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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

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",...

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

Im Focus: Climate study finds evidence of global shift in the 1980s

Planet Earth experienced a global climate shift in the late 1980s on an unprecedented scale, fuelled by anthropogenic warming and a volcanic eruption, according to new research published this week.

Scientists say that a major step change, or ‘regime shift’, in the Earth’s biophysical systems, from the upper atmosphere to the depths of the ocean and from...

Im Focus: Innovative Photovoltaics – from the Lab to the Façade

Fraunhofer ISE Demonstrates New Cell and Module Technologies on its Outer Building Façade

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has installed 70 photovoltaic modules on the outer façade of one of its lab buildings. The modules were...

Im Focus: Lactate for Brain Energy

Nerve cells cover their high energy demand with glucose and lactate. Scientists of the University of Zurich now provide new support for this. They show for the first time in the intact mouse brain evidence for an exchange of lactate between different brain cells. With this study they were able to confirm a 20-year old hypothesis.

In comparison to other organs, the human brain has the highest energy requirements. The supply of energy for nerve cells and the particular role of lactic acid...

Im Focus: Laser process simulation available as app for first time

In laser material processing, the simulation of processes has made great strides over the past few years. Today, the software can predict relatively well what will happen on the workpiece. Unfortunately, it is also highly complex and requires a lot of computing time. Thanks to clever simplification, experts from Fraunhofer ILT are now able to offer the first-ever simulation software that calculates processes in real time and also runs on tablet computers and smartphones. The fast software enables users to do without expensive experiments and to find optimum process parameters even more effectively.

Before now, the reliable simulation of laser processes was a job for experts. Armed with sophisticated software packages and after many hours on computer...

Im Focus: Quantum Simulation: A Better Understanding of Magnetism

Heidelberg physicists use ultracold atoms to imitate the behaviour of electrons in a solid

Researchers at Heidelberg University have devised a new way to study the phenomenon of magnetism. Using ultracold atoms at near absolute zero, they prepared a...

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