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Environmental Management Courses at TU Dresden

With a view to supporting the implementation of Agenda 2030, Technische Universität Dresden is offering four Environmental Management courses in 2017/18:

The European Union is turning 60 - A strong and reliable partner for Indonesia

By The European Union Heads of Mission to Indonesia and ASEAN Sixty years ago, on 25th March 1957, six European countries signed the Treaty of Rome named after the capital of Italy where they met. The common aspiration of Europeans to build peace and prosperity through shared destiny was made reality. European integration became a strong magnet, gradually enlarging and deepening to become a Union of 28 Member States. After so many wars and conflicts 510 million inhabitants entered the longest period of peace in European history.

Seminar “Sharing-Benefits. Doing Research Together”

Seminar “Sharing-Benefits. Doing Research Together”

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supported by the German Embassy Jakarta organized a Seminar titled “Sharing-Benefits.

Global Media Forum 2017

Global Media Forum 2017

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum is the Place Made for Minds, where decision makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Join us at the Global Media Forum June 19 - 21, 2017 in Bonn, Germany, to shape the discussion about the impact of identity and diversity on politics, society and media.

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2017

Every spring the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue brings together key international decision makers in foreign energy and energy policy, industry, science and civil society as well as foremost energy experts from all over the world. This year, the dialogue takes place from March 20-21. For further information klick here:

Ambassador von Ungern-Sternberg Presents Credentials to President of Timor-Leste

Ambassador von Ungern-Sternberg Presents Credentials to President of Timor-Leste

Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg presented his letter of credential to the President of Timor-Leste, H.E. Taur Matan Ruak, on 16 February. Mr von Ungern-Sternberg, who is resident in Jakarta, has thus been accredited as German Ambassador to the South East Asian island nation.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany

In a Federal Convention election held in Berlin on 12 February 2017, former German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected the 12th President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Eco-Lodge in Karangan Bunut

Eco-Lodge in Karangan Bunut

In 2016, the Embassy supported the construction of an eco-lodge in the Dayak Iban community Kerangan Bunut in Kapuas Hulu district (West Kalimantan) via the Small Scale Project Fund.

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Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy 2017 – Call for Applications

Young professionals from Indonesia who are willing to make changes and address global challenges are invited to participate in a 4 month programme  taking place in Germany, Belgium and Switzerland, which blends knowledge components on global governance challenges with the development of the participants’ leadership competencies. Application deadline is 15 March 2017.

German-Indonesian Cooperation on Forestry and Agriculture in Jambi

German-Indonesian Cooperation on Forestry and Agriculture in Jambi

Since 2012 the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) funds the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) “Ecological and socioeconomic functions of tropical lowland rainforest transformation systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)”.

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

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German-Moroccan Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2017-2018

On 1 January 2017, Germany and Moroccot took over the Co-Chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). The 2017 ministerial level Forum Meeting will be hosted by Germany from 28-30 June in Berlin. For more information please visit

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500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

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Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

Further information is available on the following webpages:

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EU Council Presidency

In the first half of 2017, Malta will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Trends and Perspectives

Migration, the digital revolution, the trend towards sharing rather than owning, and a new relaxed attitude to business: many factors are changing the way people live in Germany. In the “Trends and Perspectives” section of the latest edition of “DE Magazin Deutschland” and on deutschland.de, learn about how current trends are affecting society and life in Germany. You can also read a report about the rediscovery of the German forest, and gain some fascinating insights into the everyday work of deep-sea researcher Antje Boetius.

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Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg

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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor-Leste

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The “Make it in Germany” website welcomes skilled professionals to Germany!

Make it in germany

“Make it in Germany!” Take a look at our website to see how skilled professionals like yourself can come to live and work in Germany. German firms are facing a genuine skills shortage that is expected to continue into the future. The German Government has therefore set up this website to help business and industry find the specialists they need. Welcome to Germany!

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Mar 29, 2017 11:09 AM

Filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki takes unusual approach to refugee issue

In "The Other Side of Hope," the cult Finnish director explores difficult realities in his own delightful style. Kaurismäki's latest film won a Silver Bear at the Berlinale and is now released in cinemas in Germany.

Mar 29, 2017 11:08 AM

EU blocks merger between Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange

Brussels has prohibited the planned merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse, vetoing a union that has been plunged in doubt following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.


Mar 29, 2017 10:55 AM

10 dog breeds that originated in Germany

Could you name 10 off the top of your head? DW walks you through some breeds whose origins are very much German, even if their names might suggest otherwise. They've since become famous around the world.


Mar 29, 2017 10:28 AM

Berlin museum robbers used wheelbarrow, ladder to make off with coin worth millions

It wasn't exactly 'Mission Impossible' - thieves simply pushed a ladder against a window and loaded a coin worth millions into a wheelbarrow. Then they likely dropped the coin and scaled down a rope into an awaiting car.


Mar 29, 2017 10:08 AM

German government finds eight alternatives to Incirlik military base in Turkey

Critics have accused the German government of failing to relocate the Bundeswehr's base of operations in Turkey. The facility in Incirlik hosts aircraft used for combating the so-called "Islamic State."


Mar 29, 2017 9:59 AM

Bastian Schweinsteiger arrives to hero's welcome in Chicago

Former Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger has arrived to a hero's welcome in Chicago. The former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder is expected to play his first Major League Soccer match on Saturday.


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