German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel visits India
German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel is visiting India from October 4 to 6 for the 3rd Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations hosted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. With the Chancellor's upcoming visit, India and Germany look toward deepening existing relations.
Twenty-five years of German unity. 3rd October 2015 is an occasion for us Germans to celebrate, but also to look back with gratitude, says the German Foreign Minister.
To mark the 25th anniversary of German Unity, Frankfurt am Main has organized a large city festival with more than 300 events and plenty of celebrities.
The number of registered unemployed in Germany dropped to its lowest level in 24 years in September. The German federal employment agency reported from its headquarters in Nuremberg that 88,000 fewer people were registered as unemployed in September than in August.
As part of its G7 Presidency, Germany invited the G7 Foreign Ministers & high-level representatives of other countries to a meeting in New York. At the meeting, the Foreign Ministers agreed to provide an additional 1.8 billion dollar in support.
The East Side Gallery in Berlin celebrated its 25th anniversary recently. Running some 1.3 kilometres, it is the world’s longest open-air gallery.
Asylum procedures are to be speeded up, in order to translate into practice the resolutions of the meeting of the federal and state governments on migration and asylum. The Cabinet today approved the necessary changes to asylum law in Germany.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier & Bitkom President Thorsten Dirks jointly opened the Business Forum on Digital Innovation, IT & Communications Technology event at the German Foreign Office.
At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel has stressed the prime goal of the international community. "We aim to eradicate absolute poverty by 2030."
Germany welcomes record number of Indian students
Germany is the most attractive higher education destination for more and more Indian students. The year 2014-15 had 11,860 Indian students enroll in German universities, a massive increase of 23% over the figure of the previous year. The number has more than doubled in the past four years.
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PhD calls for Solar System Science at university of Göttingen
The Solar System School invites applications for PhD positions in Solar System Science. The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen offers a research-oriented doctoral programme covering the physical aspects of Solar system science. Application deadline is September 15, 2015.
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Call for Applications: Germany fellowships for Indian journalists
Indian journalists can now apply for the Media Ambassadors India-Germany fellowship program by the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the International Media Center Hamburg. Successful candidates will visit Germany from April to June 2016. The application deadline for Indian journalists is October 31, 2015.
For more information about the program and the application process please visit