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Johannes Ebert: Biografie

Johannes Ebert. Foto: Loredana La Rocca
Johannes Ebert. Foto: Loredana La Rocca
Born in Ulm in 1963
three children

Education and professional career:

  • 1982 – 1988 Student of Islamic studies (Arabic, Persian, Turkish) and Political Science in Freiburg im Breisgau
  • 1984 – 1985 Year’s scholarship from the DAAD in Damascus to study the Arabic language
  • 1990 – 1991 Editorial traineeship at the newspaper Heilbronner Stimme
  • 1991 – 1993 Trained as a Goethe-Institut instructor in Munich, Prien, Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire)
  • 1993 – 1994 Goethe-Institut instructor (teacher of German as a foreign language) at the Goethe-Institut Prien
  • 1994 – 1995 Language course consultant at the Goethe-Institut Riga (Latvia)
  • 1995 – 1997 Deputy head of the Public Relations division at the Munich head office of the Goethe-Institut
  • 1997 – 2002 Director of the Goethe-Institut Kiev (Ukraine)
  • 2002 – 2007 Director of the Goethe-Institut Cairo/Alexandria (Egypt) and Goethe-Institut Regional Director Middle East/North Africa
  • 2007 – 2012 Director of the Goethe-Institut Moscow (Russia) and Goethe-Institut Regional Director Eastern Europe/Central Asia
  • Since 1 March 2012 Secretary-General of the Goethe-Institut


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