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ZEIT Germany 1/2018

Study, research, work: A Guide

All you need to know if you're thinking of moving to Germany, the new hot spot for international students and job seekers.

© Paula Winkler

Outlook: The exchange

Migration to Germany is at an all-time high, but foreign students and professionals can still encounter hurdles. The good news is, changes are already underway.

© Christina Körte

Study: Class acts

What is Germany’s oddest-sounding degree? What’s its smallest bachelor’s program, and its oldest university? A tour of Germany’s higher-education landscape

© Thomas Meyer/Ostkreuz

Living: My favorite things

What should you really know about Germany before you get there? Newcomers share what shocks and delights them about student life, culture, work, and play in the country

© Monika Keiler

International Culture: "The best ambassadors"

Germany’s first-ever Minister of State for International Culture is only 38 years old. Michelle Müntefering talks with ZEIT Germany about the country’s image abroad

© Roman Pawlowski

Research: Far Far away

In the foothills of the Harz Mountains, an international research team finds practical applications for futuristic ideas.

© Julia Luka Lila Nitzschke

Living: How to be cool in Germany

Suddenly, Germany is hip. And you can be, too. Instructions for a rom-com makeover from the author of the hit book "How to be German in 50 easy steps"

© Evelyn Dragan

Frankfurt: The fallback city

As Great Britain gears up to leave the European Union, Frankfurt could take over as the new go-to city for expat bankers. If it can convince them to come, that is

© Lara Huck

Food: What’s for lunch?

"Mensa" means table in Latin. In German, it’s a dining hall, the center of student life at any university. ZEIT Germany talks with a top chef about student eating habits.

© Ludwig Ander-Donath

Apps: Word play

Deutsch goes digital. A growing number of apps can get you started.

© Golden Cosmos

Guide: First 100 Days

Think Germans are efficient? Then you haven’t encountered their yen for bureaucracy. But there’s help. Five (not so simple) steps to settle in.

© Golden Cosmos

Politics: Road show

Transatlantic political relations are at an all-time low. German diplomats are trying to break the tension with a multimillion-euro marketing campaign across the US.

© Golden Cosmos

Guide: A quick study

Moving to another country to study is a big step. Get a first impression of Germany and its universities in just a few weeks.

© Golden Cosmos

Tradition: Alt-right frat house

Are German fraternities harmless upholders of university tradition or a far-right breeding ground? Many students in Münster are fighting to maintain liberal values.

© Golden Cosmos

Language: What the ****!

Grammar versus gender equality? ZEIT’s culture critic takes aim at an unassuming pronoun: "man." We try to translate.

© Patrick Desbrosses

Berlin Startups: Silicon Allee

Berlin was devastated and divided after World War II. Today, it’s a hub for tech innovation in Europe. In the capital of cool, a startup scene heats up.

© Anne Morgenstern, Patrick Desbrosses

People: Live and Learn

Some come for the free education. Others for the flair of Berlin. And some just want a good job. Four foreigners talk about finding their way in Germany.

© Bert Heinzlmeier

Research: Suburban scientist

A physicist from a Californian hippie community became a leading researcher at a Max Planck Institute in Bavaria – and seems very happy.

© Tanja Kernweiss

Living: Culture shock!

Moving to any foreign country can be disorienting. The British author of "How to Be German in 50 Easy Steps" reflects on his first days in Germany.

© Stephan Porombka

Humor: Bucket list

Stephan Porombka is a professor of literary theory at the Berlin University of the Arts and a ZEIT columnist. His 28 peculiar ways to survive a semester in Germany

© Anne Vagt

Background: Glossary of terms

Like so much else in Germany, academia is complicated. Here’s a bare-bones, alphabetical list of key terms to help you cut through all the jargon.

© Anne Vagt

Q+A: Ask Fritz!

Fritz Breithaupt is a professor of Germanic studies and cognitive science at Indiana University in Bloomington. He often fields questions from Teutophile students.

© Anne Vagt

Work: High tech, low key

Small and mid-sized companies stand for German quality, continuity, and innovation. Yet most people don’t know them. Germany’s best-kept secret for job seekers.

© Anne Vagt

Work: Getting the job

With an unemployment rate below the 4-percent mark, Germany holds its appeal for young job seekers from all over the world. Five steps to getting a job.

© Anne Vagt

Language: What a word!

Genau is a mess of a word, with no less than 35 definitions. ZEIT’s culture critic wrote an essay trying to explain its significance. We try to do it justice in English.