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Julius Böhme Represents Germany in World Brain Bee Championship

Aug 4, 2017 |
Julius Böhme

A 17-year-old student from Germany is representing his country in the World Brain Bee Championship - an annual neuroscience competition that is being held in Washington, D.C. this year.

Team Germany Places 5th in First Global Robotics Challenge

Jul 19, 2017 |
Team Germany at First Global robotics challenge in Washington, DC

A team of eleventh-graders from Stuttgart and their robot, "Werner," placed 5th out of 162 teams from all over the world at the First Global robotics challenge.

Foreign Policy: Learning from Germany's Dual System of Vocational Training

Jul 13, 2017 |
Mechatronics trainees

Can the German vocational training model be implemented in the United States? A recent article in Foreign Policy looks at Germany's dual system or vocational education and training system (VET) and efforts to promote German-style apprenticeship models in the United States.

Merkel at G20: Together We Can Achieve More

Jul 10, 2017 | Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
G20 "Family Photo"

Chancellor Merkel has declared herself satisfied with the outcome of the G20 summit. In the field of trade, she reported at the close of the summit in Hamburg, agreement was reached that markets must be kept open.

BMW's Spartanburg Plant Celebrates 25 Years

Jun 30, 2017 |
BMW Plant in Spartanburg

Ambassador Wittig visited the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant of German automaker BMW this week to recognize the plant's 25 year anniversary. BMW used the event to announce their plan to invest an additional $600 million in its U.S. plant between 2018 and 2021.