1. Efforts to fight the spread of Ebola Germany Increases Funding for Ebola Fight in West Africa
  2. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Lower Saxony Tuition Fees Eliminated at German Universities
  3. International conference on reconstructing Gaza Germany Pledges 50 Million Euros for Gaza Reconstruction
Efforts to fight the spread of Ebola

Germany Increases Funding for Ebola Fight in West Africa

In response to the still developing Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the German Government is making available another 84.7 million euros ($108 million) for efforts to fight the disease. The German Government’s newly appointed Special Representative on Ebola, Ambassador Lindner, has traveled to the region to begin coordinating Germany’s efforts.

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Lower Saxony

Tuition Fees Eliminated at German Universities

The German state of Lower Saxony became the final state to abolish tuition fees last week. With Lower Saxony’s decision, all 16 states now provide free public universities once again, something international students benefit from as well.

International conference on reconstructing Gaza

Germany Pledges 50 Million Euros for Gaza Reconstruction

In announcing the pledge ahead of the international Gaza reconstruction conference in Cairo, Foreign Minister Steinmeier stressed that a lasting ceasefire needs to ensure that Hamas stops using Gaza as a weapons depot and that the people of Gaza have access to economic prospects and freedom of movement.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

"A World in Disarray Needs a Strong Transatlantic Alliance"

"We do not need to look so far to realize that the transatlantic relations that were a certainty for my generation – the generation born in post‑war Germany – can no longer be taken for granted today," Foreign Minister Steinmeier wrote in an article on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Aspen Institute in Germany.

Maria Adebahr

Wall Stories: Maria Adebahr

During the weeks leading up to the 25 anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we will be posting the stories of our colleagues. We asked each of them one question: where were you when the wall came down? Here is Maria Adebahr's story.

Jaron Lanier

American Author Jaron Lanier Wins Prestigious Book Prize

One of the most prestigious publishing prizes in Germany will be awarded this weekend to American author and computer scientist Jaron Lanier. Lanier is the somewhat controversial author of “Who Owns the Future?” and “You are Not a Gadget.”

Ironman

Sebastian Kienle Becomes Fourth German to Win Ironman

After swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 115 miles and running the entire Honolulu Marathon, Sebastian Kienle was crowned, “Ironman” in Hawaii on Saturday. In the 36th annual competition, Kienle finished the race in 8 hours, 14 minutes, and 18 seconds.

Nobel Prize for Stefan W. Hell

Peering Into the Nanoworld: German and Two Americans Win Chemistry Nobel

Physicist Stefan W. Hell has been selected for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with American researchers Eric Beitzig and William E. Moerner for breakthroughs that have made nanoscopy, the ability to use microscopes to study the tiniest molecular details, possible.

Alexander Gerst in a spacesuit

Astronaut Alexander Gerst Becomes Third German to Complete Spacewalk

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst has become the third German to complete a spacewalk. Together with American astronaut Reid Wiseman, he ventured into open space for more than six hours on October 7.

.bayern

German Regions Establish Domain Names

In March, Berlin became the first city to establish a unique domain name, .Berlin, for web traffic specific to the city. Now, the regions of Bavaria and the “Ruhr” have officially released their own domain names: .bayern and .ruhr.

ZSW

German Scientists Break Solar Record

Researchers at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden- Württemberg (ZSW) created a thin-film solar cell this summer that achieves 21.7 percent efficiency, breaking the world record for solar efficiency.

Dennis - der Quälgeist

Word of the Week: Quälgeist

When you were little, you might remember nagging your parents persistently to buy you something in a store. Germans would have called you a Quälgeist, which basically means "a pest."

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