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RACISM: Brexit damages Britain’s higher education

Study By 1 April, 2017 No Comments

by  Stefanie Claudia Müller

The new political climate in which populist parties attract significant support across Europe, as demonstrated in the recent European elections, is having a dramatic effect within the UK. Old EU watchers are saying publicly that, for the first time since UK entry in 1973, they see a long slow slide taking place which also made Brexit posible. Present government strategy is going ahead with the complete independence on EU decisions and with reinforcing the British personality again. The “Britain first” – policy has an important impact on the access for UK’s higher education. 

BERLIN: HTW creates jobs

Jobs By 8 March, 2017 No Comments

Planet interviews the director of the MBA-Programm of the HTW: Antti Kappanen

How many of your students are Europeans? How many of them come from Spain?

A majority of our over 50 currently enrolled students come from Asia and Latin America. Beside German students, our current Europeans come mainly from Central and Eastern Europe. Perhaps a bit exceptionally, at the moment we don’t have anyone from Spain enrolled in the programme. As a small degree programme, our marketing reach is quite limited. Nevertheless, those Spaniards among our alumni are on very successful career tracks!

Why Europe still is an example for tolerance and democracy

Europe bad and good By 31 January, 2017 No Comments

by Stefanie Claudia Müller

In these days we talk a lot about Trump and the US. We are very scared about what we see. The Americans have always been a reference for democracy and tolerance, but in these elections they have shown that something changed in the American society. In Europe populism à la Trump is rising, also due to its, how it seems, easy success to get the votes of frustated middle class families and the support of many young people without a job. They are doubts about immigration and integration, but nevertheless Europe and the European Union are still the best example in the world for tolerance and democracy.