Foreign Cultural and Educational Policy: Third Pillar of German Foreign Policy
Foreign cultural and educational policy creates free and independent spaces for exchange and understanding, thus promoting access to culture and education worldwide. This is the basis for mutual trust and stable international relations - especially in difficult political times.
Partner organizations implement projects that fall within the strategic framework of the Federal Government's foreign cultural and educational policy. The Federal Government's most important partners include the German Academic Exchange Service, the Goethe-Institut, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) and the Central Office for Schools Abroad.
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The Alumniportal Deustchland decided to see for itself what exactly these partner organizations have to offer Germany Alumni. Germany-Alumna Amanda Henson asks questions of alumni relevant topics to representatives of German organizations at Open House of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. Interviews include discussions with Vito Cecere of the Federal Foreign Office (AA), Astrid Stefani of the Central Office for Schools Abroad (ZfA), Tim Hülquist of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), Judith Wellen of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) as well as representatives of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Goethe Institute and, of course, the Alumniportal Deutschland.
Find out what they had to say and watch here:
Get to know the partner organisations
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) promotes the international relations of German universities with foreign countries through the exchange of students and scientists through international programs and projects. These include the provision of scholarships and the support of students and researchers. It also contributes to the internationalization of German universities, supports developing countries in developing their education systems and promotes German and German language abroad.
Cultural and educational programs of the Goethe-Institut
The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. It promotes the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange. It conveys a comprehensive image of Germany through information about cultural, social and political life. With its network of Goethe-Institutes, Goethe-Centers, cultural societies, reading rooms, examination and language learning centers as well as events and cultural programs, it has been the first contact with Germany for many people for over sixty years.
Scientific collaborations of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
As an intermediary organization of German foreign cultural and educational policy, the Humboldt Foundation promotes international cultural dialogue and scientific exchange. The foundation promotes scientific cooperation between excellent foreign and German researchers.
Numerous German organizations of international cooperation also cooperate in various areas with the Alumniportal Deutschland.