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The German Department offers an array of events throughout the year for students, faculty, and outside guests alike. Stay up to date with all our news and events here.

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Congratulations to our own Hillary Keel Strohmeier, who will give a talk on "Fairy Tales & Altered States" at the Tompkins Square Library on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30, in conjunction with their Fables and Fairy Tales Exhibit, which runs through the end of March.


Congratulations to German majors George Eskandar, Aruna Singh, and Jimmy Hu on their graduation from Hunter in January 2020!

Aruna & George
George Eskandar, Prof Zimmerman, & Aruna Singh

Upcoming Events

The Germany Grad Fair 2020
Friday, March 27th from 4.30pm to 7.00pm
German Consulate General of New York, 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Entrance is free with RSVP:

Study in Germany! With hundreds of respected universities to choose from as well as its location in the heart of Europe, it’s no wonder that Germany consistently ranks as one of the most popular countries in the world in which to study. In fact, Germany has been ranked as the fourth most popular destination for international students in the world (after the US, UK and Australia). Learn what opportunities await you for graduate studies in the land of ideas.  

Did you know

  • Most degree programs at top-ranked institutions charge little to no tuition fees
  • Many degree programs are now taught in English
  • Germany has attractive job opportunities for young people and has a high ranking in work-life balance

Germany’s position as a European powerhouse means that many of its universities offer great job prospects – in fact, a lot of foreign students love the country so much that they choose to continue living in Germany after their studies. What’s more, Germany can be a relatively inexpensive country to study in, as a lot of programs have little to no tuition fees for both domestic and international students.
The Germany Grad Fair 2020 is your pass to exploring the exciting opportunities for research, funding, internships and career advancement through graduate studies in Germany!
Meet with representatives from a wide variety of German universities, funding and exchange institutions, and the German consulate - - who will all be happy to answer your questions. Learn from our panel of alumni and professionals at 5.00pm what doors a German graduate degree can open for you.
List of Participants:

  • Campus OWL
  • Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences
  • University Alliance Ruhr
  • UAS-7 German Universities of Applied Sciences
  • University of Cologne
  • University of Freiburg
  • University of Heidelberg
  • German Consulate General New York
  • Cultural Vistas
  • Deutsches Haus at NYU
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Goethe-Institut New York
  • Hasso Plattner Institute

Past Events 

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Congratulations to film journalist and German Department instructor Anne-Katrin Titze on her selection to the jury for the Fifth Annual Nordic International Film Festival, sponsored by the consulates of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The festival took place in New York City October 16-20, 2019.

Remembering Ernst Toller (1893-1939): Exiles and Refugees between Europe and the US

With support from the DAAD, the Max Kade Foundation, the Ernst-Toller-Gesellschaft, the Austrian Cultural Forum, and the administrations of Hunter College and Mary Immaculate College, we were proud to host the international conference "Remembering Ernst Toller (1893-1939): Exiles and Refugees between Europe and the US," on May 30-June 1, 2019.

The spring of 1919 saw the brutal end of the Bavarian soviet republic that had emerged as part of Germany's November Revolution. Twenty years later, on May 22, 1939, Ernst Toller, one of the leaders of that revolution and republic, committed suicide at the Mayflower Hotel in New York, where he was living in exile from Nazi Germany. To commemorate these anniversaries we organized this conference on German-speaking exiles in New York and the United States, and their legacy for today's exiles and refugees. For more information, see



10th Annual Festival Neue Literatur

The 10th annual Festival Neue Literatur will take place from March 29-31, 2019, bringing to New York contemporary writers from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the US.  This year's theme is "In Memory We Trust."  We are very proud that Hunter German major Sean Crisp will participate in the "Words With Writers" event on March 29!  The event is free of charge but an RSVP is required.  Click on the links above for more details. 


"Facing Fears and Furies: The Unexpurgated Brothers Grimm" by PETER WORTSMAN

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