Unfortunately I’m only visiting Germany in this blog entry and not personally! Germany has recently been in both the education news and the osteo news though, so I’m always happy for a tenuous link to one of my favourite countries.
There has been a recent announcement that each of the 16 autonomous states in federal Germany have now abolished their tuition fees at their public universities, with both German and international students being allowed to take academic courses tuition fee free from 14/15 (as long as they are completed within a reasonable timescale). Each state (Länder government) in Germany is responsible for its own education, higher education and cultural affairs, and higher education is a public system funded with public money. This is a major step for Germany, although the decision can of course be overturned in the future as states weigh up various options ad political climates…
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