New Director of the Goethe-Institut Namibia takes up his post

New Director of the Goethe-Institut Namibia takes up his post

Ambassador Beck with Dennis Schroeder, Director of Goethe-Institut Namibia, © German Embassy, Windhoek

15.01.2021 - Press release

On 12 January 2021, Ambassador Beck welcomed the new Director of the Goethe-Institut Namibia, Dennis Schroeder. He took over on 04 January 2021 from his predecessor, Daniel Stoevesandt.


The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. It promotes the study of German abroad and encourages international cultural exchange.

The Goethe-Institut Namibia’s aim is to promote the German language through language classes and through courses for teachers of “German as a Foreign Language”. Furthermore, the institute fosters intercultural co-operation between Namibia and Germany through cultural programmes, as well as the multimedia library that mediates a modern and complete picture of all fields of life in Germany.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Goethe-Institute Library is open to the public for browsing and returning content but a long-stay will not be allowed. Users can also select items online, book via email to library.windhoek@goethe.de and collect at reception.

Registration is open for German language courses in Face-to-Face, Online and Blended learning formats. Afrikaans and Oshiwambo are only available face-to-face. See this link for more information: https://www.goethe.de/ins/na/en/spr/kur/fer.html

The Goethe-Institut Namibia office is open from 09h00 – 17h30 Mon-Thu and 09h00 – 14h00 on Fridays. Social distancing and the requirement of wearing a mask is observed at all times.

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