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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.

10.09.2014 | nachricht Read more

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).

12.06.2014 | nachricht Read more

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: Lizard activity levels can help scientists predict environmental change

Research study provides new tools to assess warming temperatures

Spring is here and ectotherms, or animals dependent on external sources to raise their body temperature, are becoming more active. Recent studies have shown...

Im Focus: Hannover Messe 2015: Saving energy with smart façades

Glass-fronted office buildings are some of the biggest energy consumers, and regulating their temperature is a big job. Now a façade element developed by Fraunhofer researchers and designers for glass fronts is to reduce energy consumption by harnessing solar thermal energy. A demonstrator version will be on display at Hannover Messe.

In Germany, buildings account for almost 40 percent of all energy usage. Heating, cooling and ventilating homes, offices and public spaces is expensive – and...

Im Focus: Nonoxide ceramics open up new perspectives for the chemical and plant engineering

Outstanding chemical, thermal and tribological properties predestine silicon carbide for the production of ceramic components of high volume. A novel method now overcomes the procedural and technical limitations of conventional design methods for the production of components with large differences in wall thickness and demanding undercuts.

Extremely hard as diamond, shrinking-free manufacturing, resistance to chemicals, wear and temperatures up to 1300 °C: Silicon carbide (SiSiC) bundles all...

Im Focus: Experiment Provides the Best Look Yet at 'Warm Dense Matter' at Cores of Giant Planets

In an experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists precisely measured the temperature and structure of aluminum as...

Im Focus: Energy-autonomous and wireless monitoring protects marine gearboxes

The IPH presents a solution at HANNOVER MESSE 2015 to make ship traffic more reliable while decreasing the maintenance costs at the same time. In cooperation with project partners, the research institute from Hannover, Germany, has developed a sensor system which continuously monitors the condition of the marine gearbox, thus preventing breakdowns. Special feature: the monitoring system works wirelessly and energy-autonomously. The required electrical power is generated where it is needed – directly at the sensor.

As well as cars need to be certified regularly (in Germany by the TÜV – Technical Inspection Association), ships need to be inspected – if the powertrain stops...

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