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    Public education expenditure increased by 5 billion euros in 2017 year on year

    In 2017, the education expenditure of the Federation, Länder and municipalities amounted to 133.4 billion euros. That was an increase of 5.0 billion euros, or 3.9%, compared with a year earlier. This figure was released by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) in the Bildungsfinanzbericht 2018...

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    2018-12-13

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    Winter semester 2018/2019: more students than ever before enrolled at German institutions of higher education

    In the winter semester of 2018/2019, the number of students enrolled at German institutions of higher education has been higher than ever before. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports on the basis of first provisional results that the number of students at German institutions of...

    Press release

    2018-11-27

  • Relevanz: 100

    Number of school beginners in 2018 nearly unchanged on a year earlier

    According to provisional results, 726,400 children started school in Germany at the beginning of the current school year 2018/2019. The number of school beginners was nearly unchanged on the previous year (+0.2%). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the largest year-on-year...

    Press release

    2018-11-13

  • Relevanz: 100

    10% of the women had higher educational attainment than their partner in 2017

    In 2017, 10% of the women living in a household together with a partner had the formally higher educational attainment in the relationship. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the opposite case was more frequent. In over a quarter of the couples (27%), the men had a higher...

    Press release

    2018-11-01

  • Relevanz: 100

    Third party funds per university professor in 2016: no change from the previous year (258,000 euros)

    In 2016, professors at German universities (excluding medical institutions/university health sciences) raised third party funds of an average 258,000 euros. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that this amount corresponded roughly to the level recorded in the previous year (-0.1%).

    Press release

    2018-10-16

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    3,400 engineering qualifications acquired abroad were recognised in 2017

    In the whole of Germany, 3,400 professional engineering qualifications acquired in a foreign country were recognised in 2017 as fully or partially equivalent to the relevant qualifications obtained in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that teachers ranked second with...

    Press release

    2018-09-19

  • Relevanz: 100

    Unemployment rates in Germany below OECD average for all qualification levels in 2017

    The unemployment rate of all those aged 25 to 64 years in Germany (3.5%) was below the OECD average of 5.8% in 2017. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the unemployment rate of people with tertiary qualification (2.0%) was just half the OECD average of 4.1%. People with a...

    Press release

    2018-09-12

  • Relevanz: 100

    Proportion of university graduates among 30 to 34 year olds twice as high as a generation ago

    Compared with their parents' generation, young people in Germany tend to achieve a higher level of educational attainment. Results of the 2017 microcensus show that 29% of the 30 to 34 year olds had a higher education degree, while the relevant proportion of people aged 60 to 64 was 19%.

    Press release

    2018-09-06

  • Relevanz: 100

    Almost 14% more foreign professional qualifications recognised in 2017

    In the whole of Germany, 21,800 professional qualifications acquired in a foreign country were recognised in 2017 as fully or partially equivalent to the relevant qualifications obtained in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of recognitions was up by...

    Press release

    2018-08-28

  • Relevanz: 100

    One in four higher education degrees is an engineering degree

    In the examination year 2017 (winter semester 2016/2017 and summer semester 2017), roughly 502,000 graduates obtained a higher education degree at German institutions of higher education. Their number has continually increased since 2001, and it grew by 2% compared with 2016. The Federal Statistical...

    Press release

    2018-08-23

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