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Humboldt UniversitŠt zu BerlinThe history of many higher education institutions extends back over many centuries. The oldest university in Germany today was founded in Heidelberg in 1386. Until World War II, German universities played a leading role in science and humanities. Following the destruction caused by the National Socialist rule and the Second World War, an education and research landscape has evolved in Germany which, particularly since German unification, is as extensive today as it has never been the case before.

Study opportunities in Germany are vast!
Today about 350 universities and university-status institutions, such as the technical universities, universities of applied science (Fachhochschulen), and colleges of art, music and film are located throughout Germany. More than 9400 degree programs, almost 1600 special graduate programs, and around 2700 doctoral study opportunities are offered in Germany. Of special interest for international students are the more than 1000 international degree programs taught partly or entirely in English and structured along the lines of the British-American university system.

Higher Education in Germany is international!
All higher education institutions are open to students of all nations. Tuition fees at the state-maintained institutions are the same for everyone. Depending on the Land the university belongs to there are no tuition fees or € 500 respectively. About 140, 000 students at German higher education institutions of a total of almost 2 million come from countries all over the world.

Come to Germany to study and you will get to know and appreciate a very special kind of higher education system. Rely on proven, tried and tested structures, built up on a long tradition and equipped with the momentum to lead into the future.

Pastel sweaters? When was the last time

by katcha

You went?
I've been all over as well, and didn't notice any of these things. The people had a much higher general level of education and better vocabulary than most Americans I meet (what was that study recently that showed a huge percent of Americans couldn't even point out part of Asia on a map?).
A lot of mullets in Spain...
As for meals, some of the most satisfying I've ever had were in Germany, Italy, Sweden, France...grilled tomatoes & ham, cereal, toast & jam, tea, juice is just the start of a "traditional" English breakfast :)

And finally

by Hunter

I would have to say that this is a positive quality, but you can look at a number of Southeast Asian countries and see that Chinese immigrants who total less then 10% of the population actually own massive amounts of the local economy. Of course you can also see that WASP-English types owned large chunks of the world at one time, still do in various African countries. I think one of the promises of the PR departments of Capitalism and Communism is that 'we all have a chance for a good life' etc. To me, the countries with the big middle classes, like the US at its best, Germany, Japan, Canada, etc offer a great deal to aspire to

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