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Education and university

Germany is well positioned as a place of education, research and scholarship. Dual vocational training is a proven model for success and in the country rankings, Germany is amongst the most popular destinations for international students.

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Overview

School and education

In Germany, it is the 16 federal states that are responsible for education and education policy. The German model of dual vocational training, which combines theory and practice, is in strong demand internationally.

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Attractive School System

In Germany it is compulsory for all children to attend school. The Federal states are responsible for the school system.

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Dual vocational training

The German model of a dual vocational training system, which is now in demand worldwide, is successful thanks to its characteristic combination of theory and practice.

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Students from abroad by country of origin

Foreign students – Source: Wissenschaft weltoffen 2020
Insight

Excellent higher education

German universities and higher education institutions enjoy a very good reputation the world over and are sought-after cooperation partners. Germany is also the most popular non-English-speaking host country for international students.

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Dynamic Academic Landscape

Study opportunities with international appeal: The German academic world is diverse and excellent – and not only in the major cities.

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A popular study destination

Germany is a very popular destination for students from all over the world – and the range of foreign-language and international study courses is growing.

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2005
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2005
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2005
The Excellence Initiative is announced for higher education institutions. The Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation provides funding for non-university research organisations.
2017
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2017
dpa
2017
Almost all courses have been switched over to ¬Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses. State-regulated ¬degree courses, Medicine and Law are an exception. The proportion of state spending on research and development as a ratio of gross domestic product has exceeded three percent for the first time.
2019
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2019
Ten universities and one university group in Berlin were selected to benefit from the Excellence Initiative pursued nationally and by the individual federal states. Comprehensive financial support will help them to heighten their profiles still further in coming years.
Background

Networked research world

Germany is one of the most important players in the global knowledge society. The research and higher education world has a strong international focus.

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Vibrant Hub of Knowledge

Germany is well positioned as an academic hub. Research has a more international focus than ever before.
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