Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue: Strategies for an International Energy Transition
Politicians, business executives, and experts from around the world discuss joint strategies to protect the climate at the first international energy transition conference held at Germany’s Foreign Ministry.
Science on Stage: Science Slam
So long ivory tower! Making science accessible to everyone - that's the goal of the science slammers when they get up on stage and go head-to-head. The winner is the person who manages to present their research topic in the most understandable and funniest way.
Cutting-edge International Research in Germany: The x-ray laser European XFEL
The X-ray Laser European XFEL is a unique research facility being set up in the North of Germany. Starting in 2017, it will generate extremely intense x-ray flashes to make the tiniest particles visible. XFEL will attract scientists from around the world.
“Made in Germany” – The Future of the Brand
Around the world, “Made in Germany” stands for top quality. At the 13th Ambassador’s Conference in Berlin, diplomats and business leaders swapped ideas about the brand's standing on international markets, as well as its future.
Learning German at PASCH schools
Sparking interest in the German language, and enthusiasm for Germany, it's culture and society - that's the goal of the PASCH initiative "Schools: Partners for the Future". It networks with more than 1700 schools worldwide that teach German.
The Golden Letter from Myanmar
For more than 250 years, a previous treasure slumbered in the vaults of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library in Hanover: The golden letter. Its rediscovery has delighted both visitors and scientists.
More Democracy – World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd
Democracy cannot work without a free press – which is why this principle is laid down in article 5 of Germany's constitution, the Grundgesetz. Press freedom is worth fighting for – in Germany and internationally.
Still have questions ahead of the European elections? Young people explain Europe
Europe is a continent full of history, wonder, common values and diversity. And for some people it's the most important ongoing project for its inhabitants especially when the going gets tough. European elections are approaching on the 25thof May 2014. So here's an example from Germany: young people explain what the EU is all about.
Hanover Messe 2014 showcases cutting edge technology
The Hanover Messe is the world’s largest industrial trade fair. Some 5000 exhibitors are taking part this year, and there’s a lot of interest in how fast the networking of industrial processes is proceeding. They call the phenomenon industry 4.0.
Dual training schemes in Germany - making a successful career start
For success, you need theory AND practise. Germany's dual system of vocational training is one of the most successfull elements of the country's education system, training people in factories and at college. We take a closer look at the concept.
Germany's Energiewende - the energy revolution - up close.
The goal of Germany's Energiewende, or energy tranformation, is very clear. To make energy production in Germany sustainable and act responsibly for subsequent generations. The target: by 2050, 80 percent of Germany's electricity should be from renewables. Some towns in Germany are way ahead of the game. Take Wolfhagen in the state of Hesse, where the energy revolution has already taken place.
The CeBIT tech fair reinvents itself
It’s a transformation, from a consumer event to a trade fair only. The CeBit technology fair successfully changed course in 2014. The fair saw investments swell by 25 percent to 25 billion euros. It’s focus this year: Datability.
1914 - The Failure of Diplomacy
Exactly one hundred years ago, Europe was enjoying the last few months of peace before the outbreak of the First World War. But could European diplomacy have altered the course of those terrible events? A question that is still asked today. And it was asked again at the panel discussion “1914: The Failure of Diplomacy“ held at the German Foreign Office on the 28th of January 2014.
A tour of Germany's Rheingau region, and a family-run vinyard that offers accomodation for holiday stays. Vineyard vacations are becoming increasingly popular among wine lovers from Germany and beyond.
What to wear at the Oktoberfest
If you're a fan of traditional Bavarian Tracht - that is, Lederhosen and Dirndls, the Munich Oktoberfest is the place to be. It's actually becoming something of a catwalk for traditional Bavarian attire.
Women and the Oktoberfest
Three women who work at the Munich Oktoberfest and are all experienced fairground ride operators
Kashmir Concert – Ehsaas-e-Kashmir
Kashmir Concert – Ehsaas-e-Kashmir
German Development Media Awards
The German Development Media Awards recognize excellence in human rights and development journalism. These awards are open to journalists from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Germany. For further information please visit the website germanmediaawards.org.
Watch how students at Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools are taking to German. By 2017, German is to be offered as the primary foreign language under the initiative 'Deutsch an 1000 Schulen' (German in 1,000 schools) at all 1,000 schools of the KV association in India.
Germany: Land for your ideas
Coming up... Javier Martínez
The Bundesliga has broken yet another record: Bayern Munich have paid 40 million euros for Spanish footballer Javier 'Javi' Martinez. Never in the history of the league has a club spent so much on one player.
Upper Bavaria - Action Holidays in the Mountains
The Bavarian Alps are just an hour out of Munich and a must-see destination for nature-lovers. Rafting down the River Isar from Bad Tölz to Munich can be either thrilling or relaxing, depending on what pace you prefer. And there are plenty more action-packed adventures to be had in Upper Bavaria.
Germany's dual system of vocational training
Hilmar Schneider of the Institute for the Study of Labor explains what makes Germany's dual-track education system special
3-D street art by Edgar Müller
Edgar Müller's studio is the street. The artist, who creates optical illusions, has been awarded the title of maestro madonnari. Müller holds workshops and organises various street art festivals.
Quedlinburg - UNESCO Heritage Site With Medieval Half-timbered Buildings
Quedlinburg, in the foothills of the Harz mountains, is one of the most popular destinations in Germany. UNESCO has declared it a world heritage site, especially because of its fascinating old town, which has survived almost unchanged for centuries.
Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy
The International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) recently presented the first Global Atlas for Solar and Wind Energy
The Thomann Company – Supplying the World with Musical Instruments
Europe's largest dealer in musical instruments is based just outside the Bavarian city of Bamberg. Bands, concert organisers and sound experts from around the world turn to Thomann for their musical equipment needs.
Just in time: Logistics in Germany
Few people know that Germany currently spends about €400 million a year for research in the field of logistics. And that sector is a huge business, currently employing some 2.8 million of the country's workforce.
Slim and Cheap - Organic Solar Cells
Organic solar cells provide new hope for future energy generation, and researchers in Dresden now want to make this option commercially viable
Fishlabs games for smartphones
Lübeck - Queen of the Hanseatic League
Indian solar researcher in Germany
German universities in India
Assuring the future
Vocational Education and Tranining in Germany
Computer scientist Mehul Bhatt
Nuremberg Christmas Market
Have a glimpse of the world famous Nuremberg Christmas market that attracted last year 2.3 million visitors and is one of the oldest Christmas Market in Germany!
Worlds of Culture
The Cultural Preservation Programme of the Federal Foreign Office