Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg (EABW) is headquartered in Tübingen, a traditional university town in central Baden-Württemberg. Founded in 1984 on the initiative of the state government of Baden-Württemberg, Export-Akademie had the goal of addressing the changes of the global market which are no less challenging today. Thus, the initial focus on providing extensive support to international companies entering the German market is still among our top priorities.


EABW has expanded its portfolio and is now offering services to the business community from Europe, Australia and the Americas. The diversified cooperation with the countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia as well as CIS countries has been on the rise over the last 15 years. Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg is one of the training centres for the Russian “Presidential programme on training managers”. As for the other countries mentioned above, EABW is active in the beginners’ and advanced vocational training programmes for civil servants, middle and senior managers. As always, knowledge exchange with the countries in question and lending support in entering new strategic markets are important components of our overall competence. Exploring the Chinese and Indian markets is currently well under way.


The activities of Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg cover the following major aspects:

  • supporting companies willing to enter the European markets or to increase their business activities there; in this area we offer seminars and trainings, market analysis to help our customers find their market niche and establish cooperation with European enterprises

  • arranging company visits to exchange experience and make business contacts, running round-table discussions with the management and employees controlling the production processes in German companies

  • running Benchmarking projects either in Germany or in the home country, which helps our customers find a new market niche, implement innovations, analyse business processes; we also support our clients taking part in the European project “Best Factory Awards”

  • Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg is an innovative company focused on promoting international business and foreign trade. One of our aims is to provide advanced vocational training programmes for employees and company managers who would like to start their business activities abroad. The success of our seminars is due to their elaborate design: they are a winning combination of theory and practice.


    The portfolio of Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg incorporates the following 7 service areas:

  • Institute of International Management is responsible for exchange programmes for young and experienced managerial staff from abroad;

  • Certified blended-learning course “International Marketing” provides vocational training to specialists with a graduate degree and experts in foreign economic activity. Undergraduates have an opportunity to study for a certificate “Consultant on Foreign Trade” which is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree. The student is then entitled to participate in the extramural, blended-learning MBA programme at one of the Swiss higher educational institutions;

  • Course in Foreign Trade: this course is designed for specialists whose degree was accepted in Germany and who have gained relevant work experience in economics or engineering in their home country. Thus, such specialists can get practice-based, market-oriented training

  • SEFEX-Seminars and ZIM-Modules: seminars on export economics

  • Individual consulting for those who want to enter the Eastern European and other strategic markets;

  • Leadership Programmes: training programmes for senior managers with a focus on cooperation with German and European partners

  • Engineering and consulting services, technology and knowledge transfer to production processes


In order to realise its goals and guarantee the highest quality of its services, Export-Akademie Baden-Württemberg employs experts, both production workers and senior managers, from the best practice German enterprises.


Our international partnerships help us adapt and specify all our study programmes depending on the international and local aspects. Thus, our programmes are customised and always in demand.


EABW has a fully fledged practical orientation, which is an important success factor for all our students and course participants.


Our key partners are higher educational institutions, chambers of commerce and industry, SMEs support funds, state and municipal agencies for business and cooperation development, private companies for vocational training and further education of MICE-experts (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions/Events), economic unions and other foundations.