• Germany

    Germany-Alumni are living all over the world. What are people in Germany talking about, what is typical for German culture and society? In our Germany section you can find everything you need to know about its culture, traditions and people.

  • German language

    Do you still remember some German or would you like to refresh your vocabulary? Visit our German language section to find useful expressions, a placement test and various opportunities to learn German online. 

  • Study & Continuing education

    Which options are there for Germany alumni to further develop their capacities or to acquire new ones? You can find new programmes and courses as well as information about scholarships and training opportunities in our Study & Continuing education section.

  • Science & Research

    Who is doing what in science and research? You can find interesting trends, portraits and recent programmes and announcements from these fields as well as information on research in Germany in our Science & Research section.

  • News

    Our News section infoms you about interesting news from various topics and recent announcements for Germany-Alumni. You can discover calls for applications for scholarships, training programmes, research projects or competitions!

  • THE GLOBAL GOALS – powered by Alumni

    The 2030 Agenda, which includes 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), offers a lot of opportunities for indivduals to show solidarity. How? Visit our new section “THE GLOBAL GOALS – powered by Alumni”!

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Cultural Entrepreneurship Hubs

People working in the cultural and creative sector often lack business know-how. To remedy this, the Goethe-Institut has joined forces with Munich University’s Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship to promote a spirit of entrepreneurship among artists and cultural professionals. It is currently based in three Cultural Entrepreneurship Hubs to open up business prospects for creative professionals.

Urban versus rural living

77 percent of people live in cities or urban areas, while only 15 percent live in villages with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. But are big cities really thriving and villages are dying out? The situation is not quite that simple. Here are some facts and trends about urban and rural living in Germany.

City and Country Life

Town Mouse or Country Mouse?

Everyone has their own idea of the best place to live. The Goethe-Institut asked four Germany why they have chosen to live in the countryside or in the city. What about you? Are you a town mouse or country mouse?