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Annual Report

Das Jahrbuch 2018/19 The Annual Report – bilingual and vividly illustrated – provides an overview of the worldwide activities of the Goethe-Institut. It gives insights into the focal points and projects of our work in the fields of language, culture and information about Germany. The focus this year is on “Strengthening Civil Society.” The annual accounts, infographics with the latest figures and the profiles of the 13 regions offer information about the work in our worldwide network.

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das goethe 1/2019

das goethe 1/2019

The seventh edition of das goethe is dedicated to the theme “Cultures of Equality.” With contributions by, among others, the philosopher Philipp Hübl on the moral of the machine, an essay by anthropologist Dina Makram-Ebeid on the feminism debates north and south of the Mediterranean, a report by Klaus Bardenhagen on queer Taiwan and an interview with the director of the Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore in La Paz, Elvira Espejo.

das goethe 2/2018 © Goethe-Institut

das goethe 2/2018

The sixth edition of das goethe is dedicated to the topic of freedom. It features contributions from, among others, Pulitzer Prize winner David K. Shipler, Angolan writer Ondjaki, and a critical survey of populism by the Polish journalists Jaroslaw Kuisz and Karolina Wigura.

das goethe 1/2018 © Goethe-Institut

das goethe 1/2018

The fifth edition of das goethe is dedicated to the topic of how people around the world learn languages and why computers still don’t translate well. With contributions by Alexander Görlach, Miriam Mannak, Kristina von Klot, Henrike Busch and Mari Peegel.​


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.


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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.


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.


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