institutes

The University of Cologne has published its first Guest Scholar Newsletter online. You can go to the following website to find news, articles and activities in English. The MPI students and scientists are welcome to take part in some of the activities sponsored by the university. Please contact the IO for more details.




Are you interested in selling your old bike? Do you need a used shelf for your books? Where can you find the best coffee and cake in town?
You can share your information on the e-bulletin. Here you can post "Items for Sale", "Seeking Info" or give "Referrals/ Recommendations".
Send your ads before Tuesday at noon each week to: international-office(at)