Associations and centres for the study of German politics and society

After the Wall (Interdisciplinary network for research on the reconstruction and representation of the GDR)

Association for German Studies in Great Britain and Ireland  (AGS)

Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPV)

Duitsland Instituut (DIA) Institute for German Studies, Amsterdam

Institute for German Studies (IGS)

International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP)

German History Society (GHS)

Studying in Germany (International's Student Guide)

Women in German Studies (WIGS)


Other relevant research networks

Council for European Studies (CES)  

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

Political Studies Association of the UK (PSA)

The University Association of Contemporary European Studies (UACES)


Resources and archives

German Embassy, London

Goethe-Institut, London

Federal Archives online

Documentation and information on German Reunification


German politics, government and administration

Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung (Press and Information Office of the Federal Government)

Bundespräsident (Federal President)

Bundesregierung (Federal Government)

Bundestag (Federal Parliament)

Bundesrat (Federal Second Chamber)

Bundesministerien (Federal government ministries)

Bundesamt für Verfassungschutz (Office for the Protection of the Federal Constitution, monitors and reports on the activities of extremist political parties and groups in Germany)

Statistisches Bundesamt (Destatis) (Federal Office of Statistics, publishes official statistics)

Das Grundgesetz (German Basic Law, the federal constitution)


Major political parties in Germany

CDU (Christian Democratic Union) 

CSU (Christian Social Union) 

FDP (Liberal Party)   

Die Grünen (Green Party) 

Die Linke (Left Party) 

Die Piratenpartei (Pirate Party – protest party of the information society) 

SPD (Social Democratic Party) 


Universities and research in Germany

Links to all German Higher Education institutions and information and statistics on German Higher Education

Links to major German research institutes and foundations


German newspapers and news magazines

Die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Der Spiegel


Die Süddeutsche Zeitung

Die Tageszeitung

Die Welt

Die Zeit


German search engines


German television and radio news