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Living in Germany: Despite discrimination, foreign workers still want to come

Foreign workers in Germany say they have faced more discrimination than anticipated before making the move, a survey revealed. Despite that, the country still seems attractive to many skilled workers.

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Tourism in Germany: The Eltz Castle

DW’s Hannah Hummel asks the owner of the Eltz Castle about life at the back then and now.

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Living in Germany: students fare worse than ever in PISA school tests

The PISA 2022 study revealed declining scores for German students in math, reading, and science. The results highlight social disparities and lack of linguistic support for immigrant students.

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Living in Germany: What International Students should know

Germany has over 400,000 international students across its higher education sector. What should you know before deciding to come to Germany to study?

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Travel Journal: Munich

I share my enchantment with Munich, Germany. The city’s vibrant atmosphere, rich culture, and surprising experiences captivated the writer. From the distinctive scents to the lively spirit, Munich left an indelible mark, making it a must-visit destination.

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The Coolest Software Company You Have Never Heard Of

Nearly seven years ago, I leaped and joined SAP. But — as this funny video suggests — you’ve probably never heard of it!

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Economy in Germany: Skilled Worker shortages costing 86 billion euros per year

According to a new study, nearly 1.9 million skilled worker shortage is costing Germany 86 billion euros each year.

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Economy in Germany: introducing ‘opportunity card’ to bolster workforce

Faced with a critical shortage of skilled labor, Germany is planning to introduce an “opportunity card”(its version of a green card). It aims to make it easier for non-EU nationals to come to find work.

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Economy in Germany: Shortage of Skilled Workers Reaches an All-Time High

According to a new survey by the Ifo Institute, based in Munich, a record 49,7 percent of companies are currently short of workers.

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Economy in Germany: The number of births has risen for first time since 2017

New figures from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) show that the number of births in Germany rose slightly in 2021 for the first time since 2017.