Culture and Education

Bilateral cultural relations

Ethiopia has a unique culture and history, thousands of years old. It’s people are rightfully proud of this rich cultural heritage and much of the cultural life in Addis Ababa revolves around this exc...

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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Latest News

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...

Commencement Ceremony for Football Goalkeeper Seminar in Addis Ababa

Christoph Semmler, coach of the football goalkeepers of Germany’s first division club Borussia Möchengladbach, completed his second seminar for coaches of Ethiopian goalkeepers on Friday, 17 June 2016...

Donation of Footballs to German Church School

The German Church School in Addis Ababa is a non-profit school for physically challenged children and those from socially underprivileged families. The school with app. 400 students is one of the bigg...

”Euro 2016” in Addis Ababa - Under 15 Soccer Tournament

On the occasion of the Euro Championship in France (10 June – 10 July), the German Embassy Addis Ababa, in cooperation with the Ethiopian Football Federation, the EU Delegation and eight bilateral Emb...

Two concerts of Clueso and Max Herre with Samuel Yirga and Gash Abera Molla

On 27th and 28th of May 2016, two concerts of the well-known German musicians “Clueso” (singer-songwriter, rapper, jazz musician), “Max Herre” (singer-songwriter, rapper and former Freundeskreis) toge...

Handing over of DAAD Scholarships on 24 May in the Ambassador's residence

On May 24th 2016 Ambassador Schmidt invited outgoing and returning Ethiopian DAAD-scholars of the years 2015/6 to the residence to congratulate them on being selected as scholarship recipients. Almost...

6th of April 2016 - International Day of Sports for Development and Peace

A football tournament took place on 9 April in the Ethiopian National Stadium in Addis Ababa on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace. The event was organized by th...

U12 Girls Soccer Tournament of the German Embassy School

On 7 May 2016, following a long tradition, the U12 Girls Soccer Tournament of the German Embassy School took place. Cooperatively organized by Embassy School and the Embassy, the tournament attracted ...

Association of Ethiopians Educated in Germany turns 20!

Over 650 Ethiopian academics and professionals are members of the Association of Ethiopians Educated in Germany (AEEG), the largest German alumni association in Sub Saharan Africa. They all have one t...

Final ceremony of the latest cooperation project between the Ethiopian Football Federation and the Ethio / German Football Project

The German Embassy took part in the final ceremony of the latest cooperation project between the Ethiopian football Federation and the Ethio / German Football Project, funded by the International Spor...

Third „International Deans“ Course“ (DIES ) in Addis Abeba

On 8 February 2016 Ambassador Joachim Schmidt welcomed decans from eight African countries to the third "International Deans Course" (DIES ) in Addis Abeba. App. 40 deans met for the third time in the...

Equipment Assistance for Ethiopian Youth Football Teams

The German Embassy supports the Kebena Youth Football Team for Health and the Cartrex Health Team club’s endeavours by a donation of sports articles for both teams. The generous donations were made po...

Workshop on career perspectives for students of the German language in Ethiopia

German plays an increasingly important role on the African continent. This is on the one hand due to the increasing interest of German companies in African markets, and on the other the fruit of the l...

First ever Humboldt Congress in Ethiopia

‘Connected through Excellence’ is the claim of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Foundation has been funding individual scientists, who excel in their field of study, since 1925 and is partly...

The portal for international qualified professionals www.make-it-in-germany.com

Make it in Germany

www.make-it-in-germany.com 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 26,000 scientists and scholars from all disciplines in more than 130 countries worldwide - including 51 Nobel Prize winners.