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Masters in Germany: International Student Guide

Figures from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD – the German Academic Exchange Service) indicate that 70, 000 students were studying in Germany at graduate level in the same year, of which 50, 000 were on master’s programs. So, what explains the appeal of completing a master’s in Germany?

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Perhaps we might start with the high quality of universities in Germany, which include more than 40 entries in the QS World University Rankings® 2013/14 – a figure precious few countries can rival. An impressive 13 of these make the elite top 200, so we are talking about some real academic heavyweights here.

As of the 2013/14 edition of the QS ranking, Germany’s top-ranked universities are Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (50th), Technische Universität München (53rd) and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (65th).

Most of Germany’s universities are public, and a spokesperson from the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), identifies some of the governmental initiatives that have supported their development. “With the Pact for Higher Education and the Quality Pact for Teaching, the federal government and the länder (regions) are creating additional university places, recruiting additional staff, and improving study conditions at German institutions of higher education. Flagship programs like the Excellence Initiative are promoting cutting-edge research at outstanding institutions across the country.”

This Excellence Initiative awarded more than €2.4 billion (US$3.1bn) in funding to 45 graduate-level institutions, 43 ‘clusters of excellence’ and 11 cross-university strategies in 2012, with the overall goal being the promotion of high-level research in the country.

This is not the only evidence of Germany’s dedication to education and research. We might also look the €13.7 billion (US$17.8bn) budget reserved for the BMBF in 2013 – an increase of 6.2.% on the previous year. And this is a consistent trend. In total, increases to the ministry’s budget since 2010 alone add up to a total €13.3 billion (US$17.3bn) – equivalent to a whole extra year of funding.


Heidelberg Germany?

For a project i have to do research on Heidelberg Germany. Can anyone help me find out wat some of their main products/ industry are?
or anyone with some intresting facts please!!!!

Only 18% of employment is provided by industry. Printing and publishing are important enterprises. Heidelberg with its long Hauptstrasse is a shopping magnet for the surrounding smaller towns.

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