The German higher education landscape is a colourful one. Nationwide there is a choice of 400 universities of a very high level at which you can study. Choosing the right study course is therefore perhaps not so easy. Here you can find the most important websites and tips for your search for a study place.
Formerly a school, now a foundation: following reunification, in 1994 the German Federal Government founded the Bauhaus Foundation in Dessau. Its task is to preserve the cultural heritage of the Bauhaus, which has been under UNESCO protection in Weimar and Dessau since 1996. In 2014, the architect Claudia Perren took over the direction of the foundation.
The opening festival for the Bauhaus anniversary, taking place from 16 to 24 January 2019 at the Berlin Academy of Arts, invites visitors on a creative and experimental journey. It is about art and technology, light, colour, sound and movement. A highlight: the virtual reality installation The Total Dance Theatre explores the relationship between man and machine in a dance-like manner.
Companies with a base in Germany are supposed to guarantee that they respect human rights throughout their production chain. This is stipulated by the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAP). But how can this be proven? The first country in the world to do so, Germany has now introduced a broad-based system of monitoring to check the extent to which companies meet their responsibilities.
Which laws exist in Germany to protect against sexual discrimination?
At the end some participants took each other by the hand; there were cheers, laughter, and applause. When the UN's Global Compact for Migration was agreed at the organisation's New York headquarters in July, after years of tough negotiation, the mood was almost exuberant. However, what was celebrated in New York as an international breakthrough is a subject of controversial debate in Germany. Opponents of the pact claim that it threatens countries' national sovereignty. The German parliament, the Bundestag, has issued an interpretation of the UN Compact that emphasizes, once again, that it does not bind Germany to any legal obligations. It's not that simple, though.
30 articles that changed the world: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948. Among other things, torture and slavery were banned by the Declaration. Nonetheless, even 70 years on there is still a long list of countries that violate human rights. Too long, believes Berlin-based lawyer Wolfgang Kaleck, who teamed up with international colleagues in 2007 to establish the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin.
That wasn’t to be expected: Before it was adopted in Marrakesh at the United Nations (UN) intergovernmental conference, a fierce debate broke out in Europe on the new “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration”. The vehemence of the discussions has taken the negotiators, diplomats and representatives on the various committees responsible by surprise.
It is precisely because the National Socialists chose Nuremberg as the city in which to hold their party conventions, known as the Nuremberg Rallies, because the racial laws that discriminated against Jews were passed there, and because Nuremberg is a “place of perpetrators” as its Mayor Ulrich Maly put it, that the city engages with its past to a greater extent than others do.