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Social engagement while studying? Detlev Buchholz on service learning

Service learning strengthens students’ social skills, while helping to improve the way subjects are communicated. So says Detlev Buchholz of ‘Hochschulnetzwerk Bildung durch Verantwortung’. In this interview, he explains how it works.


Are universities in Germany attractive for international students?

Science and research are bound less by national frontiers. What are German universities like today in terms of their internationality?


M-learning – The e-learning trend

Mobile learning is revolutionising learning and is the topic at universities, schools and at education fairs all over the world. But what differentiates m-learning from e-learning?


Excellence Initiative: universities prepare themselves for the future

The Excellence Initiative of the German Government and the federal states is aiming to improve research resources at German universities. Young scientists and researchers are the beneficiaries.


Digital Media Studies: stimulating, wide-ranging, international

Digital media enjoyed an overall market share of 32 per cent in 2013. So excellent prospects exist for all those planning to or already enrolled on a course in digital media studies.


MINT subjects: study programmes for women build self-confidence

A place for themselves: women are studying industrial engineering in Wilhelmshaven, and IT and economics in Berlin. But what are the advantages of such study programmes for women?


University education for everyone, everywhere: MOOCs let you attend lectures online

They take place on the internet and offer an interesting alternative to conventional lectures and seminars: massive open online courses, or MOOCs for short.


Gender studies and gender issues: interdisciplinary, international and the subject of growing interest

Gender studies is a well-established subject in many universities around the world. Why are women interested in gender issues? We put this question to women from a number of different countries.


Learning correctly: learning techniques the brain really needs

Come exam time and all school pupils, university students and apprentices ask themselves: Have I learned effectively? What learning techniques can help in preparing for exams?


Exotic degree subjects offer great potential

Exotic degree subjects, although sometimes considered less significant as academic disciplines, certainly have their place. Some of them are even experiencing surprising growth.


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