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.
Several German non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are engaged in rescuing refugees in distress at sea. But now only a few private helpers in the Mediterranean are underway because their ships have been confiscated or are no longer allowed to head for southern European ports. The Italian government and other critics accuse them of using their missions to boost the business of human traffickers, or even working directly with them.
Every year more people die than children are born in Germany. Can the admittance of migrants offset demographic change? This question is answered by the demographer Reiner Klingholz, Director of the Berlin Institute for Population and Development.
Debates about asylum policy and immigration are often conducted very emotionally, also in Germany. The German Advisory Council on Integration and Migration (SVR) seeks to objectify political controversies with the help of scientifically based arguments.
There are a large number of international degree courses at German universities. As a result, you do not need to know German to study in Germany. From agribusiness or digital media to social sciences, you will find details of over 160 mainly English-language Bachelor courses and some 1,100 international Master programmes in the DAAD database of International Programmes in Germany.
At the EU summit in June 2018, leaders agreed to better coordinate their asylum policies and establish “controlled centres” for refugees. The aim is to distinguish faster between people with and without the right to international protection.
Mr Welzer, you have praised the admission of a large number of refugees in 2015 and 2016 and the social engagement for those seeking protection as a “great moment of democracy”. In the meantime, however, there has been a fierce asylum debate, which has led to serious political upheavals. Unfortunately, after 2015, there has been a failure to support systematically the democratic commitment expressed in refugee aid. Instead, there’s been a constant focus on the complaint that there were too many refugees who constitute a danger to our country. So today we have a completely different situation.
A spokeswoman for the German Interior Ministry said Wednesday that an agreement had been made to send back to Spain some migrants arriving in Germany.
I grew up in a village near Frankfurt am Main, but now I can only imagine having any sort of exciting life in a big city. The year I spent in Shanghai after leaving school made a particular impression on me – discovering how you can do pretty much whatever you want in a big city. You never get bored in a city as there are always new things and places to discover. Berlin in particular offers students the ideal combination of good nightlife and culture. If you live in a rural area you have to drive for hours to get that.
Who earns how much in different parts of Germany? The Federal Employment Agency presents clear answers to this question in its latest analysis. The gap is especially large between west and east: full-time employees in Germany’s western states earn an average of 3,339 euros a month gross, their colleagues in the east only 2,600 euros.