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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  

How to pick the best International School
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How to pick the best International School

How do you pick the best international school for your children? Teacher Kathleen Ralf goes through ten questions to ask before making the decision. READ  

One fifth of young Germans live in poverty
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One fifth of young Germans live in poverty

Poverty among young Germans is on the rise, a new study shows. Reasons for the increase are thought to be failings in education and vocational training. READ  

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Bilingual school turning education on its head
Children engrossed in an activity at the Freie Schule in Germany. Photo: Freie Schule Anne-Sophie Berlin.

Bilingual school turning education on its head

With school uniforms and classrooms known as 'learning studios' the Freie Schule Anne-Sophie in the German capital is changing the way children are taught. The Local finds out more about the school which is attracting plenty of interest in Berlin. READ  

German students turn to private universities
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German students turn to private universities

More and more German students are opting to study at private colleges and universities rather than state ones. Attendance rose by ten percent over the past year and has increased six-fold since 2001, despite some costing around €10,000 a semester. READ  

Germany's younger universities on the rise
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Germany's younger universities on the rise

Germany’s youngest universities are rising in international standings, according to The Times Higher Education rankings published on Thursday. READ  

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Raising the bar for law & business in Germany
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Raising the bar for law & business in Germany

Whether you are a lawyer or a businessperson, a sound knowledge of both the law and commerce will likely enhance your career prospects. The Local caught up with a Dean from the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg to discuss its degree programs which combine both legal and business expertise. READ  

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The traditional MBA under the spotlight

The traditional MBA under the spotlight

What are employers really looking for in business school graduates? Do graduates today have what it takes to make waves in the workplace right from day one? Hult Labs, a research unit of Hult International Business School, decided to put business school curricula to the test by asking over 90 top executives what they were looking for in employees and how effective they found traditional business school education. READ  

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