Company History


1962 

Carl Duisberg Centren is founded initially as the Carl Duisberg-Wohnheim Gesellschaft mbH on 26 January. The non-profit organization is commissioned to build, promote and maintain dormitories for foreign recipients of scholarships provided by the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e.V. (CDG). 

1962/1963

Carl Duisberg Training Centers open in Dortmund, Munich and Saarbrucken.

1965

The company is renamed Carl Duisberg Centren gemeinnützige GmbH and launches a new service product: German Courses for CDG scholarship recipients.

1973

Carl Duisberg Förderkreis e.V. becomes the majority shareholder of Carl Duisberg Centren gemeinnützige GmbH.

1974

Carl Duisberg Centren expands its German Courses product range, making courses available not only within the CDG but also to participants from intermediary organizations, German corporations and foreign agencies.

1975

Commissioned by a major Venezuelan scholarship fund, Carl Duisberg Centren offers its first long-term university programs with several hundred scholarship recipients.

1976

Carl Duisberg Centren takes over the former GEPRA (Gesellschaft für praktisches Auslandswissen) and sets up a language travel program. The company also launches an intercultural training seminar program for German business executives.

1977

Carl Duisberg Centren launches further education and training programs for participants from OPEC countries.

1979

Carl Duisberg Sprachendienst is established in Hanover, offering foreign language courses to German executives. 

1981

Carl Duisberg Centren opens a training center in Radolfzell on Lake Constance. In collaboration with partners in the German business sector and the German Federal Government, Carl Duisberg Centren launches professional training programs for Iran and China. The first foreign office in Jakarta, Indonesia, opens.

1987

Carl Duisberg Centren introduces the internationally recognized certificate “Business German” [Wirtschaftsdeutsch] in collaboration with the Goethe Institute and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce.

1988

Carl Duisberg Centren offers the first video-based German language learning program on the German market entitled "On the Job Language”. The Alfred Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation commissions Carl Duisberg Centren to carry out a long-term scholarship program for Iranian junior executives.

1992

Carl Duisberg Centren opens a branch office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1993

Carl Duisberg Centren Intertraining & Consult GmbH is established as a subsidiary of Carl Duisberg Centren gemeinnützige GmbH. Carl Duisberg Centren opens an office in Moscow.

1994

The Heinz Nixdorf Foundation commissions Carl Duisberg Centren to carry out a long-term business training program for young people in Russia.

1995

The Carl Duisberg Training Center Mannheim opens.

1998

Carl Duisberg Centren sets up International School Programs, offering High School programs abroad to German teens. The Carl Duisberg Training Center Berlin opens and the company sets up an office in Peking. Study Tours to Germany are launched on a larger scale for foreign specialists and executives (e.g. from China, Brazil, Vietnam and Russia).

2001

Carl Duisberg International School Programs extends its offerings to include Boarding School Programs.
The Open University sets up a study center at the Carl Duisberg Training Center in Cologne. 

2002

The newly established Carl Duisberg Foundation for international Education and Cooperation becomes the primary shareholder of Carl Duisberg Centren gemeinnützige GmbH.

2003

Study Abroad Programs are launched for students at American universities.

2005

Carl Duisberg Centren receives the MTP 4 commission as the lead organization of a consortium of nine European companies for a European Union-sponsored management training program for Russia, the Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan.

2007

The Carl Duisberg Training Center Beijing, China opens.

2008

The Carl Duisberg Training Center Frankfurt/Rhein-Main opens.

2012

Carl Duisberg Centren celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

2016

Carl Duisberg Centren relaunches its Corporate Training product portfolio and sets up a new Corporate Business division.

 

 

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