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134,500 Germans studied abroad in 2013

In 2013, the number of German students enrolled at institutions of higher education abroad was 134,500.

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a decline of 3.2% or 4,400 students compared with 2012.

16.12.2015 | nachricht Read more

3% more academic staff at higher education institutions

Roughly 380,200 people were employed as academic or artistic staff at German institutions of higher education or university clinics at the end of 2014.

Based on provisional figures, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 2.8% from 2013.

03.07.2015 | nachricht Read more

Number of habilitations up 4% in 2014

A total of 1,627 scientists completed their post-doctoral lecturing qualification (habilitation) at universities in Germany in 2014.

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the number of habilitations rose 4% compared with the previous year.

17.06.2015 | nachricht Read more

22,500 students received a Germany Scholarship in 2014

In 2014, 22,500 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 14% in 2014 compared with 2013.

28.05.2015 | nachricht Read more

Institutions of higher education spent more than Euro 46 billion in 2013

In 2013, German public and private institutions of higher education spent Euro 46.3 billion on teaching, research and health treatment.

As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), that was 2.9% more than in 2012 (Euro 45.0 billion).

07.05.2015 | nachricht Read more

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

Im Focus: Automated driving: Steering without limits

OmniSteer project to increase automobiles’ urban maneuverability begins with a € 3.4 million budget

Automobiles increase the mobility of their users. However, their maneuverability is pushed to the limit by cramped inner city conditions. Those who need to...

Im Focus: Microscopy: Nine at one blow

Advance in biomedical imaging: The University of Würzburg's Biocenter has enhanced fluorescence microscopy to label and visualise up to nine different cell structures simultaneously.

Fluorescence microscopy allows researchers to visualise biomolecules in cells. They label the molecules using fluorescent probes, excite them with light and...

Im Focus: NASA's ICESat-2 equipped with unique 3-D manufactured part

NASA's follow-on to the successful ICESat mission will employ a never-before-flown technique for determining the topography of ice sheets and the thickness of sea ice, but that won't be the only first for this mission.

Slated for launch in 2018, NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) also will carry a 3-D printed part made of polyetherketoneketone (PEKK),...

Im Focus: Sinking islands: Does the rise of sea level endanger the Takuu Atoll in the Pacific?

In the last decades, sea level has been rising continuously – about 3.3 mm per year. For reef islands such as the Maldives or the Marshall Islands a sinister picture is being painted evoking the demise of the island states and their cultures. Are the effects of sea-level rise already noticeable on reef islands? Scientists from the ZMT have now answered this question for the Takuu Atoll, a group of Pacific islands, located northeast of Papua New Guinea.

In the last decades, sea level has been rising continuously – about 3.3 mm per year. For reef islands such as the Maldives or the Marshall Islands a sinister...

Im Focus: Energy-saving minicomputers for the ‘Internet of Things’

The ‘Internet of Things’ is growing rapidly. Mobile phones, washing machines and the milk bottle in the fridge: the idea is that minicomputers connected to these will be able to process information, receive and send data. This requires electrical power. Transistors that are capable of switching information with a single electron use far less power than field effect transistors that are commonly used in computers. However, these innovative electronic switches do not yet work at room temperature. Scientists working on the new EU research project ‘Ions4Set’ intend to change this. The program will be launched on February 1. It is coordinated by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).

“Billions of tiny computers will in future communicate with each other via the Internet or locally. Yet power consumption currently remains a great obstacle”,...

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