Education at the Goethe-Institut

To create access to education is one of the central purposes of the Goethe-Institut. As a leading provider of German courses and programmes for German teachers, we also offer training and advanced training for the following target groups:

  • artists
  • actors in the areas of media and information & libraries
  • actors in the creative industry
  • EU officials and municipalities
  • employees of German and international business enterprises
  • cultural managers
  • children and young people
In addition to modularly structured and certified training programmes, the Goethe-Institut works with informal formats, including master classes for artists, network meetings for activists and workshops for various cultural professions.

Projects of cultural education worldwide

MOOC Managing the arts

MOOC Managing the arts Foto: Loredana LaRocca
In 2015 and 2016, the Goethe-Institut and Leuphana Digital School offered two Massive Open Online Courses for everyone working in the cultural sector: the MOOC Managing the Arts, a 14-week open online course that featured peer learning, academic mentoring, video case studies and state-of-the-art video lectures. 24.000 people from more than 170 countries partipated in the course. The MOOC’s 92 video lectures can be viewed at