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The Academyʼs home is Bonn. This international city in North Rhine–Westphalia offers it an ideal environment.

The Federal City
of Bonn

Bonn, as a site of the United Nations, is known for its expertise in international politics, development policy and sustainability issues. The University of Bonn is one of Germany’s best universities. Bonn, with its location in North Rhine–Westphalia, is both at the centre of Europe and international in character. Its historical importance makes it a symbol of a peaceful Germany within a united Europe. Bonn is thus an outstanding location for the Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie für Internationale Politik – Academy of International Affairs NRW.

the Academy

In the immediate surroundings of the Academy there are numerous famed institutions and figures of interest for discussions with the Fellows. 150 international and internationally connected institutions and organisations have their seat in Bonn. The city, with its ca. 20 organisations of the United Nations and their roughly 1000 staff, is the most important UN location in Germany. Bonn is Germany’s centre of competence for international cooperation and sustainable development. In the immediate vicinity of the Academy there are many leading organisations that support and connect science and research, as well as federal ministries, political associations, thinktanks and cultural institutions.t.

The Federal State of
North Rhine–Westphalia

In the Federal State of North Rhine–Westphalia there are 70 institutes of third-level education, renowned universities, numerous clusters of excellence and non-university research institutes, all pursuing leading and innovative research. The outstanding infrastructure and the central position in Europe make it possible for Fellows to meet and work together on joint projects with partners in Europe quickly and directly, for example in Berlin, Brussels, Paris or Amsterdam.