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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: ScanCut project completed: laser cutting enables more intricate plug connector designs

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have come up with a striking new addition to contact stamping technologies in the ERDF research project ScanCut. In collaboration with industry partners from North Rhine-Westphalia, the Aachen-based team of researchers developed a hybrid manufacturing process for the laser cutting of thin-walled metal strips. This new process makes it possible to fabricate even the tiniest details of contact parts in an eco-friendly, high-precision and efficient manner.

Plug connectors are tiny and, at first glance, unremarkable – yet modern vehicles would be unable to function without them. Several thousand plug connectors...

Im Focus: New Strategy Against Osteoporosis

An international research team has found a new approach that may be able to reduce bone loss in osteoporosis and maintain bone health.

Osteoporosis is the most common age-related bone disease which affects hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide. It is estimated that one in three women...

Im Focus: AI & single-cell genomics

New software predicts cell fate

Traditional single-cell sequencing methods help to reveal insights about cellular differences and functions - but they do this with static snapshots only...

Im Focus: TU Graz Researchers synthesize nanoparticles tailored for special applications

“Core-shell” clusters pave the way for new efficient nanomaterials that make catalysts, magnetic and laser sensors or measuring devices for detecting electromagnetic radiation more efficient.

Whether in innovative high-tech materials, more powerful computer chips, pharmaceuticals or in the field of renewable energies, nanoparticles – smallest...

Im Focus: Tailored light inspired by nature

An international research team with Prof. Cornelia Denz from the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Münster develop for the first time light fields using caustics that do not change during propagation. With the new method, the physicists cleverly exploit light structures that can be seen in rainbows or when light is transmitted through drinking glasses.

Modern applications as high resolution microsopy or micro- or nanoscale material processing require customized laser beams that do not change during...

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