Study in Germany is regarded as land of ideas. Germany consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. With around 8.2 crores inhabitants, it is the most populous member state and the largest economy. Germany is one of the major political powers of the German continent and a technological leader in many fields. The currency of Germany is Euros.
Germany has been named as the most supportive country for overseas students in the year 2011, according to a survey conducted by British Council’s Global Gauge survey. Between 2015 and 2016 German government is spending EUR 21 billion on higher education and research in Germany. There are 45 top universities in Germany that are placed among top 1000 universities of the world in a recent ranking list compiled by QS. There are 14 top universities in Germany that stand among top 200 universities of the world in a recent ranking list compiled by Times Higher Education. Germany ranked at 2nd place in Research & Development and has produced 102 noble laureates of the total 840 noble prizes issued till date.
Germany offers a plethora of study opportunities for international students from all over the world. For many foreign students, Germany is an amazing workplace. German employees enjoy the highest salaries in the world, generous benefits and state-mandated job protection. In some industries, the working hours have been reduced to 35 hours/week.
A remarkable range of occupations is regulated in Germany, with many occupations requiring formal qualification. Germany has an apprenticeship system that needs most young workers to pass a 2 to 3-year hands-on training program before entering the real labour market, which guarantees they have the first-hand experience in work. For immigrants, this can mean you might be prevented from working in a job in which you have experience at home. If you do have a formal qualification (such as for doctors, nurses, and teachers, etc.), it needs to be certified by a competent German authority (usually a guild, trade or professional association).
Albert Einstein (1879–1955), a genius, who emigrated from Germany in 1933, gave a new dimension to the concept of space and time by his theory of Relativity (E=mc²). In 1995, it was the Germans who made the dream of MP3 player become a reality. A team at the Fraunhofer Institute, under Karlheinz Brandenburg, developed this method of audio compression. The country also has to its credit a total of 76 Nobel Prize winners till date, 65 of whom have won the prize for their contributions to the natural sciences or medicine. The very first Nobel Prize for Physics went in 1901 to Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen for”a new type of ray”. Robert Koch , Max Planck , Albert Einstein, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Horst L. Störmer, Herbert Kroemer, Wolfgang Ketterle, Theodor Hänsch, etc. are some of the German winners of this prestigious honour.
Companies in Germany have created the German economy to be the largest in all of Europe. This economy, in fact, is the third largest in the world. Billions of Euro in investment money come into Germany each year. To maintain the high standard of living in Germany takes a lot of hard work. German companies contribute to this high standard of living in the quality and popularity of their products and services. And they do this by excellent manufacturing and engineering.
Of the world’s 500 largest stock market listed companies measured by revenue, the Fortune Global 500, 37 are headquartered in Germany. In 2010 the ten largest were Volkswagen, Allianz, E.ON, Daimler, Siemens, Metro, Deutsche Telekom, Munich Re, BASF, and BMW. Other large German companies include: Robert Bosch, ThyssenKrupp, and MAN (diversified industrials); Bayer and Merck (pharmaceuticals); Adidas and Puma (clothing and footwear); Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank (banking and finance); Aldi, Lidl and Edeka (retail); SAP (computer software); Infineon (semiconductors); Henkel (household and personal consumer products); Deutsche Post (logistics); and Hugo Boss (luxury goods). Well known global brands are Mercedes Benz, BMW, Adidas, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, DHL, T-Mobile, Lufthansa, SAP, and Nivea.
Germany is India’s most important EU business partner especially for Machinery, Automobiles, Chemical, Electric products as well as IT
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