Sprache. Kultur. Deutschland.

We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.

A picture of better times: the Cultural Forum in Sumy in November 2021 in northeastern Ukraine. Since 2014, the Goethe-Institut Ukraine and its partners have been organizing projects that promote the development of culture in rural areas and small towns. Civil society exchange remains more important than ever.

© Natalia Karmazina © Natalia Karmazina


Feminisms worldwide

Goethe-Instituts around the world have long been exploring feminist topics and issues with their local partners. You can find a selection of projects here.

Jeem © Jeem

German language digital

The coronavirus made conventional language work practically impossible. It was time to take new pathways.

Eine Frau und ein Mann zeichnen Roboter an eine Tafel. © Colourbox.com

What we learn from the pandemic

For two years now the whole world has been preoccupied with a virus. We have experienced the global, if somewhat staggered, nature of the pandemic in multiple phased waves. And already early in the beginning of the global crisis a question emerged: What can we learn from this catastrophe? In five thematic modules, the project “Lockdown Lessons” searches for answers on a global scale.

Key Visual: Lockdown Lessons Photo (detail): © John Simitopoulos

We encourage culture

We build bridges between culture, education and science and rely on the power of art, which poses questions and opens up new modes of access.

International Relief Fund

The International Relief Fund supports cultural organisations abroad in dealing with the effects of the pandemic.

Let the spark fly and hold on to it. Outreach Foundation Johannesburg Photo (detail): © Earl Abrahams

Residence Programs

Worldwide, we enable cultural professionals to realize their work and to deal with new people and cultures.

Residence programs Author: San Jose, 27 November 2006, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1483026, Änderungen vorgenommen


The Goethe-Institut is represented by 158 institutes in 98 countries around the world. In 1952 the first Goethe-Institut opened in Athens.

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Karriere © Goethe-Institut


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