The term trainee has long ceased to be a synonym for long-term interns or low-paid career starters. Although trainees lag behind direct career entrants in terms of earnings, they often gain experience that pays off in their future careers.
Most teaching staff at universities of applied sciences (UAS, in german: HAWs) receive a W2 salary. How much is that, and what do W1 and W3 professors earn?
The training of engineers at German universities enjoys high regard internationally. In comparison with engineering training in China, it is far more hands-on. Do the differences in the degree systems also lead to better qualified or less well-qualified engineers?