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German Institute Taipei

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German Institute Taipei
Deutsches Institut Taipei
TypeOverseas representative office[1]
Area served
 Republic of China (Taiwan)
Jörg Polster [de]
WebsiteGerman Institute Taipei

The German Institute Taipei (German: Deutsches Institut Taipei); (Chinese: 德國在台協會; pinyin: Déguó Zài Tái Xiéhuì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tek-kok chāi Tâi Hia̍p-hōe) is the overseas representative office of Germany in Taiwan, which promotes the non-diplomatic German-Taiwanese relations[3] and looks after German interests there.[4] Tasks of the institution includes the increasing of bilateral cooperation (especially in the field of culture and economy),[3] dealing with consular affairs like Visa or passport, providing a variety of services for German citizens in Taiwan[5] and German-related information to Taiwanese people.[1] In some instances, it maintains contacts with Taiwanese government on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany, acting as a de facto embassy.[6] Institute affairs are led by a Director General (German: Generaldirektor), who acts as the German representative to Taiwan.[7]

Its counterpart in Germany is the Taipei Representative Office in the Federal Republic of Germany in Berlin.[8]

List of directors general

No. Photo Name Tenure
01 Klaus Rupprecht [de] 2000 – 2002[9]
02 Ulrich Dreesen [de] 2002 – 2005[9]
03 Detlef Boldt 2005 – 2008[9]
04 Birgitt Ory 2008 – 2011[9]
05 Michael Zickerick 2011 – 2014[9]
06 Martin Eberts 2014 – 2018[9]
07 Thomas Prinz 2018 –2021[10][11]
08 Jörg Polster [de] 2021 –

List of deputy directors general

No. Photo Name Tenure
Jörg Polster 2000s[11]
Helmut Lüders 2003-2006[12]
Pit Köhler ?-2010[13]
Mirko Kruppa 2010-2014[13]
Sabrina Schmidt-Koschella 2014-2020[14]
Dagmar Traub-Evans 2020-

See also


  1. ^ a b "德國在台協會首頁" (in Chinese). 德國在台協會. Archived from the original on 2015-03-25. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  2. ^ "德國在台協會之位置". 德國在台協會. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-13.(in Chinese)
  3. ^ a b "Das Deutsche Institut Taipei" (in German). Deutsches Institut Taipei. Archived from the original on 2015-02-19. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  4. ^ "Taiwan". Federal Foreign Office, Germany. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  5. ^ "領事曁公民服務" (in Chinese). 德國在台協會. Archived from the original on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  6. ^ 蔡玉芳 (2004-04-30). "德國在台協會副處長Herr Helmut Lüders與德外交部Frau Groneick蒞臨文大參觀" (in Chinese). 華夏導報. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  7. ^ 中華民國八十九年外交年鑑 (in Chinese). 台北: 外交部外交年鑑編輯委員會. 2001. p. 頁726. ISBN 957-02-8186-3.
  8. ^ Taipeh Vertretung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Anerkennung für verdienstvollen Repräsentanten" (in German). Taiwan heute. 2014-07-01. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  10. ^ "Director General Dr. Thomas Prinz". German Institute Taipei. Archived from the original on August 2, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Chung, Yu-chen; Lim, Emerson (11 July 2021). "INTERVIEW/Germany strives for balancing act in relations with Taiwan, China: envoy". Focus Taiwan. Central News Agency. Archived from the original on 11 July 2021. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Lebenslauf von Generalkonsul Helmut Lüders". Consulate General of Germany, Guangzhou. Archived from the original on 2016-03-31. Retrieved 2015-12-06.
  13. ^ a b WOCHENBLATT (PDF), vol. 24, German School Taipei, 2010, p. 6, archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-07-16, retrieved 2021-07-16
  14. ^ "Speaker's curriculum vitae" (PDF). Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER). 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-11-26. Retrieved 2020-02-25.

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