The Heilbronn-Franken economic region in Baden-Württemberg is among Germany's fastest growing regions. It is a hotbed especially for the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors. Skilled specialists are in high demand with the companies here. The region's economic development agency, Wirtschaftsregion Heilbronn-Franken GmbH, is a partner of the Goethe-Institut Schwäbisch Hall for our "German plus Internship" and our "German plus Company Contacts" programs.
Packaging Valley is an association of some 40 companies in the packaging machinery industry. Nowhere else in the world can a comparable concentration of expertise in this field be found. Some of the companies are world market leaders, and others are well on the way to gaining that status. The members have a combined workforce of 7,000 employees. Packaging Valley is a partner of the Goethe-Institut Schwäbisch Hall for our "German plus Internship" and our "German plus Company Contacts" programs.
Hochschule Heilbronn (Heilbronn University) has nearly 6,400 students and is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in the state of Baden-Württemberg. At its three campuses in Heilbronn, Künzelsau and Schwäbisch Hall it offers bachelor and master's programs with an international emphasis in seven different faculties in the areas of technology, business and computer science. The Schwäbisch Hall campus offers courses in management and sales.
During their stay, course participants at the Goethe-Institut Schwäbisch Hall can attend lectures and seminars at the university free of charge as guests.
Ansbach University is a modern university for applied sciences.
For foreign students planning to attend Ansbach University, Goethe-Institut Schwäbisch Hall offers courses to develop the German skills needed to meet admission requirements.
Diakonie-Klinikum Schwäbisch Hall GmbH is a central social services facility and teaching hospital for the University of Heidelberg with 492 beds in 20 clinics and 1,300 employees. Every year it provides inpatient treatment for approx. 20,000 patients and also treats 30,000 outpatients.
Doctors and nursing staff who have completed a German course (minimum level: B2) at the Goethe-Institut Schwäbisch Hall have the opportunity for an up to four-week stay as a visiting physician/nurse.
The Schwäbisch Hall Farmers Cooperative is made up of farms from the Hohenlohe region that produce healthy foods while practicing stewardship for nature and animals and for the benefit of local consumers.
The cooperative offers internships to Goethe-Institut course participants either on one of its farms or at its administration offices.
The residents of Schwäbisch Hall want to make it easier for course participants at the Goethe-Institut to get to know Germany and get into contact with Germans. They accompany the students on excursions and bicycle tours, arrange afternoon coffee-and-cake sessions and set up encounters with people from our town.