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

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.