In Germany, access to higher education is regarded as an basic right to education. How is higher education organised, what requirements have to be fulfilled in order to study, and what must foreign students and researchers watch out for?
Yes, English is by all means the language of science. Less than one per cent of all scientific publications worldwide are today written in German. Despite this, there are still many good reasons to learn German.
Academics like to look down their nose at colleagues who are committed networkers. But they fail to understand that connections are essential for a successful career in academia too.
Physicists working in the private sector can expect a salary significantly higher than average. If physicists remain in teaching and research, diverse opportunities are available, but are associated with a fairly average income.
The tariff structure for academics' salaries is very transparent in Germany. This is a good approach in light of the many different payment models in academia. It is important to note that this career will not make you rich!
Professors in Switzerland enjoy high salaries and excellent career prospects at institutions such as ETH Zurich. What is the academic career path for a researcher in Switzerland?