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Vision and Strategy 2026

Coverbild von Vision und Strategie 2026 © © Goethe-Institut Vision und Strategie 2026 © Goethe-Institut
In order to shape the way we live together positively, both today and in the future, we have to rise to these challenges. The Goethe-Institut, which is active and well networked worldwide, can and wants to play its part here with its spheres of activity and working methods. Towards diversity, common understanding and trust. Our “Vision and Strategy 2026” reveals how the Goethe-Institut aims to achieve this in the next few years.

Annual Report

Studies on the subject of culture

Front page: Culture in an Age of Uncertainty report © Goethe-Institut

Culture in an Age of Uncertainty

What value do cultural relations have? Can they help strengthen societies in transition? A new study with the British Council on the impact of cultural relations in transitional societies addressed these issues.


Culture works © Goethe-Institut

Culture Works

Can and should the effects of art and culture be evaluated? The Goethe-Institut has been investigating this question for several years under academic guidance. The result is this brochure.

Studies on the subject of language

Learning German for a life in Germany Goethe-Institut

Learning German for a life in Germany

What role does knowledge of German play in the professional and social integration of foreign skilled workers? Is there a positive correlation between learning German and successful entry into the labour market? To answer these questions, the Goethe-Institut commissioned a brief analysis to evaluate scientific findings involving experts from the fields of language acquisition, integration and labour market policy.

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Understanding skilled workers mobility

What drives people who can imagine living and working in Germany? What motivates skilled workers to migrate to Germany - and what keeps them from doing so? What support do they need? To answer these questions, the Goethe-Institut together with the market research institute GfK conducted a survey of over 3,000 professionals in five countries.

Outreach that starts in the home country © Goethe-Institut

Outreach that starts in the home country

Immigration of skilled workers: Not only is the need for pre-integration presently greater than ever before, but also its benefits for later integration in Germany. A new study by the Goethe-Institut analyses pre-integration programmes for immigrant workers and provides specific recommendations for action.

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Deutsch lernen für das Studium

How do foreign students acquire the necessary language skills for their studies in Germany? This question is the focus of a study by the Goethe-Institut and CHE Consult. Recommendations can be derived from its results about how the increasing interest in German can be further strengthened.


Survey German as a Foreign Language 2020 Publisher: German Federal Foreign Office

German as a Foreign Language Worldwide. Survey 2020

The Interest in the German language continues unabated: As the survey "German as a Foreign Language Worldwide" shows, more than 15.4 million people worldwide are learning German.

Reports and interviews


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