Study of German academics suggests that extra pay concentrates talent and boosts output from some institutions, with corresponding losses elsewhere.
Scientists based in Britain win more grants than those of other countries. But Belgium, Germany, Israel and Switzerland have some boasting rights as well.
In Germany, university students who delay their work are more likely than others to lie about it and to engage in other forms of academic misconduct, study finds.
Aim to send 50 percent of students abroad by 2020 and boost foreign cohort at home.
German students benefit from increased support at time when other nations are becoming more frugal.
Lack of housing for German university students points to larger concerns about paying for higher education in the country.
German rectors want to see the post-election federal government do more to support higher education.
Expats from the country or Americans seeking jobs there are in for some surprises when applying for faculty posts, writes Richard Utz.
One by one, the German states have eliminated tuition fees, bucking global trends toward increased "cost sharing."
Scholarly groups start effort, and are joined by a university in saying they will no longer participate.
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