It is only possible to understand higher education in the US in light of the intensified concentration of wealth in the country during the last thirty years.
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.
Science has always had a high priority in Germany. How did the scientific system in Germany develop from its beginnings in the 14th century until today and what are the most important fields of research?