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.
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!
Many postdocs are academic staff working at a university or research institution. Their salary is not generous, but much better than that of doctoral students.
Harald Lesch knows how to captivate an audience. This may be surprising for some, because his subject is physics.
With several top-ranked universities and programmes, scientific academies and a strong relationship between the industry and scientific research, Switzerland is at the summit of scientific innovation at a European and global level.