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Specialists from abroad


People from all over the world are drawn to Berlin to live, study and work: Specialists from abroad for your international business.

Almost2 million residentsspeak at least two languages.People from about170 nationslive and work in Berlin.Nowhere else in Germany are there somany people withexperience in the newmarkets,people who speak English and Russianalike.Employees in Berlinabout 1.16 million residentsspeak English200,000 residentsspeak French110,000 residentsspeak Russian60,000 residentsspeak PolishOne quarter of all employees inBerlin speak at least threelanguages.More than20 % of the studentsat Berlin's universitiescome from abroad,dmostly from Turkey, China, Russiaand the USA.

Berlin is one of the world’s most popular university cities for foreign students and researchers. More than 39,000 foreign students are matriculated for the winter semester 2018/19. This is more than 20 percent of all students in Berlin. Most foreign students hail from Turkey, China, Poland, Russia, France, the USA and Italy.

The environment fosters an international network that is profitable for Berlin’s business community:  four universities – two of which were selected as “universities of excellence”, as well as many renowned higher education institutions and research facilities. This large pool of excellently trained, multi-lingual specialists is readily available, and will also secure international contacts.

Why Berlin?

„Given the long-term growth opportunity in the customer contact management industry, the expansion into Berlin builds on our strategic blueprint. With a deep and highly educated and multilingual pool of labor, a competitive wage structure, an excellent infrastructure, Berlin offers the best conditions for a continuous growth and is expected to serve SYKES´multinational clients looking to further diversify their service delivery strategy.“

Kurt Sölter
Kurt SölterDirector Area Operations, Sykes Enterprises Berlin GmbH Co. KG

Berlin caters to the individual interests and needs of foreign employers, employees and their families. Many multilingual or foreign schools offer bilingual or foreign language classes. International institutes promote intercultural exchange and offer support in the process of moving to and becoming settled in Berlin.

The Business Immigration Service (BIS) is on hand to promptly and effectively answer questions about residence permits. It is available for companies, managers, specialists and their families.

Our service for investors: Business Immigration Service (BIS)

The Business Immigration Service allows investors, companies and qualified employees an easy start in Berlin. We support both the initial applications for entrance and stay, including work permits and also the renewal of residence permits.

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