In examination year 2013 (winter semester 2012/2013 and summer semester 2013), roughly 436,400 graduates obtained a higher education degree at German institutions of higher education.
Compared with the previous year (413,300), the number of higher education graduates increased the12th time in a row (+6%).12.09.2014 | Read more
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The proportion of early school leavers, as they are called, amounted to 10.4% in Germany in 2012.10.09.2014 | Read more
In 2012, the number of male professors amounted to 43,900, while that of female professors was only 9,000.
At today's press conference on "Heading for gender equality? Education, employment and social matters - differences in the situation of women and men",...30.07.2014 | Read more
A total of 1,567 scientists completed their post-doctoral lecturing qualification (habilitation) at universities in Germany in 2013.
he Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of habilitations fell by almost 5% on a year earlier.24.06.2014 | Read more
In 2012, German public and private institutions of higher education spent Euro 44.9 billion on teaching, research and health treatment.
As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), that was 2.8% more than in 2011 (Euro 43.7 billion).12.06.2014 | Read more
One of the favorites to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup is host Brazil.
However, statisticians headed by Achim Zeileis from the University of Innsbruck show that the winning margin is considerably higher for Brazil than generally...04.06.2014 | Read more
In the winter semester of 2013/2014, 34,000 occasional students attended courses and lectures at German institutions of higher education.
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that their number rose by 1% compared with the previous winter semester.04.06.2014 | Read more
In 2013, 19,700 students received a Germany Scholarship in accordance with the Scholarship Programme Act.
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of scholarship holders rose by 42% in 2013 compared with 2012.20.05.2014 | Read more
Implants are still overwhelming choice for women, but since 2000 breast lifts are up 70 percent
New statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that breast lift procedures are growing at twice the rate of breast...31.03.2014 | Read more
In the academic year 2013 (summer semester 2013 and winter semester 2013/14), a total of 101,000 foreign new entrants enrolled at institutions of higher education in Germany.
Based on provisional figures, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that, compared with the previous year, their number increased by 5.8% to...06.03.2014 | Read more
The area of sea ice in the Arctic fell to a summer minimum of around 5.0 million square kilometres this year, which is about 1.6 million square kilometres more...
Sea lamprey studies show remarkably conserved gene expression patterns in jawless vs. jawed vertebrates
If you never understood what "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny" meant in high school, don't worry: biologists no longer think that an animal's "ontogeny", that...
The surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko can be divided into several morphologically different regions
High-resolution images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reveal a unique, multifaceted world. ESA's Rosetta spacecraft arrived at its destination about a...
Astronomers searching the atmospheres of alien worlds for gases that might be produced by life can't rely on the detection of just one type, such as oxygen, ozone, or methane, because in some cases these gases can be produced non-biologically, according to extensive simulations by researchers in the NASA Astrobiology Institute’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory.
The researchers carefully simulated the atmospheric chemistry of alien worlds devoid of life thousands of times over a period of more than four years, varying...
A team led by Gastón Folatelli at the Kavli IPMU, the University of Tokyo, has found evidence of a hot binary companion star to a yellow supergiant star, which...
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