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

The body and its age. Our cover shows Wen Hui, the winner of the Goethe Medal 2021 from China, performing her piece “I Am 60.” The research for her project focused on feminist cohesion: she interviewed young women about their struggle for self-assertion in contemporary Chinese society, and wondered what remains of the Chinese feminist pioneers of the 1930s in the present.

© Maik Schuck © Maik Schuck

Living in a Quantum State

The Future of Digitalisation: Quantum and Neuromorphic Computing

What exactly is quantum computing and how will it impact our everyday lives? The project “Living in a Quantum State” will explore the role of civil society in regulating emerging technologies and examine how the arts may help us to communicate and understand these major scientific advances.

Are supercomputers a solution for more computing power? Currently the fastest supercomputer in Europe, JUWELS, at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Photo (detail): © Forschungszentrum Jülich / Sascha Kreklau

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

Drawing up a map of dreams

The project "MuseumFutures Africa" was dedicated to research and change in the African museum landscape.

Members of the study group of the Musée national de Guinée on an environmental tour around the national museum in Conakry. © Aboubacar Sidiki Kourouma

Young Art from Eastern Ukraine

The young artists' collective Gareleya Neotodryosh ("a gallery that cannot be torn down") from the Donbas is receiving support through a Germany-wide exhibition in public space, which will provide new perspectives on Ukrainian art. An art project, that is to be understood as cultural resistance and a sign of international solidarity.

The young artists' collective Gareleya Neotodryosh ("a gallery that cannot be demolished") from the Donbas is receiving support through a Germany-wide exhibition in public space. © Leander Mundus

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


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