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MIA – Media and Information Centre

The Academy’s Media and Information Centre helps you get the information you need and keeps a wide range of current media at your disposal – letting you focus on your work as an expert or manager in international cooperation.

Our professional information and media management ensures that key learning materials are available as and when you need them on almost all topics in GIZ’s training portfolios.

You search – we help! MIA services at a glance

You search – we help! MIA services at a glance

We search for you

As a participant in one of our courses, you can ask us to do some research. We’ll do the research for you – tailored to your needs. Just send us your request by email.

For participants on the AIZ’s training courses we provide specially selected sources of information in our virtual media box. 

We are also happy to support you and explain how to use the virtual media box.

You can search through all our materials

You can browse through more than 35,000 media held by the MIA, call up specific information, or get background details about specific topics. We have many different media available to help you, such as books and e-books, journals and e-journals, brochures, DVDs, audio CDs and GIZ publications. At our site in Röttgen you can visit our reference library in person. You can research and access the media online through the media and information portal.

We are happy to advise you on information management: how to search, find and compile what you want, more quickly

There are many different ways of systematically obtaining, selecting, structuring and compiling information. We will find a solution suitable for you. 

  • Research advice: Are you a course participant and your research is not giving you the results you want? Is there too little information… or maybe even too much? We will support you in searching, compiling and evaluating the information.
  • Learning resource management: Are you a trainer or a participant on an AIZ training course and would like to use existing training materials? Do you want both conventional and electronic materials? Please contact us.
  • Advice on (using) media: Do you have a collection of media at your workplace and you still cannot find the necessary information? Would you like to expand these materials by adding online media? Do you need to manage all of this, but without a lot of extra work? Just ask us and we’ll be happy to advise!

We can show you the MIA

Please follow us – we’ll show you round the MIA. Take a guided tour in a group or on your own, to learn what we have available and what there is on site. You will find our media stocks distributed throughout the building, thematically allocated to the interactive learning stations.

We offer more than 35,000 different media for the training courses at the AIZ.

  • Books, e-books, journals and e-journals
  • Maps, music and films
  • Information about particular countries
  • Development-policy documents
  • Learning materials for specific courses
  • Computer-aided learning programmes

You can use our online services

  • Here, you can find a lists of our literature and media: http://mia.giz.de
  • Here, you can find the virtual media box with your electronic materials, which have been created or collected especially for your AIZ training course:  www.giz.de/vmbox 

Dr. Olga Gabrielyan (language trainer for Russian and Ukrainian): ‘The staff at the Media and Information Centre work in a way that is relevant, competent and also open, friendly and relaxed. The whole team is on board with their heart and soul!’