Immigrant children see big improvements in school results

Presenting a biennial report on integration on Friday, the government's integration commissioner painted a positive picture of improvements made in Germany in recent years.


How to get British healthcare no matter where you are

Navigating the health care system in another country can be tough, and even when it all works out, sometimes you just miss the comfort of the system back home. But there's a solution.



Here's where Germans speak the best (and worst) English

An study of English proficiency worldwide shows that Germany has made it back into the global top ten. But which Germans have best mastered the language of the Bard?


The key to launching your international career

In an increasingly globalised world, how do you get an education that’s simultaneously international and personal? For many students, the answer is EU Business School.


These German children's songs bring tears to my eyes

No other culture has produced such heartfelt and poetic music for children as Germany, writes kindergarten teacher Ratna Srivastava.


Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn’t something to be taken lightly. There’s plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?


These are the ten German districts with the richest residents

An annual study of consumer purchasing power shows where the richest Germans live and just how unevenly distributed wealth is throughout the country.


Police call for witnesses after brutal Berlin U-Bahn attack

Police on Thursday released a video of a shocking incident at a Berlin train station, hoping to find witnesses to the crime.

15 Bavarian words you need to survive down south

Things are a wee bit different down in Bavaria, so you might want to brush up on your basic Bairisch before paying a visit.

Düsseldorf hopes to pull other cities onto weed legalization plan

City authorities in the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia want to legalize cannabis. But to see the plan through they might have to get their neighbours on board.

How a butcher's son gave Hamburg its wild reputation

125 years ago on Thursday a boy was born in Hamburg whose tales of partying on the Reeperbahn brought the city to the world's attention.

10 ways Frankfurt is no longer Germany's capital of dull

If you're a banker about to be sent from London to Frankfurt, don't worry! "Mainhattan" is now a thriving cultural hub, argues the Frankfurt Expat blog.


Nobel prize was 'tremendous push' in Colombia peace: Santos

Prize winner said Colombians "interpreted it as a mandate to persevere" in quest to end five-decade conflict.




Germany among top European countries for education: PISA report

Germany was among the top ten European countries in a survey of student performance on Tuesday, but still showed larger than average achievement gaps in certain areas.