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.
Dresden is home to traditional economic sectors, new growth industries and a diverse range of higher education and research institutions.
In Germany, every citizen’s earnings are subject to a basic tax allowance, including researchers and scientists coming from abroad. To give you an insight before you arrive, here’s how German income tax works and how to pay it.
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!