Oliver Brandt, director | © Goethe-Institut Hanoi
As the sixth Director at the Goethe-Institut Hanoi, I invite you to discover the milestones of our history and get to know the personalities who have shaped our work in German-Vietnamese dialogue.
My predecessor, director Wilfried Eckstein, presented me with this website as a gift upon my arrival. I am now pleased to be able to share this gift full of surprising, courageous, and inspiring stories with you.
I cordially invite you to discover the history of our anniversary website through events, themes, artistic genres, and interviews with our staff. A common thread running through all the reports is the cooperation with local and European partners on site, with whom we are constantly on the lookout for spaces for art and creativity and fill them with life.
I am delighted to celebrate the 25th anniversary with you, all friends and partners of the Goethe-Institut Hanoi. We are so strong because engaging with you gives us strength and encouragement. In this spirit, we look forward to the next 25 years of the Goethe-Institut Hanoi with confidence and vigour!
The Goethe-Institut promotes the exchange of information and knowledge. We co-create our dialogs with local experts, institutional partners in Vietnam, European cultural institutes, and embassies. When we hold events, our ambition is neither vain self-promotion of the nation of Germany, nor is it a postcolonial attempt to occupy certain topics. What we seek is to promote intellectual exchange and search for common ground and understanding.