Culture, Education, Sport
The cultural ties between Germany and Nigeria are diverse and lively. The cultural section of the German EmbassyAbuja maintains excellent working relationships with a number of Nigerian and international partners to support local cultural organsations and activities, but also to bring the best of German culture to audiences within the country.
Germany's Cultural Work in Nigeria
Interested in studying or doing research abroad? Why not choose Germany, land of ideas! Higher education in Germany increasingly stands for innovation, internationality and strong support for high-calibre research. Through the Bologna Process, the internationally recognized system of bachelor, master and doctoral degrees has been widely introduced, although the changeover is not yet fully complete. Many of the courses on offer are designed particularly for international students and taught in English.
Education in Germany
Sport brings people together and builds confidence. Promoting sport is therefore an important pillar of German foreign policy. One important tool with which to do this is the International Sports Promotion initiative of the Foreign Office, which is directed to the development of grass-roots sport in developing countries and strengthening civil society structures.
Since 1981 the Federal Republic of Germany has supported the preservation of cultural heritage across the world through the Federal Foreign Office’s Cultural Preservation Programme, with the aim of strengthening people’s sense of their own national identity in the partner country and fostering cultural dialogue among partners. The Programme has become a very effective instrument of German cultural relations and education policy.
Cultural Preservation Programme