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Germany invites Indian students and researchers

It is not just USA , UK and Australia which are the most popular study destinations for Indian students but other countries including Germany are now inviting Indian students for studies and research. According to reports, Rainer Schmiedchen, German consul general had said "It is time for Indian students to change their destination and seek options in Germany," during last week at the road show. The road show titled "Excellence on Tour" was aimed to improve Indo-German ties and strengthen research collaboration by providing a platform to Indian researchers in...

Funding from Germany for IIT-Madras to study climate change

Germany and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India granted about Rs. 20 crore and Rs. 5.33 crore respectively to IIT-Madras for Indo-German collaborative research projects on climate change and sustainability. The title of the project is 'Building an International Research Network on Sustainability to Enhance Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change'. DAAD of Germany supports the project under “New Passage to India” program. In Berlin, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in presence of India MHRD and science, technology and earth sciences ministers and the German...

German House for Research And Innovation tours India

In October 2012, The German Government has set up a German House for Research and Innovation in New Delhi (in German: Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus, DWIH New Delhi) - a ‘ one-stop shop ’ for interested students, researchers and potential partner institutions, and disseminate information about higher education in Germany, research landscape and funding sources. From 26 April onwards, the DWIH New Delhi will start its “Excellence on Tour 2013” across India: “The DWIH New Delhi – Excellence on Tour 2013!” is a unique multi-city road...

Germany's HHL institute ranked as top institute in German survey

In the “2012 Profile Data on Internationality of German Universities” (“Profildaten zur Internationalität der deutschen Hochschulen 2012″) HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL) was ranked as one of the top management institutes in Germany, beating out 61 other institutes. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) collectively commissioned for the report. As per the study, the MBA and M.Sc. courses at HHL are the best internationally-oriented courses amongst...

Germany witnesses 70 percent growth in Indian applications

Since the academic session of 2008-2009, Germany has witnessed a 70 percent increase in the enrolment of Indian students at German institutions and universities, as per the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Last year, approximately 5998 students were studying in Germany, which was an increase in numbers from 5038 in 2010-2011. Collectively, the number of overseas students has steadily increased to 244,776 in 2009-2010 and 252,032 in 2010-2011. Sources from DAAD confirmed these numbers, stating that the reason for the increase was that international students were now starting to...

Bulgarian students prefer studying abroad

As per an estimate given by the Bulgarian academic community, nearly 24,000 Bulgarian students pursued their education abroad in 2011. About 1,957 Bulgarian students studied in the US universities, 1000 students in Italy and about 1,170 in the Netherlands. Germany accounts for the largest number of Bulgarian students. As per the Federal Statistical Office, in 2011, about 7,997 Bulgarian students studied in Germany accounting for nearly 7% of the Bulgarian community. Germany has always been the hottest destination for the Bulgarian students despite the education fees introduced in 2007 and...

German Students should put more effort in learning English language; reveals a survey

A recent survey on German students concluded that many students are not proficient in English that is required at a university level. Students studying in German universities seem to lack the basic comprehension of the English language leading to committing mistakes in spellings and grammar. They lack the skills to formulate ideas in English and in writing correct sentences. More than 132 professors from 62 universities in Germany participated in the survey. It was initiated at a national meeting with professors in philosophy in the year 2011 and was published this year. The language...

Bologna bachelor degrees criticized by experts in Germany

Pioneers of the German higher education institutions have highlighted the inadequacies of the new reforms pertaining to Bologna’s new degrees. They claim that the regime of the course does not suffice the need of graduates to the country and have been unsuccessful at attaining the crucial goals. As per the experts, the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) evaluated only the duration of the study and ignored the actual performance and achievements of the students. Only 20% of the students attend a semester abroad which is a very less percentage than anticipated. They assert that...

Germany extends its co-operation to India for providing vocational education and training

Michael Steiner, Ambassador of Germany in India, expressed Germany’s interest in providing vocational education to Indian graduates in a meeting with the Governor of Maharashtra earlier this week. Germany is keen to share its expertise in vocational education and training with India and could offer expertise to institutions here in providing skill based programmes, he said. Talking about the matter, Steiner stated that Germany would be a perfect partner to India in providing skills to 500 million Indians by year 2022 –a target set by the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh....

German model of vocational training : A solution to unemployment in USA

Many students studying in US universities are unable to find employment despite investing in a reputed university for high quality education. In the year 2009, four-year college graduates were unable to find employment in the areas they had studied as per the US government report. The government believes that by following the German educational method of vocational and educational training, unemployment in youth will decrease in the next ten years. The German model of education provides Dual Vocational Training System (TVET); a program that many supporters believe is the reason behind low...

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