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.
For two weeks, the participants have been bravely battling their way through adjective declensions and nominal constructions – but above all, they have proved their intercultural skills and made friends from all over the world. A ceremony was held at the Federal Foreign Office on Friday (29 July 2016) to pay tribute to the participants and winners of this year’s International German Olympics.
International German Olympics 2016
The 7th "Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” culminated in a festive awards ceremony today. Mr Wilfried Kraus, Head of the BMBF Directorate "Sustainability, Climate, Energy", honoured 27 young scientists from 20 countries.
Green Talents 2015 awarded in Berlin
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
Seventh International Composition Contest
Since 2009, the city of Lebach has been organizing the "Days of the Guitar for Children and Teenagers". The next Guitar Days are scheduled for April 2016. In the context of this event and on the basis of the demand for high quality compositions for guitar ensembles for children, the city is happy to announe the Seventh International Composition Contest "Gitarrentage für Kinder im Saarland". Deadline for sending the compositions is 23 November 2015.
General Conditions for the Contest [pdf, 208.43k]