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Goethe-Institut Lagos (Centre Culturel Allemand, Nigeria)
Statut : Organisme d’état sous l’autorité d’une ambassade
Adresse : Lagos City Hall Catholic Mission Street opposite Holy Cross Cathedral Lagos Island Lagos
Pays concerné : Nigeria
Téléphone(s) : +234 1 7746888


Directeur : Marc-André Schmachtel



The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.

We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany’s cultural, social and political life.

Through our network of Goethe-Institutes, Goethe Centres, cultural societies and reading rooms, alongside our examination and language learning centres, we perform the principal tasks of cultural and educational policy abroad. We work in partnership with public and private cultural bodies, the German federal states and municipalities, and the corporate sector.

We draw on the rich variety of our many-faceted open society and Germany’s lively culture. We combine the experiences and conceptions of our partners in Germany and abroad with our professional skills and engage in a dialogue rooted in partnership. In doing so, we function as service providers and partners for everyone taking an active interest in Germany and the German language and culture, and act independently with no political affiliations.

We face the cultural policy challenges of globalisation and develop innovative concepts for a world made more human through mutual understanding, where cultural diversity is seen as an asset.

The Goethe-Institut Nigeria, the German Cultural Centre in Lagos organises and supports a broad spectrum of cultural activities that present the German culture in Nigeria and promote international cultural exchange through projects in cooperation with Nigerian partners. More than 800 candidates attend the intensive German course every year and take part in one of the widely recognised examinations of the Goethe-Institut. The Goethe-Institut Nigeria offers workshops and teacher training seminars for teachers of German as a foreign language in Nigerian universities and schools.

The library of the Goethe-Institut Nigeria serves as a resource centre for getting information on the cultural, social and political life in Germany. For those interested in contemporary Germany, teaching and studying German as a foreign language, we offer an extensive collection of books and audio-visual materials.

Director of the Institute: Marc-André Schmachtel