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138,500 Germans studied abroad in 2012

In 2012, the number of German students enrolled at institutions of higher education abroad was 138,500.

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 1.8% or 2,500 students on 2011.

05.12.2014 | nachricht Read more

Number of young people in qualifying programmes of the transition sector down by 3% in 2013

In 2013, 293,000 participants attended a qualifying programme of the transition sector.

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a decrease of 3% from the previous year.

04.12.2014 | nachricht Read more

Easier access to US market: representatives of micro- and nanotechnology industry in favor of TTIP

Micro- and nanotechnology experts in Germany think that the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US would give impetus to their industry. In a survey, which the IVAM Microtechnology Network conducted among leading industry representatives, the majority said that the German micro- und nanotechnology industry would profit from the partnership.

The industry experts are convinced that TTIP would make it easier for German high-tech companies to access the US market. Presently, especially export laws are...

25.11.2014 | nachricht Read more

Number of higher education graduates up 6% in 2013

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 | nachricht Read more

Leaving the education system without university entrance qualification or vocational training

EU target almost reached

The proportion of early school leavers, as they are called, amounted to 10.4% in Germany in 2012.

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Increasing proportion of women working in science - ...

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 | nachricht Read more

Number of habilitations down 5% in 2013

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 | nachricht Read more

Institutions of higher education spent nearly Euro 45 billion in 2012

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).

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Statistics: Odds-on Brazil to Win the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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 | nachricht Read more

Number of occasional students up slightly by 1%

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.

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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Intelligent façades generating electricity, heat and algae biomass

Materials scientists of Jena University (Germany) coordinate new EU-project on intelligent façades

Windows that change their light permeability at the touch of a button, façades, whose color can be changed according to the sunlight, façades and window parts...

Im Focus: Quantum physics just got less complicated

Here's a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of researchers has proved that two peculiar features of the quantum world previously considered distinct are different manifestations of the same thing. The result is published 19 December in Nature Communications.

Patrick Coles, Jedrzej Kaniewski, and Stephanie Wehner made the breakthrough while at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of...

Im Focus: First series production vehicle with software control

Siemens has unveiled the first electric series production vehicle with the central elec­tronics and software architecture RACE.

This technology, developed in the research project of the same name, replaces the entire control system with standard hardware and a kind of "operating system...

Im Focus: Trigger mechanism for recovery after spinal cord injury revealed

After an incomplete spinal cord injury, the body can partially recover basic motor function. So-called muscle spindles and associated sensory circuits back to the spinal cord promote the establishment of novel neuronal connections after injury.

This circuit-level mechanism behind the process of motor recovery was elucidated by Prof. Silvia Arber's research group at the Biozentrum, University of Basel...

Im Focus: Switching to spintronics

Berkeley Lab reports on electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temp

In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley...

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