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Universities across the US are participating in our 2015-2016 campus weeks campaign, in which they are paying special attention to the 25th anniversary of German reunification. Check out these photos to see how schools are celebrating German history, culture and traditions in light of this anniversary.

From essay contests to movie nights to soccer matches and German-style Oktoberfests, schools are bringing a little piece of Germany to their campuses.

25 Years of German Unity

25 Years German Unity

On October 3, 2015 Germany will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Germany's reunification. looks back not just at the joyful moments of Germany's reunification on October 3, 1990, but also at 25 years of growing together.

Growing Together: 25 of Economic and Social Integration

Government Quarter, Berlin © picture-alliance/dpa

Following reunification of the two German states in 1990 Germany faced a challenge that was unique in history. The aim was to bring living conditions in both East and West closer together. Twenty-five years later, much progress has been made.

25 Years of German Unity: A Look Back

German Chancellor Helmut Kohl is greeted on the campaign trail by a cheering crowd in the eastern German city of Erfurt on February 20, 1990, the year German reunification was achieved. © picture-alliance/dpa

Twenty-five years ago marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new one: on October 3, 1990, East and West Germany were reunited into one country after four decades of division. Today, this historic date is known as German Unity Day – a national holiday that is celebrated across Germany much like Americans celebrate Independence Day.