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 | Read more
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 | Read more
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
At the Hannover Messe 2018, the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und-prüfung (BAM) will show how, in the future, astronauts could produce their own tools or spare parts in zero gravity using 3D printing. This will reduce, weight and transport costs for space missions. Visitors can experience the innovative additive manufacturing process live at the fair.
Powder-based additive manufacturing in zero gravity is the name of the project in which a component is produced by applying metallic powder layers and then...
Physicists at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics, which is jointly run by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, have developed a high-power laser system that generates ultrashort pulses of light covering a large share of the mid-infrared spectrum. The researchers envisage a wide range of applications for the technology – in the early diagnosis of cancer, for instance.
Molecules are the building blocks of life. Like all other organisms, we are made of them. They control our biorhythm, and they can also reflect our state of...
University of Connecticut researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.
Repairing major load-bearing bones such as those in the leg can be a long and uncomfortable process.
Study published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces is the outcome of an international effort that included teams from Dresden and Berlin in Germany, and the US.
Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) together with colleagues from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the University of Virginia...
Novel highly efficient and brilliant gamma-ray source: Based on model calculations, physicists of the Max PIanck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg propose a novel method for an efficient high-brilliance gamma-ray source. A giant collimated gamma-ray pulse is generated from the interaction of a dense ultra-relativistic electron beam with a thin solid conductor. Energetic gamma-rays are copiously produced as the electron beam splits into filaments while propagating across the conductor. The resulting gamma-ray energy and flux enable novel experiments in nuclear and fundamental physics.
The typical wavelength of light interacting with an object of the microcosm scales with the size of this object. For atoms, this ranges from visible light to...
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