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8 June 2019

World Ocean Day

The United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day every year on 8 June. Many countries have celebrated this special day since 1992, following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro.

Newsletter Research in Germany

Area studies

Experts in area studies view the individual regions of the world within their specific linguistic, cultural, historical and other contexts – which is precisely what a globalised world needs. Discover more and learn about current funding programmes.

Freedom is our system. Together for science

"Arts and sciences, research and teaching shall be free. ," says Article 5 of the German Basic Law, which came into force 70 years ago. German science takes the anniversary as an opportunity to debate the opportunities, responsibilities and threats to this freedom.

Read and listen


Cherrypicker provides information about German-language new releases and news from the book and media world. It presents current books and audio books from the field of fiction and non-fiction as well as music CDs.