Liaison Office for Integrated Traineeships (KOOR/BEST)

The coordination office for the practical semesters (KOOR) is a state-wide institution for several Universities of Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg. KOOR is located at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and is subject to the principal.

Our functions:
The Ministry of Sciences, Research and Arts conferred KOOR
- To clarify the key questions of the practical semesters
- To conclude a release from employment authorisation for foreign students
- To accomplish tasks for special programs such as the support for work placements within the EU-mobility scheme

To accomplish the European "Erasmus+ programme", the Erasmus consortium "Baden-Württemberg Partnership for the Exchange of Students, Graduates and Knowledge Transfer" (BEST) was added to KOOR.

KOOR/BEST conducts the Erasmus placement programme for 42 universities in Baden-Württemberg. Through this programme, students and graduates can be supported for doing practical semesters and work placements in Europe. In addition, KOOR/BEST advises the students and graduates who found a work placement on basic issues such as insurance, permit of residence and work permit.

KOOR/BEST supports foreign students who plan a stay in Germany in order to gain practical experiences with the exemption from the work permit at the ZAV.

Office Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9:00-12:00 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Center of Competence
Katja Ehlert
Sarah Fatemi
Lisa Heinz
Alexandra Hoppe
Soufiane Sidi-Yacoub
Saskia van Maurik
Individual consultation
Mon-Thu 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tue & Thu 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. by arrangement

F 302, F 303
Moltkestr. 30, 76133 Karlsruhe
Phone +49(0)721 925-2521, 2522, 2523, 2524, 2525, 2526
Fax +49(0)721 925-2520
Email koor-praxis-bwspam

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