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One in four EU school pupils take German
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One in four EU school pupils take German

Almost one in four schoolchildren in Europe are learning German, according to research from the EU to mark the European Day of Languages on Friday. READ  

East happier than West with reunification
People celebrating the first German Unity Day at the Brandenburg Gate. Photo: DPA

East happier than West with reunification

Three in four East Germans say life has improved since reuniting with the Federal Republic, but say their former state had greater gender equality and a better education system. READ  

German universities tumble in global rankings
Students at Heidelberg University. Photo: DPA

German universities tumble in global rankings

Three-quarters of German universities have fallen in global standings in the last year, with just one institution among the top 50 in the world, according to rankings released on Tuesday. READ  

EU court backs foreign student visas
Lecture theatres may be more diversely populated following the European ruling. Photo: DPA

EU court backs foreign student visas

An EU court told Germany on Wednesday that foreign students should not be denied a visa if they satisfy European entry requirements, in a ruling which could have implications for foreign students hoping to study at German universities. READ  

International school teachers strike in Munich
A sign at the strike on Wednesday. Photo: Submitted

International school teachers strike in Munich

UPDATE: Teachers at one of Bavaria’s top international schools held a warning strike on Wednesday in a protest over pay. READ  

Graduate pay gap hits record level
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Graduate pay gap hits record level

The gap in pay in Germany between those with a degree and those without has increased massively since 2000, according to a report released on Tuesday, which found levels of education were largely dependent on your parents' education. READ  

WEF: Germany less competitive than USA

WEF: Germany less competitive than USA

Germany lost its lead over America in global competitiveness rankings released by the World Economic Forum late Tuesday. READ  

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Bilingual education from nursery to graduation
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Bilingual education from nursery to graduation

A network of German based schools is changing how students learn languages by introducing English and Deutsch from day one, with the method yielding impressive academic results. The Local finds out more about Phorms Education. READ  

80,000 trainee jobs empty as Germans opt for uni
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80,000 trainee jobs empty as Germans opt for uni

More young people are choosing university degrees over vocational training, leaving firms scrambling to find qualified new hires. READ  

Saxony schools get top marks
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Saxony schools get top marks

A country-wide analysis has shown that Saxony has the best schools and Berlin has a lot of homework to do. READ  

Expat dispatches
New to international school? Tips from a pro
A new school can be equally nerve-wracking for parents. Photo: DPA

New to international school? Tips from a pro

With parents already flinching at the Back-to-School ads, Kathleen Ralf, a mother and a teacher at an international school in Germany has some tried and tested advice for those preparing to send their kids to their new educational home. READ  

German women fall short of equality
Still a man's world: women in Germany find it hard to rise as high as Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: DPA

German women fall short of equality

Women in Germany are still underrepresented in leadership jobs and among professors, a new government report said on Wednesday. They are also paid less and remain unlikely to study science, technology, engineering or mathematics. READ  

Germany's students fail to graduate in time
A German student protests against the Bologna reforms in Mainz in 2010. Photo: DPA

Germany's students fail to graduate in time

Leaked figures show the average student in Germany still takes around four years to complete a bachelor's degree, suggesting controversial reforms to higher education have so far failed to cut down the number of Germany's perpetual students. READ  

Top university switches master's to English
Munich's TU university wants to switch its master's programmes to English. Photo: DPA

Top university switches master's to English

UPDATE: One of Germany’s top universities wants to ditch German and switch almost all of its master’s programmes to English in the next six years, prompting fears that the academic standing of the German language is under serious threat. READ  

Foreign students in Germany at all-time high
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Foreign students in Germany at all-time high

A record number of foreign students are currently enrolled in German universities, according to figures released on Tuesday. Half of them stay in the country after graduating, far more than previously thought. READ  

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