The German higher education landscape is a colourful one. Nationwide there is a choice of 400 universities of a very high level at which you can study. Choosing the right study course is therefore perhaps not so easy. Here you can find the most important websites and tips for your search for a study place.
The European Union’s new data protection regulations came into effect on 25 May 2018: the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It sharpens the guidelines on how businesses and authorities are allowed to use personal data. For a long time it was considered exemplary, but is now being criticized from many directions. Parliamentary State Secretary Dorothee Bär (CSU), Minister of State for Digitalization, talks in an interview about the significance of data protection and the challenges of preventing abuse without impeding innovation.
They investigate sustainable sources of energy, nanotechnology applications and complex questions in finance mathematics: for more than 50 years curious students have been demonstrating their abilities in the Jugend forscht competition. In 1965 the then editor-in-chief of Stern magazine, Henri Nannen, founded the competition. It started off with around 250 participants, but today there are more than 12,000 contestants. The youngest are in the fourth grade at school and the oldest are 21 years old. The winners from past decades include many who later embarked on an impressive career, not necessarily in the natural sciences. Here are three fascinating examples.
Germany's foreign office took to Twitter ahead of German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas' first meetings with his US counterpart, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and with US National Security Advisor John Bolton in Washington.
Teaching English in Germany is no piece of light and fluffy German cake, but it has delicious moments that make it worthwhile. It has been one of the most challenging, exhausting, and demanding careers I have ever had, and yet, it has brought some of the best laughs, deepest connections, and true understandings of culture that I have ever experienced before. I'm constantly tested in new and interesting ways and making new relationships with fascinating and wonderful people. But, if you are jumping into this world of teaching English as a foreign language for the first time (particularly here in Germany), here are some things that might help you along the way.
Admission to medical universities in Germany is extremely competitive. Medical, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and dentistry training spots are limited or numerus clausus (NC, Latin for "closed number"). Only about 10,000 new students start medical education each year as universities have a quota and places are given to students with the highest Abitur grades from the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung or an equal degree from other countries.
If you are applying for an internship while still a student, then a good place to start is your university. Speak to the Careers Office about what programs are available to you. The benefits of going through your university are many: A lot of the research has already been done for you, the programmes offered through the university are tailored and pitched to you as a student of that university, and you will likely be able to speak to people and get first-hand testimonials. If you aren't quite sure of what you're looking for, or want a general overview of the process and positions available, then utilize your university's resources.
After World War II disagreements developed between the three victorious powers Great Britain, France and the USA, and their wartime ally the Soviet Union about the future of occupied Germany. In order to push forward plans for a partial state in the west under the auspices of their military government, the three military governors authorized the West German minister presidents of the federal states to carry out concrete tasks. These authorizations became known as the Frankfurt Documents. The first, and most important document, required the setting up of a constituent assembly which should draft a federal and democratic constitution.