News from the ifa

Refugee versus migrant: what's in a name?

Photo: ifa/Pfordte

Should we use a new word for those people coming to Europe? What we need "is the determination to match our actions to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights", says Pia Oberoi. Please find the full-text article in the ifa-special "migration and culture".

#Nous sommes unis

We would like to express our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the families of the victims affected by the attacks. The attacks were not only directed against France, but against the European values ​​of democracy, freedom and openness – against the values we believe in and that we represent with our daily work.

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US international media attracts record audience

The annual impact numbers from the Broadcasting Board of Governors reveal a weekly audience of 226 million for media like Radio Free Asia and Voice of America.

Broadcasting Board of Governors | 25.11.2015

New rules for non-EU students and researchers

Harmonised EU entry and residence rules that will make it easier and more attractive for students and researchers from third countries to study or do research at EU universities.

European Parliament | 23.11.2015

Seminar examines art and peace-building

Today and tomorrow, the Danish Centre for Culture and Development is hosting a seminar in Jakarta on the role of art and culture in peace in reconciliation processes.

Danish Centre for Culture and Development | 20.11.2015


10.10.2015 – 18.12.2015 | Harvard University and Goethe-Institut Boston
Exhibition opening
27.11.2015, 16:30 – 17:30 h | ifa-Galerie Stuttgart
Guided tour and artists talk
28.11.2015 | National Gallery of Modern Art NGMA, New Delhi
Exhibition opening
03.12.2015, 19:00 – 20:00 h | ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Film presentation with discussion
10.12.2015, 16:30 – 17:30 h | ifa Gallery Stuttgart
Guided tour and artists talk

Cultures merge

The ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) is committed to a peaceful and enriching coexistence of people and cultures worldwide.

European Commemoration 2015

European Commemoration 2015
15.12.2015 | Berlin

Refugee camp, Beqaa Valley, Lebanon; Photo: Leila Mousa, 2015

ifa projects and publications dealing with the issues of migration and culture

ifa Library, reading room

Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
Phone +49.711.2225.147

Tue – Fri 13–18

Chen Kuen Lee (1915–2003). Housescapes. Organic Architecture in Stuttgart, Berlin and Taiwan, 30.10.2015 – 10.01.2016 ifa Gallery Stuttgart; Photo: A. Körner, © bildbübsche Fotografie

Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
Phone +49.711.2225.173

Tue – Sun 12–18

PLAYBACK. Emeka Ogboh – The African Union: 20 to 20,000 Hz, 23.10.2015 – 10.01.2016 ifa-Galerie Berlin; © Victoria Tomaschko

Linienstraße 139/140
10115 Berlin
Phone +49.30.284491.40

Tue – Sun 14–18

German school

Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
Fon +49. 711.2225-139


KULTURAUSTAUSCH 4/2015: Ich und die Technik
KULTURAUSTAUSCH 3/2015: Russland
KULTURAUSTAUSCH 2/2015: Langsamkeit

Special-interest journal dealing with international cultural dialogue.
Published in German only.

German Courses

Courses for students, employed persons and other. Tests for Telc level A1-C1 and TestDaF.

Artguide Germany

Portal on Germany’s art landscape

Contemporary &

Contemporary art from Africa


Current art from the Islamic world

Portal on the dialogue with the Islamic world

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