In an increasingly condensed and rapidly changing world, ifa offers research-based knowledge at the interface of culture and foreign policy. In so doing, ifa strives to discuss and document international cultural relations and cultural aspects of global structural change. The aim is to scientifically accompany foreign cultural policy, to develop new concepts of dialogue between science, culture, politics and the media, and to make visible the potentials that think tanks, the politically active, scientists, libraries and interested parties have to offer.
Special emphasis is placed upon:
- Practice-oriented research and consulting
- Documentation and information
- International networking
- Funding of young researchers