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Institutions of higher education spent nearly Euro 44 billion in 2011

In 2011, German public and private institutions of higher education spent Euro 43.8 billion on teaching, research and health treatment.
As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), that was 6.1% more than in 2010 (Euro 41.2 billion).

The rise in expenditure is due to a large number... 22.05.2013 | nachricht Read more

Plastic surgery trend has women armed for spring and summer

Inspired by strong-armed celebrities, upper arm lifts jump 4,378% since 2000, new ASPS statistics show
New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that arm lifts in women have skyrocketed more than 4,000 percent in just over... 29.04.2013 | nachricht Read more

9% less first-year students of engineering sciences in 2012

In the academic year of 2012 (summer semester of 2012 and winter semester of 2012/13), nearly 106,300 new entrants enrolled for engineering sciences – that was a decline of 8.8% on a year earlier.
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports on the basis of provisional results that the number of male students enrolling for engineering sciences... 26.03.2013 | nachricht Read more

Number of persons qualified to enter higher education slightly down in 2012

Some 498,400 pupils attained the qualification to enter a university or university of applied sciences in Germany in 2012.
Based on provisional results, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a decrease of 1.7% on the previous year.

For further... 06.03.2013 | nachricht Read more

11 billion euros for non-university research in 2011

In 2011, the non-university research institutions in Germany spent approximately 11 billion euros on research and development.
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 6% compared with 2010.

In the same period, the number of people working in... 27.02.2013 | nachricht Read more

Public expenditure on culture totalled over 9 billion euros in 2009

The Federation, Länder and municipalities spent a total of 9.1 billion euros on culture in 2009, 2.8% more than in 2008.
Theatre and music accounted for the largest share of public expenditure (35.4%), followed by museums (18.0%) and libraries (15.1%).

This result was published... 17.12.2012 | nachricht Read more

Number of students in Germany at record high

The number of students in Germany continues to grow. While 1.9 million students were enrolled at German institutions of higher education in 2001, in the last ten years their number increased by 27% to 2.4 million (2011).
As Roderich Egeler, President of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), today said at a press conference on the situation of higher education in Germany -... 05.12.2012 | nachricht Read more

Number of first-semester students down 5% in academic year 2012

According to first provisional results, 492,700 first-semester students started studying at institutions of higher education in Germany in the academic year 2012 (summer semester 2012 and winter semester 2012/2013).
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of first-semester students decreased by 5% compared with academic year 2011.

However, it... 23.11.2012 | nachricht Read more

Statistical analysis projects future temperatures in North America

For the first time, researchers have been able to combine different climate models using spatial statistics - to project future seasonal temperature changes in regions across North America.
They performed advanced statistical analysis on two different North American regional climate models and were able to estimate projections of temperature... 16.05.2012 | nachricht Read more

One-quarter of working-age adults had a gap in health-care coverage in 2011

Many Americans struggle to regain health insurance after losing or changing jobs; early Affordable Care Act provisions are already making a difference for young adults and people with pre-existing conditions
One of four (26%) working-age U.S. adults experienced a gap in health insurance coverage during 2011, often because they lost or changed jobs, according to a... 19.04.2012 | nachricht Read more
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Im Focus: Artificial agent designs quantum experiments

On the way to an intelligent laboratory, physicists from Innsbruck and Vienna present an artificial agent that autonomously designs quantum experiments. In initial experiments, the system has independently (re)discovered experimental techniques that are nowadays standard in modern quantum optical laboratories. This shows how machines could play a more creative role in research in the future.

We carry smartphones in our pockets, the streets are dotted with semi-autonomous cars, but in the research laboratory experiments are still being designed by...

Im Focus: Scientists decipher key principle behind reaction of metalloenzymes

So-called pre-distorted states accelerate photochemical reactions too

What enables electrons to be transferred swiftly, for example during photosynthesis? An interdisciplinary team of researchers has worked out the details of how...

Im Focus: The first precise measurement of a single molecule's effective charge

For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the effective electrical charge of a single molecule in solution. This fundamental insight of an SNSF Professor could also pave the way for future medical diagnostics.

Electrical charge is one of the key properties that allows molecules to interact. Life itself depends on this phenomenon: many biological processes involve...

Im Focus: Paradigm shift in Paris: Encouraging an holistic view of laser machining

At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris in March 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be focusing on the latest trends and innovations in laser machining of composites. Among other things, researchers at the booth shared with the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) will demonstrate how lasers can be used for joining, structuring, cutting and drilling composite materials.

No other industry has attracted as much public attention to composite materials as the automotive industry, which along with the aerospace industry is a driver...

Im Focus: Room-temperature multiferroic thin films and their properties

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Tohoku University have developed high-quality GFO epitaxial films and systematically investigated their ferroelectric and ferromagnetic properties. They also demonstrated the room-temperature magnetocapacitance effects of these GFO thin films.

Multiferroic materials show magnetically driven ferroelectricity. They are attracting increasing attention because of their fascinating properties such as...

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