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Number of the Month: 301,350 international students

Number of the Month: 301,350 international students

Taking a degree in Germany – be it a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD – is popular: in 2014, one in nine students came from abroad. That is a new record. More Number of the Month: 301,350 international students

DAAD Research Grants – Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees

DAAD Research Grants – Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees

Through special research grants, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers foreign researchers the opportunity to spend a period of time carrying out research in Germany during their doctoral degree. The closing date for applications depends on their country of origin. More DAAD Research Grants – Bi-nationally Supervised Doctoral Degrees

Water – the most precious commodity

Water – the most precious commodity

No water – no life. A simple enough equation. But climate change is having an increasingly serious impact on our water supply. Numerous researchers in Germany are developing solutions to this worldwide problem. In our newsletter we present a number of exciting ideas and projects. Newsletter: June 2016 Water – the most precious commodity

Professor Stollmann, why do we laugh?

Professor Stollmann, why do we laugh?

People often say that laughter is the best medicine. Laughter releases “happy hormones” and reduces stress. It can even help alleviate pain. An emeritus professor at the University of Bremen, cultural theory expert and laughter researcher Rainer Stollmann explains why in fact we do laugh and what purpose this serves in evolutionary terms. More Professor Stollmann, why do we laugh?

“Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award 2016

“Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award 2016

For the fifth time, the World Health Summit presents the “Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award in cooperation with Deutsches Ärzteblatt, the European Union of Science Journalists’ Associations (EUSJA) and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. More “Next Generation of Science Journalists” Award 2016

German Chancellor Fellowship

German Chancellor Fellowship

Through its German Chancellor Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports prospective leaders wishing to spend a year in Germany seeking new answers to global questions. The next closing date for applications is 15 September 2016. More German Chancellor Fellowship