This week, the “Make it in Germany” website registered its 15 millionth visitor.

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Brigitte Zypries said: “Germany is catching up in the global competition to recruit the best brains and talents. An analysis of those visiting our website shows that, in less than six years, more than 15 million people from 200 countries have used the site to find out about living and working in Germany. At a time when we are experiencing a skills shortage, we can make good use of it to promote our innovative market and attract qualified professionals from abroad.”

“Make it in Germany”, which is operated on behalf of the Economic Affairs Ministry, provides people interested in migrating to Germany with the information they need, from travel and visa arrangements to finding a job, everyday life in Germany and recognition of qualifications. Entrepreneurs and researchers can obtain specialised information about their career prospects in Germany. Also, the site provides information about the possibilities for vocational training and higher education in Germany. Almost 90% of hits come from abroad, mainly from the United States, India, Viet Nam, Russia and Mexico.

More than 10,000 followers receive the daily tweets at @MakeitinGermany. An app provides information about new vacancies. It is also possible to find out from wherever you are in the world about living and working in Germany in German, English, French and Spanish via newsletter, YouTube, chats, email, individual phone calls and Q&A sessions.