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The DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service offers scholarships for music, performing arts, architecture, research visits to Germany and more. The first round of fall deadlines for DAAD programs in support of research and study have been announced. Check out the scholarship option here.
The energy transition. On the way to a sustainable economy
Germany is looking to become a climate-neutral industrialised country by 2045. At the heart of the transformation is the energy transition, i.e. the switch from fossil fuels such as gas and coal to renewable energies. But German industry also has responsibility internationally when it comes to the observance of human…
Europe is suffering from an extreme heat wave
Medical experts suggest workers take midday siestas, while the German health minster recommends cooling off at church as Germany suffers from extreme heat. Read the article how experts recommend to cope with this on Deutsche Welle.
The Singer Wolf Biermann
A new exhibition dedicated to German singer-songwriter and famous former East German dissident Wolf Biermann reflects the history of a divided Germany. Read the interesting article from Deutsche Welle. Article.
Pilates – The Acrobatic Immigrant
Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born in 1883 in Germany. His father, Heinrich Friedrich Pilates was a metal worker and enthusiastic gymnast, and his mother was a housewife. He was a sickly child but overcame his health problems by practicing a healthy lifestyle. Read his story about his internment in Wales…
Working in Germany
Germany’s parliament on Friday approved plans to attract more skilled workers to Europe’s biggest economy and help address labor shortages in a growing number of professions. Read the article in Euronews here.
Words that only exist in German
Did you know there are words in German, they can’t be found in other languages. We found an interesting article explaining some of them. To read the article on FluentU click here.
Germany’s journey to democracy
It was 175 years ago when Germany’s first freely-elected parliament met in St. Paul’s Church in Frankfurt. The constitution they created is one of the most important chapters in the history of German democracy. Go to Deutschland.de to read the full article.
Travel Season is here
Are you planing to go to Germany, Austria, Switzerland or Liechtenstein? How do you pay the bill in a German restaurant? Will your debit or credit card work in Austria? Does a North American cell phone work in Europe? These are just a few of the kinds of questions you…
Lesser Known German Meals
Erin Porter writes about a mix of German comfort foods and meals he enjoys eating at German restaurants that he had never heard of before coming to Germany. Read the article here