Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH was formed on 1 January 2011, bringing together the long-standing expertise of DED, GTZ and Inwent. The interim website of GIZ can be found at www.giz.de/nepal
DED, GTZ and Inwent have a long history of service in Nepal:
Goethe-Zentrum Kathmandu -The leading institute for studying German in Nepal
As the official German language institute and partner of the German Foreign Office it's our mission to provide all prospective students from all fields the opportunity to learn German. Having served thousands of students in Kathmandu since it's establishment, we provide quality instruction from experienced and certified teachers. www.goethe-kathmandu.com.np
Nepalese-German Manuscript Cataloguing Project (NGMCP)
The Nepalese-German Manuscript Cataloguing Project was launched in 2002 on the basis of an Agreement of Cooperation between the National Archives of the Goverment of Nepal and the Asia-Afrika-Institute of Hamburg University. Its main purpose is to prepare a comprehensive descriptive catalogue of the more than 180,000 Nepalese manuscripts microfilmed under the Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project (1970 to 2001). Its Kathmandu office is based at the Nepal Research Centre. The NGMCP is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). www.uni-hamburg.de/ngmcp/index_e.html
South-Asia Institute of Heidelberg University, Kathmandu Branch Office
The South Asia Institute was founded in 1962 as an interdisciplinary centre for research and academic teaching on South Asia. The South Asia Institute is the only institution of its kind in Germany that manages to combine Social, Economic and Geographical Studies together with Cultural Studies grounded in history of the region as well as philological expertise. This unique academic profile comprises the cultural traditions of South Asia and offers a broad range of opportunities for conducting research on contemporary, modern South Asia studies. The South Asia Institute maintains contacts with major research centres in Europe, Asia and the US. It conducts numerous projects in South Asia more often than not in close cooperation with local researchers. www.sai.uni-heidelberg.de/kathmandu
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