Culture and Education

Enlarge image Discover the diversity of German culture and learn all about cultural events in Germany and Myanmar.

Apart from cultural topics you will also find information on education and post-graduate scholarship possibilites in Germany.


Restoration and Conservation of the Nan-Hpaya Temple in Bagan

The German Foreign Office is funding a training project of Stone Restoration and Model Conservation of the Nan-hpaya Temple in Bagan.

Groundbreaking ceremony at the Goethe Institut

Finally the the Goethe Institut has started working on the renovation of the Goethe Villa - with the symbolic ground breaking. Ambassador Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch signed the contract with the local construction company so the work can begin. Obviously not without getting the blessings! Congratulations! Here we have some pictures for you:

DW Media Dialog

Media Dialog event hosted by Deutsche Welle’s DW Akademie on January 24, 2016

Observations from a Media Dialog event hosted by Deutsche Welle’s DW Akademie on January 24, 2016 Myanmar's media landscape is in the middle of a dynamic transition period. Could the shift of political power (from the former military government to Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy) hinder or even stop this process? Participants of a Media Dalog "Empowerment of Community Media - Gender Issues & Freedom of Expression", hosted by DW Akademie's Deputy Director Ute Schaeffer, raised concerns the new NLD government may not regard the timely launch of community based broadcasting in Myanmar a No.1 priority.

Eröffnung MyanmarJournalism Institute

Myanmar Journalism Institute

It is the aim of the Myanmar Journalism Institute (MJI) to educate students in journalism, teach them multimedia skills and ultimately to prepare them for a job in the media industry.  MJI now offers a complete, fulltime 10 months professional program. The first of its kind in Myanmar. MJI is technically fully equipped for all sorts of multimedia training, from audio to video and online projects. Experienced national and international trainers from the industry will teach and guide you towards your diploma.

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Golden Letter at the National Museum Yangon

The digitalized form of the golden letter was handed over during the visit of President Thein Sein to Germany in September 2014 to the foreign minister of Myanmar, Mr. Wunna Maung Lwin. Until the opening of the new National Museum in Nay Pyi Taw it will be displayed on a 3D screen at the National Museum in Yangon.

Unterzeichnung Mietvertrag

lease contract for the new home of the Goethe Institute

On 26.02.2015 the lease contract for the future home of the Goethe Institute (German cultural center) was signed by the head of Goethe Institute and the rector of the University of Fine Art. Ambassador Weber-Lortsch and Deputy Union Minister Daw Sandar Khin attended the

Ausstellungseröffnung "Goldenes Land"

Exhibition Opening "Golden Land"

Two centuries of life in Myanmar in pictures.

Joe Lovano beim JazzBaltica 2005

Cultural Life in Germany

Cultural life in Germany is very diverse and exciting. Discover more about cultural life in Germany!

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Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

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Weshalb deutsch lernen?

Information for people who want to be at the top in the 21st century. German being the first and second language of about 125 mio. people it belongs to the most important languages worldwide.

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Scholarships in Germany

Scholarships in Germany

Are you considering studying in Germany, but don't know how to cover the costs? This month on Young Germany we have four articles detailing scholarships that can help your wallet support your studies.

German Language Courses in Yangon

Grünes Logo des Goethe-Instituts

In view of the opening of the Goethe Institute in Yangon it is already possible to attend German Language Courses. 

These courses and registration will be held at the Institut Francais Birmanie (340 Pyay Road).

Contact number: 01 122 2619

Website of the Goethe Institute

cultural property

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Illicit trade in cultural property is threatening humanity’s cultural heritage

Illicit trade in cultural property is the third-largest form of international organised crime. Most countries therefore restrict or prohibit the export of certain kinds of cultural property.

Whether export of an item of cultural property is illegal depends on the national legislation of the country of origin. This can be consulted in the UNESCO database, to be found at .

Further information will be provided by the flyer of the Federal Foreign Office.