European Crisis and Global Conflict - Free Talk by Professor Dr Jörn Leonhard, Department of History University of Freiburg

The Australian War Memorial, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Goethe-Institut Australia, invites you to attend a free public talk: European crisis and global conflict: comparing First World War experiences -  by Professor Dr Jörn Leonhard, Department of History University of Freiburg Monday 24 August 2015 at 12.30: Melbourne, RMIT, Council Chamber, Building 1, 124 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000 Tuesday 25 August  | 12.30 pm | BAE Systems Theatre | Australian War Memorial | Free Wednesday 26 August 2015 at 12.00 noon: Sydney, Goethe-Institut. 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra NSW 2025 Entry is free with RSVP. To register for the Sydney event please email

Important Notice for Visa Applicants from Papua New Guinea
Due to the closure of the Consular Section of the Embassy of France in Port Moresby, as of 31.07.2015, applications for Schengen Visas for travel to Germany can currently not be processed.
Therefore applications for Schengen Visas with main destination Germany may be lodged either at the German Consulate General Sydney, at the German Embassy Jakarta or at the Office of the Honorary Consul in Bali.
If you wish to apply in Sydney, please book an appointment in advance, using the following link: Appointment with Sydney
Further information regarding the application process will be available in due course.
In the interim please direct your enquiries to the German Consulate General Sydney.

German Soccer Balls in Papua New Guinea

It was a long distance trip for 16 German soccer balls. From Berlin to Canberra and then they finally arrived in Port Moresby.They even had permission to fly business class to Papua New Guinea and a security officer made sure they arrived safely at their final destination. German Honorary Consul, Mr E. Pfeiffer presented the soccer balls to a school in Port Moresby and the students were more than happy about the donation. Even the local television station broadcast the event.


Press Release: Implementation of a Germany - Australia Advisory Group

The deputy spokeswoman of the Federal Government Christiane Wirtz informs: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott have established the Germany-Australia Advisory Group. In order to strengthen bilateral cooperation and a common understanding on important issues regarding the Asia-Pacific region the group will make recommendations to both governments later this year. The Advisory Group will be led by the Minister of State of the Federal Foreign Office, Professor Maria Böhmer and the Australian Finance Minister, Mathias Cormann. The group is composed of German and Australian members, 15 in total, with a background in politics, economics, science and culture. The first meeting will take place in Berlin in July 2015.

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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. 


Working in the Ruhr region

The Ruhr region has long ranked amongst the most significant economic centres in Europe. With its traditionell coal and steel centered industries no longer providing a viable foundation for the future, the Ruhr region is now reestablishing itself with new economic focus.

Training - Made in Germany

iMOVE: Training - Made in Germany

iMOVE is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote and facilitate global business and co-operation between German training providers and international public and private organisations. iMOVE is a section of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, providing collaboration opportunities and helping to establish contacts with high-ranking officials and individuals from the education sector. 

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With DW-app ready for the digital future

The DW app provides you with the information you need to shape and understand your world - quick, direct, uncomplicated and completely ad-free right in your hands. Get unbiased, international news and information on the world’s most pressing issues.

Special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland

The special feature on “25 years of German unity” in the current issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and the corresponding dossier on the website do not only present background articles and interviews looking back on what has been achieved, but also and above all they focus on the present in Germany today.

Become a Medical Doctor in Germany

Becoming a Medical Doctor in Germany

Germany’s excellent healthcare system is reliant on excellent doctors. The country develops many health industry professionals itself, but there are opportunities for non-Germans to become a doctor in Germany.