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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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19,700 students received a Germany Scholarship in 2013

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 | nachricht Read more

Stats show growth of breast lifts outpacing implants 2-to-1

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 | nachricht Read more
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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: German supercomputer is a world champion in saving energy

The new "L-CSC" supercomputer at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research is ranked as the world's most energy-efficient supercomputer. The new supercomputer reached first place on the "Green500" list published in New Orleans, comparing the energy efficiency of the fastest supercomputers around the world. "L-CSC" was developed at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) and the Goethe University.

The new "L-CSC" supercomputer at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research is ranked as the world's most energy-efficient supercomputer. The new...

Im Focus: Research yields material made of single-atom layers that snap together like Legos


Physicists at the University of Kansas have fabricated an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock much like Lego toy bricks. The...

Im Focus: Cooling With the Coldest Matter in the World

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less than 1 degree above absolute zero. This technique may enable novel studies of quantum physics and precision measurement devices, as the researchers report in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Ultracold atomic gases are among the coldest objects in existence. Laser beams can be used to trap atoms inside a vacuum chamber and slow down their motion to...

Im Focus: Permafrost soil is possible source of abrupt rise in greenhouse gases at end of last ice age

Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have identified a possible source of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases that were abruptly released to the atmosphere in large quantities around 14,600 years ago.

According to this new interpretation, the CO2 – released during the onset of the Bølling/Allerød warm period – presumably had their origin in thawing Arctic...

Im Focus: Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming

Small volcanic eruptions might eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth’s upper atmosphere than previously thought, potentially contributing to the recent slowdown in global warming, according to a new study.

Scientists have long known that volcanoes can cool the atmosphere, mainly by means of sulfur dioxide gas that eruptions expel. Droplets of sulfuric acid that...

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