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Communicating with the world.  
For diversity, understanding and trust.  

15 Fenster zeigen jeweils das Portrait eines Kindes aus der Serie "Das Land der Kinder" von Helen Bozhko. Die beleuchteten Fotos waren in der Nacht von weitem gut erkennbar.

Photo (detail): Helen Bozhko © Goethe-Institut im Exil Photo (detail): Helen Bozhko © Goethe-Institut im Exil


Goethe-Instituts are active in 98 countries.


of the institutes are in Germany.


the first Goethe-Institut opened in Athens.


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A policy of quiet sounds

The Goethe-Institut in times of global crises. A contribution by Carola Lentz, President of the Goethe-Institut, in the journal Politik & Kultur 11/2022.

Carola Lentz © Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca

“We need to create networks that last even when it comes to short-term crises.”

Secretary General Johannes Ebert about the challenges facing cultural relations and education policy in the coming year.

Annual press conference 2021 preview image (Mr Ebert) © Goethe-Institut

Goethe-Institut in Exile

A plunge into cold water

According to a forecast by the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Germany is dependent on an influx of 700,000 skilled workers every year. In this context, the Goethe-Institut prioritises pre-integration activities that cross national boundaries.

Students from Vietnam studying together. © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Goethe-Institut im Exil

In countries where the Goethe-Institut and other international cultural institutions have had to close their locations due to wars or censorship, many artists and intellectuals have lost spaces for dissent, dialogue and intercultural exchange. Goethe-Institut in Exile is a meeting place, shelter and stage for cultural professionals who can no longer work in their home country because of war or censorship.

Key Visual Goethe-Institut im Exil © Goethe-Institut

Kultursymposium Weimar

The Kultursymposium is returning to Weimar under the title »A Matter of Trust«! From 10th to 12th of May, the Goethe-Institut will be bringing together exciting personalities from across the globe to exchange ideas about the multifaceted topic of trust in debates, presentations, workshops and artistic works over the course of three days.


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

World Map with locations of Goethe-Institut


We will show you what we stand for as an employer and as a globally active cultural institute and what we offer you. Get to know us! We are the Goethe-Institut.

Karriere © Goethe-Institut

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