Against the backdrop of complex global challenges, leaders worldwide have to fulfill increasingly ambitious tasks. Therefore, the focus of the different training courses offered by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) lies on the transfer of specialist knowledge and the training of analytical skills in a global perspective as well as on the enhancement of personal, communicative and social skills.

The training offered by DIE is application-, dialogue- and solution-oriented and stands out due to its modern didactic methods. The international training environment promotes intercultural learning and the creation of international and cross-sectoral networks. 


Since 1965, young university graduates are prepared through the Postgraduate Training Programme for challenging tasks and responsibilities in international development cooperation. Additionally, in 2007 a training and dialogue format  for young professionals from rising powers was introduced. Today the MGG Academy is the cornerstone of Managing Global Governance, a platform for mutually reinforcing activities in the fields of qualification, dialogue, knowledge production and policy advice. Besides, the DIE organises further training for senior staff and leaders, as well as individually tailored workshops and seminars.

Since 2003, the DIE offers a vocational training for office communication. Students have the possibility to apply for an internship at our Institute.

Postgraduate Training Programme

Every year, the nine-months Postgraduate Training Programme prepares up to 20 German and European university graduates for the challenging tasks and responsibilities of German and international development cooperation. 

MGG Academy

The courses of the MGG Academy are aimed at highly qualified young professionals from currently six emerging economies, who work in government bodies, policy-oriented think tanks and research institutions.

Vocational Training

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) trains young people to become Office Communication Managers (Kaufleute für Bürokommunikation) since 2003.