Culture and Education

Bilateral cultural relations

Get informed about the rich dialogue with German culture, represented by a host of cultural institutions like the Goethe Institute, the German Embassy School, the German Academic Exchange Service as well as the German Archaeological Institute

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Joja Wendt in Addis Ababa

Famous German pianist Joja Wendt performed at the Yared School of Music on 21st June.

DAAD-Scholarships for Ethiopian students

On 23.05.2017 40 Ethiopian students were presented with the official scholarship documents of the German Academic Exchange Service

Town Twinning of Leipzig and Addis Ababa

Visit of the Lord Mayor of the city of Leipzig to its sister-city of Addis Ababa

Berlin Halbmarathon

Well run

To make it to the Olympic Games one day – that is the dream of Ethiopian running talents Betelehem and Gadisa. And in Berlin they got one step closer to making their dream reality by winning the half marathon in their age group.

Eröffnung Yeha Tempel

2700 year old Yeha Temple after successful restoration by the German Archaeological Institut re-opened

The Yeha Temple -situated in the small village Yeha in Tigray region and built in the 7th century BC was re-opened for the public on 15 March 2017 after a successful restoration through German experts...

Congratulations to 66 football coaches!

The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF), in cooperation with the Ethio-German Football and in the presence of the Cultural Attaché of the Embassy, held a closing ceremony of a high level coaching cour...

„German Week“ in Mekelle

On March 6, 2017, Ambassador Joachim Schmidt attended the “German Week”-Celebrations in Mekelle. One highlight was the naming of “Witten Street” in Mekelle,which is located at the main entrance of the...

Liese Klahn-Albrecht und Thomas Stimmel life in Addis Ababa

German musicians Liese Klahn-Albrecht (piano) and Thomas Stimmel (bass) graced Addis Ababa on 18th and 20th October with two widely recognized concerts. In addition to their performance in the reside...

Recognition in Germany

Recognition in Germany

“Recognition in Germany” is the official online portal for the Federal Recognition Act. It provides migrants and foreign skilled workers with information on how and where they can submit an applicatio...

Brasilianisches Orchester spielt Gustav Mahler

German Music Information Center (MIZ)

Thanks to the extraordinary density and diversity of its musical life, Germany continues to be regarded as a 'land of music'. Not only does this reflect its rich musical legacy, it is also indicative of a living and vibrant music scene in which various genres, styles and a wide range of musical cultures can develop and unfold. With the present publication the German Music Information Centre (MIZ) is publishing selected facts and figures on Germany's musical life for an international readership. The topics range from music education to amateur music-making, and from the funding and professional practice of music to the music industry and the media.

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The portal for international qualified professionals

Make it in Germany is the official multilingual online portal for international qualified professionals. It helps them find out how to make a success of coming to Germany – from preparations in their home countries to arriving and getting settled in.

Criteria for project support

Eine Heilige Schrift des alten und neuen Testaments nach der deutschen Übersetzung Martin Luthers von 1861 liegt unter einer Glasvitrine auf der Wartburg in Eisenach.

Criteria for project support as part of the cultural preservation programme of the Federal Foreign Office.

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Encyclopaedia Aethiopica

The third volume of the Encyclopaedia Aethiopica edited by Professor Siegbert Uhlig of Hamburg University, has now been published by the German publishing house Harrassowitz Verlag.

293 authors from 28 countries have contributed to an outstanding document on "Orbis Aethiopicus" (Ethiopia, Eritrea and neighbouring countries Djibouti, Somalia and Sudan).

Containing more than 1240 pages and 881 entries, the third volume of the Encyclopaedia Aethiopica is part of the standard work of reference for scholars and students of Ethiopian studies as well as for readers having general interest in the subject. The work covers various fields e.g. humanity, social sciences, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, the arts, geography, history, literature and religion. The period covered spans from prehistoric times up to the end of Emperor Haile Selassie's era in 1974.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. To this end, it grants more than 700 research fellowships and research awards annually. These allow researchers from all over the world to come to Germany to work on a research project they have chosen themselves together with a host and collaborative partner. One of the Foundation’s programmes, the Georg Forster Research Fellowship, especially targets postdoctoral and experienced researchers from emerging and developing countries who work on a research question with relevance to development. The foundation’s network embraces over 28,000 scientists and scholars from all disciplines in more than 140 countries worldwide - including 54 Nobel Prize winners.