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Research on intercultural communication and exchanges is the analysis of processes and conditions of intercultural contacts and encounters and the study of their psychological, social, political, cultural and economical consequences:
Acquiring a basic knowledge on foreign cultures to benefit a dialogue across borders for the exchange and cooperation between persons and institutions from different countries:
Supporting German minorities abroad has been a key issue in Germany’s cultural diplomacy from its beginnings. Consequently, literature on the topic forms an important part of the ifa Library’s holdings:
The ifa Library is the only research library worldwide specialising in German foreign cultural and educational policies and international cultural relations. Its collection currently consists of 430,000 books and 1,000 magazines. The library participates in national and international interlibrary loan services.