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Art and Culture

Website of the Goethe-Institute with details on language courses and topics relating to German culture as well as links to all the institutes the world over.

Information on and from the Institute for Foreign Relations (Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen), which promotes international cultural exchanges.

Up-to-date database on events relating to culture in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Portal offering information on contemporary German literature with translations into many languages of works by contemporary authors.

Website of the House of Cultures of the World (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), which presents international contemporary art.

Profiles and addresses of many of the museums in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, including dates and details on current exhibitions.

Data, facts, images, and videos on all the German UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites.

Website of the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).

Politics and Economics

Magazine portal with current topics from the worlds of politics and economics, on culture, the environment, science, and society in Germany – in nine different languages

German Federal Government website.

For information on German foreign policy and links to Germany’s missions abroad.

German Consulate General Houston

The German Consulate General in Houston is headed by Consul General Thomas H. Meister, whose term in Houston commenced in July 2017.  On the website of the German Consulate General in Houston you will find information on Germany, consular services provided, and German-related news and events in the area. They offer a wide spectrum of information, including travel, study, doing business in Germany and much more. The German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.  They accept visa applications for Austria (residents of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas only), and Hungary. More information about the Visa requirements can be found on their websitehttp://www.germany.info/relaunch/info/missions/consulates/houston/houston.html.

Background knowledge on the parliamentary parties and members of German Parliament.

Website with information on the Bundesrat.

Website of the Center for International Peace Operations (Zentrum fuer Internationale Friedenseinsaetze).

Website of Germany’s Society for International Cooperation (Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit)

Website for Trade and Investment in Germany; Germany as an economic hub and foreign markets.

Website of the Information on German chambers of commerce (Deutsche Auslandshandelskammern) abroad, with links to the branch offices.

German American Chamber of Commerce – South (Houston)
The GACC South has an extensive membership network of many distinguished companies, firms, and executives. With more than 700 members in the region, it enables its members to forge new business relationships. Membership benefits include lectures, seminars and networking receptions hosted by leaders of industry and government.  http://www.gaccsouth.com/

Science and the Environment

daad.de – study-in.de
Information on the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), and on Study in Germany: the Land of Ideas for studying in Germany and for support programs.

Overview of German academic life, support programs, and news from universities and research establishments.

Website of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which supports scientific cooperation between outstanding foreign and German researchers.

All you need to know about German universities, database searches on  study programs, and worldwide cooperation schemes.

Background information from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction, and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium fuer Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit).

Website of DENA, the German Energy Agency (Deutsche Energy-Agentur) with information on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and intelligent energy systems.

Website of the Council for Sustainable Development (Rat fuer Nachhaltige Entwicklung), which supports the Federal Government in implementing its strategy on sustainability.

Society and the Media

Website of  the German National Tourist Board with a comprehensive portfolio of details on Germany as a travel destination and many service links and downloads.

The key facts on german history, prepared the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale fuer politische Bildung).

Website of the German History Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum) with an outline of German history at dhm.de/lemo (Lebendiges Museum Online).

Website of the Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstaette Berliner Mauer), a central place commemorating Germany’s division into two states.

Website of the Minister of State in the Federal Chancellery and Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees, and Integration with information on the national integration plan.

Website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt fuer Migration und Fluechtlinge) with lots of information on migration and obtaining German citizenship.

Information for skilled staff worldwide seeking a job in Germany.

All you need to know about Germany in 19 different languages – addressing topics relating to the worlds of politics and business, as well as culture.

Current facts and figures from Germany, compiled by the German Federal Statistical Office (Statistisches Bundesamt).

Information prepared by journalists and offered by Deutsche Welle (DW) in 30 different languages.