KOPRA Chronology, Part 2

July 1998

KOPRA - Koordinationsstelle für Praktika e.V. is founded as a non-profit organization under German law. Founding members: Helmut Demes, Matthias Elvenkemper, Tim Goydke, Christiane Herder, Oliver Kohl, Michael Ladach, Prof. Dr. Werner Pascha, Stephan Wieland.


September 1998

Cooperation between Dokkyo University, fostered by Prof. Dr. Kakinuma, and KOPRA. Students at Dokkyo University organize an event to inform about internships in Japan and Germany.


November 1998

A Japanese leaflet explaining the work of KOPRA to Japanese companies is financed by Japanese-German Society Tokyo (JDG). It is available at DAAD Tokyo branch and at KOPRA Office as well as online.


February 1999

Nichidoku Fernostreisen GmbH becomes the first corporate member of KOPRA e.V.


August 1999

Relaunch of the KOPRA website.


December 2001

The German Ambassador in Japan, Mr. Henrik Schmiegelow, becomes patron of KOPRA.


May 2002

With the support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and DAAD, new KOPRA-pamphlets are printed in Japanese, German and in English.


December 2002

Major financial support is granted by Stiftung Mercator GmbH enabling KOPRA to extend its concept towards Korea, China und Taiwan as well as Germany (incoming).


KOPRA e.V.

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KOPRA in Figures

  • 678 offers online
  • 26610 registered profiles
  • 2105 registered companies

Companies registered at KOPRA


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