Contract research

German foreign cultural and educational policy in comparative perspective

Commissioned by the Federal Foreign Office, a team at the Hertie School has carried out an extensive inventory of international foreign cultural relations and educational policy. Germany's position vis-à-vis other actors at a global and regional level is critically examined and the results of this analysis are compiled in a detailed report, which serves as a source of information for political decision-making. In the first project phase, the research team initially reviewed global perspectives. How is Germany's foreign cultural policy represented worldwide? What institutions, initiatives and instruments are being used by other countries, and how? In the second phase, the research team focused on two regions which are of strategic interest to the federal government.


German Federal Foreign Office



1 March 2016 - 31 July 2017


Interim report

Project lead

Faculty and researchers

  • Matthias Haber, Postdoctoral Research Associate to the Governance Report

  • Luis Everdy Mejia, Doctoral Programme in Governance | Research Associate - The Governance Report