Although there are positive signs of change, working conditions for postdocs in Germany remain difficult. Andreas Keller, director of the GEW explains exactly where the problems lie and what changes still need to be made.
You pull the strings and always have an overview: Project managing director are responsible for organising and coordinating projects – sometimes over several years. Not an easy task, but it is attractive due to the good salary prospects.
The profession of academic manager is growing in significance: they manage, control and organise the universities and research institutions. However, in many places, they must still fight for recognition.
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?