Opportunity for spouses
Currently the MPI for Biology of Ageing has cooperation with the University of Cologne's dual career office (CFS). The dual career office offers many services to families and spouses of scientists and visiting scholars at the university and the MPI. In special cases the office provides assistance in locating appropriate jobs for spouses of MPI scientists provided that these positions are open and available.
Daycare and Schools
The IO keeps an updated list of all international and bi-lingual schools in the Cologne/ Bonn area. We also cooperate with several daycares throughout Cologne. Places are limited, so please contact the IO as soon as possible if you need a spot for your child.
PME Family Services in Cologne, our current service provider, offers broad-based support program for families. This includes finding appropriate childcare facilities, emergency care, relocation services and much more. Consultation is also available in English.
If you are looking for something to do, you don't need to look further. The NRW region offers abundance of leisure time activities for you and your family. This is just a sample:
- NRW Kids: links for child activities (german)
- Känguru online: city magazine for families in Cologne/Bonn (german)
- Fairs for children
- Things to do in Oberhausen (german)
- Discover NRW (german)
- 10 places of excursions (german)
- ksta.de: Adventure path (german)
Our office also keeps an extensive database of activities in Cologne and throughout the NRW region.