Education, culture, sports
As the “central platform” for educational processes, our municipality constantly improves access to educational opportunities for everybody. It supports our state schools from nursery schools upwards. In addition, there are numerous council-run educational facilities such as the adult education centre (VHS) and the town library, the Weserkolleg (college of further education), the Minden Museum, the Preußenmuseum (Museum of Prussian history and kings) run by the LWL, i.e. the Lanschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (Regional Association of Westphalia-Lippe). In addition, the council of Minden cooperates with a wide variety of partners from the economy, with numerous associations, foundations and independent supporting institutions to broaden educational opportunities in Minden.
The basis for this task is formed by the strategic objectives of the town of Minden. The central factor for the optimization of educational opportunities in Minden is a multiperspective view of education. It focuses on individual development, the capability for self-reliance, for a sense of social responsibility and for democratic attitude and actions in addition to successful intellectual education.