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The cultural cooperation between Kazakhstan and Germany is developing consistently and is based on mutual interest. Successful results of the Year of Kazakhstan in Germany (2009) and the Year of Germany in Kazakhstan (2010) laid a solid basis for further strengthening cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Federal Republic of Germany.
In order to expand cultural cooperation, as well as to bring Kazakhstan's cultural heritage to the German public, musical and theatrical groups of all regions of the RK regularly take part in various concerts, competitions and festivals all over Germany. The participation of young Kazakh musicians in the annual festival of classical music "Young Euro Classic", held in the German capital, has become traditional.
Since 2006, the project "Kazakh Library" is being implemented, aimed at promoting the rich cultural heritage of Kazakhstan in Germany. Within its framework, two volumes of M.Auezov's novel "The Way of Abai", I.Esenberlin's trilogy "Nomads", Abai's book "Words of edification" were published in German.
An important aspect of cultural cooperation is the celebration in Germany of the Spring Festival Nauryz. For several years now, the Embassy has been taking part in the festive event in honor of the Spring Festival in cooperation with the diplomatic missions of Afghanistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan organized in the Ethnological Museum of the German capital. Guests have the opportunity to visit each country`s stand with an exhibition of national products, information materials and souvenirs, and try the national cuisine at a reception hosted by the participating countries. The event is accompanied by a festive concert in which soloists and folklore ensembles from all countries participating in the celebration present their art to the public.
In 2017, under the patronage of the Embassy, the opening of the First International Festival of Arts "Meeting Place - BERLIN 2017" was held with the participation of artists, musicians, writers, literary critics and composers from Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Germany, Russia, Georgia, Estonia, Uzbekistan and France.
Education and Science
The cooperation between the two countries in the field of education and science is dynamically developing.
Since 1999, the Kazakh-German University successfully operates in Almaty, where the education of specialists is conducted according to the German standard.
Representations of the Institute are open in Kazakhstan. Goethe (since 1994), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, since 1989). Every year DAAD scholars go to Germany to study at various German universities.
In May 2009, the official opening of the representative office of the Center for International Programs "Bolashak" in Germany and countries of continental Europe was held in Berlin. The Representation with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Germany annually conducts youth-student forums.
Active is the Association of Kazakhstani Youth of German Universities "KazAlliance in Germany". Together with the Embassy, the Association annually organizes various events, thematic meetings, forums, sports events and creative evenings.
A significant event in the field of education is the opening in October 2010 of the Lecterat "Kazakhstan and the Kazakh language" at Humboldt University Berlin. German students of the Lecterat are also involved in individual cultural and humanitarian events.
In addition, the Embassy is actively working on implementing the agreement of the leadership of the two countries to introduce a dual system of vocational education in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the model of Germany (the so-called "Nazarbayev-Merkel" initiative).