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Teacher convicted for holding kids back after class
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A music teacher from North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has been found guilty of "holding people against their will" after he made some naughty stay kids back after class.

Berlin's education system is worst in Germany: study
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A new study has revealed that Berlin and Brandenburg’s education systems lag behind those of other German states.

Nine life-saving tips for foreign students in Germany
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Ever done bulimia studying? Know about the mystery of the German Sunday? Berlin writer and undergraduate Max Bringmann tells you what you need to know as an international student in Germany.

International or German state school - which one's best?
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Deciding between sending your child to a German state school or a private international school isn't easy. Max Bringmann has experienced both.

Parents blast principal who ordered kids to strip naked
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The principal at a school near Düsseldorf is being investigated for forcing two students from a neighbouring school to strip naked in his office.

Munich students predict Game of Thrones deaths with app
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Students at the Technical University (TU) of Munich have built an app that predicts which characters on legendarily bloody TV show Game of Thrones will be next to die.

German IT students play XXL Tetris on university building
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Four German IT students turned the rooms of an entire university building into pixels for their flat screen and now use it to hunt that Tetris high score.

Hamburg left rejects call for German flags outside schools
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Conservatives in Hamburg met with ridicule on Monday after they proposed ordering all public schools to raise German and European flags.

No space for Allah as German unis close prayer rooms
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Three leading German universities have closed down pray rooms used by Muslims, sparking accusations they are singling Muslims out for unfair treatment.

German unis offer 'best deal' for foreign students in Europe
Students at LMU Munich, ranked the top university in Germany. Photo: DPA.

A new report shows that German universities are second only to the UK in terms of quality - and that they also beat out their British rivals in cost, lack of red tape and easier visa regulations.

Med school: top minister plagiarized her thesis
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: DPA.

Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, tipped as a possible successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, plagiarized parts of her thesis but is allowed to keep her doctorate because there was no "deliberate deception".

School books CAN call D-Day 'invasion': Berlin court
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A parent demanded that a book taught at his son’s school which described the Second World War D-Day landings as an invasion be taken off the curriculum. A Berlin court disagreed.

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