Cultural relations and education policy

Cultural offerings from Germany build trust in our country throughout the world.



UNESCO has been fostering international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication since 1945. more

The German language remains in high demand!

Promoting the German language is a major instrument in cultural relations and education policy. Minister of State Böhmer has presented the latest figures on the number of people learning German around the world. more

German schools abroad

German schools abroad are a central element of the German cultural and education policy. German schools are places of intercultural dialog. They are therefore particularly suited to prepare pupils from various countries and cultural backgrounds for a shared future. more

Science, research and universities

Germany’s universities and research establishments are becoming increasingly international in outlook. more

Intercultural dialogue

The intercultural dialogue aims to promote understanding between the West and the Islamic world as well as... more

Protection and restitution of cultural property

Cultural heritage is often threatened in the form of illegal excavations, looting, theft or illegal export. more

Preservation of cultural heritage

With its programme the Foreign Minsitry supports the preservation cultural heritage abroad.

Cultural Programme Work

Icons like Thomas Mann or pop group “Mia” trigger interest in Germany across the world. more

500th anniversary of the Reformation

Looking towards this anniversary in 2017, the launch of the Luther Decade was celebrated in 2008. The Reformation is a crucial event in world history which has had an impact across all continents. more

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