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 | Read more
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The proportion of early school leavers, as they are called, amounted to 10.4% in Germany in 2012.10.09.2014 | Read more
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 | Read more
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 | Read more
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 | Read more
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 | Read more
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.04.06.2014 | Read more
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 | Read more
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 | Read more
In the academic year 2013 (summer semester 2013 and winter semester 2013/14), a total of 101,000 foreign new entrants enrolled at institutions of higher education in Germany.
Based on provisional figures, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that, compared with the previous year, their number increased by 5.8% to...06.03.2014 | Read more
A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a...
Quantum effects in nanometer-scale metallic structures provide a platform for combining molecular electronics and plasmonics
Plasmonic devices combine the ‘super speed’ of optics with the ‘super small’ of microelectronics. These devices exhibit quantum effects and show promise as...
In less than a minute, a miniature device developed at the University of Montreal can measure a patient's blood for methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug. Just as accurate and ten times less expensive than equipment currently used in hospitals, this nanoscale device has an optical system that can rapidly gauge the optimal dose of methotrexate a patient needs, while minimizing the drug's adverse effects. The research was led by Jean-François Masson and Joelle Pelletier of the university's Department of Chemistry.
Methotrexate has been used for many years to treat certain cancers, among other diseases, because of its ability to block the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase...
Scientists at the Universities of Bonn and Cardiff see good times approaching for astrophysicists after hatching a new observational strategy to distill detailed information from galaxies at the edge of the Universe.
Using two world-class supercomputers, the researchers were able to demonstrate the effectiveness of their approach by simulating the formation of a massive...
From more efficient database queries to the cracking of today's reliable cryptographic systems: The development of a competitive quantum computer would mark...
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