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.
Why have the video stores disappeared? Why don’t people buy maps anymore? And how does my new colleague know who I went to school with? The Internet is the answer to all these questions. These six facts about surfing behaviour in Germany will surprise you.
Human rights, civil rights, international law – these are the topics Syrian legal scholar Anan Al Sheikh Haidar focussed on at Damascus University. Secret service staff regularly attended her lectures, and she was under permanent surveillance. Anan Al Sheikh Haidar was one of the five opponents of the regime in her faculty, who were against Assad’s government and stood up for more democracy. Three of them were arrested, and Haidar has not heard from one of them since. “We were afraid the secret service would arrest us, too,” she says. Her husband Housamedden Darwish, a philosophy lecturer, was also under surveillance. He reported in Syria about the Arab Spring and occasionally went into hiding.
eSports fans from all over the world are coming together in Vancouver to cheer on their favourite teams at “The International 2018”. With the biggest total prize money in the field at stake, the eSports championship tournament is about skill, teamwork – and more than 24 million dollars. The majority of the prize money the players at DotA 2 (Defense of the Ancients 2) are fighting for was raised through a crowd-funding campaign.
The agreement stipulates that Germany is allowed tosend certain migrants arriving in Germany straight back to Spain. This only applies to a small number of people, though: Migrants coming to Germany via the three border crossings with Austria that are currently subject to controls. Refugees who are picked up there and who have already applied for asylum in Spain can be sent back to Spain if this is done within 48 hours.
Several German non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are engaged in rescuing refugees in distress at sea. But now only a few private helpers in the Mediterranean are underway because their ships have been confiscated or are no longer allowed to head for southern European ports. The Italian government and other critics accuse them of using their missions to boost the business of human traffickers, or even working directly with them.
Every year more people die than children are born in Germany. Can the admittance of migrants offset demographic change? This question is answered by the demographer Reiner Klingholz, Director of the Berlin Institute for Population and Development.
Debates about asylum policy and immigration are often conducted very emotionally, also in Germany. The German Advisory Council on Integration and Migration (SVR) seeks to objectify political controversies with the help of scientifically based arguments.
There are a large number of international degree courses at German universities. As a result, you do not need to know German to study in Germany. From agribusiness or digital media to social sciences, you will find details of over 160 mainly English-language Bachelor courses and some 1,100 international Master programmes in the DAAD database of International Programmes in Germany.