Cultural relations and education policy

Cultural relations and education policy is not just a matter of "the good, the beautiful, the true"; it is an integral...


The German language remains in high demand!

Promoting the German language is a major instrument in cultural relations and education policy. Minister of... more

German schools abroad

German schools abroad – where children from different cultures can meet and engage in dialogue 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

500th anniversary of the Reformation

Looking towards this anniversary in 2017, the launch of the Luther Decade was celebrated in 2008. The... more

Preservation of cultural heritage

The Federal Foreign Office supports the preservation of cultural heritage in developing countries and... more

Cultural Programme Work

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


UNESCO was founded in 1945 with the aim to build peace in the world through knowledge, social progress, exchange and mutual understanding among peoples. more

Seeing the world with “kulturweit” (Bridging Cultures)

With its new “kulturweit” volunteer programme the Federal Foreign Office seeks to foster young people’s intercultural skills and encourage a world-minded outlook. more

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