Tasks and Targets

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.

We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Our cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.

With our network of Goethe-Instituts, Goethe Centres, cultural societies, reading rooms and exam and language learning centres, we have been the first point of contact for many with Germany for almost seventy years. Our long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals in over ninety countries create enduring trust in Germany. We are partners for all who actively engage with Germany and its culture, working independently and without political ties.

The Goethe-Institut Nigeria

The Goethe-Institut Nigeria, the German Cultural Centre in Lagos organises and supports a broad spectrum of cultural activities that present the German culture in Nigeria and promote international cultural exchange through projects in cooperation with Nigerian partners. More than 800 candidates attend the intensive German course every year and take part in one of the widely recognised examinations of the Goethe-Institut. The Goethe-Institut Nigeria offers workshops and teacher training seminars for teachers of German as a foreign language in Nigerian universities and schools.

The library of the Goethe-Institut Nigeria serves as a resource centre for getting information on the cultural, social and political life in Germany. For those interested in contemporary Germany, teaching and studying German as a foreign language, we offer an extensive collection of books and audio-visual materials.