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Eight of the best subjects to study in Germany
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Eight of the best subjects to study in Germany

No tuition fees, more courses in English and yearly rises up global rankings - German universities are a great place for international students. But which subjects are they best at? READ  

Who's studying the most (and least) in Germany?
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Who's studying the most (and least) in Germany?

The average German student works 32.5 hours a week, according to research published on Tuesday, but there are big differences between different subjects. Which students study the most and least? READ  

Academic makes Twitter splash saying 'Nein'
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Academic makes Twitter splash saying 'Nein'

Former Ivy League professor of German Eric Jarosinski has become a Twitter phenomenon developing a huge social media following thanks in no small part to saying no in German. READ  

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International School on the Rhine: a legacy

International School on the Rhine: a legacy

In an increasingly globalised world, many are beginning to opt for a globalised education. Over the last ten years the number of students interested in International Baccalaureate (IB) Diplomas has increased by leaps and bounds – and the International School on the Rhine shines exceptionally strong. READ  

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What you can get out of a German job expo
Last year's jobmesse deutschland in Berlin. Photo: DPA

What you can get out of a German job expo

The jobmesse deutschland (Job Expo Germany) is rolling into Berlin on Saturday as part of its annual 18-city tour. Here's why you should go if you're looking for a job in Germany. READ  

Germany ranks third in world university list
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Germany ranks third in world university list

German universities have shot up the world's leading higher education rankings, with Germany now having more institutions among the world's best than any other country after the US and UK. READ  

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
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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
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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
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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
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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  

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