Facts about Germany 2015 2015 - Page 102

100 | 101 EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE MAP Clusters of excellence, graduate schools and Excellence Initiative institutional strategies Kiel Lübeck U Bremen JU Oldenburg Hamburg HU MedH Münster Berlin LU Hanover TU FU Bielefeld Düsseldorf Göttingen Bochum Cologne Aachen Giessen Jena Chemnitz Dresden Bonn Bayreuth Frankfurt Würzburg Mainz Institutional strategy Graduate school Cluster of excellence Co-applicants Bamberg Darmstadt Kaiserslautern Mannheim Saarbrücken Erlangen-Nuremberg Heidelberg Regensburg Karlsruhe Stuttgart Tübingen Augsburg Ulm Freiburg TU Munich Konstanz LMU U TU HU LU JU FU LMU MedH University Technical University Humboldt-Universität Leibniz-Universität Jacobs University Freie Universität Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Medical school education institutions, among them 301,350 lish-speaking host country for  interna- with a non-German passport: 218,848 students tional students. Only the USA and Great who gained their university entrance quali- Britain are more attractive. The technical fication abroad and 82,502 foreigners with a universities have a particularly good repu- German entrance qualification (Abitur). tation for training engineers – 25 percent of freshmen there are international students. Since 2011 the total number of students has risen by 18 percent, the number of interna- At the same time the German higher educa- tional students by almost 20 percent in the tion institutions have increased the number same period. Today there are twice as many of foreigners enrolled at German universities courses to 1,104. The multitude of struc- as in 1996. Most international students tured doctoral courses is particularly at- come from China, Russia, and India. This tractive for international doctoral students. makes Germany the most popular non-Eng- The fact that for the most part most German foreign-language and international