Facts about Germany 2015 2015 - Page 4

2|3 FACTS ABOUT GERMANY CONTENTS AT A GLANCE EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE Federal Republic 6 Vibrant Hub of Knowledge 94 Crests & Symbols 8 Dynamic Academic Landscape 98 Demographics 10 Ambitious Cutting-edge Research 102 Geography & Climate 12 Networking Academia 106 Parliament & Parties 14 Research and Academic Relations Policy 108 Political System 16 Excellent Research 110 Federal Government 18 Attractive School System 112 Famous Germans 20 SOCIETY THE STATE & POLITICS Enriching Diversity 114 Successful Reforms 22 Shaping Immigration 118 Federal State 26 Diverse Living Arrangements 122 Active Politics 30 Committed Civil Society 126 Broad Participation 32 Strong Welfare State 128 Political Berlin 34 Leisure Time and Travel 130 Vibrant Culture of Remembrance 36 Freedom of Religious Worship 132 FOREIGN POLICY CULTURE & THE MEDIA Civil Policy-Shaping Power 38 Vibrant Nation of Culture Committed to Peace and Security 42 Innovative Creative Industry 138 Advocate of European Integration 46 Intercultural Dialogue 140 Protection of Human Rights 50 Cosmopolitan Positions 142 Open Network Partner 54 Rapid Change in the Media 146 Sustainable Development 56 Exciting World Heritage Sites 150 Attractive Language 152 134 BUSINESS & INNOVATION A Strong Hub 58 WAY OF LIFE Global Player 62 Land of Diversity 154 Lead Markets and Innovative Products 66 Urban Quality of Life 158 Sustainable Economy 70 Sustainable Tourism 160 Digital Agenda 72 Sporting Challenges 164 A Valued Trading Partner 74 Attractions in Berlin 168 Attractive Labour Market 76 Leisurely Enjoyment 170 78 Innovative Force behind Climate Cooperation 82 PICTURE CREDITS INDEX IMPRINT 172 A Pioneer in Climate Policy Energy Reform – A Project for Generations 84 Greentech – A Sector with a Future 88 ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE Sustainable Energies 90 Essential Diversity 92 173 176