Language and Culture

09.03.2018 - Article

Promotion of the German Language

Learning German has become increasingly popular during recent years. Around 15.4 million people are currently learning German as a foreign language around the world.

Cooperation partners for promoting German worldwide are the Goethe-Institut, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the Educational Exchange Service (PAD).

The “Schools: Partners for the Future” initiative launched by the Federal Foreign Office in 2008 has built up a worldwide network of partner schools.
Bambino Private School in Lilongwe is the only PASCH Partner School in Malawi where students can learn German.

Twin Cities Hanover - Blantyre

Mandala House in Blantyre
Mandala House © German Embassy

Hanover and Blantyre became twin cities in April 1968 on the initiative of what is now known as Freundeskreis Malawi e.V.

There are numerous municipal, cooperative projects dealing with development work between the two cities. Hannover is also supporting the annaual Blantyre Arts Festival.

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Cultural and Museum Centre Karonga (CMCK)

Karonga District is very rich in geological and palaeontological traces from the periods of Karoo Age (260-230 million years ago), Dinosaur beds (140-100 million years ago) and the Plio-Pleistocene era (5-1 million years ago). Since the 1990's 2.5 Million year old fossils have been unearthed in the Karonga District – including the oldest remains of our own genus Homo (homo rudolfensis).

The Cultural & Museum Centre Karonga (CMCK) with its colleagues of the Ministry of Culture and the University of Malawi is a long term cooperation partner of the Senckenberg Research Institute and the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. Research Activities include paleobiological, paleoanthropological and archeological field projects, including field- and summer schools for international students.

Prof. Friedemann Schrenk of Frankfurt University is a leading researcher of the International Hominid Corridor Research Project in Karonga. The Hominid Corridor Research Project began a long-term study of the Malawi Rift in 1983


URAHA Foundation Germany e.V.  

Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies (ZIAF)

Senckenberg Research Institute

The Cultural Preservation Programme at the Federal Foreign Office

Since 1981, the Federal Republic of Germany has supported the preservation of cultural heritage worldwide and the preservation of German cultural heritage abroad, except in historic German settlement areas in eastern Europe, via the Cultural Preservation Programme of the Federal Foreign Office.

Protecting and maintaining cultural identity and its diversity is a key objective of the Federal Foreign Office’s cultural relations and education policy.

Find more information here.

Alumniportal Germany

The Alumniportal Deutschland is a social network designed to promote networking and sharing of information among Germany-Alumni, companies, universities and organisations. It offers a platform for individuals from around the world, who have studied, worked or conducted research in Germany, and companies who wish to stay or get in touch with Germany-Alumni.

Alumniportal Germany

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)

The German Olympic Sports Confederation (Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund, DOSB) is the non-governmental umbrella organization of German sport. It was founded on May 20, 2006, resulting from the merger of the German Sports Confederation (DSB) and the National Olympic Committee for Germany. The DOSB stands for performance, health, joy of living and the conveyance of values.

Deutscher Olympischer Sportsbund (DOSB) 

Further Information on Culture and Sport in Germany

Germany has a vast cultural scene. Here you will find but a taste of what Germany has to offer.

Links to the Cultural Scene in Germany

Sport is an important part of German culture and society. Following are some links to give you an insight.

Sports in Germany

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