DW-WORLD takes a closer look at education issues in Germany.
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Eastern German and Swiss universities rank tops in the university comparison by the Center for Higher Education Development (CHE). CHE and the Zeit weekly assessed study programs at 280 universities. (May 5, 2006)
Germany's increasing educational poverty is threatening to erode the country's competitive advantage on the international stage, a study shows. (June 26, 2006)
With conservatives gaining ground in German politics, the idea of free university education appears to be a thing of the past. But, the idea of tuition fees and even study loans remains anathema to many students. (June 6, 2005)
Chancellor Merkel wants to hold a high-level integration summit after last month's crisis at a Berlin school whose pupils are mainly from immigrant families. Who's to blame? The parents or the school system? Or both? (May 8, 2006)
The German Association of College Prep School Teachers says that the number of Scientology groups that operate tutoring centers has tripled in the past 10 years. They worry that children are at risk. (July 28, 2006)
The Central Council of Jews in Germany has called for the country's Nazi history to be taught as a separate subject. But teachers' representatives remain skeptical. (July 4, 2006)
Days before a summit on integration of immigrants, the German government says it wants immigrant children to begin learning German as early as kindergarten. (July 11, 2006)
Jewish and Muslim groups have slammed a new initiative by German Family Affairs Minister Ursula von der Leyen to work with churches to develop guidelines on raising children. (April 20, 2006)
A Berlin school that hit the headlines earlier this year for banning Turkish and other languages and making students speak only German on its premises has been awarded a national prize. (june 27, 2006)
While German officials discuss education reform proposals and elite schools, private international universities have started offering Anglo-style degrees to German students and may help public schools along the way. (June 13, 2005)
The Pentagon reportedly funds projects ranging from finding a substitute to a common military explosive to tracking whales. Some of the research has dual commericial and military use.
Only 1% of refugees worldwide have access to higher education; Heiko Maas calls the figure "frighteningly low." The UN's German-financed "Einstein Initiative" aims to up the number by 2030, but much more must be done.
Ending foreign influence on Muslim religious leaders' education is a long-term goal for the German government. A new study might lead the way for training local imams, if all parties involved are willing to participate.
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