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100 years of radio

Radio around the world

100 years ago, in October 1923, the very first German radio station went on air in Berlin. 
To mark the occasion, our magazine Zeitgeister invites you on a journey through the history of radio and tells personal stories of artists and authors from all over the world.

Pink Radio © Anmol Arora / Unsplash

Podcast: Zeitgeister On Air

Every Wednesday, our hosts Soraya Nelson and Dina Elsayed talk to international radio personalities in our new podcast ZEITGEISTER ON AIR in cooperation with "Common Ground Berlin".

Podcast-Header Zeitgeister On Air Visual: Tobias Schrank

Listening to the world

What is the impact of radio in South America, southern Asia and southern Africa? The project "Listening to the World - 100 Years of Radio" explores the historical connection between radio and globalisation.

Bauhaus.Listening.Workshop #2 in Sagada/Manila Goethe-Institut Philippines / Daryl Pangod

Advent Calendar of the Goethe-Institut

Just like every year, the Goethe-Institut proudly presents its digital Advent calendar: Join elf Karl and reindeer Matilda, in 24 little stories, as they train to become Christmas helpers. They take their first sleigh ride, bake Christmas biscuits, visit a Christmas market and make Christmas decorations – but there’s still lots to learn from Weihnachtsmann and Christkind! 

Reindeer Matilda, elf Karl, Weihnachtsmann and Christkind jump out of a present and are surrounded by other presents and Christmas baubles © Tobias Schrank, Goethe-Institut

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

Here to stay

The “Training Partnerships in Latin America” (APAL) programme prepares school students and alumni of PASCH schools in El Salvador and Mexico for a dual training course in Germany. Ámbar Navarro Becerra, currently training as a radiology assistant at the University Hospital Bonn, reports on her experiences.

Participants in the “Training Partnerships in Latin America” (APAL) programme after the B1 examination in October 2022 at the Goethe-Institut in Mexico City. Goethe-Institut / Irving Cabello Sierra

Increasing Demand

The Goethe-Institut has been involved in the area of training and advising skilled workers from abroad since 2007. In interview, Ulrike Drißner, Director of Language Work in Southeast Asia, and Regional Director Stefan Dreyer talk about limits to capacity and transparent recruitment processes.

The Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin (left) and Regional Director for Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Dr. Stefan Dreyer, after signing the memorandum of understanding in Jakarta. Goethe-Institut Indonesien / Ryan Rinaldy

Black Sea Lit

The literature project "Geschichten vom Schwarzen Meer - Black Sea Lit" reopens the dialogue with the Black Sea region. Until the end of 2024, the Goethe-Institut and curator Nino Haratischwili invite authors to overcome the powerlessness of speechlessness.

Key Visual Black Sea Lit Photo: © Kakhaber Emiridze


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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