Facts about Germany 2015 2015 - Page 98

96 | 97 EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE ber State to formulate a strategy for further education system is in principle relatively shaping the European Research Area (ERA). well adapted to the needs of the labour market. 86 percent of adults in Germany have Particular attention is paid to an interna- a university entrance qualification or suc- tional focus. As part of the Bologna Process, cessfully completed vocational training. most higher education courses now lead to The OECD average is only 75 percent. Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, with many of them offered in a foreign language. For international students Germany is already the most popular country to study in after the USA and Great Britain. At 30 percent, INTERNET who spend time studying abroad is high. Research Explorer A research directory containing more than 23,000 institutes The number of international members of → research-explorer.de the proportion of students from Germany staff at higher education institutions also rose by about two thirds in the last decade, and stands at 10 percent. Many German higher education institutions are involved Research in Germany Major information platform about Germany as a centre of innovation → research-in-germany.org in the “export” of degree courses and the establishment of higher education institutions based on the German model in the international education market. In comparison with other countries, the German Stepping-stone to a successful career: a university degree DWIH German Houses of Research and Innovation worldwide → germaninnovation.info